Doug Schnitzspahn

Marmot Aegis – Hard Shell: Reviews

1. Keeping rain out is never the problem; a $2 poncho can do that. But if you want a jacket that also holds up the other end of the bargain, letting moisture out, it's going to cost you—usually...

Deuter Spectro AC 32 - Day Backpacks: Reviews

Most BreathableSeems like 2,000 cubic inches is the magic number when it comes to versatility—just big enough to max out on a fast-and-light overnighter but not too big for a day hike. And size...

Scott Prophet - Pants: Reviews

These pants were impervious to Cascade storms, but still light enough for spring touring. The key: strong and breathable Gore-Tex Pro Shell, and removable suspenders that make for a smooth...

Hydrapak Laguna - Daypacks: Reviews

VERSATILITY CHAMP"Exactly what a daypack should be," said one tester—and that's the best way to describe the Laguna. With the ability to expand from 500 to 800 cubic inches, the Laguna's just...

Dakine Pro 2 - Day Backpacks: Reviews

FREERIDER'S DELIGHTIt's tough to find a backcountry pack that carries skis as well as a snowboard, but the 1,600-cubic-inch Pro 2 excels at both. An easy-to-use retract­able-cable system can...

Westcomb Cruiser – Hard Shell: Reviews

Heading someplace hot and wet? The Cruiser is your jacket. It's cut from eVent fabric—arguably the most breathable waterproof fabric on the market—and has big pit zips for extra venting. As...

Powderhorn Jesse James - Pants: Reviews

Warm, yet wild. Touches of corduroy give these waterproof, PrimaLoft-insulated pants a dash of outlaw flash. But what feels downright illegal is when you shed your base-layer bottoms, go commando,...

Mountainsmith Phoenix - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

GREEN-MINDED AND OLD-SCHOOLMountainsmith managed to build the Phoenix out of an impressive 85 percent recycled materials, including 100 percent recycled PET fabric, recycled mesh back panel and...

FlyLow Kung Fu - Soft Shell Jackets: Reviews

DUDE CRED Good for Backcountry FlyLow has a sense of humor. The care-instructions tag in this piece advises you first to "Drink Cold Beer." But the Denver-based company also has a solid reputation...

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