Backpack Reviews

ULA CDT 54L Backpack Review

ULA CDT Backpack Review

The ULA CDT is a 54L frameless backpack designed for ultralight backpacking, long day hikes, or travel that has a maximum recommended load of 25 pounds. Weighing 27.1 oz (768 g), the CDT is a streamlined backpack with 36 liters of closed …

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Osprey Talon 44 Backpack Review

Osprey Talon 44 Backpack Review

The Osprey Packs Talon 44 Backpack is a lightweight pack with an adjustable torso length that’s good for weekend backpacking trips, technical day hikes, climbing, and peakbagging. Weighing 2 pounds 15 ounces, it can carry a remarkable amount of gear and a …

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Deuter AC Lite 24 Backpack Review

Deuter AC Lite 24 Backpack Review

The Deuter AC Lite 24 is a lightweight ventilated day pack with a suspended mesh frame that’s great for warm weather day hiking and general outdoor use. It has five pockets in addition to the main compartment and comes with a rain …

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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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Osprey Exos 58 Backpack Review

Osprey Exos 58 Backpack Review

The Osprey Exos 58 Backpack is one of the most popular backpacks used by thru-hikers and lightweight backpackers because it has a ventilated, suspended mesh back panel that keeps you cooler and drier in warm weather and it weighs under 3 lbs. …

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Gregory Zulu 55 Backpack Review

Gregory Zulu 55 Backpack Review

The Gregory Zulu 55 is a ventilated, adjustable frame backpack designed for carrying big loads with or without a bear canister. Weighing 4 lbs 2 oz, this new version (2023) is about a half pound heavier than its predecessor due to increased …

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ULA Ohm 63L Backpack Review

ULA Ohm Backpack Review

The ULA Ohm (formerly called the ULA Ohm 2.0) is a 63L ultralight style backpack that’s durable enough for rough and tough adventures. It’s also available with the same male and female shoulder straps and hip belts (available in multiple lengths) offered …

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Deuter Aircontact Ultra 50+5 Backpack Review

Deuter Aircontact Ultra 50+5 Backpack Review

The Deuter Aircontact Ultra 50+5 Backpack is a lightweight, adjustable-length backpack that weighs 2 lbs 10 oz. It’s an internal frame backpack with a floating top lid that’s made with lighter-weight fabrics and a simple adjustable frame system that doesn’t compromise on …

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Gossamer Gear G4-20 Backpack Review

Gossamer Gear G4-20 Backpack Review

The Gossamer Gear G4-20 Backpack is a 42-liter frameless roll-top backpack that weighs 25 oz. Being frameless it’s best for carrying loads under 20 to 25 pounds and makes a nice ultralight backpack for multi-day trips and extended day hikes. In many …

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