Adam Howard

The Best Backcountry Ski Boots of 2015

You might not know where you're headed (and that's half the fun), but you'll be in good hands getting there strapped into these versatile backcountry boots.

dynafit beast 16 bindings bindings beast 16 backcountry backcountry skis winter buyers guide 2014

The Best Backcountry Bindings

The first 16-DIN tech binding, the new Beast features a “return to center” toe piece. As you ski, the binding deflects to absorb shock. It’s one of the reasons, safety-wise, alpine-style bindings...

Garmont Syner-G - Backcountry Ski Boots: Reviews

Garmont Syner-G - Backcountry Ski Boots: Reviews

Good for Touring If you're not an overly aggressive skier, or if you rarely or never ski in-bounds, a three-buckle boot like the Syner-G offers the perfect blend of smooth power on the way down...

Prior Overlord - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Prior Overlord - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

ALPINE TOURING Good for All Mountain Reengineered for 2010 with an early-rise, rockered tip that sucks up crud, the Overlord wowed testers with its take-no-prisoners, high-speed onslaught...

Garmont Radium - Backcountry Ski Boots: Reviews

Garmont Radium - Backcountry Ski Boots: Reviews

Good for Touring You can find a lighter AT boot, but our testers felt the Radium had the best downhill performance-to-weight ratio. Credit the Radium's alpine heritage—an overlap shell...

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