Jeff Burke and Adam Howard

K2 Coomback - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

TELEMARKGood for All Mountain With the same footprint as Doug Coombs's original namesake ski, the new Coomback features a low-rise rockered tip for better flotation. "Nimble, agile, lightweight, and...

Dalbello Virus Tour - Backcountry Ski Boots: Reviews

ALPINE TOURINGGood for Touring The Virus Tour, designed by extreme-skiing pioneer Glen Plake, impressed testers with a split, hinged tongue that allows seemingly limitless articulation for skinning...

G3 ZenOxide - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

ALPINE TOURINGGood for All Mountain The ZenOxide owes its lightness to a Paulownia-poplar core and its edge-to-edge quickness and control to its round flex pattern. Capped construction at the tip and...

Garmont Voodoo - Backcountry Ski Boots: Reviews

TELEMARKGood for Touring Garmont's new three-buckle Voodoo pairs a high, alpine-inspired cuff with asymmetrical bellows for un-tele-like smoothness. Testers backed up Garmont's claims that the new...

Garmont Syner-G - Backcountry Ski Boots: Reviews

Good for Touring If you're not an overly aggressive skier, or if you rarely or never ski in-bounds, a three-buckle boot like the Syner-G offers the perfect blend of smooth power on the way down and...

Prior Overlord - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

ALPINE TOURINGGood for All Mountain Reengineered for 2010 with an early-rise, rockered tip that sucks up crud, the Overlord wowed testers with its take-no-prisoners, high-speed onslaught through...

Garmont Radium - Backcountry Ski Boots: Reviews

Good for Touring You can find a lighter AT boot, but our testers felt the Radium had the best downhill performance-to-weight ratio. Credit the Radium's alpine heritage—an overlap shell—and...

Rossignol S3 Koopman - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

ALPINE TOURINGGood for Touring If you want only one ski for the backcountry, the S3 is your ride. An early-rise tip creates lift to plane above mank, crud, and pow like a much wider ski, while the...

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