Only the very best makes it into print. But there are some pretty great runners-up you should know about, too.
Make like a hare in any conditions
Lids that let you push your limits
There were so many good boards this year that it was hard to pick just a few for print. Here are the others our testers loved.
These shred-slippers mean business
A kit to keep you protected in the mountains
Gear up to test your speed limit
Even the runner-up hikers from this year’s test are pretty great
Testers like eight boots, but we only had room for six. Here’s an all-around boot and a women’s powder-chasing boot that almost made the cut.
Kit upgrades for the climb and the descent
Go where the groomer hasn’t
In a lineup of touring packs, this boot bag and small daypack didn't make the cut, but they're still well worth your attention
These haulers can handle any winter mission
Skimo tech meets four-buckle power
Let the rippers’ rumpus start
A new Fast Tracks pass at four Powdr-owned resorts—Mount Bachelor, Killington, Copper, and Snowbird—is sparking anger and conversations about elitism
We spent three days testing more than 100 new models. This is the kit that helped us get through.
Snow-sports lovers, it's time to give your bathroom an upgrade
A hard carrying case is being issued to solve potential issues with DSP beacons switching modes accidentally
It aims to simplify and speed up rescues
Voice commands have the potential to help us conduct a more efficient search and hopefully save more lives.
Our Minnesotan travel writer spent a year looking for good snow boots. She finally found them.
The magnetic MFI system keeps your face covered without fogging up
We’ve been testing skis for decades. These are our all-time favorites for groomers, backcountry bowls, and everything in between.
It’s 2021. Let’s retire the cringeworthy label already.
For a small weight penalty, the new system offers tech-pin efficiency and pro-level descending. Outside spent the past 11 months testing it.
This pair has been my favorite for seven years and hundreds of ski days
MountainFlow Eco-Wax scored thousands of dollars from a powder-slaying investor on the reality-TV show
It feels like you're wearing a pile of sleeping puppies, and the puppies are all dreaming about lambs
Here's what you need to know if you're in the market to buy this season
On skinny skis, access to socially distant outdoors time is easy. But picking out the right gear isn't.
When it comes to big purchases like skis and bikes, many of us are punching above or below our weight. Psychology helps explain why.
Now through November 22, save up to 30 percent on gear and apparel at Moosejaw’s Anniversary Sale. Here’s what we’re eyeing.
This film showcases the newest addition to WNDR Alpine's lineup, the Vital 100
Skiers are claiming that there are issues with Pieps DSP backcountry safety devices
This season's best boards charge hard, but they're a blast at all speeds
Fast tint shifts, seamless lens changes, and better antifog technology mean you can focus on your line
Ski faster and safer this winter
Explore the backcountry, XC style
Last week the snow-sports world was arguing over whether or not chairlifts should be running during the coronavirus crisis. Now it's donating goggles to hospitals in need.
Ensure your winter gloves last as long as possible with a little TLC
When things go wrong on a ski tour, this is what you should have in your pack