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...

Orage Haven 3 Ply - Pants: Reviews

Like most ski pants, the waterproof-breathable Havens have thigh vents and plenty of pockets. But thanks to smart details—like leather zipper pulls and a loose cut—they look better than...

Voile Mini Telepro T6 – Tools: Reviews

This sturdy new aluminum shovel has all the perks of a big spade—namely, a strong scoop for quick digging—without the bulk or weight (it's just one pound nine ounces). If you're ultra-...

Scott Format Jacket - Midweight Jacket: Reviews

When buttoned up, the 550-down-filled Format can handle the coldest mountain weather. And when it finally warms up, detach the hood, crack the underarm vents, and keep on riding.

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...

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.

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...

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 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.

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...