Many backpackers attach gear to the outside of their backpack because it’s too bulky, they need to carry extra supplies, they want to keep their gear easily accessible, or because it’s wet and they need to keep it separate from their dry clothing. While some techniques for attaching gear to …Read More »
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While you can use a regular 3-season backpack for winter hiking, provided it has sufficient volume, winter backpacks exist that are specifically designed for mountaineering, climbing, and multi-day trips with features that you wouldn’t normally need the rest of the year. Types of Winter Hiking Trips When it comes to …Read More »
This is an in-depth review of Granite Gear’s Leopard AC 58 backpack for winter use. Here’s a quick summary of my conclusions. Read on if you want the details. Summary The Leopard AC 58 is billed by Granite Gear as an alpine-ready backpack, suitable for winter use. While the Leopard …Read More »
The Mountain Hardware Kanza 55 is a great value if you’re looking for a lightweight but high volume backpack for general purpose backpacking, climbing, and winter mountaineering. Fully configured this pack weighs 3 lbs. 2 oz. But it comes with a number of optional, removable components that bring its weight …Read More »