Adam Howard

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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...

Rossignol S3 Koopman - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Rossignol S3 Koopman - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

ALPINE TOURING Good for Touring If you want only one ski for the backcountry, the S3 is your ride. An early-rise tip creates lift to plane above mank, crud, and pow like a much wider ski, while...

Movement Goliath - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Movement Goliath - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

All skis this plump are a blast in powder, but the Goliath won our Gear of the Year award for its performance on firmer snow. During test conditions that ranged from teeth-rattling hardpack to boot-...

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...

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...

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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