Doug Schnitzspahn

The Best Pack for Serious Minimalists

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.

Eddie Bauer First Ascent Alchemist 40L

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...

Gregory Savant 58

The Savant’s cushy suspension system earned high marks across the board.