Alicia Carr

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Park Tool RK-41 - Tools: Reviews

Park Tool RK-41 - Tools: Reviews

A bike shop on your back. Park's RK-41 Portable Race/Ride Kit packs 41 tools—from common wrenches to specialty items—into a 16-inch-wide backpack that unfolds into a freestanding work...

Ride Compact - Snowboard: Reviews

Ride Compact - Snowboard: Reviews

Good for Park and Pipe The reverse-camber Compact was the most confidence-inspiring and maneuverable park-and-pipe board we tested this year. We're also big fans of Ride's proprietary urethane...

K2 Thraxis - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

K2 Thraxis - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Good for Resort The problem with some boots with a Boa lacing system—wire laces you ratchet snug—is that you can't fine-tune the fit. The Thraxis solves that by letting you tighten the...

Oakley Discreet - Sport Sunglasses: Reviews

Oakley Discreet - Sport Sunglasses: Reviews

These shades are stylish and technical. Peripheral vision is great, and they stay firmly in place when running around on the beach. Go for the polarized version ($220) if you're heading for water....

Forum Format - Snowboard Boot: Reviews

Forum Format - Snowboard Boot: Reviews

Dialing in the perfect fit is a cinch. A tug on the right pull tightens the upper and toe zones, while the left controls the ankle, the most sensitive pressure point. Then you can tuck both away in...

Lucy Vista Pant-To-Crop - Pants: Reviews

Lucy Vista Pant-To-Crop - Pants: Reviews

Thanks to ripstop, quick-dry fabric with a bit of stretch, you can rock-climb happily in these pants. But a flattering flared leg means not having to change before dinner. lucy.com

Petzl Myo XP - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

Petzl Myo XP - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

Need to make sure you're still on route—or wondering if that rustling is a bear? Hit the boost button and the Myo XP throws a focused, ultrabright beam of light over 300 feet. Smart feature:...

Ride Insano - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Ride Insano - Snowboard Boots: Reviews

Good for Resort The inner lacing system helps keep your forefoot exceptionally snug, but testers were most impressed with how light this Boa-laced boot is. Thanks to an ultralight outsole (made from...

Pistil Nellie Cowboy Hat - Hats: Reviews

Pistil Nellie Cowboy Hat - Hats: Reviews

The beauty of this crushable, natural raffia hat: You can stuff it in an overhead bin and it won't look worse for wear. Testers also liked the inner sweatband for its soft touch. pistildesigns.com

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