Mountain Hardwear Summit Rocket 30

Summit Rocket 30     Photo: Courtesy of Mountain Hardwear

BEST FOR: Keeping it simple. THE TEST: The ultralight (just under a pound) and aptly named Summit Rocket is ideal for hardcore one-day pushes. At 30 liters, there’s plenty of space for gear-intensive technical pursuits like climbing, even on iffy-weather days when you need more apparel. And minimalists could push it into overnight use. But the stripped-down Rocket—the hipbelt is a piece of thin webbing, the shoulder straps have virtually no padding—is feathery enough to haul around on smaller trips, too. In fact, when we removed the tiny framesheet, the whole thing was easy to roll into a multi-day pack for summit bids or travel luggage as a just-in-case pack. THE VERDICT: Plenty big but hardly bulky, it’s the ideal minimalist daypack. 14.7 oz

HAULING COMFORT: 2
VERSATILITY: 4

Brand: Mountain Hardwear $150

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