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Kristin Sinnott reviews the Flylow Vixen Coat 2.1 for Blister

Flylow Vixen Coat 2.1

Just a few years ago, almost all hardshell jackets were stiff, crinkly, and uncomfortable. But now many companies make waterproof hardshells that feel more like softshells. The Flylow Vixen Coat 2.1 falls into that category, and it’s an excellent all-round women’s ski shell.

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Jonathan Ellsworth, Brian Lindahl, and Luke Koppa review the Prior Husume for Blister

Deep Dive: Prior Husume

We compare the Husume to the ON3P Wrenegade 108, Blizzard Cochise, Folsom Hammer, Black Crows Corvus, K2 Mindbender 108Ti, Moment Commander 108, Faction Dictator 3.0, Nordica Enforcer 110, 4FRNT MSP 107, and J Skis Metal.

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Kristin Sinnott in the Strafe Meadow Jacket. (photo by Patrick Sinnott)

Strafe Meadow Jacket

If you’re looking for a technical women’s ski shell that can be used in the backcountry and the resort, but that doesn’t look all that “techy,” the Strafe Meadow Jacket is worth a good look.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Fischer Ranger 94 FR for Blister

2019-2020 Fischer Ranger 94 FR

Last year Fischer surprised us with their Ranger 102 FR — a very strong, stable ski with just enough playfulness to set it apart from the competition. For 19/20, they’re making a narrower version, the Ranger 94 FR. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Fischer Ranger 94 FR for Blister

19/20 Fischer Ranger 94 FR

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the new Fischer Ranger 94 FR.

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Andrew Forward reviews the Jones Ultra Mountain Twin for Blister

2019-2020 Jones Ultra Mountain Twin

The Jones Ultra Mountain Twin takes a freestyle shape and combines it with their stiff, carbon-laden “Ultra” construction. The result? One of the better freestyle boards we’ve used for aggressive, hard-charging riders. Check out our full review.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Line Sir Francis Bacon for Blister

Deep Dive: Line Sir Francis Bacon

We compare the new Sir Francis Bacon to the ON3P Kartel 108, Faction Candide 3.0, Sego Big Horn 106, Line Sick Day 104, Moment Meridian 107, J Skis Metal, Armada ARV 106Ti, Nordica Enforcer 104 Free, Faction Prodigy 3.0 & 4.0, and Renoun Citadel 106.

Blister’s Flash Reviews and Deep Dives are produced for Blister members.

To get our comprehensive deep dives and our initial, unfiltered reports on new gear without waiting for our full reviews, become a Blister Member and receive many other services, deals, and discounts.

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Sam Shaheen reviews the Mammut Trion Spine 50 Pack for Blister

Mammut Trion Spine 50 Backpack

Mammut just released a new line of packs with a unique suspension system designed to move with you, rather than against you. So how does the Trion Spine compare to packs with similar designs, and where does this all-purpose alpine pack excel? Check out our full review.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Fischer Ranger 107 Ti for Blister

2019-2020 Fischer Ranger 107 Ti

Fischer is overhauling their “Ranger Ti” line of skis for 19/20. The new Ranger 107 Ti looks like a significant departure from the Ranger 108 Ti it replaces. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

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Kristin Sinnott reviews the Flylow Vixen Coat 2.1 for Blister

Flylow Vixen Coat 2.1

Just a few years ago, almost all hardshell jackets were stiff, crinkly, and uncomfortable. But now many companies make waterproof hardshells that feel more like softshells. The Flylow Vixen Coat 2.1 falls into that category, and it’s an excellent all-round women’s ski shell.

Jonathan Ellsworth, Brian Lindahl, and Luke Koppa review the Prior Husume for Blister

Deep Dive: Prior Husume

We compare the Husume to the ON3P Wrenegade 108, Blizzard Cochise, Folsom Hammer, Black Crows Corvus, K2 Mindbender 108Ti, Moment Commander 108, Faction Dictator 3.0, Nordica Enforcer 110, 4FRNT MSP 107, and J Skis Metal.

Jonathan Ellsworth, Brian Lindahl, and Luke Koppa review the Prior Husume for Blister

2019-2020 Prior Husume

We’ve now had several reviewers on Prior’s all-mountain / big-mountain charger, the Husume, and you can now check out our full review.

Kristin Sinnott in the Strafe Meadow Jacket. (photo by Patrick Sinnott)

Strafe Meadow Jacket

If you’re looking for a technical women’s ski shell that can be used in the backcountry and the resort, but that doesn’t look all that “techy,” the Strafe Meadow Jacket is worth a good look.

Luke Koppa reviews the Fischer Ranger 94 FR for Blister

2019-2020 Fischer Ranger 94 FR

Last year Fischer surprised us with their Ranger 102 FR — a very strong, stable ski with just enough playfulness to set it apart from the competition. For 19/20, they’re making a narrower version, the Ranger 94 FR. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

Andrew Forward reviews the Jones Ultra Mountain Twin for Blister

2019-2020 Jones Ultra Mountain Twin

The Jones Ultra Mountain Twin takes a freestyle shape and combines it with their stiff, carbon-laden “Ultra” construction. The result? One of the better freestyle boards we’ve used for aggressive, hard-charging riders. Check out our full review.

Luke Koppa reviews the Line Sir Francis Bacon for Blister

Deep Dive: Line Sir Francis Bacon

We compare the new Sir Francis Bacon to the ON3P Kartel 108, Faction Candide 3.0, Sego Big Horn 106, Line Sick Day 104, Moment Meridian 107, J Skis Metal, Armada ARV 106Ti, Nordica Enforcer 104 Free, Faction Prodigy 3.0 & 4.0, and Renoun Citadel 106.

Luke Koppa reviews the Line Sir Francis Bacon for Blister

2019-2020 Line Sir Francis Bacon

Line completely redesigned the iconic Sir Francis Bacon for 19/20, and you might say that our managing editor is flipping out about the new ski. Check out our full review.