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 Marker Duke bindings
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Volkl Nunataq skis
Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Black Diamond Custom boots
TELEMARK Good for All Mountain The four-buckle Custom overpowered the toughest bindings and even some testers. Those who could handle it gave it props for cuff/bellows flex and stiffness. As...
Good for Big Mountain With features like a free-pivot touring mechanism, a reliable safety release, brakes, and the closest thing to step-in convenience in the freeheel world, the NTN (New Telemark...
Simple, easy to use, and time-tested, the durable Freeride remains as comfortable inbounds as it is on the Haute Route. Its 6–12 DIN accommodates a wide range of skiing styles and abilities,...
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