Dennis Lewon

REI UL 60 - Backpacks: Reviews

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...

Osprey Aether 60 - Backpacks: Reviews

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...

REI Ridgeline - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

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...

Gregory Pingora - Backpacks: Reviews

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...

Kelty Nimble - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

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...

The North Face Catalyst 60 - Backpacks: Reviews

The North Face Catalyst 60 - Backpacks: Reviews

Your perfect weekend: packing a frying pan, camp chair, fishing gear, and 12-pack and marching 12 miles to a secret trout pond. Your perfect pack: the Catalyst. It features a dynamic suspension with...

Arc'teryx Naos 55 - Backpacks: Reviews

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...

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...

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