Frederick Reimers

The Toughest Cold-Weather Gear on the Planet

To find out what gear the snowmaking crews at Copper Mountain use to stay warm and dry while dragging aluminum blasters up and down steep slopes, or wrestling hoses full of water pressurized to 500...

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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