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Lindsey Vonn Joins Forces with Spyder

Want to look like Lindsey on the mountain? Soon you'll be able to, thanks to a new licensing agreement between Vonn and Spyder to promote consumer sales of custom graphic alpine downhill race suits.

Cruising through the gates for a couple of early runs? A big old backpack is overkill, don’t you think? So does The North Face; hence the PGV. Originally designed for the Snowbird Ski Patrol, the vest distributes the weight of your gear more evenly than a half-full pack, which means your light-and-fast mission will feel a little lighter and get a lot faster. They don’t call it slackcountry for nothing. [$189; thenorthface.com]

Gadgets and Gear

Tools, tech, and an everything-proof camera. It's the little things that matter.

Weighing in at 13 oz., the Super Cell is an excellent choice for the backpacker or outdoors person that wants a super light Gore-Tex waterproof jacket.  The jacket is helmet compatible, and provides the classic Patagonia styling and quality that we have come to love over the years.  $249

Next Year's Summer Gear

Last week, gear companies were all at the Outdoor Retailer trade show showing off the summer gear they'll be releasing a year from now. Our guy on the floor got a sneak peek at the coolest gear coming out in 2012. Take a look.

Gear for the Air

Gear For The Air

We said that you can't get hurt in the air, but here is some gear that will help you stay injury free when you land.