Jeff Burke

Jeff Burke

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BCA A-1

Essentials: Backcountry Tools

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the BCA Arsenal A-1 shovel with 35-centimeter saw.

Karhu Storm - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Karhu Storm - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

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...

Garmont Prophet - Backcountry Ski Boots: Reviews

Garmont Prophet - Backcountry Ski Boots: Reviews

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...

Dynafit Manaslu - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Dynafit Manaslu - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Good for Touring Extremely light for its width, the wood-core Manaslu impressed testers most when the snow got funky. While the tip is slightly rockered, the back third of the ski has more sidecut...

Rottefella NTN - Backcountry Bindings: Reviews

Rottefella NTN - Backcountry Bindings: Reviews

Good for Telemark Now available in a size small, the NTN binding offers women accustomed to alpine-like control and power a no-sacrifices way to get into telemark skiing. Testers liked that they...

Marker Baron - Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

Marker Baron - Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

Good for Big Mountain When it debuted last year, Marker's Duke changed the AT-binding landscape with its alpine-binding-like toepiece, stout construction, and best-in-class downhill performance...

K2 Coomback - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

K2 Coomback - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

TELEMARK Good for All Mountain With the same footprint as Doug Coombs's original namesake ski, the new Coomback features a low-rise rockered tip for better flotation. "Nimble, agile,...

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