Dennis Lewon

Dennis Lewon

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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...

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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