Jeff Burke and Adam Howard

Movement Goliath - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

1. All skis this plump are a blast in powder, but the Goliath won our Gear of the Year award for its performance on firmer snow. During test conditions that ranged from teeth-rattling hardpack to...

Rottefella NTN - Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

The tour mode still lacks the flexibility of traditional bindings, but the wide range of variously stiff, color-coded cables makes the NTN a good choice for skiers of all abilities. "This binding...

Rossignol Ravyn - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Good for Big Mountain This year's Ravyn received a facelift (new graphics) but otherwise returns unchanged. It remains relatively light for its footprint but still impressed testers with its damp...

Black Diamond Push - Backcountry Ski Boots: Reviews

Good for All Mountain Testers praised the Push for its terrain-soaking dampness and remarkable out-of-the-box fit. Credit the snowboard-boot-like Boa liner (a nexus of metal wires you ratchet down...

Black Diamond Zealot - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Good for Big Mountain The Zealot is unchanged for this year; it's still big and brown. More important—thanks to its snappy wood core and strategically placed rubber woven into the tip, tail,...

Scarpa Typhoon - Backcountry Ski Boots: Reviews

Good for All Mountain The only difference between Scarpa's widely popular (and alpine-inspired) Hurricane boot and the Typhoon? The Typhoon has a walk mode, which adds a bit of weight but, our...

K2 Anti Piste - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Good for All Mountain The Anti Piste has the exact same dimensions as K2's popular Coomba but with a bit of rocker in the tip. You can tell. Testers loved the way the subtle tweak to the shape...

Roxy Shazam - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Good for Alpine Touring All-around mid-fat dimensions make the Shazam our favorite go-to gun for resort-based adventures—it's just plump enough to keep afloat in a foot of powder. On firmer snow...

Marker Duke - Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

ALPINE TOURINGGood for All Mountain With unrivaled downhill performance, the DIN-16 Duke does anything a resort binding can—huck air, carve rails, hammer bump lines. Just don't think of it as an...

G3 El Hombre - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Good for All Mountain Don't let the new costume fool you. El Hombre's guts are unchanged, and he still controls all corners of the ring–er, mountain. "It has good western all-mountain...

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