Doug Schnitzspahn

Westcomb Rampage HX - Rain Jackets: Reviews

HARD CHARGERConsider this category-defying hybrid a soft storm shell. Waterproof-breathable eVent on the shoulders, arms, and hood keeps you dry, while the seam-taped and NanoSphere-treated Schoeller...

Millet Touring Hoodie - Soft Shells: Reviews

BEST IN BAD WEATHERThe Touring Hoodie is fashioned completely from Polartec Powershield, a time-tested fabric that still provides one of the best combinations of stretchiness, breathability, and...

Cloudveil Koven Plus - Rain Jackets: Reviews

1. This is simply the most adapt-able winter-specific storm shell we tested. The key is Schoeller's new waterproof-breathable fabric with c_change technology, a membrane with a polymer structure that...

Rab Pinnacle - Hard Shell Jackets: Reviews

NO MORE OVERHEATINGBreathability can be a bugger to gauge. But of the 30-odd hard shells we tested, the Pinnacle, from British newcomer Rab, let the moisture out better than the rest. Credit the...

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-...

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