Men's

Peter Glenn Dryland Training Guide: Week 4

by Jonny Moseley | Apr 20, 2020

 Jonny Moseley here.  Today I’m taking over The Dryland Training Guide. Inline skating was always a staple in my cross training regimen but this is the  first time my boys have tried it. Like you, we’ve been cooped up at home for a while and we are always looking ...

Peter Glenn Dryland Training Guide: Week 3

by Jose Triana | Apr 10, 2020

One of the best ways to get outdoors and exercising is with inline skates. Not only are they a great option for cruising around, but if used properly, they can easily give you a workout that will show its effects right into the winter season. Skating gives you all the ...

Peter Glenn Dryland Training Guide: Week 2

by Jose Triana | Mar 31, 2020

Another week another workout. Hopefully you were able to get through week 1 without a hitch, and even if you didn’t, remember you can always cycle through the workout again after a few weeks to see if there are any improvements! In this week, a lot of the focus is ...

Peter Glenn Dryland Training Guide: Week 1

by Jose Triana | Mar 24, 2020

Being stuck at home is never anyone's idea of fun. Unfortunately, once the slopes close for the season, that’s exactly what might happen. Instead, take this time to get some dryland training under your belt. There are tons of exercises, both regular and ski-specific, that can get you in great ...

Tech Talk: Protecting Your Phone on the Mountain

by Jose Triana | Feb 25, 2020

No trip to the mountain is complete without that perfect selfie or video of you hitting the slopes. But if the temperatures are low, chances are your action camera or phone’s battery won’t even make it to the end of the day. Why does this happen? Because colder temperatures can ...

Tips on Choosing Your Ideal Ski Shape

by Jim O'Leary | Feb 18, 2020

Shape defines so much about how a ski rides, but not just the sidecut and waist width. The camber profile, how the ski is shaped when you view it from the side, might be the most important feature to consider when purchasing a ski, because it impacts how the ski ...

5 Best Freestyle Snowboards for Men of 2020

by Jim O'Leary | Feb 6, 2020

Trends come and go, but freestyle remains the heart and soul of snowboarding. In the terrain park or in the street, or even just hunting sidehits at your favorite resort, having a board that’s built for the job makes a big difference.All of these boards are a twin shape, making ...

Buyers Guide: Choosing the Right Insulation

by Suzie Dundas | Jan 24, 2020

Most skiers and snowboarders know (okay, pretty much every skier and snowboarder knows) that insulation is essential to staying warm. Insulation works by both trapping your body heat against your core and creating a barrier to keep cold air off your skin.But what some people don’t know is that there ...

Essential Tips for Picking the Perfect Helmet

by Jim O'Leary | Jan 17, 2020

Safety first, of course. But a good helmet gives you so much more than that. They’re warmer than a beanie, and can help your goggles work better too. In fact, there’s so many reasons to wear a helmet, it's a wonder anyone doesn’t want to wear one. Of course, the most ...

5 Best All-Mountain Skis for Men in 2020

by Jim O'Leary | Dec 31, 2019

“All Mountain” is a big term that applies to a lot of skis design for a lot of different styles of skiing. So, while it’s great that all mountain skis are without a doubt our best sellers, it does have the effect that “all mountain” means different things to different ...

Ski Trip 101: The Basics of Planning a Trip

by Suzie Dundas | Dec 18, 2019

When it comes to planning a ski trip, there’s a lot to figure out, from location to gear to lodging to lessons. It can be a bit intimidating, especially for skiers new to the sports. There’s a lot to figure out, from transportation to rentals to après-ski action. This post ...

Tech Talk: The Burton Step On Binding System

by Jim O'Leary | Dec 2, 2019

Until recently, the design of snowboard bindings had been kind of stagnant. There have obviously been improvements in comfort and adjustablity, from seamless straps to sliding heelcups. But at the end of the day, you were still strapping in using the same buckles and straps that snowboarders have been using ...

2019 Winter Buying Guide: Everything You Need for Your Next Trip

by Jim O'Leary | Nov 22, 2019

With the winter season finally here, just about everyone is booking trips, checking snow forecasts, and imagining a day spent on the mountain. One important element to any trip, however, is your gear. Not only do you want to look your best, but also you want to be sure you ...

Tips for Understanding Waterproof Ratings

by Jim O'Leary | Sep 13, 2019

Not Waterproof Just because an item is built for the outdoors does not mean it's built to be waterproof. Primarily this is done for items that aren't meant to be worn as outerwear, like layering pieces or casual clothes. But sometimes outerwear isn't designed to be waterproof, either for enhanced ...

6 Best Rain Jacket for Outdoor Adventures

by Jim O'Leary | Aug 23, 2019

Picture the perfect day outdoors. It's sunny, clear, and comfortable, of course. But the weather doesn't always deliver that exact scenario. So we've gathered some of the best rain jackets of 2019 for you to shield yourself from the worst weather. Because even if you're the type who will cancel ...

Sun Protection, It's for Everyone!

by Suzie Dundas | Aug 7, 2019

Did you know that sun-protective clothing is very much a thing? And if you aren’t wearing it during your time outdoors, you may be putting your skin (and health) at risk.You may be wondering “what the heck is UPF clothing, and why do I need it? Isn’t my clothing good ...

Day Hike Essentials: A Packing Guide

by Jim O'Leary | Jun 20, 2019

 Hiking is, without a doubt, the most popular form of outdoor recreation. And for good reason! Hikes exist all over the world, and all over the country, so no matter where you are you can find a trail that suits your ability level and interest. The most basic hikes ...

Choosing the Right Trail Runners: Part 2

by Suzie Dundas | Jun 14, 2019

When we last left off, we discussed some of the finer points in choosing trail running shoes based on their characteristics and fit, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. If you're planning on hitting the trails often, you're also going to be worried about other features too. So, ...

Choosing the Right Trail Runners: Part 1

by Suzie Dundas | Jun 5, 2019

If you get a little out of breath by just hearing the words “trail runners,” don’t worry. Trail runners have plenty of uses beyond actual running. These stiff soled, grippy athletic shoes are popular with hikers, joggers, and sometimes even mountain bikers who aren’t ready to spring for clip-in shoes. ...

Backpack Buying Guide: Choosing Your Bag Style

by Jim O'Leary | May 17, 2019

A backpack is a simple thing, two straps and it goes on your back. Right? Unfortunately not. While they may look similar, backpacks can vary significantly depending on what they’re built to do and who they’re designed to fit. Which is why the backpack you send a kid to school ...

Ski Binding Basics: Choosing the Right Gear

by Jim O'Leary | Apr 19, 2019

If you’ve been skiing before, you realize your bindings are important. The way they transfer your energy down to the ski’s edges, and hold your feet in place while turning, is a fundamental task that is the only thing making skiing possible. But they’re also what makes skiing safer, by ...

5 Best Freestyle Snowboards of 2019

by Jim O'Leary | Mar 11, 2019

If the part of the mountain you’re most interested in is the terrain park, then you’ll be best served by riding one of these Best Freestyle Men’s Snowboards. What makes a snowboard a great freestyle board is agility, whether you’re double corking in a half pipe, or trying to boardslide ...

Playing the Goggle Game: How to find the perfect pair

by Suzie Dundas | Mar 5, 2019

Whether you’re new to skiing or grew up in the park, you probably noticed quickly that having the right pair of goggles can make or break your day. In addition to details like fit and frame shape, you also have to ensure you have the right lens – and what ...

Tips for Choosing Snow Gloves & Mittens

by Jose Triana | Feb 26, 2019

If you’ve been out in the cold before, you know how important protecting your hands can be. Having the right gloves makes all the difference, but with so many options and designs, how do you even know what to buy? Whether you’re planning your first ski trip or looking for ...

5 Best All-Mountain Snowboards of 2019

by Jim O'Leary | Feb 21, 2019

As board designs have improved over the past several years, snowboards have become more and more versatile. Today pretty much any board is more capable than ever before. This progress really shows itself in the “All Mountain” category of boards. Using a variety of designs, shapes, and technologies these snowboards ...

Tips on How to Find Your Perfect Jacket Size

by Jose Triana | Feb 21, 2019

One of the most commonly asked questions we get on just about a daily basis is how to find your correct jacket size. While you may know your general size when it comes to your clothing, ski and snowboard gear is a bit different. For one, you need space for ...