Burton Malavita EST Bindings

Elevating snowboard-industry marketing hype to within earshot of honesty: Burton’s new Malavita EST bindings.

Review: Burton Custom V-Rocker

Getting used to the Custom V-Rocker is about as difficult as getting used to “a warm bath filled with nymphs,” according to our writer.

North Pole Gear Test

Last April, John Huston and Tyler Fish reached the North Pole by ski — the first Americans to pull off the unsupported feat. This column…

Ride Machete Snowboard

With a price tag of $430, the Ride Machete is a great value and has similar characteristics of more expensive category leaders including. . .

Avalanche Airbag

Backcountry Access’ Float 30 acts like a life preserver, helping the skier/rider/snowmobiler stay near the top of the snow in an avalanche.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Heidiskis

Say it with me: “3,800 Euros for a pair of skis.” That’s about $5,913 as per this week’s currency exchange. But Heidiskis, a Montreux, Switzerland,…

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