Under Armour Charged Bandit Trail 2

Most people don’t associate Under Armour with trail running — but the brand’s new do-everything shoe, the Charged Bandit Trail 2, just might change that. The latest model from UA was designed with accessibility for novice runners in mind, and to that effect, we think the Charged Bandit Trail 2 could be a pretty competent option for a lot of people — not just those venturing off-road for the first time.

Altra Lone Peak 6

The original Altra Lone Peak debuted over 8 years ago, and after quickly gaining prominence among trail runners and thru-hikers alike, the shoe helped to further legitimize Altra’s unique approach to footwear design. Now in its 6th iteration, the latest Lone Peak received some considerable updates — check out our review to see where the latest Lone Peak slots into the running market.
Drew Kelly reviews the K2 Recon Pro for Blister

2020-2021 K2 Recon Pro

We've seen a lot of companies making lighter and lighter alpine boots over the past few years, but that category hadn't extended past the 130-flex realm. That changes for 20/21 with the introduction of the K2 Recon Pro — a lightweight boot with a stated flex of 140 and several unique features. Check out our First Look.
Drew Kelly reviews the Kastle MX99 for Blister

19/20 Kastle MX99

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the Kastle MX99.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Fischer Ranger 94 FR for Blister

Drew Kelly

Blister Ski Reviewer Bios: Drew Kelly
Drew Kelly skiing in the backcountry near Crested Butte, CO.

Age: 29 | Vitals: 5’11, 160 lbs | Years Skiing: 26 | Current Residence: Gunnison, Colorado