Megan Michelson

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.

Tifosi Optics Alpe - Sunglasses: Reviews

Shades in this price range are usually ill-fitting or outfitted with crappy lenses. Not so with the Alpe. The ear pads are adjustable and the polycarbonate lenses are surprisingly crisp. tifosioptics...

Games On

At these sports events, the crowd always goes wild

Lake Effect

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

Step Right In

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


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...

Jason Mendez


High Points

Get a lift with the best new peak-bagging gear

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...

Toys of Summer

Why we love gadgets: a crushproof camera, a portable weather station, and more

Road Worthy

The ultimate journey includes a battery-powered blender and a classy camp chair. Trust us.


1. VERVE SABRINA HOODY » The stretchy, abrasion-resistant cotton/Lycra fabric and easy-on, easy-off fit make this the perfect cool-weather climbing top. The heat-trapping hood is a blessing on...


1. OAKLEY SWELL TOP AND MYSTO SHORT » Protect yourself from sun, sand, or your board's wax with this full-coverage suit. Wear it windsurfing, under your paddling gear, or any time you need extra...