Doug Schnitzspahn

Gregory Diablo – Day Backpacks: Reviews

Hiking, biking, trail running—we did it all with the Diablo. There's just enough space in this 352-cubic-inch pack to stash an emergency shell, a bike pump, and a snack, especially if you take...

Alpha LT Arc'teryx – Rain Jackets: Reviews

FEATHERWEIGHTFirst impression: Too light to abuse—or rely upon on in really nasty weather. But doubters became believers in the field: It's every bit as durable and waterproof as jackets twice...

Outdoor Research Avido - Soft Shells: Reviews

SUMMER-WEIGHT CHAMPMeet our new warm-weather favorite. The track-suit-inspired Avido was a godsend in the middle of summer when we didn't want to stuff a full-on rain shell in our packs but then got...

Deuter Futura Pro 42 - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

STAY ORGANIZEDWe were all impressed with how well the Futura Pro carries a full load, but it was our anal-retentive testers who were most partial to this feature-laden, everything-has-its-place pack...

Arc'teryx Silo 18 - Day Backpacks: Reviews

GATE HOPPERThe 1,098-cubic-inch Silo 18 is an ideal choice when you're jumping between the lifts and the sidecountry. Three stash pockets (one internal, two external) help you keep track of quick-...

Crumpler The Bumper Issue – Day Backpacks: Reviews

This smart little pack brings a dash of technical know-how to a street-savvy bag. In town, you can remove the hip strap to dial back the crunchy-guy factor, while a bit of reflective piping increases...

Marmot Ascent 40 - Climbing Packs: Reviews

Can Take a BeatingThe Ascent 40 was designed with climbing in mind; for example, it comes with a rope tarp. And while it does a fine job getting rope to the crag, we also loved it as an adventure-...

Helly Hansen Warren - Pants: Reviews

These café loungers segue easily from snowshoe rambling to latte sipping. Credit a casual style paired with Helly's proprietary waterproof-breathable fabric and built-in gaiters that fit a...

Westcomb Skeena Hoody - Soft Shells: Reviews

PRACTICALLY WATERPROOFIf you took your favorite base layer, hard shell, and soft shell and threw them all in a blender, it would be a terrible mess. But Westcomb's mash-up makes terrific sense. A...

Columbia First Descents Parka - Soft Shells: Reviews

Good for Resort Just like the turquoise-and-hot-pink, three-in-one Columbia you skied in as a kid—only much better. The inner jacket, a trim-fitting, polyester-lined down puffy with pit zips and...

Kelty Locus 40 - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

TRADITIONAL TOP LOADER"Airy and easy to adjust" is how one tester summed up the Locus 40. It's light, too: The minimalist design boasts an impressive weight-to-capacity ratio. Torso adjustment takes...

Millet Prolight 27 - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

CLIMBER'S FAVORITEThe stripped-down Prolight 27 performs best when it's going up. How do we know? After spending time in Colorado scaling multipitch climbs in Eldorado Canyon and summiting (and then...

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