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Backcountry

DESIGN
Ski and Snowboard Kits for Big Mountain and Backcountry
by Sasha Barkans Nothing can spoil a great snow day like bad gear. Puffy jackets in wet conditions will shut your days down early, uncomfortable and heavy backcountry equipment will slow you down on the up-track, and that poorly shaped split board...
DESIGN
Interview: Davis Smith of Cotopaxi
The desire to see the world, step outside one's own boundaries and see how others live is human nature. Davis Smith, founder and CEO of socially conscious outdoor company Cotopaxi, spent much of his childhood outside his native US in developing countries...
TECH
Perspectiv Daypack by Thule
From roof racks to bike bags, Thule knows how to schlepp in style. If it needs to be hauled, lugged or carried, there's a good chance that the Swedish company has a solution to get your gear from the garage to the great outdoors. Their latest release...
TRAVEL
Osprey Xena 70 Pack
Traveling through the backcountry on foot can be a uniquely masochistic enterprise. What seems like a minor discomfort after an hour can easily turn into a major inconvenience, or even an injury, after several days, but even the smallest tinkering...
TECH
Jones Ultracraft Splitboard
The core snowboard industry continues to mature with more and more innovation and development in backcountry tech. Whether it's due to an aging demographic looking for a peaceful alternative outside resort riding or a newfound interest in powder...