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  • Niner RIP 9 RDO 4-Star XT 29 ENVE Review

    90

    2017

    Mountain Bikes > Bike

    Niner RIP 9 RDO 4-Star XT 29 ENVE Review

    The Niner RIP 9 RDO 4-Star XT 29 ENVE is a two-way bike with six inches of travel, 29” wheels, and carbo...

  • Thomas & Thomas Avantt 590-4 Review

    96

    2017

    Fast Action Fly Rods Fly Fishing Rods Fishing

    Thomas & Thomas Avantt 590-4 Review

    The Thomas & Thomas Avantt 590-4 is a well-balanced featherweight rod offering a remarkable blend of f...

  • Louis Garneau Heros RTR MIPS Review

    87

    2017

    Bike Helmets > Bike

    Louis Garneau Heros RTR MIPS Review

    The Louis Garneau Heros RTR MIPS is a road cycling helmet with outstanding comfort and safety features.

  • Arc’teryx Squamish Hoody Review

    90

    2017

    Cycling Jackets > Mountain Bikes

    Arc’teryx Squamish Hoody Review

    The Arc’teryx Squamish Hoody is a versatile windbreaker that protects against diverse elements and breat...

  • Patagonia PowSlayer Bib Review

    91

    2017

    Ski Pants > Snowboard Pants

    Patagonia PowSlayer Bib Review

    The Patagonia PowSlayer Bib is ideal for deep inbound powder days and touring on cold days in the backcoun...

  • Salomon MTN Tech Binding Review

    90

    2017

    Ski Bindings > Skiing

    Salomon MTN Tech Binding Review

    The MTN is Salomon’s entrance into the world of tech bindings with a clean a...