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Noah Bodman, David Golay, and Jonathan Ellsworth discuss on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas podcast the best and most influential mountain bike gear of the past decade (2010-2020)

Best Mtn Bike Gear of the Past Decade (Ep.13)

Of the entire past decade, what was the most influential bike or bike part? What were the best bikes or bike parts? What were the biggest gear trends? And what was our selection for the Best Product of the Decade? We cover all of this and more.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Spyder Turret GTX Shell Pants for Blister

Spyder Turret GTX Shell Pants

Spyder recently brought back their “Freeski” collection, designed specifically for freeride and freestyle skiers. Their Turret GTX Pants package proven, high-end materials into a design and style that we haven’t seen from the brand in a long time, and you can check out our review for more.

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Gordon Gianniny reviews the La Sportiva Lycan for Blister

La Sportiva Lycan

La Sportiva has made a name for themselves by making shoes specifically designed for technical, mountainous terrain. But their Lycan looks to fill a void in their lineup — a softer, wider, and more comfortable option for moderate terrain and longer distances. Check out our full review.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Moment Commander 98 For Blister

2019-2020 Moment Commander 98

This year Moment tweaked their metal-laminate, directional Commander 98, and the new version looks like it maintains much of what we liked about the previous version, while potentially addressing some of the things we didn’t love about the old one. Check out our First Look & Flash Review.

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Luke Koppa reviews the Moment Commander 98 For Blister

19/20 Moment Commander 98

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the new Moment Commander 98.

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Blister's GEAR:30 podcast — Blister discusses the best and most influential ski products of the the past decade

Best Ski Gear of the Past Decade (Ep.81)

Of the entire past decade, what was the most influential ski, ski boot, and ski binding? What was the best ski? What were the biggest trends? And what was our selection for the Best Product of the Decade? We cover all of this and more.

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Luke Koppa reviews the WNDR Alpine Intention 110 for Blister

19/20 WNDR Alpine Intention 110

Check out our initial on-snow impressions of the cambered version of the WNDR Alpine Intention 110.

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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Luke Koppa reviews the Icelantic Nomad 105 for Blister.

Deep Dive: Icelantic Nomad 105

We compare the Nomad 105 to the Shaggy’s Ahmeek 105, Moment Deathwish, Moment Wildcat 108, Salomon Qst 106, K2 Mindbender 108Ti, 4FRNT MSP 107, Liberty Origin 106, Blizzard Rustler 10, ON3P Woodsman 108, Nordica Enforcer Free 104, Armada ARV 106Ti, Rossignol Soul 7 HD, Line Sick Day 104, & J Skis Metal.

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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Blister reviewers discuss the best ski gear of the past decade

Best Ski Gear of the Past Decade

We asked more of our reviewers to provide their nominations for the best and most influential skis, ski boots, and ski bindings from the past decade. Check out their selections, then let us know yours.

Ski Gear Predictions for the Next Decade (Ep.82)

What will ski gear look like 10 years from now? What gear has the most room for improvement? What gear will *actually* change the most, and what will change the least? And what are our wildest gear predictions for where gear could be in 10 years? We discuss all of this and more.

Sam Shaheen reviews The North Face Freethinker Futurelight Jacket & Pants for Blister

The North Face Freethinker Futurelight Jacket & Pants

The North Face’s new “Futurelight” fabric has been the mysterious buzzword of the industry this season, and we’ve now spent some time in their Freethinker Futurelight Jacket & Pants. Check out our initial review of this new outwear kit.

Noah Bodman, David Golay, and Jonathan Ellsworth discuss on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas podcast the best and most influential mountain bike gear of the past decade (2010-2020)

Best Mtn Bike Gear of the Past Decade (Ep.13)

Of the entire past decade, what was the most influential bike or bike part? What were the best bikes or bike parts? What were the biggest gear trends? And what was our selection for the Best Product of the Decade? We cover all of this and more.

Luke Koppa and Sam Shaheen review the 4FRNT Inthayne for Blister

2019-2020 4FRNT Inthayne

Update: reviewer Cy Whitling has been spending time on 4FRNT’s playful pow ski, the Inthayne, and he now adds his take on the ski.

Sanjay Rawal goes on Blister's Off The Couch podcast to discuss running the California International Marathon, the concepts of running dumb; training slow; finding joy through exertion, and much more.

Sanjay Rawal on Running Dumb, Training Slow, & Finding Joy through Exertion (Ep.33)

We talk to Sanjay Rawal about his rather spectacular performance — and even more spectacular meltdown — near the end of the California International Marathon, and discuss the concepts of running dumb; training slow; finding joy through exertion; whether it is possible to run a great time by not caring about running a great time; and more.

Luke Koppa reviews the Spyder Turret GTX Shell Pants for Blister

Spyder Turret GTX Shell Pants

Spyder recently brought back their “Freeski” collection, designed specifically for freeride and freestyle skiers. Their Turret GTX Pants package proven, high-end materials into a design and style that we haven’t seen from the brand in a long time, and you can check out our review for more.

Blister reviewers & editors discuss on the Blister Podcast what they think will happen in the next decade of the ski & snowboard industry

Ski & Snowboard Industry Predictions for the New Decade (Ep.115)

What will the ski & snowboard industry look like 10 years from now? Will backcountry skiing and splitboarding keep growing? Will indoor ski areas become more common? Will there be fewer or more ski companies in existence 10 years from now? We offer our predictions on all of these questions and more.

Gordon Gianniny reviews the La Sportiva Lycan for Blister

La Sportiva Lycan

La Sportiva has made a name for themselves by making shoes specifically designed for technical, mountainous terrain. But their Lycan looks to fill a void in their lineup — a softer, wider, and more comfortable option for moderate terrain and longer distances. Check out our full review.

Luke Koppa reviews the Moment Commander 98 For Blister

2019-2020 Moment Commander 98

This year Moment tweaked their metal-laminate, directional Commander 98, and the new version looks like it maintains much of what we liked about the previous version, while potentially addressing some of the things we didn’t love about the old one. Check out our First Look & Flash Review.