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The 10 Best Backpacks of Summer 2012

The 10 Best Backpacks of Summer 2012

Think about it this way: your pack is doubly important because (1) it holds almost all your gear, and (2) it’s literally the monkey on your back. There’s been a big-pack renaissance of late, and not only are our favorite big haulers lighter than their predecessors, they also fit and feel better, thanks to smart innovations.

What Are the Best Packs for a Family Trip?

What Are the Best Packs for a Family Trip?

My wife and I are taking our two teenage kids on a trip to Europe. We'll be traveling for 15 days and to avoid hassle, we’ve decided to carry only backpacks. How do I choose the right packs?

Help! I need a pack for my photo gear

Help! I need a pack for my photo gear

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?

JanSport Versteeg Pack

JanSport Versteeg Pack

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the JanSport Versteeg pack.

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