Backpacks

Kelty Nimble - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

POCKETS GALOREAre you forever looking for ways to stash small items, like camera, snacks, GPS, sunscreen, first-aid kit, and more? The Nimble, with no fewer than seven pockets...

Deuter Futura 38 AC - Backpacks: Reviews

BEEMER ON YOUR BACKThe all-mesh suspension design not only kept me dry on a two-hour uphill slog, but also held the bag snug against my back as I ducked under trees. The top...

Osprey Atmos 50 - Backpacks: Reviews

At first glance, this hauler might seem born out of Lockheed's Skunkworks, but relax: Our Gear of the Year pack will get you there and back in a flash. A matchless mesh suspension...

Camelbak Isis - Women's Backpacks: Reviews

Hydration packs don't come with more features than this. On a day hike in Utah's Owl Canyon, the Isis's leakproof three-liter reservoir toted plenty of water, the main...

Vaude Accept 55+10 - Women's Backpacks:Reviews

Can't bear to leave anything behind, even on a weekend trip? This sleek pack has the biggest capacity of the bunch, with a suspension that can handle 40-plus pounds and a height...

Gregory Arreba - Women's Backpacks: Reviews

How do you make the Pacific Crest Trail feel like the Pacific Coast Highway? Let this pack smooth out and speed up the miles. I literally ran the San Juan Mountains' nine-mile...

The North Face Ray 20 - Women's Backpacks: Reviews

Don't let your daypack turn into a black hole. The compact Ray allows easy organization, thanks to dividers in the main compartment, deep exterior side pockets, and a separate...

Arc'teryx Naos 55 - Backpacks: Reviews

Innovation usually comes in fits and starts: a zipper here, a strap there. But Arc'teryx dispenses with the nickel-and-dime approach with this revolutionary pack. Any other year...

The North Face Catalyst 60 - Backpacks: Reviews

Your perfect weekend: packing a frying pan, camp chair, fishing gear, and 12-pack and marching 12 miles to a secret trout pond. Your perfect pack: the Catalyst. It features a...

Gregory Pingora - Backpacks: Reviews

Visible technology may be the buzz at most design shops, but on trip after trip, this pack scored top marks because of what you can't see: two hinges hidden behind the lumbar...

Osprey Aether 60 - Backpacks: Reviews

We would never suggest you limit yourself to just one pack. But if you can't fit more than one in your tiny Manhattan flat, the folks at Osprey feel your pain—and have the...

REI UL 60 - Backpacks: Reviews

If you're vaguely disturbed by the idea of paying more for a pack that weighs less, REI understands. The latest and largest in its UL line, this pack weighs little more than a...

GoLite Intitution - Backpacks: Reviews

The company that helped bring ounce counters out of the closet has struck a sweet balance between low weight and high value with the Intuition. The key is matching the stiff...

Mountainsmith AT 55 - Backpacks: Reviews

This pack manages what politicians can only aspire to: It really is all things to all people. Numerous testers praised the AT 55 for apparently conflicting benefits, but they...

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