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.

K2 Anti Piste - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

K2 Anti Piste - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Good for All Mountain The Anti Piste has the exact same dimensions as K2's popular Coomba but with a bit of rocker in the tip. You can tell. Testers loved the way the subtle tweak to the shape...

K2 Gotback - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

K2 Gotback - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Good for Telemark With the same cut and rockered tip as the Coomback, the Gotback was our favorite all-mountain tele-ski. But if you ski mostly groomers, you might want something with more edge...

Dynafit ST - Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

Dynafit ST - Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

ALPINE TOURING Good for Touring The 2010 ST uses a chromoly-steel toepiece that improves strength while shaving nearly two ounces of weight. And the interface between pins and inserts is now...

G3 El Hombre - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

G3 El Hombre - Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Good for All Mountain Don't let the new costume fool you. El Hombre's guts are unchanged, and he still controls all corners of the ring–er, mountain. "It has good western all-...

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...

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