Inga Hendrickson

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Millet Matrix 30 MBS

With ice-ax retention you can release with the pack on, gear loops for ’biners and belay devices, and an integrated crampon pocket, the Matrix is purpose-built for ski mountaineering. But you don’t...

Louis Garneau Black Everest Snowshoe Bindings

The Black Everest, one of 13 new models from Louis Garneau using a Boa cable closure, finally nails it. The steel lacing, tightened by twisting a glove-friendly, ratcheting knob, snugs a soft plastic...

Burton Landlord Snowboard

Burton has been building snowboards in Vermont for more than 30 years. Along the way, it learned a thing or two about what makes a board well balanced.

Rossignol Super 7 Skis of the Year

Rossi is the industry leader when it comes to balancing rocker (upturned tip and tail), camber (for edge hold and glide), and taper (the pin shape in the front and back, which delivers a loose feel...

Outdoor Research Halogen Jacket

The Halogen can’t do it all, but it does so much so well that it rates as one of the most versatile winter jackets we’ve ever tested.

Beast 16 Bindings

The first 16-DIN tech binding, the new Beast features a “return to center” toe piece. As you ski, the binding deflects to absorb shock. It’s one of the reasons, safety-wise, alpine-style bindings...

Nordica Helldorado Skis

The Helldorado is nimble in strangled chutes but stable and absorbant when you’ve got room to open it up.

Völkl Two Skis

A big part of the reason the new-to-the-line Two handled all condi- tions well is that it features subtle taper in the tail and tip, meaning the widest part of the ski is farther back on the shovel.

Rossignol Squad 7 Skis

The Squad used to be too powerful for mere mortals, but this year it’s 20 percent lighter. The rocker is far less abrupt than on Rossi’s older powder skis, and thanks to the tapered honeycomb tip and...

Faction Candide 4.0 Skis

Smaller brands like Faction typically get mixed reviews, but testers gave these agile big boys high marks. Our test samples revealed top-notch construc- tion and flat, hard bases. A mix of balsa wood...

G3 Onyx Bindings

The Onyx has matured into a dependable tech binding. We like that the brake remains engaged, even in tour mode, until the skier makes the first stride, thus saving the ski from unmanned adventures...

Tryolia Adrenaline Bindings

The Adrenalin is heavy. It’s strong. It can handle cliff drops and race speeds. At almost six pounds for the pair, “it sucks energy like a black hole” on the skin track, said one tester. Mates best...

Salomon Guardian WTR 13 Bindings

The updated, slightly lighter Salomon Guardian remains the best- performing freeride AT binding available. A low stack height lends it great snow feel, and the extrawide platform can power the...

TwentyTwo Designs Axl Bindings

The Axl offers top edging power and initiates turns without slop, thanks to a one-piece aluminum toe and stiff underfoot springs. Three settings let you adjust flex from aggressive to easy.

Dynafit Radical ST Bindings

The Radical ST are tough to beat for their durability and user-friendly features. The forged-aluminum toe piece, with handy guides that align your boot with the pins, is now easier to step into.

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