Dave Cox

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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...

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...

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...

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

Scott Cocoon - Gloves: Reviews

Scott Cocoon - Gloves: Reviews

No sloppy fit here. Because the Cocoon's Gore-Tex barrier—called Xtrafit—is permanently fused to the rest of the glove, the inner layer never shifts around annoyingly. scottusa.com

Cloudveil Hoback - Pants: Reviews

Cloudveil Hoback - Pants: Reviews

Good for Backcountry Problem: Snowy lifts are cold. Solution: the Hoback. Cloudveil took a two-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell and shot it up with PrimaLoft insulation. Too toasty? Unzip the thigh vents....

Spyder EXO Link - Gloves: Reviews

Spyder EXO Link - Gloves: Reviews

By welding, and not stitching, this waterproof-breathable soft-shell glove to a leather palm, Spyder made the most comfortable glove in this year's test. spyder.com

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