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Best Walkie Talkies of 2022
Best Walkie Talkies of 2022
Need a two-way radio? Our experts dove down the rabbit hole, researching 50+ top models before...

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Best Backpacking Stoves of 2022
Best Backpacking Stoves of 2022
Over the last 12 years, we've tested 37 unique backpacking stoves in our quest to find the best...

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Best Backpacking Chair of 2022
Best Backpacking Chair of 2022
Are you on the hunt for the best backpacking chair? Over a decade, we've tested multiple versions...

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Best Camping Cookware of 2022
Best Camping Cookware of 2022
Our camping experts have evaluated over 40 of the best camping cookware options over the last 9...

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Best Ski Jackets of 2022
Best Ski Jackets of 2022
Since 2014, our expert team has bought and tested 65+ unique ski jackets. Our current review...

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Best Bivy Sack of 2022
Best Bivy Sack of 2022
We've tested over 20 of the best bivy sacks over the last 8 years, and purchased 9 of this year's...

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Best Sleeping Bags for Women of 2022
Best Sleeping Bags for Women of 2022
For 8 years, our backpacking experts have tested 51 of the best women's sleeping bags. This review...

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Best Ski Goggles of 2022
Best Ski Goggles of 2022
Searching for the best ski goggles? Our experts have tested 35+ pairs on snow over the last 8...

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Best Backcountry Skis of 2022
Best Backcountry Skis of 2022
We've been formally testing backcountry skis for seven years and have decades of experience prior...

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Best Ski Pants of 2022
Best Ski Pants of 2022
We have been buying and comparing ski pants for the last 8 years, having tested 46 pairs along the...

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Best Backcountry Ski Boots of 2022
Best Backcountry Ski Boots of 2022
We've been formally testing backcountry ski boots for 6 years, all around the world and on the...

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Best Ski Jackets for Women of 2022
Best Ski Jackets for Women of 2022
Over the last nine years, our expert shredders have tested 55+ of the best women's ski jackets...

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Best Backcountry Ski Bindings of 2022
Best Backcountry Ski Bindings of 2022
Choosing the best backcountry ski bindings is way daunting. In this update, we tested 15 top...

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Best Avalanche Beacon of 2022
Best Avalanche Beacon of 2022
Our crew of seasoned snow professionals has spent the last half-decade testing over 20 of the best...

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Best Mountain Bike Shorts for Women of 2022
Best Mountain Bike Shorts for Women of 2022
Over five years, we've trail-tested 28 pairs of women's mountain bike shorts. This review compares...

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Best Climbing Skins of 2022 for Backcountry Skiing
Best Climbing Skins of 2022 for Backcountry Skiing
We've tested for over 6 years and summarize the 11 best available today. Our testing is thorough...

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Best Backcountry Ski Poles of 2022
Best Backcountry Ski Poles of 2022
After researching over 50 of the best backcountry ski poles on the market today, we bought 13...

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Best Avalanche Airbag of 2022
Best Avalanche Airbag of 2022
Our snow experts have tested over 30 of the best avalanche airbag packs in the last seven years...

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Best Ski Pants for Women of 2022
Best Ski Pants for Women of 2022
Seeking the best women's ski pants? Combined with 8 years of testing over 34 unique models, this...

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Best Snowboards
Best Snowboards
To help you find the best snowboard, we've tested over 25 of the most regarded models on the...

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Best Splitboards For Backcountry Snowboarding
Best Splitboards For Backcountry Snowboarding
To find the best splitboard, we've reviewed over 25 boards in the last three years. For this...

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How to Find Your Perfect Pair of Backcountry Touring Skis - Click for details
How to Find Your Perfect Pair of Backcountry Touring Skis
Every single person, whether brand new to the backcountry or an old hat, can stand to learn...

by Jediah Porter

Backcountry Trip Planning - Click for details
Backcountry Trip Planning
Introduction Backpacking equipment is generally the same whether a trip is for 3 or 30 days...

by Luc Mehl

How to Choose Backcountry Ski Boots - Click for details
How to Choose Backcountry Ski Boots
AT ski boots have a tough job to do. Ideally, they are flexible and light for the uphill, stiff...

by Jediah Porter

How to Choose a Splitboard for Men for Backcountry Snowboarding - Click for details
How to Choose a Splitboard for Men for Backcountry Snowboarding
In 1992, the first prototype splitboard was made; this tool was invented out of necessity...

by Isaac Laredo & David Reichel

How to Choose Backcountry Climbing Skins - Click for details
How to Choose Backcountry Climbing Skins
Climbing skins are mystifying and magical. At first glance, they are simple. When we really sit...

by Jediah Porter

How to Choose Splitboard Bindings for Backcountry Snowboarding - Click for details
How to Choose Splitboard Bindings for Backcountry Snowboarding
Splitboard bindings get better and better every year, thanks to manufacturers listening to the...

by Isaac Laredo

How to Choose Splitboard Skins for Backcountry Snowboarding - Click for details
How to Choose Splitboard Skins for Backcountry Snowboarding
What goes down must go up. Climbing skins are a critical piece of movement gear to accomplish...

by Isaac Laredo & David Reichel

How to Choose Backcountry Ski Poles - Click for details
How to Choose Backcountry Ski Poles
Backcountry skiing requires a lot of gear. After carefully picking out your boots, bindings, skis...

by Jeff Dobronyi

Atomic Backland Carbon
Atomic Backland Carbon
We call the "lightweight touring boot" market a niche, but that is fast changing. Most everyone...

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Backcountry Access BC Link 2.0
Backcountry Access BC Link 2.0
The Backcountry Access BC Link 2.0 is our all-around favorite two-way radio, snagging our Editors'...

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Sierra Designs Backcountry Bivy
Sierra Designs Backcountry Bivy
We love this bivy sack. Amazingly, the Sierra Designs Backcountry Bivy offers a generous full...

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Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro
Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro
We tested long and hard, comparing to dozens of boots, and tried to find a weakness with this...

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Scarpa F1 LT
Scarpa F1 LT
The Scarpa F1 LT is one of the most highly regarded boots in our line up. Very early in our...

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Black Crows Camox Freebird
Black Crows Camox Freebird
The Camox Freebird from Black Crows, overall, is right in the mix with the best backcountry skis...

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Backcountry Access Tracker 2
Backcountry Access Tracker 2
The Backcountry Access Tracker2 is a solid beacon and a former winner of an award, thanks to its...

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Lange XT3 120
Lange XT3 120
We grant the Lange XT3 120 one of our more specialized awards. It is an excellent product, but is...

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Black Crows Corvus Freebird
Black Crows Corvus Freebird
In some reviews and circles, these are light skis. Among human-powered skiers, though, a touring...

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K2 Wayback 106
K2 Wayback 106
We've tested and enjoyed versions of the K2 Wayback 106 for decades now. K2 won't cop to it, but...

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Scarpa Maestrale RS
Scarpa Maestrale RS
Product Recall Maestrale RS boots produced in the Fall of 2017 have been recalled with a defect...

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Backcountry Access Tracker3
Backcountry Access Tracker3
The Backcountry Access Tracker3 is a sleek low profile beacon, and that is the top-tier of BCA's...

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Atomic Hawx Prime XTD 130
Atomic Hawx Prime XTD 130
Relative to typical touring boots, the Atomic Hawx Prime XTD is heavy, restrictive in touring...

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Backcountry Access Float 32
Backcountry Access Float 32
The latest version of the BCA Float 32 is an improvement on an already awesome pack design and...

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Movement Alp Tracks 100
Movement Alp Tracks 100
Our highest honor has long gone to a ski model like the Movement Alp Tracks 100. In terms of...

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Kastle TX 103
Kastle TX 103
The Kastle TX103 is a great downhill performer. Its performance is tuned to almost perfectly...

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Weston Backcountry Backwoods Splitboard
Weston Backcountry Backwoods Splitboard
The Weston Backwoods takes home our top award. It's designed with a powder shape and is outfitted...

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Scarpa Maestrale XT
Scarpa Maestrale XT
The Scarpa Maestrale XT is sturdy and downhill oriented, sitting right in the mix with the...

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Dalbello Quantum Asolo Factory
Dalbello Quantum Asolo Factory
The Dalbello Quantum Asolo is among the lightest one-third of our tested boots. In that...

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Black Diamond Glidelite 147 Snow Trekkers
Black Diamond Glidelite 147 Snow Trekkers
The Black Diamond Glidelite Snow Trekkers are the most unique ski product we've seen in a decade...

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Salomon MTN Explore 95
Salomon MTN Explore 95
Most of our test team got lucky, in terms of journalistic integrity, with the Salomon MTN Explore...

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