Dave Cox

Dave Cox

Published

Pro-tec Ace Freecarve - Helmet: Reviews

Pro-tec Ace Freecarve - Helmet: Reviews

On a slope full of shiny happy helmets, Pro-tec has a response: canvas. But don't let the army-issue look and the sweet price fool you: The Ace has two adjustable front vents and two mesh-covered...

Smith Optics Maze - Helmet: Reviews

Smith Optics Maze - Helmet: Reviews

The lightest option here (it weighs just 15 ounces), this airy helmet was our top choice for touring. If you're a hothead like me, you'll love the way the vents flow air through the helmet as well as...

POC Frontal - Helmet: Reviews

POC Frontal - Helmet: Reviews

Front vents above the goggles force air between the helmet's two layers, while the back vents draw air away. The result: chimney-like airflow that doesn't whistle across your head. Flip a lever to...

Mountain Hardwear Minus One: Gloves Reviews

Mountain Hardwear Minus One: Gloves Reviews

Although it was designed for ice climbing, the Minus One proved ideal for everything from backcountry skiing to cold-weather mountain biking. It's waterproof, light and supple, reinforced in all the...

Dakine Blockade - Gloves: Reviews

Dakine Blockade - Gloves: Reviews

Where I live, we do the Santa Fe Double in springtime: a morning ski tour followed by a bike ride. This lightweight, neoprene-cuffed, Gore Windstopper glove was my favorite for both. dakine.com

FlyLow Tough Gloves - Gloves: Reviews

FlyLow Tough Gloves - Gloves: Reviews

FlyLow takes a classic pigskin-and-Thinsulate work glove and oven-bakes it with a beeswax coating. The result: warmth and water resistance for the price of dinner. flylowgear.com

Black Diamond Soloist - Gloves: Reviews

Black Diamond Soloist - Gloves: Reviews

I loved this glove for midwinter tours. My routine: Skin up wearing just the waterproof-breathable shells, then put the fleece liners in for a warm, dry descent. blackdiamondequipment.com