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Wes Berkshire

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Wes is an avid skier, biker, backpacker, runner, traveler, and generally loves just about anything he can do outdoors. He has worked in journalism, both on staff and freelance, covering sports, food, lifestyle, even the local court beat. He is predominantly an English teacher and has a BS in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Wes spends over 150 days a year outside using and testing gear.

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Best Ski Helmets of 2022

Best Ski Helmets of 2022

Buying a new ski helmet can be an overwhelming decision, to say the least. There are so many options for so many different skiers. Our team
Salomon MTN Lab
Top Pick

Salomon MTN Lab

Backcountry skiers will love this purpose-specific helmet for its lightweight, minimalist design and features, as long as it fits
How to Choose a Ski or Snowboard Helmet

How to Choose a Ski or Snowboard Helmet

How does one go about choosing the best helmet for snow sports? Which are the most protective? Are there features that are an absolute must to have? With the exponential increase in helmet...
The North Face Homestead Super Dome 4

The North Face Homestead Super Dome 4

Regardless of whether you love or hate its tropical look, The North Face Homestead Super Dome 4 is a unique tent with some innovative features and plenty of room.
Big Agnes Big House Deluxe 6

Big Agnes Big House Deluxe 6

With a somewhat base model-like design, the Big Agnes Big House 6 Deluxe tent, is a durable and reliable option for people looking to get a high-end tent at a more mid-level price, all...
REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Plus

REI Co-op Half Dome 4 Plus

With a long list of well thought out features, the REI Half Dome 4 Plus has raised the dome tent game to a new level. This is not a standard, boring, dome tent.
Oakley Mod5 MIPS

Oakley Mod5 MIPS

Always innovative in everything they do, Oakley now brings that mentality to the ski helmet arena. This teched-out helmet is for the avid skier
Big Agnes Titan 6 mtnGLO

Big Agnes Titan 6 mtnGLO

While Big Agnes pushes the envelope of innovation in the outdoor industry, with genius features in most all of their tents, with the Titan 6 mtnGLO that drive for innovation misses the mark.
REI Co-op Camp Dome 4

REI Co-op Camp Dome 4

REI has designed the quintessential dome tent with the Camp Dome 4. It won't set the world on fire with high-end features, but it'll get the job done well and reliably.
Giro Nine MIPS
Best Buy

Giro Nine MIPS

The stereotypical ski helmet. It's been around for ages because it's a great helmet. This version incorporates MIPS technology, a notable upgrade.
Coleman Instant Tent 6

Coleman Instant Tent 6

For the less-than-hardcore camper, this six-person tent offers a supreme easy setup and break down at a solid value. It's very minimal tarp doesn't do much to keep the weather out though.
Marmot Limestone 6

Marmot Limestone 6

The Marmot Limestone 6P is a high-quality, reliable tent. Its features compare to many of our top tents, but the Limestone is a simpler, more basic version.
Eureka Boondocker Hotel 6

Eureka Boondocker Hotel 6

While not the quickest tent to set-up, the Hotel 6 is worth the time if you're planning to stay awhile and appreciate the extra room of its gear garage. Its fine features make up for the...

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