Megan Michelson

Spyder Vision Jacket - Soft Shells: Reviews

This coat is a two-in-one piece: a zip-in reversible vest (insulated with synthetic fill) plus a water-resistant nylon shell. Wear the combo on a cold day, then sport the flower-printed vest at the...

Native Throttle - Sunglasses: Reviews

The Throttle pulls off a rather nifty trick: In addition to being superlight—they weigh less than a pack of Gu Energy Gel—the grippy temples also make them the most comfortable glasses here...

I/O Ibrox Polo – Base Layer: Reviews

Look good, smell good: In addition to being sensible (moisture-wicking and stink-free), this buttery, 100 percent merino polo is also pretty stylish.

Backcountry Access Snow Saw – Knives: Reviews

Whether you're cutting blocks to build a snow shelter or testing slope stability, this light and compact (12-inch) metal saw won't let you down—it's durable enough to cut through wood or ice....

SmartWool Combo Crew – Base Layer: Reviews

The contrast stitching looks cool, but we picked this top because, thanks to its construction (lighter-weight merino on the back and sleeves), it breathes like a champ in the backcountry. smartwool....

Bollé Serpent - Sunglasses: Reviews

The Serpent is stylish enough for casual wear, but thanks to its wraparound shape and nonslip rubber temples, it hugged tight even on the bumpiest of singletrack.

G3 Alpinist Climbing Skins – Tools: Reviews

Because they stay sticky in a variety of snow conditions and temperatures, G3 skins have long been a tester favorite. This year, thanks to an extra coat of waterproofing and a redesigned tip...

Smith Optics Turntable - Sunglasses: Reviews

Unlike a lot of other big and sassy sunglasses, the Turntable's high-tech lenses mimic the curve of your eyeball and help reduce eye fatigue. Upgrade to the polarized lenses if you spend a lot of...

Mammut Nirvana 25 – Daypack: Reviews

Heading out the gate? This low-profile and lightweight (three-pound) pack comfortably carries skis, avy gear, and a helmet. There's also extra back protection and an insulated hydration-tube sleeve...

Oakley Grapevine - Sunglasses: Reviews

Designed with wide, curved lenses to optimize peripheral view, the Grapevine is sporty enough for a day hike, but fashionable enough for the city.

Ortovox S1 – Adventure Electronics: Reviews

Beacon technology continues to evolve: The new S1 has the smartest electronic signal separation for multiple burials we've seen. It also includes an inclinometer and electronic compass.