Doug Schnitzspahn

Gregory Z40 Pack

Gregory Z40 Pack

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

Deuter ACT Zero 50+15 Backpack

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.

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.

Osprey Exos 46 – Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

Osprey Exos 46 – Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

1. We've tested overnight packs this big and light before, but none as stable as the 2.3-pound, 2,800-cubic-inch Exos 46. The usual ultralight materials and buckles are in play, but it's the...

Westcomb Rampage HX - Rain Jackets: Reviews

Westcomb Rampage HX - Rain Jackets: Reviews

HARD CHARGERConsider this category-defying hybrid a soft storm shell. Waterproof-breathable eVent on the shoulders, arms, and hood keeps you dry, while the seam-taped and NanoSphere-treated Schoeller...

Millet Touring Hoodie - Soft Shells: Reviews

Millet Touring Hoodie - Soft Shells: Reviews

BEST IN BAD WEATHERThe Touring Hoodie is fashioned completely from Polartec Powershield, a time-tested fabric that still provides one of the best combinations of stretchiness, breathability, and...

Rab Pinnacle - Hard Shell Jackets: Reviews

Rab Pinnacle - Hard Shell Jackets: Reviews

NO MORE OVERHEATINGBreathability can be a bugger to gauge. But of the 30-odd hard shells we tested, the Pinnacle, from British newcomer Rab, let the moisture out better than the rest. Credit the...

Gregory Diablo – Day Backpacks: Reviews

Gregory Diablo – Day Backpacks: Reviews

Hiking, biking, trail running—we did it all with the Diablo. There's just enough space in this 352-cubic-inch pack to stash an emergency shell, a bike pump, and a snack, especially if you take...

Alpha LT Arc'teryx – Rain Jackets: Reviews

Alpha LT Arc'teryx – Rain Jackets: Reviews

FEATHERWEIGHTFirst impression: Too light to abuse—or rely upon on in really nasty weather. But doubters became believers in the field: It's every bit as durable and waterproof as jackets twice...

Outdoor Research Avido - Soft Shells: Reviews

Outdoor Research Avido - Soft Shells: Reviews

SUMMER-WEIGHT CHAMPMeet our new warm-weather favorite. The track-suit-inspired Avido was a godsend in the middle of summer when we didn't want to stuff a full-on rain shell in our packs but then got...

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