Backpack Reviews

Mystery Ranch Scree 32 Backpack Review

Mystery Ranch Scree 32 Backpack review

The Mystery Ranch Scree is a 3.1 pound daypack with an adjustable length torso that’s designed for carrying heavy loads in rugged terrain. It’s made with burly fabrics to withstand serious abuse, with a unique frame system that won’t buckle if you …

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ULA Circuit Backpack Review

ULA Circuit Backpack

The ULA Circuit Backpack is a streamlined lightweight backpack with a surprising amount of flexibility for many types of backcountry adventure. Made with bomber fabrics and feature-rich, the Circuit is tough enough for year-round use in 4 season conditions. RELATED: 10 Best Lightweight …

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REI Trail 25 Backpack Review

REI Trail Backpack Review

The REI Trail 25 is a multi-purpose panel-loading backpack good for day hiking, urban use, and travel. While it’s easy to discount it as a hiking pack, it’s surprisingly functional for just that purpose with lots of strategically located pockets, trekking pole …

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Hanchor Marl 55L Backpack Review

Hanchor Marl Backpack Review

The Hanchor Marl Backpack is a 55L backpack that weighs 2 lbs 5.5 oz and includes load lifters. It is constructed primarily of X-Pac VX21 and comes in four different torso lengths and four different hip belt sizes. At $308, including international …

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Osprey Mutant 52 Backpack Review

Osprey Mutant 52 Backpack Review

The Osprey Mutant 52 is a top-loading alpine-style backpack made for winter backpacking, climbing, and backcountry ski tours. Like many winter-specific packs, it is highly modular and can be stripped down to save weight, with a removable top lid,  hip belt, and …

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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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