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  • Skiing Gear 2016-2017

    Ski Gear Guides

    We pick the best ski gear for the 2016-2017 season, from new all-mountain skis and goggles to the coziest jackets and baselayers

  • Winter

    The Best Winter Jackets

    For extreme cold, these jackets bring the warmth

  • Norway Guide

    Norway Guide

    Europe’s true wilderness is not found in the Alps, but the northern reaches of the continent from the 57th parallel north well into the Arctic Circle

  • Midlayer

    The Best Midlayers

    From lightweight and breathable to warm and cozy, we break down the season's top midlayers for skiing and snowboarding

  •  Jason Hummel Interview

    An Alpine State of Mind

    We chat with top adventure photographer and ski mountaineer Jason Hummel

  • Patagonia Reconnaissance Review

    Review: Patagonia Reconnaissance

    We hit the backcountry in Patagonia's most breathable ski jacket and pants

  • Annapurna Circuit

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

    One of the world’s great trekking routes is threatened but alive (and recovering)

  • Ski Gloves

    The Best Ski Gloves

    From high-end Hestras to cheap leather Kincos, we pick the year’s top ski gloves and mittens

Adventure Travel

Outdoor Gear Guides

In-Depth Gear Reviews