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Avalanche Airbag Pack 101

Winter Lab: Avalanche Airbag 101

Compressed air, venturi valves, horse collars, fans, argon, TSA rules, cable pulls. The lingo alone can spin your head, so let us set you straight.

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Gear Trends: Gloves

The latest generation of gloves is all about access to finger tips, staying warm, and even looking cool.

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Black Diamond's Test Lab

We headed to the Black Diamond offices in Salt Lake City, UT, to see where skis, boots, and carabiners are born.

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Outdoor Retailer Video

Here is your chance to peek behind the closed doors of the 2010 Summer Outdoor Retailer show. Take a look.

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Signs of the Times

Under pressure from insurers—and inspired by Disney—ski areas introduced colorful symbols to convey a trail’s difficulty. More than 40 years later, airports get in line.