Backpack Reviews

ULA Robic Circuit Backpack Review

ULA Circuit Robic Backpack Review

The ULA Circuit Backpack is a high-capacity lightweight backpack with a surprising amount of flexibility for many types of backcountry adventures. Made with bomber 400D Robic Nylob fabric and feature-rich, the Circuit is a seriously tough pack for long backpacking trips. Perhaps …

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Granite Gear Crown3 60 Backpack Review

Granite Gear Crown3 60 Backpack Review

The Granite Gear Crown3 60L is an affordable ultralight backpack with a modular design that can be easily configured for ultralight backpacking, thru-hikes, and winter hiking. The things that set this roll-top backpack apart from other ultralight-style packs, besides its very reasonable …

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Osprey Aether 65 Backpack Review

Osprey Aether 65 Backpack Review

The Osprey Aether 65 is a multi-day expedition-style backpack with an adjustable torso length frame, adjustable length shoulder straps, and an adjustable length hip belt length so you can dial in a custom fit without having to swap out components or heat …

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Mystery Ranch Coulee 40 Backpack Review

Mystery Ranch Coulee 40 Backpack Review

The Mystery Ranch Coulee 40 is a wonderfully versatile, comfortable, and bombproof backpack suitable for extended day hikes or 1-2 night backpacking trips with a streamlined gear list. If you’re unfamiliar with Mystery Ranch’s backpacks, let me preface this review by saying …

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Gregory Katmai 65 Backpack Review

Gregory Katmai 65 Backpack Review

The Gregory Katmai 65 is an internal frame backpack with an adjustable torso length, an adjustable-sized hipbelt, and a suspended mesh back panel. The pack is loaded with pockets and has multiple access points that make it easy to organize and access …

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Zpacks Bagger Ultra 40L Backpack Review

Zpacks Bagger Ultra 40L Backpack Review

The Zpacks Bagger Ultra 40L Backpack is a versatile frameless backpack suitable for day hikes, peakbagging, travel, commuting, and even ultralight backpacking. Weighing 12.1 ounces (342g) it’s made with a waterproof and highly abrasion-resistant fabric called Ultra which has been almost universally …

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ULA Photon 35 Backpack Review

ULA Photon Pack Review

The ULA Photon is a 35L ultralight-style roll-top backpack with a base weight of 26.1 ounces in a size medium.  It’s basically a lower volume version of ULA’s CDT ultralight backpack (54L) ideal for day hikes, hut-to-hut overnights, commuting, or air travel …

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REI Traverse 60 Backpack Review

REI Traverse 60 Backpack Review

The REI Traverse 60 is a fully-featured multi-day backpack with an adjustable torso length, so you can dial in a personalized fit. It has loads of pockets and reconfigurable attachment points that make it suitable for year-round adventures with a feature set …

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