The season’s backcountry boots demand to be pushed to the limit
You’re only as good (and as safe) as your connection to your skis
Backcountry boots are stiffer and more powerful than ever.
AT gear keeps getting better and better at handling the down.
Superior setups for heading beyond the ropes.
The race is on to create the perfect beyond-the-ropes setup.
What hikes up must shred down.
Alpine-touring equipment continues to evolve.
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...
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Black Diamond Custom boots
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Marker Duke bindings
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Volkl Nunataq skis
Built with a women-specific anatomical liner and last, the Shiva got highest honors in fit and flex, balancing comfortable uphill mechanics with downhill dependability. "Super flex, and stiff...
Built for the NTN (New Telemark Norm) binding system, the three-buckle, one-piece, overlap-shell Prophet is softer and smoother than the first-gen NTN offerings, which were all about big power and...
Good for Touring Though recently bought by K2, 32-year-old Karhu has so far stayed true to its roots, continuing to make some of the best touring skis on the market. Testers found the Storm...
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