Backpacks

Gregory Savant 58

BEST FOR: Organized living. THE TEST: The 58-liter Savant was obviously designed by folks who spend a lot of time...

Platypus Big Zip SL

The Platypus Big Zip SL was the most secure (read: no accidental leakage) zip-top bladder we tested—and...

Geigerrig Hydration Pack

Geigerrig’s Hydration Pack bladder, which comes standard in the brand’s hiking and biking packs (from $90), can...

Hydrapak Shape-Shift

Hydrapak attacked the age-old problem of water sloshing around annoyingly in your bladder with its Shape-Shift reservoir. Zip...

Salomon XA Pro 10+ 3 Set

BEST FOR: Moving fast. THE TEST: Salomon touts the XA Pro for trail running. Two quick-draw chest pouches keep snacks at the...

Marmot Odin 50 Plus

BEST FOR: Versatility at a stellar value. THE TEST: Though it isn’t packed with a bunch of fancy features, the 50-liter Odin...

Arc'teryx Kata 45

BEST FOR: Scrambling and peak bagging. THE TEST: With a rolltop closure to tuck everything safely away and few outer pockets, the 45-liter

Osprey Escapist 20

BEST FOR: Mountain-biking or hiking in hot climes. THE TEST: With internal pockets designed especially for bike tools, and attachment points for a light and helmet, the 20-liter

Black Diamond Mercury 75

BEST FOR: Multi-day backpackers. THE TEST: Testers couldn’t believe how good this 75-liter behemoth felt on their backs—“Much more comfortable than any pack this size I&rsquo...

Osprey Zealot 16

Bringing the company’s flat, easy-to-use hydration bladders to the all-mountain crowd, the Osprey Zealot 16

Arc'teryx NoZone

Arc’teryx’s latest iteration of the popular NoZone pack is a streamlined beauty...

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