Frederick Reimers

The Best Backcountry Jackets of 2017

For all your fast-and-light pursuits.  [photo]2123441[/photo] Black Diamond Helio Best For: Going fast and light.  The Test: Even if it remains stashed in your pack all day, a...

The Best Puffies of 2017

Run cold? You'll want one of these insulated beasts.  [photo]2122976[/photo] Adidas Terrex Climaheat Techrock Best For: Instant warmth.  The Test: Heading into the...

What's in Bear Spray?

Bear spray is a nonlethal defensive weapon designed to stop bears from attacking. The canister blasts a cloud of hot pepper at least 25 feet away for up to seven seconds that hangs in the air and...

This Is the Best Ski Bag Ever Made

Most soft-case ski bags are terrible. Even if they have wheels, they’re shapeless oversized sacks. Dragging them through airports and train stations is like towing a lethargic gator by the tail....

The 2016 Ski Report

Fresh terrain is opening up, a new megaresort beckons, and a Godzilla El Niño promises major storms. Why should you be amped for winter? Let us count the ways.

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