Backpacks

CamelBak Scorpion - Day Backpacks: Reviews

LIFT SERVANTOne tester described this pack as "a wallet on your back with water." The 275-cubic-inch Scorpion's two-liter bladder kept testers hydrated both on quick tours...

Dakine Pro 2 - Day Backpacks: Reviews

FREERIDER'S DELIGHTIt's tough to find a backcountry pack that carries skis as well as a snowboard, but the 1,600-cubic-inch Pro 2 excels at both. An easy-to-use retract­able...

Marmot Backcountry: Day Backpacks Review

Smart and FastIn an actual emergency, the last thing you want to do is fumble with zippers. Which is why Marmot designed the Backcountry's external snow-safety-tool pocket with...

Osprey Ceres 50 - Backpacks: Reviews

Why It's CoolWe're huge fans of Osprey's compression scheme—pack sidewalls wrap tortilla-style around your stuff. Not only is the setup exceptionally stable for hauling ropes...

Mammut Spindrift Guide 40: Day Backpacks Review

Ski-Mountaineering MasterWith straps, loops, and holders designed specifically to carry skis, snowshoes, a helmet, ropes, ice axes, and trekking poles, the 40-liter, ski...

Jansport Mazama: Day Backpacks Review

WorkhorseThe 29-liter Mazama doesn't have any whiz-bang features. Rather, words like "solid," "sturdy," and "intuitive" kept popping up on tester cards. Plush padding on the...

Kelty Shrike – Day Backpacks: Reviews

A mash-up between a college book bag and a classic daypack, the streamlined, 2,000-cubic-inch Shrike was surprisingly versatile. The suspension system—basically a padded...

Gregory Diablo – Day Backpacks: Reviews

Hiking, biking, trail running—we did it all with the Diablo. There's just enough space in this 352-cubic-inch pack to stash an emergency shell, a bike pump, and a snack,...

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