I originally picked up the Osprey Talon 33 to go mountaineering. Although there were more specific mountaineering packs in the shop, I wanted something that would work for other activities too. I had already a few more technical packs but too small for the weekend I was planning. After looking at and trying different models… Continue reading Osprey Talon 33 review, a lightweight versatile backpack tougher than it looks
Your main priority is travelling light? Then the Matador Freerain24 Backpack will be perfect for you. This lightweight packable and waterproof bag which can hold up to 24L of gear can pack down to the size of the palm of your hand. It will therefore easily find its space in your luggage when you go on… Continue reading This packable rucksack will keep your gear dry when it rains
After entering the drone and virtual reality businesses earlier this year, GoPro is now making a move into the backpack market. If you’re still seeking the perfect GoPro compatible bag to travel with, GoPro has released a backpack designed specifically for GoPro users. Called Seeker, it is a weather-resistant, lightweight, and hydration compatible backpack. It… Continue reading GoPro released a backpack specifically designed for its cameras
For all those who like to bring a good photographic gear on their expeditions, the Lowepro Whistler might be a product of choice. The brand from Colorado just launched these 2 alpine photo backpacks, available in two sizes: 350 AW and 450 AW. The 350 AW version can contain 1 professional camera, 1 action camera… Continue reading Lowepro Whistler, a weatherproof backpack for outdoor photographers
Is Bagobago a must for exhausted travelers who deserve a comfortable place to rest their buttocks? Made in Czech Republic, that backpack/chair could be the answer for when you’re waiting in an interminable line, or want to sit on a dirty surface. The bag is made with an inside metallic frame that ensures a good… Continue reading Bagobago, the backpack you can convert into a chair
The Swedish manufacturer Haglöfs (known for its backpacks since 1914) just won the award for best product in the outdoor show of Friedrichshafen 2015. We’re talking about the leading outdoor trade show, in the german region of Badden – Württemberg (close to the swiss and austrian borders). The intelligent design of the ROC HELIOS 25… Continue reading HELIOS 25 by Haglöfs, the ultralight award winning backpack
Arc’teryx is back with an incredibly resistant duffle bag that should satisfy the explorers looking for a good mix between lightweight and durability. The canadian brand offers various sizes and colors, all made from a N400r-AC2 nylon fabric. From the several different colours offered, most are quite flashy. Not ideal if you value discretion, but definitely a must… Continue reading Arc’teryx Carrier Duffle: lightweight and sturdy
Utah based gear manufacturer Klymit, known for their very advanced and sometimes revolutionary kit, is adding a new daypack to its line of lightweight backpacks.
The Aura and Atmos AG were demoed on last years trade shows and made a name for themselves when the gold industry award was attributed to the Atmos AG 65 at Outdoor. The principal difference in the new models is the AntiGravity back system. This new type of suspended back panel is said to make… Continue reading Award winning Osprey Atmos AG and Aura AG now available
Announced at last years trade show Outdoor, the Alpha FL packs from the dead bird are finally available. Arc’teryx’s alpine pack line includes a 30L version and a 45L one but read on to know more about those deceiving numbers.
Edelrid have been creating gear for climbers since 1863 from their German office and are part of the Vaude group. We’ve been given the chance to review one of their latest rucksack, the Satellite 20 UL. This is a climbing specific pack with an focus on lightness. How it was tested The backpack was created… Continue reading Gear Review: Edelrid Satellite 20 UL climbing rucksack
Looking to replace an aging backpack for this winter’s back country adventure? Check those two new offering from Osprey: the new Reverb and the re-engineered Kode.