Megan Michelson

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. hellyhansen.com

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...

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....

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. iobiocompatibles.com

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. bolle.com

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...

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...

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. oakley.com

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