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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

  • Snowshoes

    The Best Snowshoes

    From groomed trails and rolling hills to deep powder, we pick our favorite snowshoes

  • 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

  •  Jason Hummel Interview

    An Alpine State of Mind

    We chat with top adventure photographer and ski mountaineer Jason Hummel

  • Down Jacket 2015-2016

    The Best Down Jackets

    For the ultimate in lightweight warmth, we break down the year's top down jackets from ultralight to winter weight

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    Review: Hilleberg Niak

    We put Hilleberg's lightest 2-person tent to the test

  • Annapurna Circuit

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

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

  • Ski Helmets

    The Best Ski Helmets

    From teched out and ventilated to simple budget options that still get the job done, we break down the best ski helmets on the market

  • Nemo Hornet 2P Backpacking Tent

    Review: Nemo Hornet 2P

    We put Nemo’s ultralight backpacking tent to the test

Adventure Travel

Outdoor Gear Guides

In-Depth Gear Reviews