Backpacks

Osprey Argon 70 - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

LOVES BIG LOADSCan't decide whether to pack the pinot noir or the grigio? Bring 'em both—and the cast-iron skillet. On a multi-day trip in the Cascades, the Argon's burly...

Gregory Triconi 60 - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

TAKE IT OFF-TRAILLike a souped-up Jeep, the Triconi begs to be taken off-trail and over jumbly passes. The reason: The hipbelt and shoulder straps are built into the pack frame...

Hydrapak Laguna - Daypacks: Reviews

VERSATILITY CHAMP"Exactly what a daypack should be," said one tester—and that's the best way to describe the Laguna. With the ability to expand from 500 to 800 cubic inches...

Ergon BA1 - Daypacks: Reviews

MOVES WITH YOUBuilt with a light plastic frame and hipbelt system and an Allen-wrench-adjustable pivot point that attaches a separate shoulder harness to the pack, the BA1...

The North Face Dogfish - Hydration Packs: Review

Aerated foam backing, mesh shoulder straps, and a two-liter reservoir make this a good summer runner, but check the fit: Some testers found the straps set too far apart for their...

Deuter Race X Air - Hydration Packs: Review

An aggressively arched suspension with mesh panel lets air cool your back. The pack includes a two-liter reservoir and stows cargo for a long ride. Best for biking. 1.5 lbs; www...

Arc'teryx Razor 15 - Hydration Packs: Review

If you already have a hydration reservoir and just need a more versatile pack to put it in, go for the Razor and its interchangeable hipbelts. Use the minimalist strap for running...

Kelty Tecate - Hydration Packs: Review

This featherweight back hugger stays in place during even the most jarring bob-and-weave trail running. Pack sparingly: There's space for only energy bars, keys, and a light shell....

Mammut Nirvana 25 – Daypack: Reviews

Heading out the gate? This low-profile and lightweight (three-pound) pack comfortably carries skis, avy gear, and a helmet. There's also extra back protection and an insulated...

Bakoda Light Speed - Daypack: Reviews

FEATHERWEIGHTAt just two pounds, the Light Speed makes good on its name while delivering ample space (915 cubic inches) for a day of sidecountry stashes and booter building....

Dakine Outtabounds - Daypack: Reviews

CHAMELEONWhen worn alone, the Outtabounds' detachable 728-cubic-inch yo-yo pack was perfect for riding lifts. Insert it into the main pack and you have a 2,300-cubic-inch combo...

Gregory Deva 85 - Backpacks: Reviews

Hard on your gear??If the answer is yes, the Deva is your friend. The rubberized bottom and 210-denier ripstop nylon were the burliest of the packs we tested. While the top...

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