The 2021 Backcountry Gear Guide

This is the year to go remote, and our 2021 Gear Guide has all the skis, boards, boots and bindings to get you there.

Subscribe today to get the 2021 Backcountry Gear Guide.

Whether you’re looking for your first backcountry setup or just updating those well-loved planks, we’ve got unbiased and in-depth reviews of 51 skis and 29 splitboards that will take you where you want to go, wherever that may be. Plus, 21 boots, 12 bindings and 28 pieces of apparel, all of which was tested at our annual Gear Test Week at Powder Mountain, Utah last March by our team of 43 testers—hailing from Vermont to California and everywhere in between. No matter what happens this winter season, our 2021 Gear Guide has you covered.

Want to be among the first to get the issue? Take advantage of this limted-time subscription deal and save 15%: Just $32.95 $27.95 for a year of Backcountry, including the 2021 Gear Guide »

ANATOMY OF THE 2020 GEAR GUIDE

SKIS

FREERIDE | TOURING | ALL-MOUNTAIN | LIGHTWEIGHT

The years best skis reviewed!

BOOTS

AT | WOMEN’S AT

The years best ski boots reviewed!

BINDINGS

AT | TELEMARK

The years best AT ski and telemark bindings reviewed!

SPLITBOARDS

QUIVER-KILLER | QUIVER | WOMEN’S | BOOTS | BINDINGS

The years best splitboards, boots and bindings reviewed!

APPAREL

JACKETS | PUFFIES | LAYERS | PANTS

Subscribe now to get the 2021 Backcountry Gear Guide!

DON’T MISS THE 2021 GEAR GUIDE

Get a year of Backcountry for just $32.95 $27.95, including the 2021 Gear Guide with in-depth reviews of all 34 Editors’ Choice winners, plus more than 120 must-have skis, splitboards, boots, bindings and apparel.

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Comments

  1. Albert McDonald says:

    Who doesn’t need a five pound touring binding? Hilarious. I hope everyone on the skin track heeds your advice :). Thanks for getting the gear issue out!

  2. This is a really big help on my site, about the 2021 backcountry gear guide. i will apply this tips on my own big thank you for sharing really appreciate it.

  3. When does it drop?!?! I am beyond excited and have been checking my mail daily. The wait is agonizing.

    • Tyler Cohen says:

      Hi Connor, The Gear Guide is at the printer currently! Subscribers can expect the Gear Guide in your mailbox in about the next two to four weeks, and it’ll be on newsstands in early October. We’ll also be announcing our Editors’ Choice Awards beginning next week.

  4. Scott Welsh says:

    When will I receive my gear guide issue? I am a subscriber already it’s mid September and haven’t received it. Looking to purchase some gear this year and I always look forward to your gear guide issue.

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