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Backcountry Gear

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January 17, 2012
Between Bavarian pow turns and steins of weißbier, one editor got the scoop on some exciting new developments at Dynafit during a trip to that brand's homeland—including a new Eric Hjorliefson collaboration boot called the Vulcan.
December 1, 2011
Electronic beacon testing checkpoints installed at backcountry gates in the Jackson area.
November 23, 2011
Alpine touring bindings fall into two camps, tech-style and frame-style. They’re like apples and oranges. But there’s plenty of nitpicking to do within each category. Find your next AT binders here.
November 22, 2011
No skier's life list is complete without a hut trip or two. Here's how to do it right.
October 17, 2011
The two brands teamed up to make a new 16 DIN touring binding.
June 27, 2011
After spending the last two seasons modifying his own Dynafit Titans, the big-mountain skier will work directly with engineers to improve the backcountry-focused boots.
Backcountry Gear | Dynafit | Athletes
April 12, 2011
We tested five of next year's AT bindings at our gear test. Our Aspen-based gear expert gave us a video rundown of how they work, their touring functions, and what they're best for.
April 6, 2011
This week we're at Aspen Highlands testing next year's AT skis and bindings. Here's a look behind the scenes at the ski test, and a peek at some 2011-12 goods.
March 4, 2011
Bottom line, there are some things you must take with you into the backcountry. Here are ten things that you definitely need, plus a few extras that'll make your day much better.
January 25, 2011
Straight from the floor of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Show we've got a look at K2's new line of backcountry gear, the Backside Tools.