Alicia Carr

Park Tool RK-41 - Tools: Reviews

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

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

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...

Oakley Discreet - Sport Sunglasses: Reviews

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....

Ride Compact - Snowboard: Reviews

Ride Compact - Snowboard: Reviews

Good for Park and Pipe The reverse-camber Compact was the most confidence-inspiring and maneuverable park-and-pipe board we tested this year. We're also big fans of Ride's proprietary urethane...

K2 Thraxis - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

K2 Thraxis - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Good for Resort The problem with some boots with a Boa lacing system—wire laces you ratchet snug—is that you can't fine-tune the fit. The Thraxis solves that by letting you tighten the...

Surf road trip gear

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.

Surfer in Kona, Hawaii

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

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.

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...

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