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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

  • Salomon X Ultra 3 (homepage slider)

    Review: Salomon X Ultra 3

    We give the updated version of Salomon’s signature hiking shoe an extended test

  • West Coast Trail (homepage slider)

    On Location: The West Coast Trail

    A detailed look at Vancouver Island’s iconic and challenging coastal hike

  • Mountaineering boots (homepage)

    The Best Mountaineering Boots

    From lightweight models to double boots built for the world’s highest mountains, we break down the top mountaineering footwear

  • Annapurna Circuit

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

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

  • Water Filters and Purifiers (homepage)

    The Best Water Filters & Purifiers

    From ultralight chemical purifiers to pumps and gravity filters for large groups, we break down the top water treatment options for the outdoors 

  • Beta AR homepage slider

    Review: Arc'teryx Beta AR

    Built to withstand brutal weather conditions at a reasonable weight, we break down Arc’teryx’s versatile hardshell

  • Lightweight hiking shoes (homepage slider)

    Lightweight Hiking Shoes

    For those that want to move fast and light on the trail, see our picks for the year’s top hiking shoe models

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