Resort
Skis That'll Take You Anywhere
Oct 15, 2014

Skis That'll Take You Anywhere

Intelligent designs that are up for anything—and so fun to ride that you’ll want to take them everywhere.

The Best Powder Skis of 2015
Oct 15, 2014

The Best Powder Skis of 2015

Hitting the sweet spots of girth and rocker, they'll keep you surfing powder all day.

The Best Snowboards of 2015
Oct 15, 2014

The Best Snowboards of 2015

The industrywide movement away from the park and toward freeriding keeps gaining momentum, which is a good thing. During our weeklong test in Crested Butte, Colorado, we specifically sought out the best all-mountain boards. 

Upgrade Your Winter Tech
Oct 15, 2014

Upgrade Your Winter Tech

Digital, wireless, and solar-powered, the newest pieces of outdoor gear help us get off the grid in more ways than one.

Trail
The Best Running Shoes of 2015
Oct 15, 2014

The Best Running Shoes of 2015

Whether you're looking to blast through snowy trails or set PRs on the pavement, we've got the right kicks for you.

We Love Fat Bikes!
Oct 15, 2014

We Love Fat Bikes!

Big wheels aren’t only for snow anymore. These fat bike behemoths let you power over (or straight through) whatever's in your path.

 

Backcountry
Get into the Backcountry This Winter
Oct 15, 2014

Get into the Backcountry This Winter

A surge in popularity has led to better alpine-touring and telemark skis, boots, and bindings.

The Best Backcountry Ski Boots of 2015
Oct 15, 2014

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.

The World's Most Innovative Outerwear
Oct 15, 2014

The World's Most Innovative Outerwear

Outerwear is a hotbed of innovation these days. Breathability, waterproofness, and insulation are attributes that now come in hard shells, soft shells, hybrids, and even puffy jackets. 

Avy Bags Are Here to Stay
Oct 15, 2014

Avy Bags Are Here to Stay

It's time to add another must-have piece of safety gear for most backcountry travelers: an airbag. The giant inflatable balloons that deploy from backpacks have proven their worth time and again. Right now, compressed-air models—firing off of miniature scuba or nitrogen tanks—are still the norm, but the era of battery-powered blower bags, which are more user-friendly, is coming fast. Black Diamond has a solid first offering in the Jetforce series, and other companies are close behind.

Hike
The Best Winter Hikers of 2015
Oct 15, 2014

The Best Winter Hikers of 2015

Ignore the forecast—your feet are all set for sleet, snow, and that rare sunny day.

The World's Best Bar-Ready Shoes
Oct 15, 2014

The World's Best Bar-Ready Shoes

Because you're a classy dude, there's no way you'd slip into bunny slippers between powder runs. Thankfully, the makers of this season's best après shoes are on your level: take a break in style without skimping on comfort. 

 

Winter-Ready Watches
Oct 15, 2014

Winter-Ready Watches

Smooth operators for a rugged planet, these military-grade watches will help you feel in control no matter what Nature throws your way.

Women
The Best Women's Snowboards of 2015
Oct 15, 2014

The Best Women's Snowboards of 2015

More than a dozen riders spent a week testing the best new boards of the season. They narrowed them down to these four favorites.

The Best Women's Jackets of 2015
Oct 15, 2014

The Best Women's Jackets of 2015

This winter's jacket selection has something great for rambling around town, up the mountain, and everywhere in between.

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