In our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide, we picked the Signal 20 as the best daypack for travel. It has five exterior pockets along with the main compartment and an easy-access laptop sleeve. Plus, the main chute has an additional organizer panel to store pens, passport, keys, and snacks.

Contributor Aaron Gulley tested a slew of bike-specific hydration packs and this one was among our top three favorites. The Skyline was the smallest pack in the test—with only seven liters of gear capacity and a three-liter hydration bladder—but still had enough space for tools, a sandwich, and a…

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This versatile pack works just as well as a commuter pack as it does a gym bag. That’s why we recommended it as one of the best fitness gifts of 2019. Made from 50 percent recycled materials, each Pivot Roll Top is the equivalent of eleven plastic water bottles.

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Filson’s Ranger Pack is made to last you a lifetime, thanks to features like rugged twill fabric and bridle-leather buckles. “It has everything you need without being overkill, and its simple design means there’s less to wear out,” wrote our tester.

Each one of these packs are one of a kind and made from repurposed fabric. The 24L Luzon is a bigger version of the 18L Luzon which we praised as a solid lightweight carry-all. This pack doesn’t have an internal hydration sleeve, but it does have two external water…

The right gear and packing methods can save you baggage fees and ensure the essentials arrive with you

Completing the entire trail isn't the point

We recommend this pack for the remote worker. The 20-liter Wayfinder is a versatile everyday pack made from durable ripstop nylon. Plus, the pack as all the tech features you need for work travel like cord organizers and padded laptop sleeves.

Hydro Flask's mountain bike packs are designed to keep water cold for up to four hours

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The Seon Transporter was our favorite indoor climbing pack in 2017 because of its mix of commuter-savvy features. It has a padded laptop sleeve in one compartment, a separate chute for climbing gear, and a ventilated pocket for your climbing shoes (or gym sneakers). We can’t get enough of…

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This day pack is small, light, and perfect for your everyday carry. It has an internal stash pocket for a tablet or small laptop and an outer pocket for keys or a wallet. Plus, the pack stuffs into its own front pocket for easy storage, so you can bring…

Outside’s senior gear editor, Will Egensteiner, loved this travel bag so much, he wrote an ode to it this past winter. “If I’m going anywhere for four days or less, it’s all that I bring,” he wrote. His favorite feature was the removable laptop pack that makes organizing electronics…

A perennial part of our back-to-school gift guide, the 28-liter Refugio is the perfect size for carrying daily cargo like lunch and gym clothes, and it even makes a decent day-hiking pack. Plus, it has a lined tablet pocket and padded laptop sleeve to keep all your valuables safe.

The Cragsmith was our favorite pack for sport climbing in 2018. We especially loved the main compartment’s easy access with a top entry and a U-shaped zipper, which allows you to open up the entire back and see all your equipment. That way, you never have to take everything…

The Crown VC has all the bells and whistles you need, like compression straps, a ventilated back panel, and stretch pockets on the shoulder straps hold cell phone or earbuds, but still weighs barely over two pounds. Going on a shorter trip? The roll-top closure accommodates varied load volumes making…

The Ranger Pack will last you a lifetime thanks to its waterproof, rugged twill fabric, bridle leather buckles, and simple design. In our roundup of gear that will outlast you, we said the Ranger “has everything you need without being overkill.”…

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From the mouths of hikers mid-trail

Featured in our roundup of the best bike commuting gear from our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide, the Quito is “made from a water-repellent Cordura fabric, with a cinch-top hood flap and water-resistant media pocket.” Simple, sleek, and lightweight, this pack is ideal for commutes or easy days on the…

Outside contributor Graham Averill tested the Squamish XL when it debuted and was “impressed by how many features LifeProof was able to squeeze into this slick daypack.” The pack has two weather-resistant tech pockets and a slot for a 15-inch laptop and tablet.

Backcountry’s 30-liter Adventure Pack fits everything I need in a sleek, efficient package

This pack is ideal for day hikes and quick technical pursuits. When we reviewed it in our roundup of packable backpacks that won’t break the bank, we found it durable and “stacked with features, like compression straps to tighten the load, a hydration sleeve with hose ports, and trekking-pole…

Thanks to the EnRoute’s cushioned and removable camera storage cube, we traveled stress-free with our DSLR and multiple lenses. This pack offers a padded laptop sleeve, two side zippers that access the main compartment (even when the roll top is closed), and a zippered water bottle sleeve. Pro tip: If…

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We can’t help but love the nine-liter Tokul. It’s loaded with smart details, like magnets to keep the hydration hose secured when you’re not using it, a front pocket big enough for a helmet, reflective hits for visibility, and a foam back panel with ventilation channels. The included three-liter reservoir—with…

The streamlined Hydrobak is designed to carry a 1.5-liter reservoir and not much else. But that simplicity is its selling point, making this pack your best option on hot days: it weighs next to nothing and has a mesh harness that’s super breathable and quick drying.

Built for hot day hikes, the Aleia has a mesh panel that’s suspended off the pack’s back, to promote airflow and prevent sweat buildup. There’s no bladder included, but the Aleia has a dedicated sleeve to drop in a reservoir of your choice and a spacious top-loading compartment. Its 22-liter…

Adjusting your pack seems like it should be simple, that is until you're struggling down the trail after not correctly dialing in the fit

The Deva 70 is a slightly older version of a standout hauler we highlighted as “the biggest, most comfortable women’s pack on the market.” The suspension, dialed specifically to fit a woman’s frame, allows for a customizable fit. It also includes a removable daypack that doubles as a…

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Snacks, water, and diapers—these fit it all

My first backpack trip of 2019 is this month. These are the critical and interesting items that I'm taking with me.

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