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Getting Started: Splitboarding

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Jones Snowboards Mountain Twin.

Mike Horn
Nov 1, 2011

Upgrade: Ice Climbing

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Cassin X-All -Mountain ice ax

Berne Broudy
Oct 6, 2011

Marmot Nano Jacket

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Marmot Nano.

Ryan Stuart
Jun 8, 2011

Patagonia Torrentshell Pullover

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Patagonia Torrentshell Pullover.

Ryan Stuart
Jun 8, 2011

Columbia Peak 2 Peak Jacket

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Columbia Peak 2 Peak jacket.

Ryan Stuart
Jun 7, 2011

What’s the best multi-purpose shell for guys on the short side?

I'm looking for a lightly-insulated jacket to ski in and use for general winter wear. I would love something that is waterproof, stretchy, layerable, and versatile. The big thing is, I need it to FIT. I'm a short guy (5'6") with an athletic build. Seems like whenever I try on jackets at a retailer, the sleeve cuffs are dragging on the floor. Any advice for us shorties who are in search of the magic shell? Jon Cleveland, OH

Doug Gantenbein
Feb 21, 2011