Mountainsmith Lookout 50 Overnight Pack

Millet Axpel 42 Mountainsmith Lookout 50 MHM Flatiron 42 summer buyers guide best packs of 2013

BEST FOR: Weekend backpacking and hut trips.

THE TEST: There’s nothing fancy about the Lookout 50, but that’s a good thing. It isn’t as agile as the Millet, but it’s more versatile, in terms of both adjustability (the Millet’s torso length is fixed) and carry capacity: an expanding lid allows the Lookout to increase in size to 64 liters (read: bring the candles, wine, and kite). An easy-to-adjust, breathable suspension system rounds out this solid pack.

THE VERDICT: Well priced and designed. 4.4 lbs.

HAULING COMFORT: 3
VERSATILITY: 5

Brand: Mountainsmith $180
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