Kevin Kennedy

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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...

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...

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

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,...

Ride Contraband - Snowboard Bindings: Reviews

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....

K2 Gyrator 162 - Snowboards: Reviews

K2 Gyrator 162 - Snowboards: Reviews

POWDER KINGThe Gyrator strikes a nostalgic chord with its graphics, but there's nothing retro about the ride. Reverse-camber construction (the deck has a concave bow) enables the Gyrator to float...

Flow Team - Snowboard Bindings: Reviews

Flow Team - Snowboard Bindings: Reviews

With shock-absorbing base pads, stainless-steel cables, and a time-tested all-mountain design, the Team remains one of the most durable and quickest-securing systems we've ever tested. A redesigned...

Bakoda Light Speed - Daypack: Reviews

Bakoda Light Speed - Daypack: Reviews

FEATHERWEIGHTAt just two pounds, the Light Speed makes good on its name while delivering ample space (915 cubic inches) for a day of sidecountry stashes and booter building. Plus, it withstood a...

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