Articles by Mike Hardaker

Top 8 Men’s Snowboard Jackets

These are our picks for the best snowboard jackets for men in 2020. Whether your banging out lift laps or splitboarding, or looking for a piece to do it all…


The Top 10 Trail Running Shoes

If you’re going to spend hours running (or hiking) on trails, you need the right trail running shoes. Trail running shoes provide increased traction and protection to keep you sure-footed…


Never Summer Atom Split Review

The Never Summer Atom Splitboard rides especially well in sub-par snow.  Never Summer has been known to make some of the best boards for having fun on the descent, the…


Patagonia Descensionist 32L Pack Review

The Patagonia Descensionist Pack is a great way to store all your gear while recreating in the backcountry.  Whatever you do though, don’t let the look of the material fool…


2021 Snowboards First Look

Denver, CO – First-hand look at 2021 snowboards on display at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market tradeshow.  Some major snowboard brands were not in the building, as usual, so if…


2020 Nitro Squash Splitboard Review

The Nitro Squash Splitboard is a ripping snowboard that does well at the resort, cat skiing and for the occasional day of splitboarding. I tested the Nitro Squash while splitboarding…


K2 Marauder Review

The K2 Marauder Splitboard is incredibly solid on the way uphill with its camber dominate profile.  On the way down if you can handle the camber the board excels, especially…


Top 7 Down Jackets for Men

Learn which insulated pieces made our picks for the best down jackets for men. We hand-picked a list of the best down jackets for men aka (puffers or puffys) that…