Ski, snowboard, ice climb, snowshoeing… and anything else on ice and snow.

Gear Review: CamelBak ShredBak

CamelBak's ShredBak vest is a category-defying piece of apparel made with a polyester outer shell and a mesh "suspension vest" inside, which holds a 72-ounce water reservoir. . . Read More...

April 17, 2009

Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover

Scrunch and squeeze the Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover and it will compress inside its own chest pocket to create a grapefruit-size package that weighs less than a pound. . . Read More...

March 15, 2009

Karhu XCD ski gear

Karhu's XCD line touts a "marriage of downhill and cross-country qualities," including metal edges, Nordic builds, and a sidecut and camber capable of touring as well as turning on the slopes. . . Read More...

February 12, 2009

Mountain Hardwear Compressor PL

Cold, harsh environments can offer great opportunities for adventure -- and some of nature's most stunning beauty. Now imagine enjoying the cold without the bulk and hassle of Michelin-Man clothing layers. A recent winter trip to Vermont was the perfect test for the sleek Mountain Hardwear Compressor PL jacket... Read More...

February 3, 2009

Arc’teryx Covert Cardigan

The Covert Cardigan by Arc'teryx, a pricey mid-layer top, is as comfortable as putting on your favorite hoody but without the weight. Plus, it's not made of cotton so you can use it for active pursuits. Made with Polartec Thermal Pro fabric, this sweater is one of those tops you can wear skiing, and then wear downtown afterwards -- and then still wear while lounging around the house the next day. Read More...

January 30, 2009

Pearl Izumi Amfib Lobster gloves

Want to turn heads while biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or running to the grocery store on a chilly day? Slip on a pair of Pearl Izumi Amfib Lobster gloves and you'll be sure to get a few perplexed looks. But who cares! You don't put on lobster gloves to look cool -- err. . . different. You put them on to stay warm. Read More...

December 30, 2008

Skiing and Snowboarding Gear 2009

In this column on gear trends in skiing and snowboarding for the '08/'09 season, I highlight a jacket with embedded electronics, self-tinting goggles, and a customizable ski boot with a moldable outer plastic shell. . . Read More...

December 15, 2008

R.E.D. Skycap II Snowsports Helmet

Winter sports are upon us, and to help stay safe when snow meets the law of gravity, you need a helmet to protect your noggin. A nice all-around pick is R.E.D.'s new Skycap II, an updated and upgraded version of the company's classic helmet design. Its simple style packs numerous features into a lightweight model, and it's certified for skiing or snowboarding. Read More...

December 12, 2008

Pearl Izumi Microsensor Skull Cap

Winter athletes know it can be difficult to find a hat that fits under a bike helmet and stays put for running. But Pearl Izumi has done just that with its Microsensor Skull Cap, an upgrade to a design that's been around for years. Read More...

December 1, 2008

Review — Merrell Men’s Rove Tech Jacket

Remember those suave Members Only jackets from the '80s? Well, Merrell might hate me for saying it but the Rove Tech Jacket, something I've been wearing all fall, is reminding me of that Reagan-era fashion staple. . . Read More...

November 26, 2008
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