Megan Michelson

Karhu Bertha – Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Karhu Bertha Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Designed by pro freeskier Alison Gannett, this lightweight twin-tipped big-mountain ski satisfied even our most aggressive testers. 134/100/125, 7.2 lbs; karhu.com      

Helly Hansen Norse Sweater - Sweater: Reviews

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

Marker Duke – Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

Marker Duke Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

Thanks to a DIN of 16, an innovative toe-height adjustment, and a beefy plate underfoot, the new Duke outperforms all other AT bindings on the descent. Or, as one tester put it, "The playing...

Scarpa T1 Lady – Backcountry Boots: Reviews

Scarpa T1 Lady Backcountry Boots: Reviews

Women-specific gear should never be a softer, pinker version of the men's. That's why we love the four-buckle T1 Lady, which is as robust as the men's T1 but with a narrower heel fit and...

Scarpa Spirit 4 – Backcountry Boots: Reviews

Scarpa Spirit 4 Backcountry Boots: Reviews

Thanks to interchangeable tongues (one stiff, one hinged for touring) and a sole that's compatible with every AT binding on the market, the Spirit 4's are this year's most versatile boot...

I/O Ibrox Polo – Base Layer: Reviews

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

Scarpa T2X – Backcountry Boots: Reviews

Scarpa T2X Backcountry Boots: Reviews

There's a reason Scarpa hasn't made many changes to the T2X over the past few years: It's solid just the way it is. A three-buckle lightweight that comes in at a pound less than Scarpa...

Garmont Endorphin – Backcountry Boots: Reviews

Garmont Endorphin Backcountry Boots: Reviews

Stiff plastic and a double-injected cuff afford alpine-boot-like downhill performance, but thanks to a walk mode it feels like an alpine-touring boot on the way up. 8.3 lbs; garmontusa.com...

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