Megan Michelson

DNA Louie Louie Pant - Pants: Reviews

Don't judge these pin-striped slacks on their looks alone. They're completely waterproof-breathable, and thanks to an extra bit of insulation in the seat, you won't freeze your ass off on the...

Arc'teryx Stingray - Soft Shells: Reviews

On stormy, wet days in the Sierra Nevada, testers swore by the Stingray. It's made of waterproof-breathable Gore-Tex Soft Shell, which is both supple and tough. Bonus: It's equipped with...

Quiksilver J-Turn - Midweight Jacket: Reviews

The most refreshing trend in skiwear: technical ski jackets that are stylish enough to wear around town. The water-resistant J-Turn looks as good with jeans as it does with ski pants.

The North Face Flow Pant - Pants: Reviews

We think it's called the Flow Pant because it transitions easily from the mountain to the bar. Or maybe it's because it hangs off your body with a loose fit and baggy cargo pockets. Either way, the...

Helly Hansen Goodnight Jacket - Soft Shells: Reviews

In a single day skiing at Colorado's Arapahoe Basin, we received four compliments on this striped, belted jacket. Style points aside, it's also waterproof with fully taped seams, though it doesn't...

Helly Hansen Norse Sweater - Sweater: Reviews

Part geek, part chic: Helly Hansen updates the argyle sweater. The Norse's wool lining is surprisingly soft, and it's warm enough to wear without a shell on mild days.

Games On

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Lake Effect

With big snow, bright skies, and steep terrain, Lake Tahoe beckons the diehards.


Erin Snow Morgen Coat

Well Heeled

Like a lot of telemarkers, Nick DeVore crochets his own hats, studies Eastern philosophy, and worries about his carbon footprint (last summer he worked at an organic-veggie stand in Aspen). Unlike a...

Step Right In

Lose the clunky leash with this revolutionary (and releasable) tele binding

Jason Mendez


Bombing the Alps

It took hundreds of years and the heavy-heeled stomping of thousands of trekkers. Now some 30,000 miles of trails high in the Swiss Alps are finally packed down, buffed out, and ready for their true...

High Points

Get a lift with the best new peak-bagging gear