Desert Gear: Arc’teryx Altra 62

Everything you need to plan the perfect Grand Canyon summer escape

This women’s pack has all the smart design hallmarks Arc’teryx is known for, but two features make it particularly suited to desert treks, with their frequent side-to-side, up-and-down movement over uneven terrain. Its pear shape hugs the body, making the load feel lighter than it is, and a feature called the Load Transfer Disc on the hipbelt lets the whole package pivot as you step, leaving the hips to freely do their thing. $449

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