Doug Schnitzspahn

Doug Schnitzspahn


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.

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.

The Best Packs of 2014

This year's top haulers got the Six Million Dollar Man treatment—they're better, stronger, and faster than ever before

The 10 Best Backpacks of Summer 2012

Think about it this way: your pack is doubly important because (1) it holds almost all your gear, and (2) it’s literally the monkey on your back. There’s been a big-pack renaissance of late, and not...

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...

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.


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.

Gregory Z40 Pack

Gregory Z40 Pack

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

Arc'teryx Aerios 14 Pack

Arc'teryx Aerios 14 Pack

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

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