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Backpack reviews including daypacks, running packs, cycling packs, weekend backpacking packs, commuting packs, and more. We take test these packs out extensively to make sure you help you choose the best pack for you.

Osprey TrailKit Review

Traditional duffel bags are generally speaking, the go to bags for hauling around gear. But they’re not without their problems, often lacking functional organization and mostly deficient in any form of carrying comfort. To improve on these drawbacks Osprey has come out with the TrailKit organizational duffel. The bag is designed to offer greater functionality and more comfort than the traditional ...

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Osprey’s New Evolution in Ultralight Backpacking – The Exos and The Eja

Osprey Exos and Eja

Ultralight doesn’t have to mean uncomfortable, and the new Exos and Eja want to prove it. The key to the design is a combination of ultralight materials along with the ability to strip weight by removing sleeping pad straps, compression straps and the top lid. The new Exos and Eja are built for ultralight base pack weights, and are designed to offer the most ventilated, ...

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Patagonia Paxat Backpack 32L Review

Patagonia Paxat Backpack 32L

The Patagonia Paxat 32L is new to the lineup of backpacks from Patagonia for Fall 2017.  The pack designers at Patagonia have been busy creating brand new packs and adding new colors schemes to current lines packs and duffles.  The Paxat 32L is the largest of the new daypacks and can hold nearly everything you need while traveling or heading ...

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Osprey Stratos 24 Backpack Review

Stratos 24

The Osprey Stratos line-up has received an update for the Spring/Summer 2017 season. Here is our take on the day-hiker, the Stratos 24. Fit & Comfort Osprey packs excel in this department, and the Stratos 24 did not disappoint. The Stratos 24 is available in one size and has an easy to adjust torso length and can be modified to ...

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A Super Lightweight Trail Option: The Matador Backpack Review

Matador Backpack

A Lightweight Look at The Matador Backpack             Matador came up with this really small, as in pocket-sized small, lightweight blanket. They decided to see if that concept could be carried further into the outdoor adventure world. The first thing that needed to happen was a move to Boulder, Colorado. Because that’s what you do when you want to be surrounded ...

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Kelty Redwing 50 Reserve Review

Kelty Redwing 50 Reserve

  Multi use backpacks are an enormous market and as a result there are a huge variety options. It can be tough for a pack to stand out from the crowd. Brimming with features including a new internal frame system and tons of well thought out storage options the Kelty Redwing 50 Reserve stands atop the pile.   Redwing 50 ...

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Mindshift Gear rotation180° Trail® 16L Camera Backpack Review

Don’t you love when a company makes a product that truly solves a problem in your life instead of just making a shiny new thing?  Carrying a camera while doing active pursuits like biking, hiking, and skiing usually involves some trade-off between comfort, protection, and accessibility and MindShift Gear sought out to address this with their rotation180° series of backpacks.  ...

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Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review

Since its inception, the folks at San Francisco-based Peak Design have had a singular focus on making camera carrying gear with great design and exceptional usability.  The company is one of the excellent crowd-funded success stories that has taken advantage of Kickstarter.com’s ability to connect entrepreneurs directly to consumers and they have a series of well-regarded products to show for ...

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Thule Legend GoPro Backpack Review

Thule Legend GoPro Backpack

The category of action camera packs is stuffed full of many brands, styles and different options. It can be quite a challenge to find the company that makes the perfect pack to satisfy all of one’s design, storage and mounting needs. All the while still being practical, comfortable and durable. Enter the Thule Legend GoPro Backpack, an answer to the ...

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