Backpacks

Kagome Wearable Tomato

If you’re like me, halfway through a typical long run you get a yearning that’s both thirst and hunger. The only thing that can satisfy it? An ice-cold...tomato? That's what Japanese...

The Hydration Pack You Need

My Sunday mornings usually involve trail running with my friend Rose in the mountains and canyons surrounding

Eddie Bauer First Ascent Sorcerer

They should have named this pack the Shapeshifter. It quickly expands from 40 to 55 liters without adding top-heavy bulk. Or you can pull out the back support—a foam insert that also...

Hyperlite Mountain Gear 4400 Windrider

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 

Osprey Rev 12

Endurance racers are the gear-annihilating guinea pigs of the outdoor world. When you’re living with products non-stop for days at a time, even minor annoyances can snowball into deal...

Millet Matrix 30 MBS

With ice-ax retention you can release with the pack on, gear loops for ’biners and belay devices, and an integrated crampon pocket, the

How to Fit a Women's Pack

Women’s-specific backpacks have been on the market for years. And I don't mean packs that are pink or purple or flowered or BeDazzled—although, they occasionally have one of these...

Quick and Dirty: How to Clean a Hydration Pack

Only the most dedicated outdoorspeople scrub, rinse, and air-dry their hydration packs every time. We’re more likely to leave it in the basement under the wet pile of clothes after an...

Kelty PK 50 Backpack

Zipperless outdoor gear is (almost) a trend at the show this year. Sierra Designs unveiled a new sleeping bag without interlocking...

Osprey Jet 18 Kids Daypack

Furnishing your child with a backpack of their own not only provides an easily accessible space for any nature trinkets your kiddo picks up along the way, but also teaches the concepts of...

Osprey Xenith 88 Pack

With bigger packs, it’s all about suspension and fit. Testers raved about how easy it was to tailor the

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