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Simply put, the Blister Membership is the most valuable resource out there for those who want honest, in-depth, and helpful advice and information regarding outdoor gear, as well as exclusive access to podcast conversations, articles, and videos. Don’t waste your money on the wrong gear — become a Blister Member and let us help you find the products that are best for you

And if you take advantage of just one of the numerous exclusive discounts that come with it, the Blister Membership can more than pay for itself.

Check out all the benefits & details below:

A BLISTER MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:

Personalized Gear Recommendations

Ask us anything gear-related, anytime. Nobody tests as much gear as extensively as we do, so if you really want the best, most informed, and accurate recommendations, you’ve come to the right place, whether that be for your next ski, ski boot, bike, running shoe, or whatever other outdoor product.

Access to all Blister Content

Get access to all Flash Reviews, Deep Dive comparisons, and more! Our Flash Reviews provide our initial impressions of a product and are updated in real-time as we spend more time on it, while our Deep Dive comparisons spell out how a ski compares to every other relevant ski in the category.

Print & Digital Winter Buyer's Guide

Get a guaranteed copy of the limited print edition of our Winter Buyer's Guide — or stick with the digital edition. Whichever you choose, as long as you're an active Blister Member, you'll always have access to the latest version of our massive, annual buyer's guide.

EXCLUSIVE DEALS FROM THESE COMPANIES (AND MANY MORE):

Discounts include 10-20% off skis from 14 major and boutique brands, 15% off We Are One carbon wheels, and much more. Taking advantage of just one of these discounts can make the Blister Membership more than pay for itself — check out the list of our current Blister Member deals.

DISCOUNTS ON OUR BLISTER SUMMIT

As a Blister Member, you’ll get $50 off registration for our Blister Summit 2023, which is taking place at Mt. Crested Butte, CO from February 12–16. We would love to see you at the Summit!

PLUS NEW BENEFITS ROLLING OUT DURING THE 22/23 WINTER SEASON:

  • Gear-comparison videos & podcasts
  • “How To” videos
  • Members-only GEAR:30 podcasts where Blister Members can ask us anything
  • Blister Spectrums: Real-time Updates
    • We will be continually updating our Blister Spectrums as we test new skis, so instead of waiting for our once-a-year Spectrum updates in our Winter Buyer’s Guide, Members will get to see where skis slot in as we test them.
  • Community Reviews — this is going to be verrrry interesting. More on this this winter.

Frequently asked questions

Once you’ve purchased the Blister Membership, check that you’re logged in and head to our Blister Member Clubhouse. There, you can find your discounts, submit a gear question, check out the latest Flash Reviews and Deep Dive comparisons, read our digital Buyer’s Guides, and more. The Blister Member Clubhouse is your one-stop shop for taking advantage of all the benefits of the Blister Membership.

The Blister Membership includes a print copy of our Buyer’s Guide, which is why there is a shipping charge. However, if you don’t need a print copy, you can make that selection before adding the Blister Membership to your cart. If you select that you do not need a print copy, you will not be charged for shipping.

All of our subscriptions are set to automatically renew a year after you first purchase a subscription, but if you do not want your subscription to renew automatically, head to the “My Subscriptions” tab on your “My Account” page and cancel your subscription; if you do so, your subscription will remain active until a year after your most recent order. If you have any questions about our subscriptions or renewal process, please reach out to us via our Contact page.

If you’re a current member who selected the digital-only option for the Winter Buyer’s Guide when you bought your Blister Membership but would now like to receive the print edition in future years, go to the “My Subscriptions” tab on the “My Account” page on our site, hit the “Switch Subscription” button, select the print option from the drop-down box on the Blister Membership product page, and complete the checkout process (be sure to double check your shipping address). You’ll be able to do this at no extra charge, but your next renewal payment will include a shipping fee to cover the print guide.

If you’re a current member who selected the print option for the Winter Buyer’s Guide when you bought your Blister Membership but would now like to switch to the digital edition and not pay shipping in future years, go to the “My Subscriptions” tab on the “My Account” page on our site, hit the “Switch Subscription” button, select the digital option from the drop-down box on the Blister Membership product page, and complete the checkout process (be sure to double check your shipping address). Then, to have the shipping charge removed from your subscription, please reach out to us at this email and we’ll make sure we get that updated.

Deep Dive Comparisons

Perhaps the most useful tool for ski comparisons, our Deep Dives spell out how a ski compares to every other relevant ski in the category. Check out our sample Deep Dive of the K2 Mindbender 99Ti to see an example

Flash Reviews

We often get on gear long before it’s released, and our Full Reviews necessarily take time to produce (you know, since we actually put lots of time on or in the products we test). Blister Flash Reviews provide our initial impressions of a product and are updated in real time as we spend more time on it. We post Flash Reviews for skis, mountain bikes, ski boots, high-profile mountain bike components, ski bindings, and more. Check out our sample Flash Review of the Atomic Bent 110 to see an example

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Don't just take our word for it:

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J. Wilkerson
"Seriously, thank you so much for the incredibly detailed response. I already feel like I learned a lot about the right bike I should get, especially how important the terrain you have around you, what you ride, and what you want to ride is to that purchase decision."
Nathan S.
"I recently became a blister member and have been busy digesting all the info in the guide and all reviews online, and like everyone else commenting on your site, I have to say it’s bloody brilliant — honest and very informative. Congrats on the site. You have done an unbelievable job putting it together."
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Prefer to talk on the phone?

Our Blister Premier membership includes all of the benefits of the standard Blister Membership, but with the added benefit of being able to call or text with our reviewers to discuss your individual gear preferences. 

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