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Vitesse by Montrail
The puzzling popularity of 100 mile mountain runs led to the creation of hybrid shoes...After reviewing worthy contenders, I settled on the Vitesse by Montrail, a hiking boot stripped down to its platonic essence instead of a built-up running shoe.

Cannondale '99: A Sneak Peek
Cannondale unveiled its new '99 goods to most of the big-wig magazine editors. It was a chance to see some new stuff and wonder aloud why lime green is back as a "cool" color.

Gem of a Point and Shoot
Minolta's TC-1, small enough to fit in your pocket, good enough to tackle the needs of a professional nature photographer.

A Photographer's Three-Legged Friend
The Gitzo Mountaineer tripod weighs only three pounds, yet it can handle my longest lenses (350mm) and it collapses down to a tidy 19 inches.
Wayward riding cultures unite in a telemark binding and snowboard.
Shimano Rapid Rise Rear Derailleur
Overall the benefits seem to match or outweigh the costs for these new components.
Canon Optura
The Optura is a lightweight, compact, mini-DV compliant camcorder. With its compactness and movable two-inch LCD screen, you will feel like a spy on a Cold War mission.
Plastic Tele Boots
New boot designs by Scarpa, Garmont and Asolo incorporate the latest plastic-injection technology, making this year's models lighter and more flexible than ever before.

Ski Tuning
Let Martin Volken show you how to avoid unsightly p-tex mishaps when tuning your own skis.
Women's Rock Shoes
The industry discovers the market for women's shoes. Read the reviews of what Five-Ten, La Sportiva, and Boreal are offering.

Snowboard Bindings
Tweaked, improved, and shiny-new step-in bindings for your boarding pleasure.
Women Toe the Line
Snowboards designed for women and guys with small feet.
Mountain Photo Gear
Light-weight, high-tech, and easy to use, the Mamiya 7 is just the thing when you want to capture the beauty of mountains in medium format but don't want to lug 10 pounds of camera.
Visit the Art Wolfe store for ultra-durable SunDog camera packs and browse the collection of books, videos, games, and more.