Sony 4K Action Cam Hands-On: Giving GoPro a Run for Its Money

It's been a hard fight for Sony (and everyone else) who is trying to get a slice of that action camera pie GoPro is so effectively hogging. Sony has had some solid cams that offered best-in-class audio, but they've always fallen just a bit short beating GoPro on image quality and ease of use. This week Sony brought me… » 2/09/15 1:45pm 2/09/15 1:45pm

Seeing an avalanche form right before your eyes is absolutely terrifying

The ground just starts cracking right in front of the snowboarder. I mean, what do you even do when the ground fractures and the snow murmurs and life glitches like that? What do you do when you have two seconds to realize you're screwed and to come up with a plan to unscrew yourself? You can't do anything, really. » 2/05/15 10:30pm 2/05/15 10:30pm

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