Extended Trip Backpacks


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

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Deuter ACT Zero 50+15 pack.

Doug Schnitzspahn
Jun 7, 2011