Gearbox: 2023 Airbags

“Beacon, shovel, probe” has for years been the checklist backcountry travelers recite before a tour. But as airbag packs become lighter and more user friendly, that checklist may eventually need a fourth entry.

Gearbox: Skinning Accessories

The accessories to fill out your skintrack quiver.

Gearbox: 2023 Skinning Layers

What layers are you missing on the skintrack? A vest? A sun hoody? See what clothing can optimize your backcountry wardrobe.

Gearbox: 2023 Packs

Read about the range of packs made to fit your backcountry fancy.

Gearbox: 2023 Sunglasses

Squinting on the skintrack? Read about the best sunglasses to keep your eyes protected.

Gearbox: Gloves and Mittens

The gloves and mittens to keep your hands warm in the thick of winter and on spring missions.

Gearbox: Goggles

Photochromic, large-frame, small-frame, packable. Whatever you’re looking for in a pair of goggles, we’ve got recommendations.

Gearbox: Helmets

Check out the helmets balancing weight, insulation and protection for your backcountry adventures.

Gearbox: Down Booties

From down to wool check out the booties best for keeping your feet warm this winter.

2023 Editors’ Choice: Speed Touring Skis and Boots

Fast is light, and light is expensive. But the miles go by fast and easy. If that’s what you’re looking for, speed touring gear may be for you. See what skis and boots shined in this category.