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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

  • Hardshells 2017

    The Best Hardshell Jackets

    For the ultimate protection in harsh alpine conditions, we break down the top hardshell jackets on the market

  •  Jason Hummel Interview

    An Alpine State of Mind

    We chat with top adventure photographer and ski mountaineer Jason Hummel

  • Arc'teryx Proton LT hoody

    Review: Arc'teryx Proton LT Hoody

    We head to the alpine in Arc’teryx’s all-new air permeable synthetic jacket

  • 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

  • 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

  • Trail-Running Shoes 2016

    The Best Trail Runners

    For smooth local trails to serious mountain terrain and racing, we break down the top trail-running shoes on the market

  • Annapurna Circuit

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

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

Adventure Travel

Outdoor Gear Guides

In-Depth Gear Reviews