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.

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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...

Rossignol Ravyn - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Rossignol Ravyn - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Good for Big Mountain This year's Ravyn received a facelift (new graphics) but otherwise returns unchanged. It remains relatively light for its footprint but still impressed testers with its...

Scarpa Typhoon - Backcountry Ski Boots: Reviews

Scarpa Typhoon - Backcountry Ski Boots: Reviews

Good for All Mountain The only difference between Scarpa's widely popular (and alpine-inspired) Hurricane boot and the Typhoon? The Typhoon has a walk mode, which adds a bit of weight but, our...

Black Diamond Zealot - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Black Diamond Zealot - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Good for Big Mountain The Zealot is unchanged for this year; it's still big and brown. More important—thanks to its snappy wood core and strategically placed rubber woven into the tip,...

Roxy Shazam - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Roxy Shazam - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Good for Alpine Touring All-around mid-fat dimensions make the Shazam our favorite go-to gun for resort-based adventures—it's just plump enough to keep afloat in a foot of powder. On...

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