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

The Amazing Shapeshifting Pack

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

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

Doug Schnitzspahn
May 20, 2013

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 secure bladder we tested this season; or the Hydrapak Shape-Shift, which you can zip up in the middle to create a more dispersed load.

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jun 1, 2012

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

We crack the evolution of the safety helmet

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jan 26, 2012

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the OutThere AS-1 pack.

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jun 7, 2011

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the JanSport Versteeg pack.

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jun 7, 2011

Black Diamond Epic 45 Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Black Diamond Epic 45 pack.

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jun 7, 2011

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

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jun 7, 2011

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

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jun 7, 2011