Kevin Kennedy

Kevin Kennedy

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Holden Klein Eco Jacket - Mid-weight Jacket: Reviews

Old-school cool meets new-school green in the lightweight Klein, made in part with recycled polyester. Wear it with just a base layer on mild spring days. Or around town all fall. holdenouterwear.com

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

Salomon Sick Stick - Snowboards: Reviews

FOR POWDER AND PARKBy replacing layers of fiberglass and resin with structural bamboo veneers, Salomon has figured out how to make a board that's a bit healthier for the planet—and, of course,...

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

Salsa Cycles Mamasita - Mountain Bikes: Reviews

A BIG-WHEELED RACERThere's only one problem with a bike this beautiful: You may hesitate to inflict the first scratch. Fortunately, the feeling passes. We fell in love with the Mamasita's exquisite...

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

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....

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

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,...

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

Ride Contraband - Snowboard Bindings: Reviews

With a unique V-strap system that uses only one ratchet at the heel, the Contraband is a cinch to tighten. And the toe strap may look like a big rubber band, but it's more secure than it appears....

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

Patagonia Go-fer - Clothing/Apparel: Reviews

With its open-neck design and side vents, this polyester/organic- cotton shirt cools you down in the hottest climates. The fabric blend feels great against your skin and dries faster than all-cotton...

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

686 Smarty UZI Pant - Pants: Reviews

This two-in-one combo conceals a zip-in fleece track pant that serves as a midlayer on cold days and an instant lounger back at the condo. Also hidden within: a binding wrench that doubles as a...

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

Flow Quantum - Snowboards: Reviews

A SOFTY WITH GUTSThis true twin spins like a top with incredible control, but thanks to its predictable flex and soft feel, it's an extremely forgiving board—and a great choice for intermediates...

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

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....

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

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

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

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

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

Yakima FarOut - Car Racks: Reviews

From car to curb to camp, this seven-cubic-foot soft-sided carrier does it all. With integrated straps and a nonabrasive quilted bottom, it attaches securely to side rails or crossbars. Tuck-away...

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010