Alicia Carr

Rossignol Angus - Snowboards: Reviews

Good for Resort Beginners, take note: This is the most forgiving board in our lineup. If you're wondering whether rockered boards are really all that (and they are), know that the Angus is the most...

Thule T2 - Car Racks: Reviews

This easy-loading hitch rack keeps two bikes—of any shape or size—secure and separated. And it folds out of the way for hatchback access. thule.com

Nidecker Megalight - Snowboards: Reviews

Good for Resort Our favorite big-mountain board this year, the reverse-camber Megalight is all about hucking and floating. "I would drop off a cliff on it," one tester said. "It was amazing in powder...

Mammut Lucido TX-1 - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

Of all the headlamps we tested, the Lucido TX-1 sends light the farthest (a whopping 345 feet), and its beam never wavered, even over a weeklong back-packing trip, thanks to three AAs. 5.8 oz; mammut...

Park Tool RK-41 - Tools: Reviews

A bike shop on your back. Park's RK-41 Portable Race/Ride Kit packs 41 tools—from common wrenches to specialty items—into a 16-inch-wide backpack that unfolds into a freestanding work...

Burton Feelgood V-Rocker - Snowboard: Reviews

Good for All Mountain A new take on a classic all-mountain board. With a wider shape, more forgiving flex, and rocker both between the feet and just outside them, the revamped Feelgood impressed...

Gnu Carbon Credit Series BTX - Snowboards: Reviews

Good for Resort As with the Rossignol Angus (left), the true-twin Carbon Credit impressed testers with how confident it felt on every part of the mountain. "This board does the work for you," one...

Merrell Amelia Coat - Urban Wear: Reviews

Testers raved about how smoothly this waterproof trench coat transitioned from hikes in the woods to art galleries. Plus it was pineapple-size in our suitcase. merrell.com

Oakley Discreet - Sport Sunglasses: Reviews

These shades are stylish and technical. Peripheral vision is great, and they stay firmly in place when running around on the beach. Go for the polarized version ($220) if you're heading for water....

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