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Billy Yang goes on Blister's Off The Couch podcast to discuss filmmaking, his podcast, running career, and more

Billy Yang on Running, Filmmaking, Media, Moving (??), & More (Ep.72)

Billy Yang is (among other things) a runner, filmmaker (Billy Yang Films), podcast host (Billy Yang Podcast), and someone who has been chronicling the sport of running in a fashion that is often beautiful, and always inspiring. So Brendan Leonard and Jonathan Ellsworth talked to Billy about everything from cigarette brands to the need for more compassionate critical thinking in our world.

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Chris Read and Betty Philbin of Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte go on the Blister Podcast to discuss the work at the center, the current state of adaptive sports and adaptive skiing, and more

Adaptive Sports & Recreation: Past, Present, & Future (Ep.149)

Did you know that 1 out of 5 people in the United States have a disability? That is just one reason why you ought to know about the world of adaptive sports. So to get an overview of the past, present, and future of adaptive sports and recreation, we sat down with Chris Read and Betty Philbin of the Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte.

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20/21 Blister Buyer’s Guide + Your Questions (Ep.121)

Luke Koppa and Jonathan Ellsworth discuss some of the highlights and big takeaways from our new Winter Buyer’s Guide; our Best Of award winners; whether or not the 20/21 crop of ski gear represents a step forward; and we then answer a lot of the questions you submitted.

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Blister's guide to taking care of your waterproof, down, and other technical apparel (photo by Taylor Ahearn)

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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Gordon Gianniny reviews the Altra Superior 4.5 for Blister

Altra Superior 4.5

The Superior remains Altra’s most minimally cushioned, all-round trail shoe, but how different is the latest Superior 4.5 compared to prior iterations, and who should be considering the new shoe? Check out our review.

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David Golay reviews the Guerrilla Gravity Gnarvana for Blister

2020 Guerrilla Gravity Gnarvana

Enduro racer? Long-legged Trail bike? Both? After 3 months of riding, we’ve updated our full review of Guerrilla Gravity’s longest-travel bike, the Gnarvana, and provide our take on where it slots into the market.

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Mali Noyes and Lani Bruntz go on the Blister Podcast to discuss their winter attempt of the WURL. (photo by Adam Clark)

Mali Noyes & Lani Bruntz ski The Wurl (Ep.148)

The Wurl — The Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Linkup — has gained a lot of attention in the trail running and climbing worlds, but it had never been done in the winter, and Mali Noyes and Lani Bruntz set out to ski it. So we talked with Mali and Lani about the origins of this idea to ski The Wurl, and the planning, logistics, and scouting that happened behind the scenes.

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Jonathan Ellsworth & Simon Stewart discuss on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas podcast the benefits of indoor bike trainers for mountain bikers.

In Defense of Indoor Trainers (Ep.42)

Trainers? Trainers?? Roadies have been using them forever, but many mountain bikers dismiss them (like we did). But Simon Stewart (aka, Mr. Tank Driver / co-owner of BV Bike Company) lays out a compelling case for why all cyclists — including mountain bikers — should reconsider their stance on the modern, indoor trainer.

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Bentgate's John Weir goes on Blister's GEAR:30 podcast to discuss predictions for the 2020-2021 ski season, how shops are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and more

Shop Talk: John Weir, Bentgate (Ep.120)

We talk to John Weir from Bentgate in Golden, Colorado, about fitting AT boots; the rise of splitboarding; John’s predictions for this upcoming season; some of the precautions and protocols that Bentgate is taking and putting in place this winter; a lasting (positive) effect that COVID may have on the bootfitting process; and more.

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Jonathan Ellsworth & Luke Koppa review the Sego Condor 108 for Blister in Crested Butte, Colorado.

2020-2021 Sego Condor 108

Sego’s Condor 108 was one of the more surprising skis we got on last season, and we think it is a reliable, predictable, and versatile tool that will work for a lot of skiers – whether you take a more directional or more playful approach to the mountain. Check out our Full Review & Deep Dive Comparisons.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Sego Condor 108 for Blister.

Deep Dive: Sego Condor 108

We compare the Condor 108 to the 4FRNT Raven, Volkl Blaze 106, Volkl BMT 109, Line Sick Day 104, Armada Tracer 108, Faction Agent 3.0, Folsom Cash 106 Carbon, Elan Ripstick 106, RMU North Shore 108, J Skis Slacker, Moment Wildcat Tour 108, Moment Wildcat 108, Moment Deathwish Tour, G3 ROAMr 108, WNDR Alpine Intention 110, Atomic Backland 107, Blizzard Zero G 105, & Line Vision 108.

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Michael Cattanach, Product Design Director at Polartec, goes on Blister's GEAR:30 podcast to discuss the history of Polartec, Polartec NeoShell and why people should think a bit differently about waterproof and breathable fabrics, Polartec Power Air & Power Fill, & More

Bending the Paradigm: Polartec’s Approach to “Waterproofness” & Comfort (Ep.122)

What does “waterproof” really mean, and when should you worry (and not worry) about a 10k or 20k rating on the jacket or pants you are thinking of buying? Luke Koppa and Jonathan Ellsworth spoke with Michael Cattanach, the product design director at Polartec, about the “ingredients” used to make your favorite apparel; Polartec’s history; and what Polartec is up to today.

Win any Moment Ski

The winner this week will get to pick any pair of skis they want from Moment’s 20/21 lineup!

David Golay reviews the Hayes Dominion A4 Brakes for Blister

Hayes Dominion A4 Brakes

After 6 months of testing, the Hayes Dominion A4 has become one of our all-time favorite brakes for aggressive trail and DH riding.

Blister's 2019-2020 5-ski Quiver Selections

5-Ski Quivers: Reviewers’ Selections (20/21)

It’s once again that time of year where we spend way too much time thinking about ski quivers, so we’re kicking off our reviewers’ personal quiver selections with the big ones: 5-ski quivers.

Billy Yang goes on Blister's Off The Couch podcast to discuss filmmaking, his podcast, running career, and more

Billy Yang on Running, Filmmaking, Media, Moving (??), & More (Ep.72)

Billy Yang is (among other things) a runner, filmmaker (Billy Yang Films), podcast host (Billy Yang Podcast), and someone who has been chronicling the sport of running in a fashion that is often beautiful, and always inspiring. So Brendan Leonard and Jonathan Ellsworth talked to Billy about everything from cigarette brands to the need for more compassionate critical thinking in our world.

Chris Read and Betty Philbin of Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte go on the Blister Podcast to discuss the work at the center, the current state of adaptive sports and adaptive skiing, and more

Adaptive Sports & Recreation: Past, Present, & Future (Ep.149)

Did you know that 1 out of 5 people in the United States have a disability? That is just one reason why you ought to know about the world of adaptive sports. So to get an overview of the past, present, and future of adaptive sports and recreation, we sat down with Chris Read and Betty Philbin of the Adaptive Sports Center of Crested Butte.

20/21 Blister Buyer’s Guide + Your Questions (Ep.121)

Luke Koppa and Jonathan Ellsworth discuss some of the highlights and big takeaways from our new Winter Buyer’s Guide; our Best Of award winners; whether or not the 20/21 crop of ski gear represents a step forward; and we then answer a lot of the questions you submitted.

Win any Liberty Ski

The winner this week will get to pick any pair of skis they want from Liberty’s 20/21 lineup!

David Golay reviews the Smith Forefront 2 Helmet & Smith Attack MAG MTB Glasses for Blister

Smith Forefront 2 Helmet & Attack MAG MTB Glasses

Smith recently updated their highest-end Trail helmet, the Forefront 2, and we’ve been testing the new version along with their Attack MAG MTB Glasses to see how the two work together and how they compare to the competition.

Blister's guide to taking care of your waterproof, down, and other technical apparel (photo by Taylor Ahearn)

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.

Gordon Gianniny reviews the Altra Superior 4.5 for Blister

Altra Superior 4.5

The Superior remains Altra’s most minimally cushioned, all-round trail shoe, but how different is the latest Superior 4.5 compared to prior iterations, and who should be considering the new shoe? Check out our review.

David Golay reviews the Guerrilla Gravity Gnarvana for Blister

2020 Guerrilla Gravity Gnarvana

Enduro racer? Long-legged Trail bike? Both? After 3 months of riding, we’ve updated our full review of Guerrilla Gravity’s longest-travel bike, the Gnarvana, and provide our take on where it slots into the market.