Zip it up in the middle to create a more dispersed load, or unzip it to max out the amount of water you carry.
BEST FOR: Big dudes hauling serious loads.
Think about it this way: your pack is doubly important because (1) it holds almost all your gear, and (2) it’s literally the monkey on your back. There’s been a big-pack renaissance of late, and not...
The Savant’s cushy suspension system earned high marks across the board.
Our favorite for full-on backpacking trips.
Impressive debut from a new company.
A basic, sturdy backpack that will cover a lot of terrain.
A great austerity tool—you could carry more, but why
Plenty big but hardly bulky, it’s the ideal minimalist daypack.
We defy you to find something you can’t use this for.
Its giant opening made it one of the easiest to clean and dry.
Beat dehydration this summer with one of these great reservoirs: The Geigerrig Hydration Pack bladder, which comes standard in the brand's hiking and biking packs; the Platypus Big Zip SL, the most...
According to the Peltzman effect, helmets and seat belts cause people to ski, drive, and ride more recklessly, if only slightly. We don’t suggest you trash your lid, but consider these numbers.
Helmets for biking, kayaking, skiing & more. Outside looks at breakthrough helmet designs that have helped keep our brains safe inside our noggins.