Backpacks

Marmot Bodie - Daypacks: Reviews

Judicious use of siliconized nylon—bolstered by 1,000-denier reinforcements—make the Bodie both water-repellent and durable while keeping weight low. 2.5 lbs, 2,000 cu...

Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude - Backpacks: Reviews

Why It's CoolThis old-school panel-access pack reminds me how much I miss that architecture. No need for multiple pockets when you can zip a stretchy front panel up or down and nab...

Jansport Body Wrap - Backpacks: Reviews

Why It's CoolThe contents of your pack, rather than a framesheet or stays, create the Body Wrap's load-transferring structure. Your sleeping bag and spare clothes form the hipbelt...

GoLite Infinity - Backpacks: Reviews

Why It's CoolThe framesheet is classic GoLite technology—made of corrugated polystyrene and ultrathin aluminum dowels, it provides support and structure yet adds only six...

Marmot Himalayan - Backpacks: Reviews

Why It's CoolClimbers eschew excess, and so does the Himalayan. Instead of heavy internal framework, Marmot inserts a folding bivy pad that plays three roles: rudimentary...

REI Mercury - Backpacks: Reviews

Why It's CoolMinimalism ain't for everyone—this pack will tote whatever load you can. Two stiff aluminum stays convey the 4,600-cubic-inch burden onto an exceptionally...

Mountainsmith Phantom - Backpacks: Reviews

Why It's CoolThe frame has all the components of a big-beast carrier—a framesheet, an aluminum stay, and twin fiberglass rods—but each element is designed for medium duty...

Gregory Z Pack - Backpacks: Reviews

Why It's CoolThe front is a pack unto itself—a giant bucket pocket stows raingear and bottles, while a watertight zipper opens into a front pouch big enough to house a...

Kelty Storm - Backpacks: Reviews

Why It's CoolThe least expensive pack in this lineup is also one of the few with adjustable torso length, which nails the fit for a comfortable carry. » Precisely tuned for a...

Dana Design Raid Z - Backpacks: Reviews

Why It RulesDana eliminates the standard pack bag, while accommodating every weeklong-trip necessity. Imagine the skeleton of a pack: a back panel incorporating a superlight...

Eureka! Cilaos - Backpacks: Reviews

Why It's CoolOnce you roll and buckle the top of this vinyl pack, the Cilaos becomes a giant drybag. Impervious to any water intrusion save a prolonged dunking, it's perfect for...

Gregory Iso - Daypacks: Reviews

Paper-thin silicone-treated nylon, compact size, and a frameless suspension make the Iso superlight—and a good choice for speed hikes. The tradeoff is decreased abrasion...

Osprey Stratos 24 - Daypacks: Reviews

Like the Energise, this pack's air-cooled suspension prevents sweaty-back syndrome. Stretch-woven side pockets didn't rip when caught on branches, and zipper finger loops made...

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