Backpacks

The North Face Patrol 35 - Daypack: Reviews

1.The Patrol 35 nails the most important feature in a winter pack: how well it carries skis or a snowboard. TNF's Fly-Trap carrying system compresses skis (A...

Prana Carry All Yoga Bag - Day Backpacks: Reviews

This 2,520-cubic inch duffel, made from recycled materials, held a yoga mat, water bottle, and post-yoga clothes with room to spare. Plus the inside has organizational pockets...

Gregory Drift - Daypack: Reviews

DAY TRIPPERIf your passion is touring, get the nimble Drift. "It's the perfect size and profile for the typical day trip," said a tester who put miles on the pack in the...

Backcountry Access Squall - Daypack: Reviews

BASIC BAGIf you could turn an old metal lunchbox into a ski pack, it would look like this—a utilitarian, bargain-priced hauler. The 1,647-cubic-inch pack held all the...

CamelBak Helena - Backpacks: Reviews

DAY SIPPERGet a daypack and a hydration pack in one. The Helena is the perfect size for long day hikes, and its insulated pocket kept water in the three-liter reservoir ...

Mountain Hardwear Windpack - Daypack: Reviews

HUT CHAMPA two-in-one pack is the smartest choice on a hut trip, and the Windpack is one of the year's best. The main pack's 2,550 cubic inches easily swallowed sleeping bag,...

C.A.M.P. XLP 290 - Daypack: Reviews

MINIMALISTThis featherweight was designed for rando racers—think running uphill on skis, and then bombing back down—but easy access and minimalist design also made...

Deuter Razor 23 - Daypack: Reviews

HARD CHARGERUnless you huck off every cliff in sight, donning body armor is overkill. But a little back protection makes sense for anyone who ventures into exposed, big-mountain...

Dakine Outtabounds - Daypack: Reviews

CHAMELEONWhen worn alone, the Outtabounds' detachable 728-cubic-inch yo-yo pack was perfect for riding lifts. Insert it into the main pack and you have a 2,300-cubic-inch combo...

Deuter Spectro AC 32 - Day Backpacks: Reviews

Most BreathableSeems like 2,000 cubic inches is the magic number when it comes to versatility—just big enough to max out on a fast-and-light overnighter but not too big for...

The North Face Dogfish - Hydration Packs: Review

Aerated foam backing, mesh shoulder straps, and a two-liter reservoir make this a good summer runner, but check the fit: Some testers found the straps set too far apart for their...

Deuter Race X Air - Hydration Packs: Review

An aggressively arched suspension with mesh panel lets air cool your back. The pack includes a two-liter reservoir and stows cargo for a long ride. Best for biking. 1.5 lbs; www...

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