Daypacks to huge backcountry haulers included in our coverage and reviews.
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.
Kifaru Crater Backpack Review: A True Hunting Workhorse
The Kifaru Crater is a massive, customizable backpack designed with the big game hunter in mind. Our contributor lugged it through four months of hunting with big loads of meat and gear for this review.
Gear Overhaul: Mountain Hardwear Doubles Down on Climbing for 2019
Mountain Hardwear hits the reset button for 2019, harking back to its alpine roots. Nothing on its equipment line goes untouched for the reboot. We joined the brand on the Grand Teton to get the story first.
Best Cooler Backpack Review: 6 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.
Inside-Out Climbing Pack: Mammut Neon Smart Review
Organize gear exactly how you want: The Mammut Neon Smart’s clever design literally opens up more options than traditional backpacks. We tested the sport climbing pack over four months to find out how it performs.
GearJunkie Insider: Hydro Flask Unbound Series Cooler Design Story
Hydro Flask, a brand known for insulated bottles, recently launched its newest product category: soft-sided coolers. We talked with the brand’s lead designer for an inside look at the brand’s new line.
Truck Bed for Your Back: Crushproof ‘RuckBucket’ Reinvents Backpack
Part beer koozie, part cat litter bucket, the RuckBucket aims to be three packs in one unusual design.