Doug Schnitzspahn

Doug Schnitzspahn

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OutThere AS-1 Pack

OutThere AS-1 Pack

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

Osprey Hornet 32 Pack

Osprey Hornet 32 Pack

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

Powderhorn Gunpowder - Soft Shells: Reviews

Powderhorn Gunpowder - Soft Shells: Reviews

Good for Resort It may look like it schussed in from the eighties ski flick Hot Dog… The Movie, but with all the resort-friendly features—like pit zips and a powder skirt—the Gunpowder...

Scapegoat Rosti - Rain Jackets: Reviews

Scapegoat Rosti - Rain Jackets: Reviews

HIGH-PERFORMANCE HIPSTERNewcomer Scapegoat absolutely nailed "performance casual" with the Rosti, which instantly felt like an old favorite. It's ideal for resort cruising and sidewalk surfing. On...

Backcountry Access Squall - Daypack: Reviews

Backcountry Access Squall - Daypack: Reviews

BASIC BAGIf you could turn an old metal lunchbox into a ski pack, it would look like this—a utilitarian, bargain-priced hauler. The 1,647-cubic-inch pack held all the tools we needed for a...

Sierra Designs Kenosha – Hard Shell: Reviews

Sierra Designs Kenosha – Hard Shell: Reviews

Soft ShellsThe soft Cocona-and-polyester lining makes the Kenosha the warmest wind shell here. It proved its mettle on everything from a whale-watching trip in Maine to a 30-mile mountain-bike epic...

Arc'teryx Sentry - Soft Shells: Reviews

Arc'teryx Sentry - Soft Shells: Reviews

Good for Resort It's the love child of a high-end mountaineering jacket and a toasty resort parka! Combining Gore's most durable waterproof-breathable fabric, Pro Shell, with PrimaLoft's top-of-the-...

Mountain Hardwear Escape - Rain Jackets: Reviews

Mountain Hardwear Escape - Rain Jackets: Reviews

THE CLASSICIf Toyota made a jacket, it would be a lot like the Escape: solid performance, great value. Made of Gore-Tex Performance Shell (the new name for the classic two-layer waterproof-breathable...

Helly Hansen Current - Soft Shells: Reviews

Helly Hansen Current - Soft Shells: Reviews

CAN TAKE A BEATINGThis past fall, we sent three Boulder-based climbers to Moab's Castleton Tower with half a dozen soft shells to test. And after a week of shimmying up tight sandstone chimneys and...

Nau Shelter - Hard Shell Jackets: Reviews

Nau Shelter - Hard Shell Jackets: Reviews

STYLE AND PERFORMANCEBeauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but our testers were unanimous: Thanks to its sleek design and refreshing lack of logos, the Shelter is the best-looking shell in the...

Marmot Troll Wall - Hard Shell Jackets: Reviews

Marmot Troll Wall - Hard Shell Jackets: Reviews

MR. VERSATILITY Good for Backcountry Looking for something you can backpack in all summer and then ski in come winter? The Troll Wall is your jacket. Simply detach its powder skirt and you've got a...