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Luke Koppa reviews the 4FRNT Inthayne for Blister

19/20 4FRNT Inthayne

We just finished a pow-filled day on the 4FRNT Inthayne, and here you can check out our initial on-snow impressions.

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Blister's guide to taking care of your waterproof, down, and other technical apparel

How to Care for Your Waterproof Outerwear & Down Jackets

Ok, people, our outwear nerds / gurus want you to start properly taking care of and cleaning your waterproof jackets & pants, down jackets & mid layers, and other technical apparel to keep them performing at their best. So they’ll tell you how, and recommend several products to use.

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Xan Marshland reviews the Showers Pass IMBA Jacket for Blister

Showers Pass IMBA Jacket

Finding the right MTB shell is tricky. It has to protect you from wind and water, breathe during climbs, and shrug off impacts with branches, rocks, and occasionally, the ground. So how well does the Showers Pass IMBA Jacket balance these traits? Check out our full review.

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Patagonia celebrates 20 years of the R1 fleece with a video by Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll and Nico Favresse; Blister

Patagona — “Done in R1”

The iconic Patagonia R1 Fleece has now been around for 20 years. To celebrate, Patagonia not only increased the recycled content in the line, but they also released one of the most hilarious product-promo videos we’ve ever seen. Check it out.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Romp Skis 100 for Blister

2018-2019 Romp Skis 100

We recently worked with Romp Skis to build a custom ski, and you can learn more about their custom process, how we arrived at the design we did, and see our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the Romp Skis 100.

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Cy Whitling reviews the J Skis Vacation for Blister

2018-2019 J Skis The Vacation

The J Skis Vacation used to basically be a J Skis Metal without the metal. But this year, the updated Vacation is an entirely different ski … and we’d argue that it is better in virtually every regard. Check out our full review of this playful all-mountain ski.

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Cody Townsend discusses his FIFTY project on the Blister Podcast

Cody Townsend on The FIFTY Project (Ep.78)

We talk to Cody Townsend about his massive new undertaking to ski 50 classic North American lines. We discuss his approach to the project; how it’s going so far; dealing with its incredibly tricky logistics; which lines are the most daunting; the line he’d just skied; what gear he is using; and more.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Line Sir Francis Bacon for Blister

2019-2020 Line Sir Francis Bacon

The Line Sir Francis Bacon has been around in some form or another for well over a decade. Line is again redesigning it for 19/20, and the new ski has some unique updates. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, initial impressions, and Flash Review.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Line Sir Francis Bacon for Blister

19/20 Line Sir Francis Bacon

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the redesigned Sir Francis Bacon.

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

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Andrew Forward reviews the Amplid Millisurf for Blister

2019-2020 Amplid Millisurf

The extremely lightweight, powder-oriented Amplid Millisurf splitboard won a “Best Of” award in our Winter Buyer’s Guide this year, and you can now check out our full review to see why.

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Blister reviews the Blizzard Zero G 105

2019-2020 Blizzard Zero G 105

Blizzard decided to overhaul their Zero G touring skis for 19/20, so the question (as always) is how similar or different are the new skis? Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the brand-new Zero G 105.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Arc'teryx Sabre LT Jacket for Blister

Arc’teryx Sabre LT Jacket

This year Arc’teryx released the Sabre LT Jacket — a lighter and more comfortable version of their classic Sabre Jacket. So how does the “LT” version compare to the original and other options on the market? Check out our full review.

Jonathan Ellsworth reviews the Nordica Enforcer 88 for Blister

2019-2020 Nordica Enforcer 88

Next year Nordica will add yet another ski to their Enforcer lineup, and we have very high hopes for the new Enforcer 88. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions.

Luke Koppa reviews the 4FRNT Inthayne for Blister

19/20 4FRNT Inthayne

We just finished a pow-filled day on the 4FRNT Inthayne, and here you can check out our initial on-snow impressions.

Blister's guide to taking care of your waterproof, down, and other technical apparel

How to Care for Your Waterproof Outerwear & Down Jackets

Ok, people, our outwear nerds / gurus want you to start properly taking care of and cleaning your waterproof jackets & pants, down jackets & mid layers, and other technical apparel to keep them performing at their best. So they’ll tell you how, and recommend several products to use.

Xan Marshland reviews the Showers Pass IMBA Jacket for Blister

Showers Pass IMBA Jacket

Finding the right MTB shell is tricky. It has to protect you from wind and water, breathe during climbs, and shrug off impacts with branches, rocks, and occasionally, the ground. So how well does the Showers Pass IMBA Jacket balance these traits? Check out our full review.

Patagonia celebrates 20 years of the R1 fleece with a video by Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll and Nico Favresse; Blister

Patagona — “Done in R1”

The iconic Patagonia R1 Fleece has now been around for 20 years. To celebrate, Patagonia not only increased the recycled content in the line, but they also released one of the most hilarious product-promo videos we’ve ever seen. Check it out.

Luke Koppa reviews the Romp Skis 100 for Blister

2018-2019 Romp Skis 100

We recently worked with Romp Skis to build a custom ski, and you can learn more about their custom process, how we arrived at the design we did, and see our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the Romp Skis 100.

Cy Whitling reviews the J Skis Vacation for Blister

2018-2019 J Skis The Vacation

The J Skis Vacation used to basically be a J Skis Metal without the metal. But this year, the updated Vacation is an entirely different ski … and we’d argue that it is better in virtually every regard. Check out our full review of this playful all-mountain ski.

Cody Townsend discusses his FIFTY project on the Blister Podcast

Cody Townsend on The FIFTY Project (Ep.78)

We talk to Cody Townsend about his massive new undertaking to ski 50 classic North American lines. We discuss his approach to the project; how it’s going so far; dealing with its incredibly tricky logistics; which lines are the most daunting; the line he’d just skied; what gear he is using; and more.

Luke Koppa reviews the Line Sir Francis Bacon for Blister

2019-2020 Line Sir Francis Bacon

The Line Sir Francis Bacon has been around in some form or another for well over a decade. Line is again redesigning it for 19/20, and the new ski has some unique updates. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, initial impressions, and Flash Review.