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  1. Buying Guides

    Snowboard Boot Sizing and Fit Guide

    Getting the right size snowboard boots is essential to having fun. Learn how to size and fit boots, and how to custom mold the liners.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 9 reviews
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    How to Choose Backcountry Ski Bindings

    AT bindings allow you to lift your heels to stride uphill and then lock the heels in place for the descent. We help you sort out your choices.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 6 reviews
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    How to Choose Downhill Skis

    This comprehensive guide to downhill ski selection covers length, types of skis, rocker/camber and more. Includes downhill and backcountry skis.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 698 reviews
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    Tips for Dressing Your Kids in Winter

    Buying a winter jacket and pants for kids can be challenging. Learn about features to look for and how to keep kids warm and dry in cold weather.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 25 reviews
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    How to Choose a Snowboard

    Learn about different types of snowboards, details of construction, camber/rocker, and how to choose the right board for your riding style.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 605 reviews
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    How to Choose Cross-Country Ski Gear

    Get advice on how to choose the right cross-country skis, boots, bindings and poles.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 593 reviews
  7. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Car Racks

    You invest time and money in the right gear for your adventures. Make sure that equipment gets to its destination safely with the right car rack.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 22 reviews
  8. Buying Guides

    Camber vs. Rocker

    Learn the basics of rocker and camber and get tips on how each design performs in different terrains and snow conditions

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 84 reviews
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    How to Choose Downhill Ski Boots

    Get the basics of downhill ski boot selection: Understand fit and comfort considerations, moldable liners, mondo sizing and the flex index.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 214 reviews
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    How to Choose Avalanche Transceivers

    An avalanche transceiver is essential for backcountry travel on snow. Learn about digital and analog technology, antennas, range and more.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 168 reviews
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    How to Choose and Use Gaiters

    Gaiters come in different shapes and sizes. Learn how to choose and use gaiters for hiking, mountaineering and trail running.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 57 reviews
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    What to Wear Skiing and Snowboarding

    Learn what clothing and gear you’ll need to wear skiing or snowboarding. We cover the basics: from underwear to jacket and from head to toe.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 53 reviews
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    How to Choose, Trim and Attach Ski Climbing Skins

    Learn how to choose climbing skins for your skis and trim them to fit. Includes videos.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 21 reviews
  14. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Hydration Packs

    Which hydration pack is best? Learn about reservoir size, gear capacity and other key pack features for cyclists, runners, hikers and more.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 185 reviews
  15. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Downhill Ski Bindings

    Read about how downhill ski bindings differ, including release settings and adjustment range, so you choose the best ones for you.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 146 reviews
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    How to Choose Snowboard Boots

    Shopping for snowboarding boots? Learn how boot flex correlates to your riding style and get advice on fit, lacing systems and liners.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 59 reviews
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    How to Choose Daypacks

    Choosing a daypack can be daunting. Learn how to find the right one by looking at how you plan to use it, plus capacity, features and fit.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 224 reviews
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    How to Choose Climbing Skins and Backcountry Ski Accessories

    Learn what backcountry ski accessories you may need, including climbing skins, ski crampons, climbing wires, ski leashes and knee pads.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 7 reviews
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    How to Choose Goggles for Skiing and Snowboarding

    Our guide to ski and snowboard goggles explains features like lens shape and tint, UV protection, polarization, anti-fog coatings and more.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 381 reviews
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    Ski Boot Sizing and Fit Guide

    Getting the right size ski boots is essential to having fun on the slopes. Learn how to size and fit boots, and how to custom mold liners.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 48 reviews
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    How to Choose Snowshoes

    Learn which snowshoes are right for you. Our guide covers snowshoe types, sizing, recommended loads, traction and more.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 287 reviews
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    How to Choose Snowboard Bindings

    Learn how to buy the right snowboard bindings to go with your board, your boots and your riding style.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 108 reviews
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    How to Choose Ski Poles

    Learn how to choose and fit downhill ski poles and which baskets work for different snow conditions.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 125 reviews
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    How to Choose Ski and Snowboard Socks

    Choosing the right ski or snowboard socks is essential for a fun, comfortable day on the slopes. Here’s everything you need to know about fabric, fit

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 14 reviews
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    How to Choose Ski and Snowboard Helmets

    Learn about ski/snowboarding helmets and how to choose the right one for you. Our article covers components, construction, fit and features.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 79 reviews
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    How to Choose and Use Snow Shovels

    Snow shovels are an important piece of safety equipment for winter travel. Learn how to choose and use a shovel best suited for your needs.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 8 reviews
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    How to Choose Skate Skiing Gear

    Learn the basics of choosing skate skis, boots, bindings and poles, including info on ski length and flex and binding/boot compatibility.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 188 reviews
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    How to Choose Snow Gloves and Mittens

    Learn how to choose the best pair of gloves or mittens for downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 219 reviews
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    Understanding Ski Rocker

    Learn what rocker in downhill skis is, what advantages it offers and how to shop for rockered skis.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 130 reviews
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    How to Choose Avalanche Safety Gear

    To manage risks in the backcountry in winter, you need the right gear. Learn about transceivers, snow shovels, probes, airbags and more.

    rated 3.5 out of 5 with 139 reviews