Doug Schnitzspahn

Mountain Hardwear Windpack - Daypack: Reviews

Mountain Hardwear Windpack - Daypack: Reviews

HUT CHAMPA two-in-one pack is the smartest choice on a hut trip, and the Windpack is one of the year's best. The main pack's 2,550 cubic inches easily swallowed sleeping bag, clothes, and tequila on...

Dakine Pro 2 - Day Backpacks: Reviews

Dakine Pro 2 - Day Backpacks: Reviews

FREERIDER'S DELIGHTIt's tough to find a backcountry pack that carries skis as well as a snowboard, but the 1,600-cubic-inch Pro 2 excels at both. An easy-to-use retract­able-cable system can...

Abby Sunderland

Worst Case Studies

Caught in an avalanche. Mastless in the Indian Ocean. Come back alive from your worst nightmare.


Hard at Rest

New technologies take your fitness to the next level¬óby making the most of your downtime.

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

Rossignol Classic CX 80 Alpine Skis

Rossignol Classic CX 80 Alpine Skis

1. Most frontside skis are too precise and exhausting for freeskiing. Not the pared-down CX 80, which does away with heavy add-ons like complex binding plates for a more responsive feel. It's...

Backyard Cooking: A Guide

"You're Gonna Wanna..."

Light a grill and he will come: the know-it-all meat expert—usually a male relative—with dubious advice. To help you silence such goons, Steven Rinella, author of The Scavenger's Guide...

Winter Jackets Reviewed

Town & Country

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