Alicia Carr

Rossignol Angus - Snowboards: Reviews

Rossignol Angus - Snowboards: Reviews

Good for Resort Beginners, take note: This is the most forgiving board in our lineup. If you're wondering whether rockered boards are really all that (and they are), know that the Angus is the most...

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-...

Brunton Polaris - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

Brunton Polaris - Lanterns & Headlamps: Reviews

Thanks to an orange filter, the three-watt-LED Polaris creates a warm, natural glow. Only drawback: It'll undoubtedly be the only gadget at the camp powered by (heavy) C batteries. 15 oz;

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...

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.

Surf road trip gear

The Essentials: Surf Road Trip

WHERE TO USE IT: The best surf road trip begins in San Diego and heads north. Start mellow, with the friendly Tourmaline break, in Pacific Beach. Camp on the bluffs at San Onofre overlooking Old Man'...

The Essentials: Marine Core

It's finally full-blown summer—and you're amped to make the most of it. We're with you: Here are our picks for this season's best gear—and where to take it.

Whitewater Ski Resort

Spring Break

Wild weather makes the next couple of months the hardest time of the year to plan an adventure. To help you out, we've worked up game plans for all kinds of conditions. Your job? Just check the...

Snowboard Slanguage

Here are the answers to the Me Talk Snowboard One Day quiz: 1. B 2. A 3. B 4. C 5. A

Me Talk Snowboard One Day

A crash-course quiz on the slanguage you'll hear blaring over the halfpipe (or, rather, "stunt ditch") in Vancouver.

Shaun White's Project X

Last winter, snowboarder Shaun White, 23, spent some time riding a clandestine halfpipe—"the best ever"—built just for him behind Colorado's Silverton Mountain. Known as Project X and funded by Red...

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