Doug Schnitzspahn

Geigerrig Hydration Pack

Beat dehydration this summer with one of these great reservoirs: The Geigerrig Hydration Pack bladder, which comes standard in the brand's hiking and biking packs; the Platypus Big Zip SL, the most...

Hydrapak Shape-Shift

Zip it up in the middle to create a more dispersed load, or unzip it to max out the amount of water you carry.

Eddie Bauer First Ascent Alchemist 40L

Think about it this way: your pack is doubly important because (1) it holds almost all your gear, and (2) it’s literally the monkey on your back. There’s been a big-pack renaissance of late, and not...

Gregory Savant 58

The Savant’s cushy suspension system earned high marks across the board.

False Sense of Security?

According to the Peltzman effect, helmets and seat belts cause people to ski, drive, and ride more recklessly, if only slightly. We don’t suggest you trash your lid, but consider these numbers.

Internal Suspension

Helmets for biking, kayaking, skiing & more. Outside looks at breakthrough helmet designs that have helped keep our brains safe inside our noggins.

Single-Impact Styrofoam

The Pro-Tec Mirage went into production in 1985 as a replacement for leather “hair net” helmets.

Multi-Impact Protection System

Thanks to a floating polypropylene liner that’s held in place by a pin that shatters on impact, the 2010 POC Receptor Backcountry MIPS’s outer and inner shells move independently.