Handmade: ETWAS bags

Handmade goods are making a comeback. ETWAS Bags is a design project out of Brooklyn, NY, that makes leather bags by hand, the old...

Gear of the Year: Packs

Doug Schnitzspahn on the best packs from the 2008 Winter Buyer's Guide.

Deuter ACT Zero 50+15

With an extra 15 liters of expandable space, our Gear of the Year winning pack, the Deuter ACT Zero 50+15, works for day hikes and multiday trips.

Thule TCRU-2 60 Liter Upright

Yes, Thule makes luggage, and it's just as tough as their roof racks. Presenting our 2011 Gear of the Year winner.

Backpack: Osprey Exos 46

Our Gear of the Year Winner crams a ton of features into a light backpack.

Design and Tech: Backpack

A unique suspension system makes this Black Diamond pack ideal for movement. $140

Backpack: Nemo Ditto

An ultralight, go-anywhere backpack perfect for stuffing in a tight spot. $49