Dennis Lewon

Dennis Lewon

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Osprey Aether 60 - Backpacks: Reviews

We would never suggest you limit yourself to just one pack. But if you can't fit more than one in your tiny Manhattan flat, the folks at Osprey feel your pain—and have the solution. The Aether...

Dennis Lewon
Nov 1, 2010

REI Ridgeline - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

CLASSIC WEEKENDER If today's stripped-down packs are a little too austere for your tastes, but full-featured packs are too heavy, you'll find the Ridgeline just right. It's light...

Dennis Lewon and Justin Nyberg
Nov 1, 2010

Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

1. Comfort: Go ahead, try and overload it. On treks in New Mexico's Pecos Wilderness and even ski touring in the Tetons, testers were unanimous: The Meridian carries like a champ. Credit the firm...

Dennis Lewon and Justin Nyberg
Nov 1, 2010

GoLite Intitution - Backpacks: Reviews

The company that helped bring ounce counters out of the closet has struck a sweet balance between low weight and high value with the Intuition. The key is matching the stiff suspension—a...

Dennis Lewon
Nov 1, 2010

GoLite Pursuit - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

OVERACHIEVER This streamlined pack performed above its weight class on every trip, thanks to durable polyurethane-coated nylon throughout and a suspension—framesheet and aluminum stay—...

Dennis Lewon and Justin Nyberg
Nov 1, 2010

Top 10 Sweaters

Aigle Shems – Midweight Jackets: Reviews  With a soft fleece interior and warm, durable merino wool/nylon exterior, this jacket combines our favorite fabrics in one versatile top. 1.9 lbs;...

Dennis Lewon, Jeremy Spencer, Doug Schnitzspahn, Marc Peruzzi, Sam Moulton, Lisa Jhung, Mike Steere, Christopher Solomon, Dave Cox, Kate Siber, Stephanie Pearson, Molly Loomis, and Alicia Carr
Nov 1, 2010

Osprey Talon 44 - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

LIGHT AND VERSATILE Consider the Talon an experiment in reduction: Every detail has been whittled down to bare essentials, making it a great warm-weather ultralight. But it's no one-trick pony...

Dennis Lewon and Justin Nyberg
Nov 1, 2010

Arc'teryx Naos 55 - Backpacks: Reviews

Innovation usually comes in fits and starts: a zipper here, a strap there. But Arc'teryx dispenses with the nickel-and-dime approach with this revolutionary pack. Any other year its every detail...

Dennis Lewon
Nov 1, 2010

Mountain Hardwear Riff - Day Backpacks: Reviews

SPEED DEMON Can a running-oriented hydration pack double as a daypack? Yes, if it's designed as well as this one. During trail runs in the mountains above Santa Fe, the Riff's compression...

Dennis Lewon and Justin Nyberg
Nov 1, 2010

Mammut Massif 45+10 - Backpacks: Reviews

We may buy a small pack with the aim of paring down, but the Massif's designers know us better than we know ourselves—we'll still cram it full. And thus they have installed the best load-...

Dennis Lewon
Nov 1, 2010

Gregory Pingora - Backpacks: Reviews

Visible technology may be the buzz at most design shops, but on trip after trip, this pack scored top marks because of what you can't see: two hinges hidden behind the lumbar pad. Each side of the...

Dennis Lewon
Nov 1, 2010