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DPS Skis
With spring right around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere, hitting the mountains in search of snow might not be at the top of everyone's To-Do list, yet some of the best and most consistent conditions of the year can be found as the season winds...
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Ramp Skis
Whether a backcountry powder junkie or terrain park enthusiast, a set of cutting-edge skis is a must for surviving the long cold winter. Ramp uses a revolutionary patent-pending process that allows for endless innovation and greater control of the...
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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...
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Snocru
While there are a few different apps for obsessed skiers and snowboarders to track their speed, distance and altitude or follow weather conditions, Snocru goes one step further to unite your pack so you can keep track of all that—and each...
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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...
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ThirtyTwo + Crab Grab
Since 1995 ThirtyTwo has continually produced the lightest and some of the best-selling snowboard boots in the industry. Since 2012 Crab Grab has produced little pieces of foam that you stick on your board to improve foot and hand traction. While...
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Nitro Snowboards T1.5
While a mild winter seems to be leaving most regions with a lackluster snowpack this year, the Northwest was blessed with a heavy snowfall over the holidays, providing a more than ample range of terrain to test the limited edition 2013 T1.5 Hyped...
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CH Gift Guide: Workout Turkey
Everyone has that person in their life that just can't keep still. They run, bike, ski or swim while we just marvel at their seemingly unlimited energy. This year, show your support for your favorite swimmer, yogi, skiier, jock or gym rat by giving...
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CH Gift Guide: Editor's Picks
Twenty-twelve has been a rambunctious year in the world of product design, and we've been right here watching, salivating and collecting the best of the best for our annual Gift Guide. With hundreds of items already in the archive and more being added...
STYLE
Salence Caisson
Taking its distinctive look from the timeless topcoat, the double-breasted Caisson jacket from Salence offers a unique look for hitting the slopes. The fully lined wool and polyester blend coat is both breathable and waterproof, with quilted insulation...
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RAMP Sports
Based out of Park City, Utah RAMP Sports (AKA "Riders Artists Musicians Project") has just released a line of skis using next-generation rapid prototyping and vacuum molding to create their boards. Their modern equipment has allowed them to create...
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Westcomb Switch LT Hoody
Weighing about as much as a bottle of water, Westcomb's impressive 15oz Switch LT Hoody is the latest to be named the world's lightest NeoShell jacket. While outerwear companies spend every season trying to capture industry attention, Westcomb...
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MTN Approach
While splitboards continue to grow in popularity, the technology involved has generally remained stagnant, leaving riders on a compromised board lacking the performance they often need in the backcountry. As a solution, two snowboard industry...
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On-Mountain Tech
While the purity of a lo-fi outdoor adventure can be a blissful experience, innovations in on-mountain tech offer enhancements that increase both fun and knowledge. Last week in Whistler I channeled my inner cyborg and tested three devices that...
TRAVEL
Skijoring with Bentley
Roughly translated to ski driving, skijoring is a Scandinavian-originated snow sport where a skier is towed—typically behind a horse or dogs. My introduction to the sport earlier this month came as an invitation from Bentley and Zai to join...
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Zai and Loro Piana
On a recent trip to Gstaad with Bentley (more on that next week), I had the pleasure of meeting the team from Zai, the high end, handmade Swiss ski manufacturer. Patrick, Daniela and Thomas (pictured here) all happened to be wearing incredible ski...