Product Reviews

Marker Kingpin 13
Corey Hockett
When lightweight bindings first came out, I was reluctant to buy in. The design of pin bindings looked too dinky, something I might pop out of at high speeds or break should I land aggressively. I stayed with my heavy setup for years, and don’t regret that I did. Read more >>
Mike England
Here at O/B, we've long been fans of Kurgo, a small, family-owned company that makes everything from dog collars to travel beds, play toys to water bowls Read more >>
refuge air jacket
Jack Taylor
Tired of changing layers every time you take a water break? Read more >>
gordini, goggles, relode x
Jack Taylor
The Relode X goggles by Gordini are fitted with plush, comfortable foam, an anti-slip strap, and w Read more >>
Backcountry Gore-Tex Snow Glove
Aaron Madigan
When shopping for gloves, I look for simplicity, durability, and effectiveness. Read more >>
gloves, winter, skiing, gordini
Ian Roderer
Gloves are like socks: you can never have too many. Read more >>
Kathleen Smith
Looking for one goggle that can do it all? Read more >>
gastro gnome green chicken curry
Simon Peterson
Weighing in at 760 calories with 47 grams of protein, Gastro Gnome’s Thai Green Chicken Curry is bursting with fla Read more >>
windlab stretch glove
Mike England
For a waterproof, windproof, and surprisingly warm lightweight glove, check out the minimally designed (though cumbersomely named) Read more >>
alpaca pullover quarter zip
Chris McCarthy
The battle for the best base layer has a new contender. Read more >>
flylow baxter jacket
Jack Taylor
In an age of paper-thin garments that leave you SOL after getting snagged on a branch, Flylow took a different approach with the Baxter Read more >>
trango ice cube gtx climbing boot
Jack Taylor
The Trango Ice Cube GTX gives you everything you want in a lightweight climbing boot, without any extra frills. Read more >>
ski wax, faststik
Mike England
Waxing for optimal glide can be difficult all year long—heck, even one day to the next. Which is where FastStik comes in. Read more >>
alphaburly, lacrosse, muck boot
Jack Taylor
Why put up with cold feet?
socks, alpaca, arms of andes
Leslie Gaines
I own a lot of different footwear—sometimes my friends call me Imelda of the Wild. Read more >>
food, nutrition, k bar, battle bar
Mike England
I thought protein bars had gone about as far as they could go—until a K-Bar from Battle Bars wound up in my pack. Read more >>
Ice climbing, ice tools, Nomics
Jack Taylor
The Petzl Nomics have set the standard for technical ice tools over the past decade. Read more >>
burch barrel
Chris McCarthy
To say I’m obsessed with the Burch Barrel would be an understatement. Read more >>
MSR Evo Snowshoe Kit
Mike England
It may be getting brown in town, but the high country's still covered in white—so when you set out for an early-spring scramble up a steep mountainside, it pays to pack along some snowshoes. Read more >>
Simon Peterson
The Mammut Barryvox S is hands-down the best avalanche beacon I’ve used. Read more >>
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