Holiday Gift Guides 2019: Sportsball

Some of our favorite equipment, apparel and more for active people

As we all seem to spend more and more time at our desks and on our phones, the importance of getting outdoors and moving our bodies cannot be understated. From swimsuits to boxing gloves and skateboards, there are plenty of practical pieces available in our Sportsball Gift Guide. But we have included many other items, from notecards to magazines and books, to provide some (oftentimes …

Making Custom Skis with New England’s Parlor

Ultra-personalized equipment born of craftsmanship and attentive design

Handmade skis—just like bespoke bike frames—came into favor over a decade ago. Respected brands all over began to make skis covered in striking graphics, one-off photography, typography and more. But Mark Wallace, who co-founded Parlor Custom Skis (located outside Boston) in 2014, says he and his partners, Pete Endres and Jason Epstein, had different priorities. They wanted to focus more on the skis’ guts than …

Testing the iPhone 11 Pro with Snowboarder Mark McMorris

The athlete puts the new phone's camera to the test on the slopes in New Zealand

In the iPhone’s 12-year history, few updates have completely changed its intention or overall appearance. But,with the iPhone 11 Pro (and Max), Apple introduces a first-ever, the triple-camera system—consisting of “mega wide,” (13mm) “wide,” (26mm) and “telephoto” (52mm) lenses. They claim it “combines cutting-edge technology and the legendary simplicity of the iPhone.” Immediately, it’s instinctive to wonder how portraits, landscapes, actions shots, or pet or …