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Sage Spectrum MAX 7/8

Written by: Dan Nelson

The Sage Spectrum MAX earned rave reviews from our test team, with testers calling it out for its overall performance, as well as its durability, it’s weight and balance, and it’s sharp stylings. “Big, beautiful, and impressively functional,” wrote one tester. The Spectrum MAX drew praise across the board from the team of testers, landing Read more ›

Yes Snowboards Emoticon

Written by: Monica Prelle

Now in its fourth year and fine tuned, the Yes Snowboards Emoticon is truly designed and perfected for lightweight intermediate female riders. It is not just another men’s board made in smaller sizes with flower graphics. Compared directly with other all terrain intermediate boards this is a stand out. It does not hold up to Read more ›

Ride Warpig

Written by: Monica Prelle

Compared to other boards in this test group the Warpig is a more advanced board that handles variable terrain and snow conditions well. It is a solid, short and wide design that is a beast to maneuver. It is less poppy, snappy and fun than other boards, but is a machine at higher speeds. The Read more ›

Burton Yeasayer Flying V

Written by: Monica Prelle

Our testers rode the flying V model, however this board will also be available in a flat top model. This board will likely be the best selling intermediate Burton women’s model for years to come. It is a stand out intermediate all terrain board for simply riding the mountain and having fun while doing so, Read more ›

Burton Family Tree Storyboard

Written by: Monica Prelle

Where the Burton Family Tree Storyboard stands out better than most in this test group is its approachability for intermediate and advanced riders while still standing up to the most aggressive boards on the market. The Storyboard is in a class of a few for women’s snowboards that can be playful and fun while still Read more ›

Yes Snowboards Hel Yes

Written by: Monica Prelle

For 2018 the Hel Yes has a new core which is 10% lighter than before. The upgrade was well received among riders familiar with older models. The freeride directional hybrid camber rocker design is one of a few in women’s snowboards that will stand the test of time. It is a classic board that hopefully Read more ›

Redington Vice 890-4

Written by: Dan Nelson

The Redington Vice 890-4 gives budget-conscious anglers the ability to fish an effective fast-action saltwater rod at a price they can live with. The Vice failed to earn top honors in any of this test’s performance categories, but it drew praise for its solid performance across the board, and the $200 price makes it highly Read more ›

Sage Salt HD 890-4

Written by: Dan Nelson

The Sage Salt HD 890-4 makes efficient use of Sage’s proprietary materials (dubbed KonneticHD) to create the fastest rods in this class, and that fast-action translates well in the case to exceptional casting power. The Salt HD reached distances greater than most other rods in the test — only the Orvis H3D matched its distance marks.  Read more ›

Orvis Helios 3D 8-Weight 9′ Fly Rod

Written by: Dan Nelson

The Orvis Helios 3D 8-Weight 9′ Fly Rod (aka 908-4) configuration earned top honors this season, claiming the Best in Class status in specialty rods. That gives the Helios family of rods back to back wins, as this rod’s lighter weight cousin, the 5-wt Helios 3F —  dominated the trout rod category. Orvis built the Read more ›

Altra Duo

Written by: Cory Smith

The Nike Zoom Vomero 12 is a responsive everyday trainer offering a cushioned ride designed for the neutral runner.

Hoka One One Mach

Written by: Cory Smith

The Nike Zoom Vomero 12 is a responsive everyday trainer offering a cushioned ride designed for the neutral runner.