Backpacks

JanSport Versteeg Pack

THE SELL: A big-load hauler with external storage options galore. THE TEST: The 60-liter Versteeg distinguished itself the old-fashioned way—by being so damn accommodating. Need to quickly...

Black Diamond Epic 45 Pack

THE SELL: A climbing pack with backpacking chops. THE TEST: With its rope-friendly big-mouth cargo access, sheaths that let you draw an ax with the pack on, and crampon-proof back panel, the...

REI Grand Tour 85M Backpack

THE SELL: A backpack that's equally at home in the city and the backcountry. THE TEST: With dual aluminum stays and a fully adjustable suspension system, the 85-liter Grand Tour is a serious...

CamelBak Cloud Walker Pack

The 70-ounce CamelBak Cloud Walker pack has an airy mesh back to keep you cool, and its suspension shoulder straps absorb trail shock whether you're biking or hiking. $65;

Vaude Cluster Air 10+3 Pack

Vaude's Cluster Air 10+3 pack has one of the best suspension systems we've ever tested: a tensioned mesh back panel separates the load from your body, and the foam shoulder straps...

Quiksilver Travis Rice Backpack

Quiksilver's Travis Rice Backpack has universally handy features like specialized pockets for avy tools and a Velcro back panel that opens to form a snow seat....

Gregory Jade 50 - Backpacks: Reviews

A PLACE FOR EVERYTHINGThe top-loading Jade is like a compartmentalized closet for the backcountry. A cinching shove-it pocket was handy for stowing peeled layers on a 20-mile...

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