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Sam Shaheen reviews the La Sportiva TX3 for Blister

La Sportiva TX3 Shoe

Approach shoes vary a lot, from casual sneaker styles to others that are basically toned-down mountaineering boots. So where does La Sportiva’s TX3 fall, and how does it compare to the competition? Check out our full review.

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David Golay reviews the BTR Ranger 27.5 for Blister

2019 BTR Ranger 27.5

“Enduro Hardtail” — sound like an oxymoron? Well BTR, a custom builder out of England, makes them, and one of our reviewers has spent the past 2 years riding their long and slack steel hardtail, with some surprising conclusions. Check out the full review of the BTR Ranger.

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Maddie Hart reviews the Hoka One One Challenger ATR 5 for Blister

Hoka One One Challenger ATR 5

A lot of running shoes are marketed as being good for “all terrain,” though few actually deliver. But we think the Hoka Challenger ATR5 truly does, and you can check out our full review to see where this shoe shines in particular.

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Jonathan Ellsworth talks with World Bicycle Relief CEO, Dave Neiswander on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas Podcast

How to Change the World with Bikes: World Bicycle Relief (Ep.97)

For many of us, bikes are primarily fun. But for many others, bikes are major drivers of economic development, educational opportunity, health care, and equality. World Bicycle Relief was started by the founder of SRAM to provide bikes to developing countries, and we talk with WBR’s CEO, Dave Neiswander, about the origins of World Bicycle Relief; its trajectory and challenges; all the product design that goes into their bikes; and what each of us can do to support the WBR mission.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Blizzard Rustler 10 for Blister

2019-2020 Blizzard Rustler 10

Blizzard is making some updates to their playful all-mountain ski, the Rustler 10, and you can check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the 19/20 Rustler 10 to see how big those updates are.

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On Blister's GEAR:30 podcast, Jonathan Ellsworth talks with Crosson Skis founder, Chase Englehart about the brand and how it does things differently.

Crosson Skis founder, Chase Englehart (Ep.61)

Crosson Skis is a small, new company that’s making some very big claims. So we talk to their founder, Chase Englehart, about the origins of Crosson; what makes their skis different — and better; building skis outside of Seattle; working with athletes like Bobby Brown and Banks Gilberti; and their 19/20 lineup.

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Jonathan Ellsworth talks with World Bicycle Relief CEO, Dave Neiswander on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas Podcast

World Bicycle Relief: Making a Better World with Bikes (Ep.7)

For many of us, bikes are primarily fun. But for many others, bikes are major drivers of economic development, educational opportunity, health care, and equality. World Bicycle Relief was started by the founder of SRAM to provide bikes to developing countries, and we talk with WBR’s CEO, Dave Neiswander, about the origins of World Bicycle Relief; its trajectory and challenges; all the product design that goes into their bikes; and what each of us can do to support the WBR mission.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Icelantic Nomad 105 for Blister

19/20 Icelantic Nomad 105

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of Icelantic’s new Nomad 105.

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Blister reviews the Moment Wildcat 108

2019-2020 Moment Wildcat 108

You’ve been asking, and now we can finally weigh in on the Moment Wildcat 108 (in two lengths). Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

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Sam Shaheen discusses on Blister where to cut weight and where not to in a backcountry ski setup

Saving Weight in Your Backcountry Ski Setup

Many of us are currently thinking about our ski setups, and backcountry touring setups in particular present a number of complications and compromises, like where you should look to save weight and where shouldn’t you? Last winter we posted reviewer Cy Whitling’s thoughts on the topic, and now Sam Shaheen chimes in with his own.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Line Vision 98 for Blister

19/20 Line Vision 98

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of Line’s new lightweight touring ski.

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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David Golay reviews the Nicolai / Geometron G16 Mojo Special Edition bike for Blister

2019 Nicolai / GeoMetron G16

Every brand is now making longer and slacker bikes, but few have taken this approach to the extremes of Nicolai. So, how does their ultra-long and ultra-slack G16 Enduro bike actually perform on trail, and how does it compare to the more moderate competition? Check out our full review of the G16.

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Sam Shaheen reviews the La Sportiva TX3 for Blister

La Sportiva TX3 Shoe

Approach shoes vary a lot, from casual sneaker styles to others that are basically toned-down mountaineering boots. So where does La Sportiva’s TX3 fall, and how does it compare to the competition? Check out our full review.

David Golay reviews the BTR Ranger 27.5 for Blister

2019 BTR Ranger 27.5

“Enduro Hardtail” — sound like an oxymoron? Well BTR, a custom builder out of England, makes them, and one of our reviewers has spent the past 2 years riding their long and slack steel hardtail, with some surprising conclusions. Check out the full review of the BTR Ranger.

Runner, Cat Herder, Garbage Man, & Mad Moose Events Director, Justin Ricks (Ep.13)

We talk to Mad Moose race director, Justin Ricks, about walking away from running; returning to running — and leaving a secure corporate job and moving his family into a camper to do so; putting on 20+ race events a year with his family; scoring impressive results when he himself decides to race; and how running is very much a whole family affair for the Ricks’.

Maddie Hart reviews the Hoka One One Challenger ATR 5 for Blister

Hoka One One Challenger ATR 5

A lot of running shoes are marketed as being good for “all terrain,” though few actually deliver. But we think the Hoka Challenger ATR5 truly does, and you can check out our full review to see where this shoe shines in particular.

Jonathan Ellsworth talks with World Bicycle Relief CEO, Dave Neiswander on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas Podcast

How to Change the World with Bikes: World Bicycle Relief (Ep.97)

For many of us, bikes are primarily fun. But for many others, bikes are major drivers of economic development, educational opportunity, health care, and equality. World Bicycle Relief was started by the founder of SRAM to provide bikes to developing countries, and we talk with WBR’s CEO, Dave Neiswander, about the origins of World Bicycle Relief; its trajectory and challenges; all the product design that goes into their bikes; and what each of us can do to support the WBR mission.

Luke Koppa reviews the Blizzard Rustler 10 for Blister

2019-2020 Blizzard Rustler 10

Blizzard is making some updates to their playful all-mountain ski, the Rustler 10, and you can check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the 19/20 Rustler 10 to see how big those updates are.

On Blister's GEAR:30 podcast, Jonathan Ellsworth talks with Crosson Skis founder, Chase Englehart about the brand and how it does things differently.

Crosson Skis founder, Chase Englehart (Ep.61)

Crosson Skis is a small, new company that’s making some very big claims. So we talk to their founder, Chase Englehart, about the origins of Crosson; what makes their skis different — and better; building skis outside of Seattle; working with athletes like Bobby Brown and Banks Gilberti; and their 19/20 lineup.

Jonathan Ellsworth talks with World Bicycle Relief CEO, Dave Neiswander on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas Podcast

World Bicycle Relief: Making a Better World with Bikes (Ep.7)

For many of us, bikes are primarily fun. But for many others, bikes are major drivers of economic development, educational opportunity, health care, and equality. World Bicycle Relief was started by the founder of SRAM to provide bikes to developing countries, and we talk with WBR’s CEO, Dave Neiswander, about the origins of World Bicycle Relief; its trajectory and challenges; all the product design that goes into their bikes; and what each of us can do to support the WBR mission.

Blister reviews the Moment Wildcat 108

2019-2020 Moment Wildcat 108

You’ve been asking, and now we can finally weigh in on the Moment Wildcat 108 (in two lengths). Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

Sam Shaheen discusses on Blister where to cut weight and where not to in a backcountry ski setup

Saving Weight in Your Backcountry Ski Setup

Many of us are currently thinking about our ski setups, and backcountry touring setups in particular present a number of complications and compromises, like where you should look to save weight and where shouldn’t you? Last winter we posted reviewer Cy Whitling’s thoughts on the topic, and now Sam Shaheen chimes in with his own.