Millet Steep 27 Backpack

Oct 29, 2012
Outside Magazine

   Photo: Millet

BEST FOR: Staying organized.

THE TEST: Often, packs with a lot of pockets (the Steep has five) compromise usable space. Not here. On a frigid day tour in British Columbia’s Coast Range, the 27-liter Steep swallowed all of one tester’s essentials, plus down pants and a second jacket. The oversize zipper pulls are mitten friendly, and a tandem zip on the back panel splays the main pocket for quick interior access. Our only gripes: Big shovel blades won’t fit in the tool pocket. And the hipbelt is a bit wimpy, especially when schlepping a full load.

THE VERDICT: A great deal for a feature-rich pack. 2.4 lbs

Comfort: 3.5
Function: 4

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