Here are the ins and outs of how we conduct the best ski test in the industry.
Consensus can be merciless. And when the results are in, we often have some tough phone calls to make. But for every brand that tanks in the test, there’s a brand that shines, and we want readers to know which factories are on their game.
What we shouldn’t have to say is that objectivity rules our test, but we know what goes on at some other tests. So we’ll say it: There’s no “pay-to-play” fee for entry. No medals are exchanged for ad dollars. No palms are greased.
The company’s unit tracks vertical drop, speed, pairs with your phone, and attaches seamlessly to any ski goggle.
For skiers that can’t get through a powder day without knowing how fast they went, how much air they got, or how many laps they did, this is for you.
GogglePal, a new augmented reality unit, is a digital heads-up display for your ski goggles. And it’s said to be the first to be universally mountable, meaning it’s removable and works on any pair of goggles.
Compressed air, venturi valves, horse collars, fans, argon, TSA rules, cable pulls. The lingo alone can spin your head, so let us set you straight.
No matter what airbag pack you’re looking at, the vast majority, if not all of them, use a venturi valve to help inflate the bag. The valve essentially sucks in outside air to fully inflate the bag. Each bag is also repackable, and stores into it’s own compartment. When you pull the trigger, the zipper or Velcro pops, and the airbag inflates.
But beyond price, pack volume, pack features, and aesthetics (like color), there are 3 main differences. Here's what you need to know.
For when you don’t want to haul or buy ski gear on your next trip.
Back in 2012, Julian Flores’ wife rented a designer dress from the website Rent the Runway, a fashion company that allows customers to rent designer dresses for a few days at a fraction of what they cost at retail. Flores was just blown away at how easy the process was for her. "She was sent the garment through the mail and used it for a huge party and looked like a million bucks,” he said.