With a Kevlar-Lined Shirt, You're Not Completely Screwed in a Crash

Pay attention as the weather gets warmer: you're gonna see a lot of motorcyclists riding around in regular street clothes, nothing but hopes and dreams protecting them from nasty road rash should things get tumbly. Well, maybe not all of them—hopefully, some will be wearing Crave's kevlar-lined Axe shirt, which looks… » 4/23/14 5:00pm 4/23/14 5:00pm

Holy cow, I can't believe this dude snowboarded down this snow wall

You see that speck at the top of the mountain? That's snowboarder Matt Annetts standing on top of a 3600 feet tall mountain face that's so steep it looks completely vertical. And he's going to snowboard down the whole damn thing. And you get to watch him. And yeah, it's nuts. Breath evaporatingly nuts. » 2/28/14 10:03pm 2/28/14 10:03pm

A Recyclable Cardboard Snowboard That Redefines Shredding

Signal Snowboards has made a name for itself—at least outside of snowboarding circles—with its experiments using unorthodox materials to make decks. The company's glass snowboard was surprisingly resilient on the slopes, as is its latest creation which was actually made from recyclable corrugated cardboard. » 2/20/14 2:20pm 2/20/14 2:20pm

K2's Kwicker Splitboard Is the Stuff of Backcountry Powder Dreams

Splitboarding has been around since the mid-'90s as a way to make backcountry snowboarding available to the 99 percent of us who can't afford helicopters. It's essentially a snowboard that splits down the middle, turning into a pair of skis so you can climb uphill when you're far away from a ski lift. When you reach… » 11/08/13 2:00pm 11/08/13 2:00pm

Bluetooth Ski Helmet Speakers End Frozen Lift-Line Fingers Forever

Some purists will definitely argue with this, but skiing (or snowboarding) isn't really complete without music. Not to mention the necessity of making and receiving phone calls with your comrades. Thus, most of us spend each lift ride fumbling with gloves, wires, and buttons in sub-freezing temperatures. No longer. » 8/21/13 5:01pm 8/21/13 5:01pm

This Soft-Shell Helmet Bounces Back With Every Hit

Helmets have a relatively simple—if not imperative—job as far as gear goes: 1) don't fall off and 2) prevent major brain damage. Given its limited roster of tasks, it'd be easy to assume that helmet innovation has probably hit a standstill by now. WRONG. Enter the Giro Combyn snow-sports helmet: a soft-shell helmet… » 1/29/13 5:40pm 1/29/13 5:40pm

Yes It's Still Summer, but This Burton Jacket Will Make You Wish For…

Summer has been great, but as the weather is starting to change, you've got something to look forward too—snow. When you hit the slopes later this year, you have to look good and stay warm. It's no surprise that Burton's 2012-2013 collection fulfills both of those requirements, and this space-age Embark Snowboard… » 8/23/12 6:20pm 8/23/12 6:20pm

Fly Fishing Snowboard Bridges Summer and Winter Pursuits

Those who like to stay active all year long probably have a basement filled with gear that can only be used during certain parts of the year. So the folks at Signal Snowboards decided to build something that could be enjoyed whether it was balmy or snowy outside with this versatile fly fishing snowboard. » 8/21/12 9:20am 8/21/12 9:20am