Packs

Daypacks to huge backcountry haulers included in our coverage and reviews.

Mountainsmith Road Trippin’ Series

Mountainsmith is a company founded on the thought that frustration may be just as much a mother to invention as necessity ever was. In the late 1970s, Patrick Smith founded the Golden, Colo., company after repeated disappointment with the backpack designs of the day. Read More...

May 6, 2005

Pacsafe Daysafe security backpack

Talk to any group of well-traveled people and the stories of surreptitiously lifted purses, picked pockets and swiped backpacks will eventually start to propagate the conversation. Passports, cash, credit cards, plane tickets, camera and hotel key can be lifted quiet and clean in an instant, forcing a woebegone trek to the American Embassy for identity reclamation, phone calls and money wired in from mom and dad. Read More...

April 6, 2005

Sherpak Elite – Car-top carrier

The trunk space in my mid-size sedan rarely accommodates my weekend adventure gear requirements. To add some capacity, the Sherpak Elite from Seattle Sports Company attaches to the car's rack and provides up to 15-cubic-feet of space in a water-tight container. Read More...

June 15, 2004

Best Small or Specialty Backpacks – Indigo, Gregory, Mountainsmith

Indigo's Rox 18 is a pack made with climbers in mind. It has a unique bottom compartment the company calls a Café Pocket that lets you access food and water with one hand without removing the pack. The design is streamlined and unobtrusive; a plastic-sheet frame adds rigidity to comfortably let you carry loads up to 20 pounds. Read More...

April 17, 2004
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