2019 Editors’ Choice Awards: Touring Skis

This year’s best skis are focused on transcending boundaries. From light skintrack slayers that can muscle through crud to fat powder boats that charge edge to edge, 2019’s Editors’ Choice lineup proves that the best skis are no longer defined by just one characteristic. From 115 models skied at this year’s Powder Mountain Gear Test […]

2019 Editors’ Choice Awards: All-Mountain Skis

This year’s best skis are focused on transcending boundaries. From light skintrack slayers that can muscle through crud to fat powder boats that charge edge to edge, 2019’s Editors’ Choice lineup proves that the best skis are no longer defined by just one characteristic. From 115 models skied at this year’s Powder Mountain Gear Test […]

2019 Editors’ Choice Awards: Freeride Skis

This year’s best skis are focused on transcending boundaries. From light skintrack slayers that can muscle through crud to fat powder boats that charge edge to edge, 2019’s Editors’ Choice lineup proves that the best skis are no longer defined by just one characteristic. From 115 models skied at this year’s Powder Mountain Gear Test […]

2019 Editors’ Choice Awards: Powder Touring Skis

This year’s best skis are focused on transcending boundaries. From light skintrack slayers that can muscle through crud to fat powder boats that charge edge to edge, 2019’s Editors’ Choice lineup proves that the best skis are no longer defined by just one characteristic. From 115 models skied at this year’s Powder Mountain Gear Test […]

2019 BACKCOUNTRY EDITORS’ CHOICE AWARDS

The 2019 Gear Guide’s story is one of transcending boundaries, from the unification of our ski and splitboard tests at Powder Mountain, Utah to the gear itself. This year’s best products excel beyond their categories to do more with less—think powder skis that can rail on corduroy, fast-transitioning splitboard bindings and AT boots without buckles. […]

2019 Editors’ Choice Awards: Apparel and Accessories

For the second year running, the 2019 Gear Guide is packed with the best jackets, layers, packs, helmets and more apparel and accessories for this winter. Our Editors’ Choice apparel exemplifies the race for the best in lightweight durability and comfort, with jackets and pants sporting advancements in fabric and fit for warmer, drier days […]

2019 Editors’ Choice Awards: Boots

Massive walk-mode ranges, state-of-the-art buckles, heat-moldable shells and true 130 flex ratings might have sounded far fetched among AT boots a decade ago, but the future is now with this 2019 Editors’ Choice lineup. Our team of 32 testers took a deep dive into this season’s boots to handpick six with noteworthy and game-changing qualities. […]

2019 Editors’ Choice Awards: Bindings

In the race to the top, it’s all about balancing weight and security, and this year’s Editors’ Choice bindings showcase durable construction paired with weight savings and tremendous versatility. From featherweight tourers to alpine-and-AT-compatible pin bindings that charge, a new standard is emerging for what touring bindings can do. These two bindings topped their category, […]

2019 Editors’ Choice Awards: Splitboards

As splitboarding has matured, so too has its relationship with skiing—and this year, we merged Board Test Week with our Powder Mountain Gear Test. Send trains, friendly one-upmanship and endless gear talk ensued, as the crew of 11 splitboarders tested 37 total split models, plus a slew of boots and bindings. With improved mechanism to […]

Gearbox: With their Procline and X-Alp boots, Arc’teryx and Salomon rethink walk-mode mobility

Certain technologies have a way of interrupting the status quo. Such disrupters are often so simple that consumers wonder why nothing like it existed earlier. They change the way we work and play, often solving a problem we never knew existed. 

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