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    2014 Holiday Gear Guide
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    2014 Winter Style Guide for Women
  • PRO TIPS
    BUYING SKI BOOTS
    Pro Tips for Buying Ski Boots
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    Fly Fisher : Hilary Hutcheson
    Pack Like a Pro: Gear up with Fly Fishing Guide and TV Host Hilary Hutcheson
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    2014 BEST IN CLASS WINNERS — KNIVES & MULTITOOLS
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  • Tetons Brace for Major Pre-Holiday Storm

    Jackson Hole ready to get rocked this weekend.

    Tetons Brace for Major Pre-Holiday Storm
  • White Christmas Guarantee for Colorado, Utah

    Major storm set to arrive on Saturday.

    White Christmas Guarantee for Colorado, Utah
  • Heavy Surf, Mountain Snow Slam Pacific Northwest

    Wet weather barrels into Oregon, begins its holiday trek East.

    Heavy Surf, Mountain Snow Slam Pacific Northwest
  • Surf is Up, Way Up, in California!

    Big Friday of surf and snow hitting California right now!

    Surf is Up, Way Up, in California!

Fresh Stories

  • Pack Like a Pro: Hitting the huts with Colter Hinchliffe

    Pack Like a Pro: Hitting the huts with Colter Hinchliffe

    By: Dan Nelson

    You may have seen Colter Hinchliffe in theaters, or maybe on TV. Over the last three years, the 28-year-old freeskier has starred on several Teton Gravity Research films. Here, we find out what gear he relies on when he hits the slopes.

  • 2014 Best in Class Award Winners

    2014 Best in Class Award Winners

    By: Gear Institute Staff

    Gear Institute Experts extensively field tested and reviewed nearly 400 individual products in 2014. From vast collection of gear, 43 products received Gear Institute Ratings high enough to win the coveted Gear Institute Best in Class Award Honors!

  • What Do Gear Professionals Want This Holiday Season?

    What Do Gear Professionals Want This Holiday Season?

    By: Dan Nelson

    People who work day-in and day-out with the latest and greatest gear certainly have easy access to a wide variety of products. So what gifts would make them jump for joy?

  • Keep your camera rolling with All Day power

    Keep your camera rolling with All Day power

    By: Dan Nelson

    The Brunton team, seeing a need for backcountry photographers who spend more than a couple hours at a time in the field, created the All Day for GoPro users.

  • Park City & Canyons Merger to Create Largest Ski Resort in America

    Park City & Canyons Merger to Create Largest Ski Resort in America

    By: Gear Institute Staff

    Proposed merger would create mega resort with 7,300 skiable acres.

  • Pack Like a Pro: Running with Rob Krar

    Pack Like a Pro: Running with Rob Krar

    By: Billy Brown

    Rob Krar’s ultrarunning career began on a whim: At the last minute, he decided to run the longer distance of the 25k/50k Bootlegger. When he finally slowed down, we caught him and chatted about his favorite gear.

  • Best in Class : Monthly Mashup

    Best in Class : Monthly Mashup

    By: Gear Institute Staff

    This month's gear mashup brings two season's Best in Class products together into one. Two bear winter's weather reality and one holds a bit of wishful summertime thinking. Check out a few of our top scoring products for wind, snow and water!

Fresh Tests

  • Leatherman OHT

    94

    2014

    Hiking & Camping > Multitools

    Leatherman OHT

    The Leatherman OHT may have been designed for our military folks in mind, but your average outdoorsperson ...

  • Topo Athletic Runduro

    78

    2014

    Running > Road Running Shoes

    Topo Athletic Runduro

    The Topo Athletic Runduro is a dependable and durable trainer for cranking out high mileage training days,...

  • Merrell Bare Access Ultra

    92

    2014

    Running > Road Running Shoes

    Merrell Bare Access Ultra

    The Merrell Bare Access Ultra presents a well-constructed combination of barefoot mechanics and durable, h...

  • Fischer Ranger 106 TI Men's Skis - 2014/2015

    86

    2014

    Skiing > Skis

    Fischer Ranger 106 TI Men's Skis - 2014/2015

    Fischer's Ranger 106 TI loves wrangling packed snow.

  • Nordica Helldorado Men's Skis - 2014/2015

    96

    2014

    Skiing > Skis

    Nordica Helldorado Men's Skis - 2014/2015

    The Helldorado is your wingman for kicking big mountain butt and taking names this year.

  • Rossignol Soul 7 Men's Skis - 2014/2015

    93

    2014

    Skiing > Skis

    Rossignol Soul 7 Men's Skis - 2014/2015

    Rossi's Soul 7 brings dreamy float to the powder, but can pack a punch in the hardpack too.