Doug Schnitzspahn

Doug Schnitzspahn

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The Best Packs of 2015

Choose the right type, fit, capacity, and features, and away you go.

Doug Schnitzspahn
May 14, 2015

Gregory Baltoro 75

Gregory Baltoro 75: 2015 Gear of the Year Winner

Doug Schnitzspahn
May 14, 2015

Eddie Bauer First Ascent Sorcerer

The Eddie Bauer First Ascent Sorcerer goes from hauler to super-long hauler and can also be stripped down to a day-mission sack. Call it magic.

Doug Schnitzspahn
Aug 1, 2014

Hyperlite Mountain Gear 4400 Windrider

By employing Cuben fiber, a bantam-weight fabric that's waterproof and nearly impossible to rip, Maine-based Hyperlite achieves an impressive weight-to-carry-capacity ratio.

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jun 3, 2014

The Best Packs of 2013

Easily tailored to your body, with clever details and a surprisingly light weight.

Doug Schnitzspahn
May 20, 2013

The 3 Best Hydration Packs of Summer 2012

Beat dehydration this summer with one of these great reservoirs: The Geigerrig Hydration Pack bladder, which comes standard in the brand's hiking and biking packs; the Platypus Big Zip SL, the most...

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jun 1, 2012

The 10 Best Backpacks of Summer 2012

Eddie Bauer First Ascent Alchemist 40L This shape-shifter might just replace every pack you own. Lashed down, the Alchemist is compact enough for one-day summit bagging. Unzip the top wedge and...

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jun 1, 2012

False Sense of Security?

According to the Peltzman effect, helmets and seat belts cause people to ski, drive, and ride more recklessly, if only slightly. We don’t suggest you trash your lid, but consider these numbers.

Doug Schnitzspahn
Feb 1, 2012

Safety Firsts

From lowly styrofoam to the bulletproof thermoplastics of America’s next armed conflict, the breakthrough designs that have helped keep our brains safe inside our noggins.

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jan 26, 2012

Gregory Z40 Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Gregory Z40 pack.

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jun 7, 2011

Deuter ACT Zero 50+15 Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Deuter ACT Zero 50+15 pack.

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jun 7, 2011

Osprey Hornet 32 Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Osprey Hornet 32 pack.

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jun 7, 2011

Eagle Creek Adero 55 Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Eagle Creek Adero 55 pack.

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jun 7, 2011

Sierra Designs Revival 65 Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Sierra Designs Revival 65 pack.

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jun 7, 2011

Arc'teryx Aerios 14 Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Arc'teryx Aerios 14 pack.

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jun 7, 2011