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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 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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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 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 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 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 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 Avalanche Beacon of 2022
Best Avalanche Beacon of 2022
Our crew of seasoned avalanche professionals and AMGA certified ski guides has spent over a decade...

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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

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 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 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 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 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

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 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 Empire - Women's
Backcountry Empire - Women's
The Backcountry Empire is a durable and comfortable pair of mountain bike shorts that offer...

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Weston Backcountry Backwoods
Weston Backcountry Backwoods
The Weston Backwoods wants to slash and turn all over the mountain. It can win bank slaloms, rip...

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K2 Wayback 80
K2 Wayback 80
You don't pick these as your only backcountry skis. Or, it is unlikely that will be the case. The...

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Backcountry Notchtop Gore-Tex Active - Women's
Backcountry Notchtop Gore-Tex Active - Women's
While Backcountry only recently began making their own clothing, this venture into a lightweight...

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Scott Freeguide Carbon
Scott Freeguide Carbon
The Scott Superguide Carbon is a carefully tuned, high-performance ski boot for all-around...

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G3 Roamr 108
G3 Roamr 108
We recommend these skis. They go downhill very well. The flip side of that is that they are quite...

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Backcountry Cottonwoods Gore-Tex Bib - Women's
Backcountry Cottonwoods Gore-Tex Bib - Women's
The Backcountry Cottonwoods Gore-Tex Bib looks great and feels great when on the mountain. This...

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Backcountry Notchtop Gore-Tex Active
Backcountry Notchtop Gore-Tex Active
The Backcountry Notchtop Gore-Tex Active Jacket is a lightweight hardshell designed for...

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Voile HyperDrifter
Voile HyperDrifter
We had been reluctant to push our test into such specialized directions. The Voile Hyperdrifter is...

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Backcountry Cardiac Gore-Tex Pro Bib
Backcountry Cardiac Gore-Tex Pro Bib
The Backcountry Cardiac Gore-Tex Pro Bib provides exceptional weather resistance and has great...

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Backcountry Access Tracker4
Backcountry Access Tracker4
The Tracker4 is the latest in BCA's extremely popular line of avalanche transceivers, offering...

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Salomon S/Lab MTN
Salomon S/Lab MTN
We try not to be biased, but we can't help but get a little excited as the "big players" in the...

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Dynafit Hoji 130
Dynafit Hoji 130
We grant these a specialized, niche award. The Hoji Free Tour 130 is the best shoe in our review...

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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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Backcountry Access Float 22
Backcountry Access Float 22
The new Backcountry Access Float 22 is our OutdoorGearLab Top pick winner, as it's the best airbag...

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Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour
Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour
Dynafit keeps throwing hail mary passes with their ski boots; some are caught in the end zone and...

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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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Dynafit TLT 8 Expedition
Dynafit TLT 8 Expedition
We put in hard days and hours in the Dynafit TLT 8. Our entire test team has extensive experience...

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DPS Pagoda Tour 100 RP
DPS Pagoda Tour 100 RP
In our opinion and experience, the DPS Pagoda Tour 100 finally fulfills the backcountry promise of...

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Dynafit Beast 98
Dynafit Beast 98
With all-around downhill performance but a decided touring orientation, these skis are worth your...

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Backcountry Access Tracker S
Backcountry Access Tracker S
The Backcountry Access Tracker S is a slightly trimmed down, less expensive option than the...

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