Backpacks

Gregory Juxt - Backpacks: Reviews

CRAG BAG PLUSTapering like an inverted missile nose cone, this two-pound-ten-ouncer is one sweet summit-poacher. The main chute easily gulps down a stove, fuel, clothes, and a...

Mountainsmith Needle - Day Backpacks: Reviews

TOUGH BUT LIGHTPurists will love the Needle: It's an alpine pack that's been stripped of everything but the essentials. What's left is a supremely tough sack capable of handling...

Prana Carry All Yoga Bag - Day Backpacks: Reviews

This 2,520-cubic inch duffel, made from recycled materials, held a yoga mat, water bottle, and post-yoga clothes with room to spare. Plus the inside has organizational pockets...

REI Ridgeline - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

CLASSIC WEEKENDERIf today's stripped-down packs are a little too austere for your tastes, but full-featured packs are too heavy, you'll find the Ridgeline just right. It's light...

GoLite Pursuit - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

OVERACHIEVERThis streamlined pack performed above its weight class on every trip, thanks to durable polyurethane-coated nylon throughout and a suspension—framesheet and...

Gregory Z 55 - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

BEST FOR HOT WEATHERBeat sweaty-back syndrome with the Z 55's ventilated suspension. The frame's concave shape creates a pocket of cooling air between your back and the pack....

Arc'teryx Cierzo 18 - Daypacks: Reviews

SPARTAN AND PACKABLENo suspension system, extraneous buckles, or even a sleeve for a hydration bladder. And that's why we love the Cierzo: It's perfect for those times when you...

Osprey Talon 44 - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

LIGHT AND VERSATILEConsider the Talon an experiment in reduction: Every detail has been whittled down to bare essentials, making it a great warm-weather ultralight. But it's no...

Mammut Direct 28 - Day Backpacks: Reviews

TAKE IT ANYWHERESmall enough for short jaunts, cool enough for the heat of the desert, and tough enough for the mountains. The Direct 28 does it all, and for a sweet price. The...

Black Diamond Speed - Backpacks: Reviews

NEED FOR SPEEDAt slightly less than two pounds, this no-frills climbing bag doubles as an elegant overnighter. Handy compression straps cinched my sleeping pad and poles to the...

Mountain Hardwear Riff - Day Backpacks: Reviews

SPEED DEMONCan a running-oriented hydration pack double as a daypack? Yes, if it's designed as well as this one. During trail runs in the mountains above Santa Fe, the Riff's...

Deuter Dryshield 30 - Day Backpacks: Reviews

MOST WATERPROOFWhen Moab's worst rainstorm in years coincided with our weekend plans, the Dryshield prevented a soggy retreat. In conditions that would have soused a lesser pack...

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