There are, of course, others. Arc'Teryx makes some wonderful packs in this size, such as the Khamsin 52 ($240; www.arcteryx.com). It's similar in size to the Bomb, with a good-fitting hydroformed waist belt and lots of places to attach gear. Osprey's Ceres 50 ($180; www.ospreypacks.com) has about 3,200 cubic inches of capacity, depending on size, with great suspension and a very close-to-the-back design. I've been using another new Osprey pack, their Aether 90, this year and like it very much (except fornote to Ospreythe stitching that blew out around the pole pockets). And, for a compact, tough pack that should be able to withstand the rigors of canyoneering, take a look at Granite Gear's new Nimbus Ozone ($195; www.granitegear.com), which offers a bit more capacity than any of the above packs but still weighs less than three pounds.
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