Dennis Lewon

Dennis Lewon

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MSR Reactor Stove System - Camp Stoves: Reviews

MSR Reactor Stove System - Camp Stoves: Reviews

The fuel miser: It's freezing and the wind's howling—a perfect time to fire up the Reactor, which has a completely enclosed, windproof burner. The integrated pot/burner system puts the...

Optimus Stella+ - Camp Stoves: Reviews

Optimus Stella+ - Camp Stoves: Reviews

Ultimate versatility: The Stella+ is light enough for long-distance trips and stable enough for a big group (it'll hold a four-liter pot), plus the remote-canister design allows you to use it...

Mountainsmith Needle - Day Backpacks: Reviews

Mountainsmith Needle - Day Backpacks: Reviews

TOUGH BUT LIGHT Purists will love the Needle: It's an alpine pack that's been stripped of everything but the essentials. What's left is a supremely tough sack capable of handling your...

Deuter Dryshield 30 - Day Backpacks: Reviews

Deuter Dryshield 30 - Day Backpacks: Reviews

MOST WATERPROOF When Moab's worst rainstorm in years coincided with our weekend plans, the Dryshield prevented a soggy retreat. In conditions that would have soused a lesser pack's...

Brunton Flex - Camp Stoves: Reviews

Brunton Flex - Camp Stoves: Reviews

Weight saver: Don't be fooled by this stove's tiny dimensions. It cranks out big heat, adjusts down to a simmer, and has four serrated pot supports that are surprisingly stable for the size....

Mountain Hardwear Riff - Day Backpacks: Reviews

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...

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-...

Mammut Direct 28 - Day Backpacks: Reviews

Mammut Direct 28 - Day Backpacks: Reviews

TAKE IT ANYWHERE Small enough for short jaunts, cool enough for the heat of the desert, and tough enough for the mountains. The Direct 28 does it all, and for a sweet price. The abrasion-resistant...

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