Doug Schnitzspahn


Hard at Rest

New technologies take your fitness to the next level—by making the most of your downtime.

Black Diamond Infinity 50 Backpack

Black Diamond Infinity 50 Backpack

When it comes to comfortably carrying big loads, it really is all about the hips. And while Black Diamond isn't the first company to attach the hipbelt to the frame via a ball joint, BD does it...

Patagonia Reconnaissance Resort Jacket

1. The Reconnaissance uses a DWR coating and a generous amount of synthetic insulation (Prima­Loft Eco) to keep you toasty on long, windy lift rides. On the way down, pit zips and highly permeable...

Marmot Aegis Jacket

1. Keeping rain out is never the problem; a $2 poncho can do that. But if you want a jacket that also holds up the other end of the bargain, letting moisture out, it's going to cost you—usually...

Osprey Exos 46 Backpack

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...

Gear Review: Technical Jackets

Ignore the Forecast

Whether you're looking for an all-conditions ski shell or an insulated winter coat, we've got you covered

Mountain Hardwear Kramer Resort Jacket

1. This hybrid jacket uses soft-shell material on most of the body, which gives it a slightly stretchy athletic feel and fit. But because it's seam-sealed and reinforced with waterproof-...

Patagonia Icefield Backcountry Jacket

1. No matter what the weather, the Icefield was ready. The shell—a slightly stretchy, very sturdy ripstop polyester with a waterproof-breathable membrane—shucked off epic dumps at Jackson Hole...

Black Diamond Bandit AvaLung Backpack

1. Thanks to the 690-cubic-inch Bandit's low profile, we barely noticed it while riding lifts. And when we wanted to leave the gates or head out for a quick backcountry tour, this pack was the...

The Fuego 01

It's the MacBook Air to your old Atari 2600, thanks to the genius of its creator, former Apple industrial designer Robert Brunner. With 37,000 BTU of gas heat and optional charcoal and infrared...

Winter Jackets Reviewed

Town & Country

The latest batch of storm shells and insulated jackets ends the debate about performance vs. style