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OutsideOnline.com: Winter Buyer’s Guide – Featuring Mutant 38 – October 2014

October 1, 2014

At first glance, the 38-liter Mutant ($160) (it’s also available in a 28-liter version, pictured) looks like a bare-bones pack. There’s no side access to the main compartment and few obvious bells and whistles. But dig a little deeper and a bunch of vertically inspired features appear, like the zigzag webbing that pulls double-duty as both compression and ski-carry straps. With adjustment points in three spots, “it’s quick to open, close, and fine-tune,” said our most experienced tester, a mountain guide in British Columbia. It also downsizes nicely for shorter missions…

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OutsideOnline.com: Winter Buyer’s Guide – Featuring Kode ABS Compatible 42 – October 2014

October 1, 2014

Like the OnTop, the Kode has tons of options: it can carry skis A-frame or diagonally or a snowboard vertically. We also loved getting into the main pack via the top and back panel and all the user-friendly touches, like the built-in antiscratch pouch for your goggles. Not heading into avy-prone terrain? A removable back panel allows you to zip off the ABS-airbag system in a few seconds, saving you four pounds.

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PracticalTravelGear.com – Featuring Waypoint – October 1, 2014

October 1, 2014

Despite the ever-increasing competition in the travel gear world, some items seem to remain perennial bestsellers that you’ll spot from Bangkok to Bariloche. The Osprey Waypoint 80 is clearly one of those.

A lot of the old guard travel backpack makers have moved more into luggage or have disappeared, while many newer companies are focused more on hiking packs than ones for travel. If you’re going bopping around the world for months though, on a lot of buses, trains, and ferries, you need a real travel backpack instead of one meant for a few nights on a trail.

Primarily, you need to be able to get to your stuff easily. That’s no problem with this Waypoint pack since the U-shaped zippers in the front go all the way to the bottom. No feeling around with your arm like you’re trying to get the prize out of a cereal box…

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AtlantaTrails.com – Featuring Aether 60 – October 2014

October 1, 2014

Close access to fantastic hiking, running and backpacking trails is one of the things I love most about Atlanta. From in-town hikes to remote mountain trails, like the southern end of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia, outdoor adventures are within easy reach of Atlanta’s limits…

What to pack on a backpacking trip? My backpacking gear list is focused on my favorite gear that’s useful, small and lightweight – and has been tested over hundreds of trail miles…

I’ve hiked with an older-model Osprey Aether 70 for the past ten years, and love its roomy storage capacity, comfort and durability. This summer, I upgraded to the recently-updated Osprey Aether 60 backpack, though, and love the newer pack’s padding, suspension and easy-access storage. I also pack an Osprey UL Raincover to keep my backpack and gear dry in case of rain…

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Hiking.About.com – Featuring Exos 38 – October 2014

October 1, 2014

The 2 lb., 5 oz. Osprey Exos 38 is billed as a “SuperLight” pack, but its 38L (2320 cubic inch) capacity is enough for almost anybody to take overnight, if you’re willing to pack sparingly and strap your tent underneath the pack. It’s also available in 48L and 58L sizes.

Overall, I think the Exos 38 is a great choice for the everyday hiker who wants one really nice pack that can go on either dayhikes or overnight backpacking trips; it’s a good “compromise size” for either use. (Here’s my advice on choosing a backpack size.) The larger packs in the line would be great for long-haul backpackers that want a light pack without giving up the benefits of a stable frame. If you have ultralight tendencies but just can’t bear giving up a pack with an internal frame, this might be the pack line for you…

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