Daypacks to huge backcountry haulers included in our coverage and reviews.
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.
Reviewed: Peak Designs Travel Photography Backpack Raises Millions
Bags within bags, the Peak Designs 45L Travel Backpack has the organized photographer in mind. We took this Best in Show winner on planes and around town for this first look review.
Osprey Ozone Duplex 65 Review: 2 Travel Packs in 1
The Osprey Ozone Duplex 65 travel bag will get you to your final destination whether you’re hoping a flight for a long weekend in Maine or toting your ski boots to Japan.
Lifestyle Outdoor: 10 Backpacks for Work, School, and Trail
Gone are the days of boring backpacks made purely for carrying gear. Today, you can find a backpack for every style and use. Use these backpacks for carrying laptops, paper, and pens for work or school. And then take them on the trail for weekend day trips.
All Gear, Any Carry: Big Agnes Stagecoach Rolling Duffel Review
Roll it, carry it, wear it, the Big Agnes Stagecoach provides numerous ways to carry most if not all your gear. We took it across tarmac, over dirt, on our shoulders, and through the skies for this review.
Exo Mountain Gear K2 5500: A Season of Elk Hunting Packouts
Any hunter who’s tried to pack out two quarters of a bull elk knows a good pack is an absolute necessity. I spent a season hunting and hauling gear and meat to review the Exo Mountain Gear K2 5500, and it performed its critical job wonderfully.
HoverGlide ‘Floating’ Backpack Looks as Bizarre as It Sounds
Walk, hike, run — however you move, this pack appears to hover in place behind you.
New YETI: Daypack, Dog Bowl, Camp Blanket, and More
With the same trademark burliness claims as its coolers, YETI continues its march through the product aisles — now catering to commuters, slumberers, and Fido.