Megan Michelson

In a House by the River

Sixteen years ago, the man who helped raise Megan Michelson was shot to death at a remote kayaking lodge in Northern California. Michelson embarks on a painful search for answers about what happened...

I/O Ibrox Polo – Base Layer: Reviews

I/O Ibrox Polo – Base Layer: Reviews

Look good, smell good: In addition to being sensible (moisture-wicking and stink-free), this buttery, 100 percent merino polo is also pretty stylish. iobiocompatibles.com

Scarpa T2X – Backcountry Boots: Reviews

Scarpa T2X Backcountry Boots: Reviews

There's a reason Scarpa hasn't made many changes to the T2X over the past few years: It's solid just the way it is. A three-buckle lightweight that comes in at a pound less than Scarpa...

Garmont Endorphin – Backcountry Boots: Reviews

Garmont Endorphin Backcountry Boots: Reviews

Stiff plastic and a double-injected cuff afford alpine-boot-like downhill performance, but thanks to a walk mode it feels like an alpine-touring boot on the way up. 8.3 lbs; garmontusa.com...

Arc'teryx Stingray - Soft Shells: Reviews

Arc'teryx Stingray - Soft Shells: Reviews

On stormy, wet days in the Sierra Nevada, testers swore by the Stingray. It's made of waterproof-breathable Gore-Tex Soft Shell, which is both supple and tough. arcteryx.com Bonus: It's equipped with...

SmartWool Combo Crew – Base Layer: Reviews

SmartWool Combo Crew – Base Layer: Reviews

The contrast stitching looks cool, but we picked this top because, thanks to its construction (lighter-weight merino on the back and sleeves), it breathes like a champ in the backcountry. smartwool....

Scarpa T-Race – Backcountry Boots: Reviews

Scarpa T-Race Backcountry Boots: Reviews

With four buckles and a dual-density shell, Scarpa's top-of-the-line T-Race is basically an alpine boot with a bellow. This year, it's been upgraded to include Scarpa's signature...

Garmont Shaman – Backcountry Boots: Reviews

Garmont Shaman Backcountry Boots: Reviews

A high cuff and fixed spine make the Shaman every bit as stiff as the best alpine freeride boots on the market. But because it comes with two soles—one ISO alpine and one rockered, ski-...

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