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Backcountry Gear

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January 20, 2010
Salomon is unveiling a new line of high-performance all-mountain freeski boots that will be available to the public in the 2010/11 season. We got to take them out touring in the Telluride backcountry of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado.
January 6, 2010
If you’re caught in an avalanche, Backcountry Access’s new Float 30 backpack will give you potentially life-saving flotation and neck support and make you more visible to rescuers. A rip cord on the pack’s shoulder strap releases compressed carbon dioxide that inflates a 150-liter air bag. Want to see that airbag inflate? We have video.
December 7, 2009
With their new avy beacon, the Tracker 2, the crew at Backcountry Access hopes to change the way skiers deal with slides.
November 10, 2009
An army of opinionated web surfers help develop a new clothing line.
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November 9, 2009
Sam Bass, aboard a ship en route to Antarctica, on avoiding sea sickness, royal albatrass, and Cape Horn.
October 14, 2009
This gear won't turn you into a nasty tree skier overnight. But it'll help.
October 7, 2009
Guess the location of Grant Gunderson's photos and win a pair of Wagner Custom skis.
September 24, 2009
Whether you're going on a day-long tour or just heading out the gates, you need a binding that works as well going uphill as it does going down. Here is a collection of some of the best AT and telemark bindings out there.
September 18, 2009
You need a pack that fits everything: skins, a shovel, probe, Snickers bar, water, extra layer. Here are eight good options.