Backpack Reviews

Gregory Arrio 24 Backpack Review

Gregory Arrio 24 Backpack Review

The Gregory Arrio 24 is a lightweight ad streamlined, ventilated daypack. With three external zippered pockets and hydration compatible sleeve, it’s a solid all-around choice for local hikes, peakbagging, and hut-to-hut trips. Specs at a Glance Volume: 24 L / 1356 cu …

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Nashville Cutaway Pack: First Look

Nashville Cutaway Pack First Look

Nashville Packs is a new cottage backpack manufacturer that’s fundamentally reinventing the way that vest-style backpacks are sized and made. I’ve been testing out their flagship product, the Cutaway Backpack, which is a frameless rolltop pack that’s hands-down the most comfortable, best-fitting, …

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Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 Backpack Review

Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 Backpack Review

The Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 is a lightweight ultralight-style backpack that weighs 30.5 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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Hyperlite Mountain Gear Packing Pods Review

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Pods are cuben fiber storage cubes that fit perfectly into Hyperlite's backpacks

Hyperlite Mountain Gear’s small and large packing pods are the ultralight equivalent of the luggage packing cubes that people use to pack travel bags. They’re U-shaped to fit snugly into Hyperlite’s backpacks and can be used in place of a white plastic compactor …

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Deuter Guide Lite 24 Backpack Review

Deuter Guide Lite 24 Backpack Review

The Deuter Guide Lite 24 is an ultralight, streamlined backpack designed for alpine hiking and climbing. Weighing just 1 lb and 7 oz (650 grams), it’s a real departure for Deuter in terms of looks, features, and materials. The pack has a …

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Hyperlite Mountain Gear Daybreak Daypack Review

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Daybreak Backpack Review

The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Daybreak daypack is a 17L backpack made with two layers of black Dyneema Composite Fabric (DCF), a waterproof laminate that makes the Daybreak lightweight, durable, and highly water-resistant. The Daybreak is laid out very much like HMG’s overnight backpacks …

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