The Bare-Grip 200s have what Inov8 calls precision fit, a narrower and longer fit ideal for gripping the feet when racing. This extra length disappears when running because of the flexibility of the shoes and minimal construction. This flexibility makes the shoes good for soft muddy conditions, but means the rocks are noticeable through hard sections of trail. The cleat-like sole sheds the mud like nobody’s business. Simply stated, aptly named, these Bare-Grip shoes simulate barefoot running with loads of gripping power. $110 Inov-8.com
By Jenny Willden
My Alibi is bringing sexy back (to the bike) with bloomers designed to support you on rides without feeling bulky. Wear them under regular clothing or your favorite active wear. There's no binding elastic to cause discomfort, and you'll never see a panty line. We love them in Chocolate Brown. $70 myalibiclothing.com
By Dave Zook
People wonder why Salt Lake skiers ever leave to seek out other mountains, and while I love Utah skiing, I find the suggestion of just skiing the Wasatch preposterous. Utah is amazing, but there is too much wanderlust in me to stay in SLC for the entire winter. For this reason, I jumped on an extended weekend trip to Crystal Mountain, Washington, with a group of professional Pacific Northwest weekend warriors to sample the sweet syrup of the Evergreen state.