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Luke Koppa reviews the Strafe Alpha Direct Insulator for Blister

Strafe Alpha Direct Insulator

There are lots of specialized layers out there, but not many that work well for a wide range of conditions, temperatures, and activities. The Strafe Alpha Direct Insulator is one of the few that falls into that versatile second category, and here you can check out our full review.

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Cy Whitling reviews the Atomic Bent Chetler 120 for Blister

Deep Dive: Atomic Bent Chetler 120

We compare the Bent Chetler 120 to the Moment Wildcat & Wildcat Tour, Armada ARV 116 JJ, ON3P Kartel 116, previous Atomic Bent Chetler, Bent Chetler 100, Folsom Trophy Carbon, Faction Candide 4.0, and more…

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Cy Whitling reviews the Atomic Bent Chetler 120 for Blister

2018-2019 Atomic Bent Chetler 120

We’ve now spent around. 45 days on the Atomic Bent Chetler 120 — from deep pow to bad snow in technical terrain — and now have an update on its versatility, durability, and who we think will like it most.

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Luke Koppa and Jonathan Ellsworth review the Moment Commander 98 for Blister

Deep Dive: Moment Commander 98

We compare the Commander 98 to the Blizzard Bonafide, Volkl Mantra M5, Nordica Enforcer 100, J Skis Masterblaster, Atomic Vantage 97 Ti, Armada Invictus 99 Ti, Head Kore 99, Liberty Origin 96, Renoun Endurance 98, 4FRNT MSP 99, and more…

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

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Sam Shaheen reviews the Folsom Trophy Carbon for Blister

18/19 Folsom Trophy Carbon

Check out our intitial on-snow impressions of Folsom’s lightweight playful pow ski.

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

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Sam Shaheen reviews the Folsom Trophy Carbon for Blister

2018-2019 Folsom Trophy Carbon

There aren’t a whole lot of playful pow skis out there that are light enough to tour on, but Folsom’s Trophy Carbon seems like it could fill that role. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, initial impressions, and Flash Review.

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Andrew Forward reviews the Black Diamond Expedition 3 Ski Pole for Blister

Black Diamond Expedition 3 Ski Poles

After using it for more than 50 days, Black Diamond’s Expedition 3 pole has proven to be a reliable piece of equipment that’s worth a look for splitboarders, skiers, or anyone who wants a packable and durable pole for year-round use.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Strafe Alpha Direct Insulator for Blister

Strafe Alpha Direct Insulator

There are lots of specialized layers out there, but not many that work well for a wide range of conditions, temperatures, and activities. The Strafe Alpha Direct Insulator is one of the few that falls into that versatile second category, and here you can check out our full review.

Cy Whitling reviews the Atomic Bent Chetler 120 for Blister

Deep Dive: Atomic Bent Chetler 120

We compare the Bent Chetler 120 to the Moment Wildcat & Wildcat Tour, Armada ARV 116 JJ, ON3P Kartel 116, previous Atomic Bent Chetler, Bent Chetler 100, Folsom Trophy Carbon, Faction Candide 4.0, and more…

Cy Whitling reviews the Atomic Bent Chetler 120 for Blister

2018-2019 Atomic Bent Chetler 120

We’ve now spent around. 45 days on the Atomic Bent Chetler 120 — from deep pow to bad snow in technical terrain — and now have an update on its versatility, durability, and who we think will like it most.

Luke Koppa and Jonathan Ellsworth review the Moment Commander 98 for Blister

Deep Dive: Moment Commander 98

We compare the Commander 98 to the Blizzard Bonafide, Volkl Mantra M5, Nordica Enforcer 100, J Skis Masterblaster, Atomic Vantage 97 Ti, Armada Invictus 99 Ti, Head Kore 99, Liberty Origin 96, Renoun Endurance 98, 4FRNT MSP 99, and more…

Luke Koppa and Jonathan Ellsworth review the Moment Commander 98 for Blister

2018-2019 Moment Commander 98

We’ve now had several days and a few reviewers on Moment’s new metal-laminate Commander 98, and you can now check out our full review.

Blister's "Best Of" runner up products and interesting new skis on the GEAR:30 Podcast

“Best Of” Runner-Ups + New Skis (Ep.31)

We discuss 3 skis that very narrowly missed getting a “Best Of” selection from us, then we turn to some new skis we’ve been getting on from Folsom, Rossignol, Head, Moment, Dynastar, and more.

Luke Koppa and Sam Shaheen review the Blizzard Rustler 9 for Blister

2018-2019 Blizzard Rustler 9

This year Blizzard added a narrower ski to their Freeride line, and you can now check out our full review of the Rustler 9.

Sam Shaheen reviews the Folsom Trophy Carbon for Blister

2018-2019 Folsom Trophy Carbon

There aren’t a whole lot of playful pow skis out there that are light enough to tour on, but Folsom’s Trophy Carbon seems like it could fill that role. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, initial impressions, and Flash Review.