Alicia Carr

Dansko Chris - Footwear: Reviews

Dansko Chris - Footwear: Reviews

Credit Dansko's signature contoured insole and roomy toe box for making these boots the most comfortable we tested. The shearling lining was cozy but not suffocating, even for testers with sweat-...

Thule T2 - Car Racks: Reviews

Thule T2 - Car Racks: Reviews

This easy-loading hitch rack keeps two bikes—of any shape or size—secure and separated. And it folds out of the way for hatchback access. thule.com

Nidecker Megalight - Snowboards: Reviews

Nidecker Megalight - Snowboards: Reviews

Good for Resort Our favorite big-mountain board this year, the reverse-camber Megalight is all about hucking and floating. "I would drop off a cliff on it," one tester said. "It was amazing in powder...

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...

Burton Feelgood V-Rocker - Snowboard: Reviews

Burton Feelgood V-Rocker - Snowboard: Reviews

Good for All Mountain A new take on a classic all-mountain board. With a wider shape, more forgiving flex, and rocker both between the feet and just outside them, the revamped Feelgood impressed...

Gnu Carbon Credit Series BTX - Snowboards: Reviews

Gnu Carbon Credit Series BTX - Snowboards: Reviews

Good for Resort As with the Rossignol Angus (left), the true-twin Carbon Credit impressed testers with how confident it felt on every part of the mountain. "This board does the work for you," one...

Merrell Amelia Coat - Urban Wear: Reviews

Merrell Amelia Coat - Urban Wear: Reviews

Testers raved about how smoothly this waterproof trench coat transitioned from hikes in the woods to art galleries. Plus it was pineapple-size in our suitcase. merrell.com

Mammut Lucido TX-1 - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

Mammut Lucido TX-1 - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

Of all the headlamps we tested, the Lucido TX-1 sends light the farthest (a whopping 345 feet), and its beam never wavered, even over a weeklong back-packing trip, thanks to three AAs. 5.8 oz; mammut...

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...

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