Doug Schnitzspahn

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.

Black Diamond Epic 45 Pack

Black Diamond Epic 45 Pack

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

Jansport Versteeg Pack

JanSport Versteeg Pack

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

Adero 55

Eagle Creek Adero 55 Pack

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

Deuter Razor 23 - Daypack: Reviews

Deuter Razor 23 - Daypack: Reviews

HARD CHARGERUnless you huck off every cliff in sight, donning body armor is overkill. But a little back protection makes sense for anyone who ventures into exposed, big-mountain terrain. The...

Osprey Argon 70 - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

Osprey Argon 70 - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

LOVES BIG LOADSCan't decide whether to pack the pinot noir or the grigio? Bring 'em both—and the cast-iron skillet. On a multi-day trip in the Cascades, the Argon's burly suspension system and...

Kjus Formula - Hard Shell Jackets: Reviews

Kjus Formula - Hard Shell Jackets: Reviews

EURO CORE Good for Resort The Formula is the Porsche of this test—damned pricey, just as flashy, but worth every cent. Kjus's designers tossed in everything from an integrated balaclava to a...

Patagonia Stretch Ascent – Hard Shell: Reviews

Patagonia Stretch Ascent – Hard Shell: Reviews

Chances are you won't be tracking a wolverine anytime soon. But that's exactly what one of our testers—an employee of Alaska Mountain Guides—did for several hours in the Stretch Ascent. His...

Orage Glenn - Soft Shells: Reviews

Orage Glenn - Soft Shells: Reviews

Good for Resort Two words: Tricked. Out. The Glenn has everything from a removable powder skirt to a headphone port to pit zips. But here's the deal: With the exception of the removable (and...

C.A.M.P. XLP 290 - Daypack: Reviews

C.A.M.P. XLP 290 - Daypack: Reviews

MINIMALISTThis featherweight was designed for rando racers—think running uphill on skis, and then bombing back down—but easy access and minimalist design also made the 290 (as in grams)...

CamelBak Scorpion - Day Backpacks: Reviews

CamelBak Scorpion - Day Backpacks: Reviews

LIFT SERVANTOne tester described this pack as "a wallet on your back with water." The 275-cubic-inch Scorpion's two-liter bladder kept testers hydrated both on quick tours before work and skiing all...

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