Kevin Kennedy

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UVEX Sports Sport Boss - Helmets: Reviews

UVEX Sports Sport Boss - Helmets: Reviews

A fit system perfectly adjusts the Boss to your head—up, down, and around. And the smart closure on the strap is easy to manage even while you're bouncing about on the trail. Bummer: Why no...

Arbor Wasteland 159 - Snowboards: Reviews

Arbor Wasteland 159 - Snowboards: Reviews

FINE ARTThe Wasteland's topsheet is so beautifully constructed from nine types of sustainably harvested wood that it looks like it could hang in a gallery. But this mid-wide directional twin is made...

ThirtyTwo Prime - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

ThirtyTwo Prime - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

This versatile lace-up has two interchangeable midfoot supports (dubbed the Power Wrap system). Use the stiff version when hiking for fresh, and replace it with the flexible option for park sessions...

Specialized Deviant - Helmets: Reviews

Specialized Deviant - Helmets: Reviews

Keep your cool without losing your teeth. This comfortable full-face helmet is almost as airy as most XC buckets (21 vents) and delivers a superb fit with its highly adjustable retention system....

Salomon Drift 152 - Snowboards: Reviews

Salomon Drift 152 - Snowboards: Reviews

OVERACHIEVERWe had to keep looking down to remind ourselves that this is a 152. The Drift blasted through crud that typically slows up similarly sized boards, plus its rubber sidewalls damped chatter...

Vans Cirro - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Vans Cirro - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Stomp backcountry booters with this Recco-equipped, all-purpose powerhouse. The anti-slip lining in the heel pocket kept us locked securely in place. vanssnow.com

Vans Andreas Wiig - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Vans Andreas Wiig - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Two aluminum posts at each lace hook allow for super-tight lacing that kept our testers' feet securely anchored in all conditions. Note: This boot fit our high-arched testers best. vanssnow.com

Louis Garneau Robota - Helmets: Reviews

Louis Garneau Robota - Helmets: Reviews

The aptly-named Robota hugs the head with an even and snug grip, thanks to the proprietary Spiderlock Elite system. Bonus points for the detachable visor and moisture-wicking liner. louisgarneau.com

Northwave Decade SL2 - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Northwave Decade SL2 - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Fine-tune support with the Decade's unique locking lace system. And don't worry about taking them off right away: The liner, with its memory-foam footbed, stayed comfortable when the bar was standing...

Ride UL Concept 161 - Snowboards: Reviews

Ride UL Concept 161 - Snowboards: Reviews

LIGHT AND NIMBLERide engineers whittled away every bit of fat from this board by using tricks like a topsheet made with fabric-like material, which slices the weight of a typical topsheet in half....

Dakine Outtabounds - Daypack: Reviews

Dakine Outtabounds - Daypack: Reviews

CHAMELEONWhen worn alone, the Outtabounds' detachable 728-cubic-inch yo-yo pack was perfect for riding lifts. Insert it into the main pack and you have a 2,300-cubic-inch combo with stable support,...

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