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These bags’ innovative features make them standouts for adventure travel

Getting through airports is a far easier proposition with the Thule RoundTrip

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…

One of our favorite adventure travel brands will be relegated to the gilded halls of Ebay by the end of the year

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…

A handy sack for gardening, foraging, and holding weekend sundries, the Harvesting and Gathering Bag has a removable waterproof liner, so cleaning it out after a day of heavy use is a breeze.

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.

The Porter 46-liter travel pack is one of our staff favorites. “The 46-liter capacity is perfect for international travel, and the side compression straps allow me to adjust the bag to different amounts of gear,” our tester wrote.

Bringing order to parental chaos is an uphill battle, but these products can help

Now’s a great time to save a few bucks on hiking gear

With haulers this featured and well designed, you’ll be ready for anything

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…

Escape the crowds with a self-supported weekend paddle

Masks, slippers, and shackets—what else do you need?

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…

Comfort and convenience are key when settling in behind the wheel

The ursine inhabitants of the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center test dozens of containers each year to see if they're worthy of bear-proof certification

Having fun on an overnight adventure with your kids is all about preparation

Gear to maximize your comfort on even the roughest of roads

Make the most of the warm days with these river and lake essentials

This new one-bag travel solution provides order in a chaotic world

With a little extra planning, it's easy to be self-sufficient and safe when it comes to packing food for a long road trip. Here's how we do it.

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…

There are important decisions to make before and after your recyclables leave your hands

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…

The problem is a global one, but individual actions still matter

Versatile bags to withstand your wildest journeys

The retail giant wants to increase participation and diversity in the outdoors by lowering the cost barrier

It's fair to be skeptical of instant coffee. But after tasting Laird Instafuel, even one of our coffee-snob editors has been converted.

Trash-compactor sacks are the most inexpensive way to keep your gear dry

We've been married 13 years and backpacked more than 12,000 miles together. This is what we've learned.

This slim cross-body bag will hold essentials like your phone, wallet, and keys—ideal for summer beach days or walking around town. We especially like it for travel because you can wear it under a jacket to keep your valuables safe.

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.

Freitag's 85-liter Zippelin duffel uses innovative materials and packs down to the size of a shoebox. But is it worth the $980 price tag?

This magic fiber has been keeping humans warm for a very long time

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…

Because an organized road-tripper is a happy road-tripper

The best luggage for the overhead bin and the space under your seat

From beers on the river to a family picnic, the Compass has you covered

When it comes to bringing a personal item on a plane, I like to keep it simple. This is the bag I grab before every flight.

The pieces we kept coming back to

It's going to take a lot more work to move from plastic to compostable packaging

I traveled abroad on a shoestring budget. Here's how I did it—and how you can, too.

I traveled through three climates in three weeks and didn't check a bag. Here's how I packed.

A well-packed ski bag can mean the difference between an epic holiday and trashed gear. Here's how to do it right.

A well-packed ski bag can mean the difference between an epic holiday and trashed gear. Here's how to do it right.

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.

This bag is wildly useful and perfect for your weekend adventures

Nothing puts a damper on a vacation like losing your wallet, laptop, or luggage. This technology will help you keep track of what's most important.

Gently used apparel and a new upcycled line are available at the Boulder storefront

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 answer: it depends. But we read through the fine print so you don't have to.

Don’t let a little precipitation keep you inside

The North Face Base Camp duffel will fit everything you need, no matter the trip—and it's practically indestructible

If you're looking for adventure, leave your roller bag behind

These simple packing steps will go a long way (like, 2,000 miles long) to making you a less burdened traveler

You're not going to want to do this at home

The company took an overlooked piece of gear and made it significantly more useful

Keep your gear compact and safe with these handy haulers

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…

From baggage fees to rental cars, here are the common mistakes that will cost you when traveling—and how to avoid them

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…

Better products may come at a higher price, but their value will serve you on many occasions, in some cases decades

An ideal quilt for summer and fall in the Mountain West

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.”…

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

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.

Smart features make this a reliable line for the crag and the gym

Why drive a car when you can saddle up on one of these?

Having the right bags keeps your stuff organized and safe so you can focus on having fun