Doug Schnitzspahn

The North Face Free Thinker - Pants: Reviews

The North Face Free Thinker - Pants: Reviews

Crappy out? These no-nonsense Gore-Tex Pro Shell pants were simply the best bad-weather trousers we tested. Added bonus: They come with a built-in Recco avalanche rescue system. thenorthface.com

The North Face Primero 60 - Backpacks: Reviews

The North Face Primero 60 - Backpacks: Reviews

1. No gimmicks here. The North Face's new X-Radial suspension is the real deal. The secret is a lightweight aluminum, X-shaped frame that's reinforced on the top and bottom to deal with heavy loads (...

Abby Sunderland

Worst Case Studies

Caught in an avalanche. Mastless in the Indian Ocean. Come back alive from your worst nightmare.

Sleep

Hard at Rest

New technologies take your fitness to the next level—by making the most of your downtime.

Gear Review: Technical Jackets

Ignore the Forecast

Whether you're looking for an all-conditions ski shell or an insulated winter coat, we've got you covered

Rossignol Classic CX 80 Alpine Skis

Rossignol Classic CX 80 Alpine Skis

1. Most frontside skis are too precise and exhausting for freeskiing. Not the pared-down CX 80, which does away with heavy add-ons like complex binding plates for a more responsive feel. It's...

Winter Jackets Reviewed

Town & Country

The latest batch of storm shells and insulated jackets ends the debate about performance vs. style

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