Doug Schnitzspahn

Eddie Bauer First Ascent Sorcerer

The Eddie Bauer First Ascent Sorcerer goes from hauler to super-long hauler and can also be stripped down to a day-mission sack. Call it magic.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear 4400 Windrider

By employing Cuben fiber, a bantam-weight fabric that's waterproof and nearly impossible to rip, Maine-based Hyperlite achieves an impressive weight-to-carry-capacity ratio.

The Best Packs of 2014

This year's top haulers got the Six Million Dollar Man treatment—they're better, stronger, and faster than ever before

Osprey Xenith 88 Pack

Easily tailored to your body, with clever details and a surprisingly light weight.