Alicia Carr

Petzl Ultra Belt – Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

This lightweight workhorse was designed with adventure racers in mind. Its six LEDs cast a dazzlingly bright, headlight-like glow (350 lumens), and it comes with a lithium-ion battery that lasts four...

Teva Kiru - Casual Footwear: Reviews

The Kirus have the best traction here—they gripped icy sidewalks like the company's staple andals handle wet river rock. The feminine webbing accent near the top makes them skirt-worthy.

Moving Comfort Flow Pant - Pants: Reviews

Stretching is easy thanks to a mesh vent at the waist and a gusseted crotch. But the real reason all our testers—petite or tall—loved them is because they come in three lengths....

Tecnica Magnolia - Footwear: Reviews

The inner shearling couldn't be softer and the tread couldn't be steadier on icy sidewalks. Aspen-bound? Do like the celebs and tuck in your jeans.

Arbor Draft - Snowboards: Reviews

Good for Resort Four years ago, Mervin Manufacturing (the owner of Lib Tech and Gnu) introduced so-called multiple sidecut—and turned the industry on its head. Instead of one continuous sidecut...

The Essentials: Surf Road Trip

WHERE TO USE IT: The best surf road trip begins in San Diego and heads north. Start mellow, with the friendly Tourmaline break, in Pacific Beach. Camp on the bluffs at San Onofre overlooking Old Man'...

The Essentials: Marine Core

It's finally full-blown summer—and you're amped to make the most of it. We're with you: Here are our picks for this season's best gear—and where to take it.

Spring Break: Surf Kona

Scenario: El Niño Boils the Pacific Spring on the Kailua-Kona side of Hawaii's Big Island usually brings thick humidity and low surf. But in El Niño years, trade winds are often pushed south,...

Snowboard Slanguage

Here are the answers to the Me Talk Snowboard One Day quiz: 1. B 2. A 3. B 4. C 5. A

Shaun White's Project X

Last winter, snowboarder Shaun White, 23, spent some time riding a clandestine halfpipe—"the best ever"—built just for him behind Colorado's Silverton Mountain. Known as Project X and funded by Red...

Me Talk Snowboard One Day

A crash-course quiz on the slanguage you'll hear blaring over the halfpipe (or, rather, "stunt ditch") in Vancouver.