Daypacks to huge backcountry haulers included in our coverage and reviews.
REI Flash 55 Pack Review: Lightweight for Long Hauls
Modularity meets lightweight design with the REI Flash 55 Pack. And the review results are impressive.
Gear for the Elements: What to Take on a Winter Hike
Want to get out in weather that keeps most people cocooned in their beds? Here’s how to stay warm and prepare to spend the day hiking in a winter wonderland.
Best Cooler Backpack Review: 7 Brands Put to the Test
We reviewed 2018 cooler backpacks from YETI, Otterbox, Hydro Flask, and more to find out which is best. Read our take on ice retention, portability, and cooler features.
This Lowe Alpine Backpack From the ’90s Is a GearJunkie Favorite
My Lowe Alpine backpack was a gift from a college boyfriend, an avid outdoorsman and the first person to really introduce me to playing in the woods.
Hydro Flask Launches ‘Thermo-Regulating’ Hydration Backpack
Hydro Flask today introduces its first hydration backpack. Known for its double-wall water bottles, this spring the Bend, Ore., brand, will jump into hose-equipped backpacks.
ALPS OutdoorZ Crossfire X Backpack Review: Versatility for Lighter Loads
I went looking for the ultimate scouting/daypack, and I came close with the ALPS OutdoorZ Crossfire X.
Practical Tactical: 5 Key Features of Cannae’s Everyday Carry Pack
The Sarcina Rally Pack offers something for the all-around hunter with a day job. People want gear to perform in a variety of situations. That is, multitask. And that’s exactly what Cannae aimed to deliver in its latest everyday carry: the Sarcina Rally Pack.
Seek Outside Goshawk 4800 Review: A Lightweight, Adaptable Hunting Pack
We put Seek Outside’s Goshawk 4800 through its paces in the wilderness of southwest Montana. It proved to be extremely versatile, serving as a daypack, an overnight combination pack, and a meat hauler.
Stuff Test: Matador Freerain24 ‘Most Packable Waterproof Backpack’
How many backpacks would a backpack pack if a backpack could pack packs? Well, we aimed to find out with the Matador 24.
Future Gear: 2019 Products You Can Buy Now, But Only at REI
REI has ‘exclusives’ on top outdoor gear for next year. Essentially, the store gets to stock and sell these emerging products before anyone else. Check out new tents, packs, shoes, and more.
Chrome Launches ‘Most Comfortable’ Commuter Backpack
Ribbed, knit-woven shoulder straps and a ‘sculpted’ foam back panel provide more backpacking-style comfort than Chrome’s typical urban-rugged packs.
Comfortable Portage Pack First Look: SealLine Updates Dry Bags for 2019
The longtime dry bag developer revamps its line of portage packs for everyone from the urban traveler to the serious paddler.
Free Gear Fridays: Adventure Pack Giveaway With Cannae Pro Gear
Here at GJ, we test a lot of gear. We are fortunate to test cutting-edge new products. Now, we want to give you the chance to win some gear too. This week, one lucky winner will receive a set of packs from Cannae Pro Gear designed specifically for travel and adventure. More on the brand: Cannae […]
Patagonia Ascensionist Climbing Pack Review: Burly Minimalist
After serious review, the Patagonia Ascensionist is a favorite climbing pack for alpine, ice, and multipitch climbing. Our review, conducted in Alaska, highlights how to best use the pack and who should buy it.
50% Off Backpack Sale: Save With Brands We Trust
REI just discounted a ton of backpacking packs, daypacks, and climbing packs. Here are the ones you want to pay attention to.
Hydration Wars: Osprey Revamps Cycling Pack Line for 2019
For 2019, Osprey revamped and expanded its full line of cycling-specific hydration packs. We got an early look at the line and were impressed with the fit and function of the many men’s and women’s Osprey cycling packs.
Testing LifeProof’s First Backpack: Squamish XL Review
Best known for adventure-proof phone cases, LifeProof expands into backpacks with a well-organized urban solution.
REI Co-op Tarn 40 Review: Pack Grows With Your Child
REI built the Tarn 40 for kids. But while the REI Tarn 40 is a starter backpack meant to grow with children, it’s still made with durability, comfort, and utility in mind.