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The ultimate expert, side-by-side, outdoor gear reviews.
The ultimate expert, side-by-side, outdoor gear reviews.

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The Best Mountain Bike Tire Review
We tested eleaven aggressive trail/enduro tires and rated each on cornering, pedal traction, braking traction, rolling resistance, longevity, and ease of installation.
Winners: +Maxxis Tires, +Specialized Bicycles & +Schwalbe 

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How to Choose the Best Ski Jacket Anatomy, construction, coatings, styles, fit, features, RECCO and more!

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How to Choose the Best Snowboard Different types available, parts & pieces, all mountain options and more... 

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The Best Ski Jacket for Men Review
We slammed through foul weather and slid on rock-hard steep descents, putting ten excellent pieces of technical outerwear through the wringer in order to score each on warmth, weather resistance, ventilation, style, comfort, and features.
Award winners: +Arc'teryx, @SpyderActiveSports, +Columbia Sportswear, +Norrøna
By +Jediah Porter

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Introducing the Editors' Choice award winning @deitycomponents Bladerunners Mountain Bike Flat Pedal
The Bladerunner offers top-notch performance and a modern, slim profile in a strikingly beautiful package that comes in lots of beautiful colors. 

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The Best All-Mountain Snowboards of 2017!
We took nine top contenders and put them through an intensive side-by-side test over two months. Each board was ridden in a range of conditions, from deep powder to hardpack and corduroy. Every ollie, high-speed straight line, turn, spin/jib, and method was executed on each board to compare them fairly and scientifically. Read the full review to find out how each board performed in these metrics: edging, floating in powder, stability at speed, playfulness, and pop/jumping.
Winners: +Never Summer Industries, +Lib Tech, +Jones Snowboards @Arbor Snowboards 

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The Best Mountain Bike Flat Shoes Review
Mountain bike flat shoes aren't your garden-variety sneakers or even skate shoes, but have evolved into a type of specialized footwear, much like their relatives, clipless mountain bike shoes.
We evaluated all of our test subjects for pedal grip, overall comfort, rigidity and power transfer, weight, breathability, and durability.
Winners: +Five Ten & +Shimano U.S.A.
By: +Jason Cronk

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The OutdoorGearLab team has launched our new Trail Mountain Bike Review:

The Yeti SB5.5 and +Ibis Cycles Ripley LS won. How did we choose? We bought all the bikes (most painful credit card bill EVER) and then six testers pedaled hundreds miles and 230 laps on our benchmark course to get side-by-side performance times. We think it's the most unbiased trail bike review ever.

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How to Choose Ski Pants for Women
Different types, features to look for/ avoid, tips to consider and more!

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How to Choose Ski/Snowboard Pants
Two and three layer uninsulated shells, insulated pants, ski bibs and one piece suits explained.
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