This toiletry case is waterproof (like fully submersible waterproof) and made from a light TPU construction that tips the scales at 2.75 ounces. And it has the best of both worlds: the solid base and wide-mouth opening are ideal for countertop use, and the hanging loop allows you to take…
This bag is where our camp kitchen gear lives. It stands up on its own, is built with a burly fabric that’s easy to wash, and has three big mesh outer pockets to stash wet utensils and plates. Bonus: an interior mesh zip pocket is handy for storing spices, lighters,…
The Deva 60 won a Gear of the Year award in our 2018 Summer Buyer’s Guide. The pack features a U-shaped front panel for easy access to your gear, zippered pockets and compartments for organization, a hydration sleeve, and a ventilated back panel. The suspension frame is also designed…
If you’re looking for a new bike commuting bag, check out the Lako—we included it in our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide roundup. “Testers loved the Lako’s padded laptop sleeve and separate wet-dry compartments. The tough water-resistant shell fends off the elements,” editor Will Taylor wrote.
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The Adventure Pack is a solid all-around gear hauler. “I can fit everything I need for a week in this pack,” wrote our reviews editor. While it’s fantastic for packing gear on extended trips, it has features that make it suitable for everyday use, like a variety…
The 900-denier ripstop polyester body is water-resistant and boasts a padded bottom panel for added structure. Daisy chains make lashing a breeze, the shoulder straps are comfy and removable, and there are side-grab handles for extra convenience. We dig the U-shaped lid, which makes for quick packing, and the two…
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There are some fancy, expensive totes out there built by some of our favorite outdoor companies, but if you’re looking for a simple option that can help you use less plastic at the store, keep this one in your trunk. It’s made from unused hammock material and can hold up…
The Talon has everything you love about Osprey’s backpacks, just shrunk to fit around your waist. It comes with smart details like padded bottle holsters, small zippered pockets on the sides for quick access, and external compression straps that let you carry an extra layer. Osprey also makes a women’s-specific…
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The Black Hole Tote works well as a reusable grocery bag and duffel for gear hauling. We included it in our roundup of our favorite tropical beach gear, but it works just as well for daily errands. We appreciate the internal zippered pocket for stashing valuables.
We tested the Party Cooler for our roundup of go-anywhere travel totes and it topped the list. Our tester Kelly Bastone wrote: “I found the cooler capacity to be perfect for a two-person picnic, and the uninsulated portion held a blanket, sunscreen, book, and extra layers.” Plus, the Kassia…
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This bag won a Gear of the Year award in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide for best luggage. “The minimalist design is stylish enough for business trips, while the weather-resistant, wipe-clean Cordura fabric and burly wheels won’t be outgunned on an adventure-filled weekend with friends,” we wrote.
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We picked this messenger bag as one of our favorites for bike commuting in 2017. The Stark has a sleek, professional look with practical touches like magnetic pocket closures and reflective panels. The bag also has a 15-inch padded laptop compartment and a removable rainfly with its own stash…
The North Face Base Camp duffel will fit everything you need, no matter the trip—and it's practically indestructible
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This simple toiletry kit has enough space for the essentials, but won’t take up too much room in your bag. The water-resistant lining makes it easy to clean and keeps any potential spills contained. Plus, the triangular design means it will sit upright on any surface—like your bathroom countertop—and…
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…
An ideal quilt for summer and fall in the Mountain West
Double up on comfort by spreading this moisture-wicking, quick-drying towel over your mat. Not only is its polyester fabric cushy, but it also provides more grip so bare feet won’t slip out from under you.
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