Doug Schnitzspahn

Internal Suspension

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

Zorbium

Unlike single-impact Styrofoam, Zorbium, a proprietary multi-impact open-cell foam, absorbs the shock and bounces back, making it perfect for sports like halfpipe skiing and skateboarding.

The O-Brace

After his brother, Lucas, was killed in 1998 when his helmet slid back and exposed his temple, Nick Turner started the Whitewater Research and Safety Institute.

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.

Safety Firsts

From lowly styrofoam to the bulletproof thermoplastics of America’s next armed conflict, the breakthrough designs that have helped keep our brains safe inside our noggins.

Deuter ACT Zero 50+15 Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Deuter ACT Zero 50+15 pack.

OutThere AS-1 Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the OutThere AS-1 pack.

Osprey Hornet 32 Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Osprey Hornet 32 pack.

Gregory Z40 Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Gregory Z40 pack.

Arc'teryx Aerios 14 Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Arc'teryx Aerios 14 pack.

Black Diamond Epic 45 Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Black Diamond Epic 45 pack.

JanSport Versteeg Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the JanSport Versteeg pack.

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