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10 Tips for Sleeping at the Trailhead

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We’ve all seen the Instagram account of the guy with the tricked out Sprinter, complete with custom solar panels, multi-sport racks and off-roading wheels. But you don’t need a decked out camper van to sleep in your car. In fact, with the right planning and proper gear, you can rest well in virtually any vehicle. Whether your goal is to...
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Slash lines in comfort with the year’s best snowboard boots

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Oh, the importance of snowboarding boots. Is it even possible to count the ways? A nice pair of boots turns your day into a heavenly montage of cozy lines and cushy pow turns, underscored by warm, toasty feet. A crappy pair creates a horror sequence of frozen toes, cramped ankles, and smothered circulation — not to mention that aching band of ankle numbness known only to snowboarders, especially those who’ve ridden with cheap or ill-fitting boots...
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Whether shredding resorts or backcountry, these snowboards perform the best

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Surf-inspired styles continue to dominate the powder scene in 2017, with widening noses and an ever-expanding range of tail shapes. There were poppy park boards with pressy noses, free-riding slayers stocked with backcountry slash-tech, and an expansive array of all-mountain shredders. This year produced so many exceptional boards, it was difficult to...
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Keep your hands warm and moisturized with Roxy’s new line of ski gloves

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Ski gloves have gotten innovative in recent years with hi-tech features such as battery-powered heating units, infrared fleece, touchscreen-compatible finger pads, insulating reflective strips, convertible glove-to-mitt features and even wireless rechargeable liners. Until now, however, there haven’t been any mountain gloves on the market that moisturize your hands while you ripped lines. Enter Roxy’s now three-year-old partnership with skincare company Biotherm, which includes...
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Get rid of your jacket quiver, this hi-tech 686 GLCR works for every sport

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Spring is here — that beautiful but annoying time of year when you can’t quite get comfortable. Thankfully, the apparel brand 686 just launched a new three-season jacket meant to address this very problem. Dubbed the GLCR Paclite Multi Jacket, 686’s latest release is a brand-new, high-tech piece of apparel specifically designed to...
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These are hands-down the best ski and snowboard goggles of the year

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After your boots and bindings, a solid set of goggles is arguably your most important piece of gear. It’s hard to shred out a perfect line when your goggles are fogged up or making you cry from a shoddy seal. Fortunately, the 2016/17 winter season has brought boatloads of awesome new innovations in goggle technology to the ski and snowboard world. We tested dozens of...
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Kovea’s electric induction camping stove lightens the camping load by ditching propane

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The best part of cooking in the woods with a camp stove is arguably whipping up some delicious bacon and Dutch pancakes. The worst part? Dragging along throngs of cumbersome propane canisters. The outdoor gear company Kovea has come up with a solution to the problem: a portable electric induction cooker. Loads better for the environment and void of any hazardous fumes or landfill fodder, this...
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SUP enthusiasts excited about QuickBlade’s innovative new Smart Paddle

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With spring in full force, stand up paddleboarding season is right around the corner. And now, for the first time, paddle enthusiasts have the ability to track detailed metrics in real-time with an easy sweep of their blade via new technology courtesy of QuickBlade Paddles. After initially announcing the device at the 2017 Surf Expo Orlando, Florida, the company just...