Alicia Carr

Petzl Myo XP - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

Need to make sure you're still on route—or wondering if that rustling is a bear? Hit the boost button and the Myo XP throws a focused, ultrabright beam of light over 300 feet. Smart feature:...

Salomon Lily G.I.F.T - Snowboard Boot: Reviews

We're skeptical that the PVC-free Lily G.I.F.T.'s green-tea treatment on the boot's bamboo footbed will stave off foot funk, as claimed. But testers liked the heat-moldable liner, the plush padding...

Ride Insano - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Good for Resort The inner lacing system helps keep your forefoot exceptionally snug, but testers were most impressed with how light this Boa-laced boot is. Thanks to an ultralight outsole (made from...

Pistil Nellie Cowboy Hat - Hats: Reviews

The beauty of this crushable, natural raffia hat: You can stuff it in an overhead bin and it won't look worse for wear. Testers also liked the inner sweatband for its soft touch.

Burton Molotov EST - Snowboard Binding: Reviews

Testers loved everything about the women-specific Molotov, from the way the winged highback wrapped around their calves to the gel cushioning under the ball of the foot. The downside: This binding is...

Burton Grail - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Good for Resort Feel free to go big: An extra dose of cushioning in the Grail's midsole makes for plush landings. Our big-footed testers also liked its low profile; their Shaq-like toes and heels...

Mila PLS 100 - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

It's like putting your car's high beam on your head. Powered by a 1.4-pound rechargeable battery pack, this Swedish-made, 20-watt halogen lamp is ridiculously bright and per-fect for caving or...

Flow Essence - Snowboard Binding: Reviews

Instead of two straps, the new Essence has one big flap with four mini-ratchets. It's a time-tested design, and testers loved this binding's unparalleled feeling of security.

DC Journey - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Good for Resort Can't stand mushy boots? With its high-density EVA and synthetic leather in the shell, the Journey is the stiffest boot here. Testers also liked the ergonomic tongue, which hugs your...


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