These small, lightweight backpacks are comfortable and highly durable, with just enough storage for a day’s activity. From bags that are ideal for mountain bikers to those that are fit for photographers or hikers, this group will take any excursion to the next level.
Osprey Zealot 15
For one long ride, we stashed a day’s worth of gear in the Zealot’s main pocket and sucked water from the three-liter bladder. On rocky descents, the pack stayed glued to our back and the hydration hose didn’t bounce — it locks onto a magnet. And when we got a flat, we opened the dedicated repair sleeve, which kept our tools, spare tube, and pump organized.