Kevin Kennedy

Kevin Kennedy

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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

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

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

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

K2 Ø - Snowboards: Reviews

FAST AND LIGHTHailed as the lightest snowboard on the market, this all-mountain model's superior float in the soft stuff made it a tester favorite. But lightness doesn't equal weakness. Thanks to a...

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

VonZipper Feenom - Goggles: Reviews

It's true: Testers were first attracted to the Feenom simply because they look hot. But we also loved their ultra-wide peripheral vision and anti-fog vents. vonzipper.com

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

ThirtyTwo Circuit Boa - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

A lot of boot companies use the Boa system, wire laces you ratchet snug, but none better than ThirtyTwo. By moving the tightening wire to the outside of the foot and stabilizing the top with wide...

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

Louis Garneau Exo-nerve - Helmets: Reviews

This lid ups the ante on air conditioning, squeezing in 29 vents with the help of an exoskeleton that protects your skull with minimum bulk. louisgarneau.com

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

Palmer Honeycomb 164 - Snowboards: Reviews

1. It's long enough to float in powder and generate white-knuckle speed on groomers, but still light enough for easy spins and big airs through the park and off backcountry booters. "This behemoth...

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

Ride FUL - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

A pair of FULs weighs just four pounds. But unlike other light-weight boots, they don't skimp on freestyle flex or overall comfort. Credit the internal heel landing pad and secure harness, which held...

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010

Gnu Altered Genetics - Snowboards: Reviews

1. The AG is one highly engineered board, but all that technology disappears when you hop on it, and this directional twin-shape was our favorite all-mountain board. 2. Heavily reverse-cambered...

Kevin Kennedy
Nov 1, 2010