Backpacks

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Gregory Deva 85 - Backpacks: Reviews

Hard on your gear??If the answer is yes, the Deva is your friend. The rubberized bottom and 210-denier ripstop nylon were the burliest of the packs we tested. While the top...

Lafuma Naia 35 - Backpacks: Reviews

This large daypack is adaptable, tough, and loadable both from the top and through a U-shaped front zipper. Expandable side pockets stow flip-flops, and two zippered, detach­...

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