2018 Rossignol Sushi Splitboard Review
Sushi is delicious dead fish. And delicious dead fish float deliciously. So it makes sense that Rossi’s newest pow split is a flotation master, starving for deep, fluffy white stuff to roar through. This may not be the most versatile split in your quiver — but when the conditions are right, Rossi’s 145cm wonder is  [...]
Kelly Canyon Ski Resort Review
RIRIE, ID – Between the old rickety wood and metal lift with its jerky turns and creaks, the sign reminding us to wear snowboard leashes, and the crowd rocking old boards and not-quite-waterproof outerwear, one thing’s for sure — Kelly Canyon is nothing like Jackson Hole or even Targhee. I mean, tickets cost $40 for  [...]
2017 Ride Helix Snowboard Review
Fun. That’s been one of my main goals for this season. After a few years of 3 AM wake-ups and 8-hour approaches, this deep, erratic snowpack has led me to a rediscovery of something that those of us who take riding too seriously seem to have forgotten: Snowboarding is supposed to be fun. The guys  [...]
Patagonia Snowshot Pant Review
The Patagonia Snowshot Pants are possibly my favorite piece of new gear this season. And that’s despite a simple fact: Pants are the Rodney Dangerfield of snowboard gear; they don’t get no respect. I can usually tear through pants in a few hard weeks but I put these through the Teton ringer and they never  [...]
Kohla Splitboard Skins Review
At 19, on my first international snowboard trip, to Innsbruck, Austria, I discovered what big mountains truly are. So it comes full circle that now, 16 years of hard big mountain riding and backcountry evolution later, I would discover the best skins I’ve ever used in a green and white striped pair of mixed-mohair skins  [...]
Showers Pass Utility Backpack Review
The Showers Pass Utility Backpack is just the next stage in the evolutionary blending of the hardcore road cyclist and the commited pedal commuter, a lightweight style-heavy monster ready for whatever mother nature throws at it. Not that I’m a roadbiker. I mountain bike a bit; townie cruise when I can. But otherwise I’m usually  [...]
Alpina Lhotse Mountain Boot Review
A man can never have too many shoes. Especially if he’s spending most of his time playing outdoors. It’s taken me a few years or destroying cheaper tennies and boots but I’ve finally completed my quiver of hearty, strong and effective shoes. The Alpina Lhotse fits perfectly between everything else in my foot locker and  [...]
Patagonia is Closing For Election Day
“The reason why we won’t face up to our problems with the environment is that we are the problem. It’s not the corporations out there, it’s not the governments, it’s us.” — Yvon Chouinard Patagonia is closing their doors Tuesday, issuing a call for its environmentally-obsessed workers and nature-loving consumers to get out of the  [...]
Patagonia Neoprene-Free Wetsuits
Chloroprene is a plasticized rubber. As in it shares many similar chemical aspects with plastic. As in that really complicated most-unnatural-of-materials with chains of polymers of molecules that somehow have to be broken and reconnected. Chloroprene, to be useful, is somehow made from a series of pellets into dough (I think there’s chlorine somewhere in  [...]
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