Backpacks

Black Diamond RPM - Day Backpacks: Reviews

BEST EVERYDAY PACKConsider the RPM a showcase pack from the less-is-more school of design. Climbers who loathe extraneous doodads will love the lean construction, but so will...

Marmot Garmsal - Day Backpacks: Reviews

KEEPS YOU COOLAdmit it: Ever since you retired your fanny pack, you've missed being able to hike in the heat without soaking your T-shirt. With a curved suspension that lets air...

Mountain Hardwear Phenom - Daypacks: Reviews

This climber-friendly pack has a removable hipbelt—a plus when wearing it with a harness—and a weight-shaving detachable lid. Brilliant: Tool attachments double as...

Jansport Endeavor Summit - Backpacks: Reviews

If your ultralight pack gets kicked around like a stray dog, buy this Rottweiler. The tough-skinned Endeavor Summit is made with VX07 sailcloth, which is incredibly abrasion-...

Deuter Cruise 30: Day Backpacks Review

Backcountry StapleAt three pounds, the Cruise is light enough for quick tours and sidecountry laps, but at 30 liters there's also just enough space to load up for a full day in...

Osprey Manta 20 - Hydration Systems: Reviews

I am an organization freak, so I find Zen when all of my gear has its own place, like in the multiple pockets of this compact 1,200-cubic-inch hydration pack, which holds three...

Arc'teryx Axios 33 - day backpacks: Reviews

One-Night StandThe Axios has just the right number of features, like organizer pockets and a stretchy catchall pouch on the front, but (thankfully) no rat's nest of straps. The...

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