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  • Skiing Gear 2016-2017

    Ski Gear Guides

    We pick the best ski gear for the 2017-2018 season, from new all-mountain skis and goggles to the coziest jackets and baselayers

  •  Jason Hummel Interview

    An Alpine State of Mind

    We chat with top adventure photographer and ski mountaineer Jason Hummel

  • Hardshells 2017

    The Best Hardshell Jackets

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

  • Patagonia Micro Puff review (homepage)

    Review: Patagonia Micro Puff

    Packed with down-like synthetic fill and ultralight features, we put Patagonia’s bold new insulated jacket to the test

  • Winter Boots

    The Best Winter Boots

    From casual walking to winter hiking and work in sub-zero temperatures, we break down the year’s top winter boots

  • 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

  • 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

  • Arc'teryx Alpha FL review

    Review: Arc'teryx Alpha FL

    We put Arc’teryx’s updated minimalist hardshell through its paces in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash

  • Annapurna Circuit

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

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

Adventure Travel

Outdoor Gear Guides

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