Backpacks

Gregory Maya – Day Backpacks: Reviews

This was the most secure daypack we tested this year. Credit the superstretchy harness system, which twists with the body. Smart: The Maya's internal compression system turns...

Merrell Stroll – Day Backpacks: Reviews

With nine pockets (including a hideaway bottle holder) and a magnetic closure that makes getting at junk a cinch, the burly nylon Stroll is the perfect personal assistant. 1 lb,...

Deuter Cruise 30 - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

EFFICIENT MOUNTAINEEROur most organized testers especially liked this tough, sensible 1,850-cubic-inch pack. Internal pockets hold snow-safety gear, valuables, and a hydration...

Millet Prolight 27 - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

CLIMBER'S FAVORITEThe stripped-down Prolight 27 performs best when it's going up. How do we know? After spending time in Colorado scaling multipitch climbs in Eldorado Canyon...

Arc'teryx Silo 18 - Day Backpacks: Reviews

GATE HOPPERThe 1,098-cubic-inch Silo 18 is an ideal choice when you're jumping between the lifts and the sidecountry. Three stash pockets (one internal, two external) help you...

Kelty Locus 40 - Weekend Backpacks: Reviews

TRADITIONAL TOP LOADER"Airy and easy to adjust" is how one tester summed up the Locus 40. It's light, too: The minimalist design boasts an impressive weight-to-capacity ratio....

Osprey Flap Jack Pack - Day Backpacks: Reviews

Urban HikerHalf messenger bag, half backpack: That's the easiest way to describe this 1,500-cubic-inch urban hauler. With a well-cushioned 15.4-inch laptop pocket and a DWR...

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