Doug Schnitzspahn

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,...

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...

Osprey Flap Jack Pack - Day Backpacks: Reviews

Urban HikerHalf messenger bag, half backpack: That's the easiest way to describe this 1,500-cubic-inch urban hauler. With a well-cushioned 15.4-inch laptop pocket and a DWR-coated, splash-resistant...

The North Face Patrol 35 - Daypack: Reviews

1.The Patrol 35 nails the most important feature in a winter pack: how well it carries skis or a snowboard. TNF's Fly-Trap carrying system compresses skis (A-frame or diagonally) or board (vertically...

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...

JanSport Salish - Day Backpacks: Reviews

Simple and SmartAlthough they're best known for making school bags, JanSport also has a long track record making technical performance packs—like the 2,074-cubic-inch Salish. From long day hikes...

Gregory Drift - Daypack: Reviews

DAY TRIPPERIf your passion is touring, get the nimble Drift. "It's the perfect size and profile for the typical day trip," said a tester who put miles on the pack in the Colorado backcountry. Skis or...

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