Extended Trip Backpacks


With ice-ax retention you can release with the pack on, gear loops for ’biners and belay devices, and an integrated crampon pocket, the Matrix is purpose-built for ski mountaineering. But you don’t have to rope up to appreciate how light, roomy, and useful the Matrix is.

Ryan Stuart
Oct 21, 2013

Think of your pack as a closet on your back. And just as there’s no right way to fold your clothes, there’s no single pack that’s suited to everyone. But allow us to offer some advice.

Ryan Stuart
Oct 29, 2012

What's the best lightweight gear for a weekend backpacking trip?

Doug Gantenbein
Mar 28, 2012

I'm a photographer and cinematographer, and I'm looking for a backpack that can double as a photo bag for hiking, skiing, and mountain climbing. I've found that Lowepro bags are too small. What do you recommend?

Doug Gantenbein
Feb 27, 2012