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The Osprey Talon 44 Backpack has an internal frame that hugs your back and hips

Osprey Packs Talon 44 Backpack Review

The Osprey Packs Talon 44 Backpack ($149.95) is a lightweight pack with an adjustable torso length that’s good for weekend backpacking trips, technical day hikes, and peakbagging. Weighing 2 pounds 5 ounces, it can carry a remarkable amount of gear and has a body hugging fit that provides excellent load control for scrambling and fast packing. […]

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The Seek Outside Divide is a 4500 cubic inch (74 L) ultralight-style roll top backpack with an external frame capable of hauling 50+ pound loads with ease.

Seek Outside Divide External Frame Backpack Review

The Seek Outside Divide ($349) is a 4500 cubic inch (74L) lightweight external frame backpack capable of hauling 50, 60, and even 70 pound loads even though it only weighs 44 ounces. Best suited for backpacking, packrafting, hunting, fishing, and expedition style trips, the Divide fills a niche that isn’t addressed by any other ultralight or lightweight pack […]

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The Hyperlight Mountain Gear 3400 Southwest Pack is a rugged multi-day cuben fiber backpack

Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Southwest Backpack Review

The Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 (55L) Southwest Backpack is a durable cuben fiber backpack that’s good for multi-day backpacking trips in rugged terrain. The 3400 Southwest is basically the same pack as the smaller volume Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 (40L) Southwest Backpack (SectionHiker Gear of the Year in 2015) but with a longer extension collar, so […]

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The Kelty Ruckus 28 is a roll top daypack that can carry a ton of gear

Kelty Ruckus Roll Top 28 Backpack Review

The Kelty Ruckus 28 Roll Top is a fully featured technical daypack loaded with features that can be used for many different types of day hikes, peakbagging, and hut-to-hut trips. Weighing just 1 pound 6 ounces, I’ve been impressed with how comfortable it is on long, hard, and fast hikes. Features Roll top closure Don’t let […]

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With 55 liters of capacity the Mountainsmith Screamer can swallow a ton of gear

Mountainsmith Scream 55 Backpack Review

The Mountainsmith Scream 55 (liters) is a roll top backpack made with durable fabrics and loaded with features that will appeal to overnight and multi-day backpackers. Weighing just 2 pounds and 4 ounces, it is lightweight, comfortable, well featured, durably built, and relatively inexpensive at $149, something that can’t be said for many other lightweight backpacks in its […]

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