Backpack Reviews

Outdoor Vitals Skyline 30 Backpack Review

Outdoor Vitals Skyline 30 Backpack Review

While the Outdoor Vitals Skyline 30 Backpack is primarily designed for fastpacking, it makes an awesome daypack for hikers who prefer walking over running. Its vest-style shoulder harness distributes the load across your chest and back for a more comfortable carry. Numerous …

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Black Diamond Beta Lite 45 Backpack Review

Black Diamond Beta Lite 45 Backpack Review

The Black Diamond Beta Lite 45 is an ultralight rolltop backpack with vest-style shoulder straps inspired by running packs. Weighing 31.2 oz, it’s made with an ultralight fabric called Ultra 200 and Ultra 400 and seam-taped internally, making it effectively waterproof. It’s …

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Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 Backpack Review

Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 Backpack Review - 2024 Model

The Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 is a lightweight ultralight-style backpack that weighs 34.5 oz. It’s ideal for weekend backpacking and long-distance trips, particularly if you prefer a backpack that has lots of pockets and a frame, like a more conventional backpack, but …

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REI Trail 40 Backpack Review

REI Trail 40 Backpack Review

The REI Trail 40 Backpack is a multi-purpose backpack that can be used for long day hikes, peakbagging, travel, or short overnight trips. It’s an internal frame pack with a U-shaped zipper that provides complete access to the main compartment when unzipped, …

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Osprey Talon Velocity 30 Backpack Review

Osprey Talon Velocity 30 Backpack Review

The Osprey Talon Velocity 30 is a frameless backpack with a running vest-style suspension that’s great for day hiking, fastpacking, multi-sport adventures, and travel. It’s loaded with all the features you’d expect on a premium daypack and comes with an adjustable torso …

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