February 3, 2010 | Backpacks
Head out into the wildness well prepared, with everything you need stored in the Coleman Chinkapin X 65 Backpack. With a capacity of 65L, the Chinkapin X 65 is a top loading, internal frame pack that weighs in at 4lbs. 2 oz. Made from 210D Silicone-treated nylon diamond ripstop, this Coleman backpack stands up to water and shedding, while its bottom is outfitted with durable 1000D nylon pack cloth. Equipped with an adjustable harness system, the Chinkapin X 65’s top lid easily converts into a lumbar pack. Other features include a front kangaroo pocket, waterproof zippers, 4 large external side pockets, separate sleeping bag compartment, map pocket, ice axe loops and 4 additional lash points. The Chinkapin X 65 sells for $129.99. Coleman.
January 21, 2010 | Backpacks
If you’re planning a long day out on the dusty trail, you’d best be packing the Arc'teryx Bora 65 Backpack. Made from waterproof 420-denier pack fabric, the Bora 65 is easy to carry around with you, thanks to its thermo-formed shoulder harness and waistbelt that offer superb fit and long-term comfort. There’s plenty of room for your gear – this Arc'teryx backpack comes with a separate sleeping bag compartment as well as two external daisy chains, ice axe holders, wand pockets, and dual water bottle holders. And don’t worry about banging your noggin on the top of the pack when you want to look up, as the Bora 65 comes with a molded occipital cavity. Other features include WaterTight zippers, kangaroo pocket with drain hole, Four external compression straps and its lip converts into a fanny pack. Get trekking for $365. Arc'teryx.
January 5, 2010 | Backpacks
Living up to its name, GoLite presents the lightweight the Pursuit Backpack. A technical pack in a sensible size, the Pursuit is made from durable PU coated Velocity nylon so it can stand up to the elements. Equipped with an adjustable, compression molded hip belt, this GoLite backpack is all about you comfort, thanks to its contoured back panel and frame sheet with 2 adjustable aluminum stays. And if you feel a little thirsty, the Pursuit internal stretch woven hydration sleeve with righty and lefty hydration tube ports so you’ll never get parched. Other features include large zippered front pocket, side compression straps release, Hypalon reinforcements for A-frame ski attachment and diagonal ski carry system. Strap one to your back for $150. GoLite.
December 31, 2009 | Backpacks
Why should the guys have all the fun? Taking its inspiration from the award-winning Vapor Trail, the Granite Gear Vapor KI Backpack is exclusively for the serious woman ultralight hiker. Able to carry 30 lbs, the Vapor KI comes equipped with a fully padded women-specific hip belt as well as the Vapor Suspension system, making it comfortable to wear all day long. To make it super lightweight, this Granite Gear backpack has eliminated anything that would weigh it down, such as the lid and zippers. The result is a top loader with an extended spindrift collar that can be rolled down for added waterproofness, and a unique cross strapping system for load security. The Vapor KI also comes with two low profile side stretch pockets and is hyrdation compatible. Go for a hike for $169.95. Granite Gear.
December 14, 2009 | Backpacks
When you need to attack the wilderness, throw the Maxpedition Condor II Backpack over your shoulder and take no prisoners! Built for the toughest conditions, the Condor holds over 1,950 cu. in. of gear as well as a hydration pack. Equipped with a removable Y-shaped top strap and four quick-release lateral compression straps, this Maxpedition backpack is easy on your back and takes the strain off the durable YKK #10 zips. If you need more loadbearing capacity, no problem – the Condor II can take on even more with modular pockets, which are added to its front or side PALS attachment points using the TacTie system. The Condor II sells for $128.99. Maxpedition.
November 24, 2009 | Backpacks
When everything has got to come along for the ride, put it in the Kelty Red Cloud 5600 Backpack. Able to comfortably carry your camping gear, the Red Cloud 5600 is made with high-density polyethylene framesheet and lightweight I-beam aluminum to provide stability and shock absorption. Thanks to this Kelty backpack’s padded, S-shaped shoulder straps, it will contour to your body without rubbing or chaffing, and its quick rip-and-stick adjustment system lets you adjust the pack to fit you perfectly. To make the Red Cloud 5600 stable, it also features a contoured, dual-density foam hipbelt with HDPE reinforcement, a sternum strap, load-lifter straps and belt stabilizers. Other features include zipper-accessed sleeping bag compartment, two spacious zippered side pockets, two mesh water bottle pockets and a large front pocket with organizer. Pick one up for $199.95. Kelty.
November 16, 2009 | Backpacks
No trek is too long for the Gregory Baltoro 70 Backpack. In fact, every journey you’re on will feel like a short one because the Baltoro 70 is outfitted with the Response AFS Suspension System. This independent rotating waistbelt system automatically registers hip angle and mirrors your body’s movements while evenly distributing weight – that’s pretty impressive! Equipped with multiple pockets and zip-thru access points, this Gregory backpack offers 70 liters of organized space for your traveling necessities. Other features include dual hydration ports and sleeve, water-resistant zippers, hideaway water bottle holder and stash pocket and dual waistbelt pockets. Get organized for around $245.95. Gregory Packs.
November 1, 2009 | Backpacks
Wherever the winding road takes you, you’ll be prepared with the Dakine Nomad Backpack. Able to carry 18L of your stuff, the Nomad is ideal for your next bike or camping trip. Equipped with a molded back panel, complete with air channel ventilation, this Dakine backpack will keep your back cool, even when you get hot. When you’re hiking to your campsite, put your helmet in the helmet carry sleeve, and its armor carry straps make the load a lot easier to carry. Other features include MP3 pocket, tube/pump sleeve, internal organizer pockets, 100 oz. reservoir with quick disconnect and fleece sunglass pocket. Strap one to your back for around $94.95. Dakine.
October 21, 2009 | Backpacks
Make it up the mountain with less weight on your back with the Black Diamond Quantum 65 Backpack. A technical alpine pack, the Quantum 65 combines lightweight and load-carrying ability so you can comfortably haul heavy loads. Equipped with the V-Flex suspension system with a bivy pad, this Black Diamond backpack is all about comfort, thanks to dual-density shoulder straps and hipbelt. Complete with top and side access, you’ll be able to reach for what you need and pull it out without a hassle. It also comes with a crampon patch, three-point haul system and is hydration compatible. The Quanrum 65 sells for $249.95. Black Diamond.
October 13, 2009 | Backpacks
Get up and out with the JanSport Ascent Backpack. Make with sailcloth fabric, the Ascent is all about comfort – that’s why it comes with a GridFit harness system, compression molded back panel, wrapped edge padded hipbelt and unbound-edge should straps. Equipped with a Foamex framesheet with aluminum stay, this JanSport backpack has a place for everything so everything stays in place – store it in the large main teardrop compartment, the dual side water bottle pockets or drop zone pocket with front compression. Other features include dual ice axe holders with bungee retention and top-loading hood with four-point compression. Put it on for $190. JanSport.
October 5, 2009 | Backpacks
You wish has been granted with the MEC Genie 30 DSL Backpack. A streamlined summit pack, the Genie 30 DSL doesn’t come with the extras you’ll never use so you’ll have less to carry. Weighing in at 661 grams, this MEC backpack means you can make it to the peak or basecamp without breaking a sweat. Made from nylon and Dyneema, it was built to take on the elements, and with a 30L capacity, you have plenty of room for food and camp essentials. Other features include a crampon patch with removable bungee system, removable dual compression straps and sternum strap, removable bivy pad and lightweight YKK buckles. Fling one on your back for just $49. MEC.
August 31, 2009 | Backpacks
Great for short adventures or week-long outdoor excursions, the Osprey Mutant 38 Backpack covers them both with ease. Made with Armourlite 420D and Armourguard 900D, the Mutant 38 is strong and lightweight, and will stand up to anything Mother Nature throws at it. Equipped with thermoformed EVA foam, this Osprey backpack offers superior ventilation and minimizes moisture absorption, and a removable framesheet helps stabilize it when it’s full of gear. The Mutant 38 also comes with a 3-Point Haul System that allows secure wall hauling, as well as Reverse Wrap ErgoPull Hipbelt that secures out of the way when you’re wearing a climbing harness. It retails for around $149. Osprey.
July 11, 2009 | Backpacks
Designed for women who like to get away and do some hiking and trekking alone, the Quechua Forclaz 70 backpack utilizes the Symbium 4 system, which guarantees less fatigue and pressure on the shoulders, even when heavily loaded. This trekking bag helps to propel walkers, relieving them of part of their carrying burden. Quechua hip belt makes the bag literally rebound and help the hiker to move forward. The belt also absorbs shocks and reduces the forces exerted on the back by 8% when compared to conventional backpacks. The Symbium 4 system combines a pivoting belt and elastic in the straps for maximum freedom of movement and therefore greater comfort on long treks. You can carry up to 80 litres with backpack extension which is quite a lot when trekking. Other features of the Quechua Forclaz 70 rucksack are 4 easy-storage pockets including 3 inside, ventilated back for moisture transfer and anatomic, specifically adapted to woman morphology design. Not suitable for hikers under 1.65 meters. You can buy Quechua Forclaz 70 Symbium 4 trekking bag for £100.
July 10, 2009 | Backpacks
Amphib is an ergonomically designed and comletely waterproof backpack from Boblbee. Developed for extreme sport user who wants to carry and protect the bare essentials while maintaining maximum body movement. Excellent for kayaking or canyoning, this compact waterproof backpack provides a great support for carrying skis and boards. Shells made of vacuum expanded foam adjust to the body, support it and allow carrying heavier loads. Wide shoulder straps are made of top quality neoprene to follow the movements of your arms. It features a water tight roll top, a goggle pocket inside the lid, pole/ice axe attachments, quick lock straps for skis and boards, and a built in shovel guard. Beside being waterproof, Boblbee Amphib backpack is also very light and shockproof. Price is 129 €. Also, Boblbee Megalopolis Aero Ergonomic Hard Shell Laptop Backpack
March 8, 2007 | Backpacks
Start making plans for hiking expeditions and pick up the 2007 Osprey Stratos 40 Backpack. Available in three sizes and colors, the Stratos 40 is one pack that will do it all. A large top loading area and a fixed top lid will let you stock up on all your hiking necessities. This backpack even lets you get to the main compartment through the left front zippered pocket, and horizontal straps allow you to compress the pack when you’re carrying smaller loads. The AirCore back panel cavity hydration options even allows for a variety of packing and carrying options. The 2007 Osprey Stratos 40 Backpack retails for $148.95. Osprey.