Alicia Carr

686 580 Times New Balance - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

686 580 Times New Balance - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Good for Resort As its mouthful of a name suggests, this 686/New Balance collaboration was designed with running-shoe elements: a stability post for overpronation and a foam footbed. While we don't...

Lucy Vista Pant-To-Crop - Pants: Reviews

Lucy Vista Pant-To-Crop - Pants: Reviews

Thanks to ripstop, quick-dry fabric with a bit of stretch, you can rock-climb happily in these pants. But a flattering flared leg means not having to change before dinner. lucy.com

Petzl Myo XP - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

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

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

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

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. pistildesigns.com

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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