Jeff Burke and Adam Howard

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...

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...

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