Dennis Lewon

Dennis Lewon

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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

Kelty Nimble - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

POCKETS GALORE Are you forever looking for ways to stash small items, like camera, snacks, GPS, sunscreen, first-aid kit, and more? The Nimble, with no fewer than seven pockets and three storage...

Dennis Lewon and Justin Nyberg
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Dennis Lewon and Justin Nyberg
Nov 1, 2010

REI UL 60 - Backpacks: Reviews

If you're vaguely disturbed by the idea of paying more for a pack that weighs less, REI understands. The latest and largest in its UL line, this pack weighs little more than a pair of trail runners...

Dennis Lewon
Nov 1, 2010

MontBell Alpine Pack 50 - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

AN ELEGANT BRUISER Imagine the offspring of a Ferrari Testarossa and a Toyota Land Cruiser: precise handling, hard-duty construction. That's the essence of the Alpine Pack 50. It's a no-...

Dennis Lewon and Justin Nyberg
Nov 1, 2010

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...

Dennis Lewon and Marcus Woolf
Nov 1, 2010