Spring weather means more bike commuting here at the Outside headquarters in Santa Fe, New Mexico. So we went on a hunt for the best all-weather backpacks that protect your gear while still looking sharp at the office. Watch to see our top picks for the daily commute.
Osprey packs have been setting the standard for pack performance for years, and this spring they’re raising the bar once again by incorporating the popular Anti-Gravity suspension system into a new series of daypacks.
The perpetually popular Manta for men and Mira for women are among the Osprey packs that received a coveted makeover for 2016. The Manta AG and Mira AG feature the AG Lightwire Suspension that lifts the packs off your back as well as the AG Airspeed backpanel that is made from a durable mesh material. This combination of innovative concepts helps create a pocket of air between your back and the main compartment of the pack, providing unmatched ventilation without sacrificing the tight, secure fit you need for all-day hiking.
Many of the essential gear items you’ll want to have for a Steamboat Lake adventure are available for rent on-site, but if you already own or have access to some of them, why not pack them along in your RV? Here’s a quick list of ideas to help make the most of your trip…
A cumbersome frame pack isn’t necessary when you’re living out of an RV, but a modest-sized daypack helps keep things like food, water, camera, binoculars, sunscreen and other essentials organized in their own compartments when you’re out on the trail.
One of the beauties of RVing is that you can bring just about anything with you. GORVing.com provides an excellent checklist of essentials, but here are some items specific to an Adirondack adventure that you won’t want to forget.
A lightweight daypack with easy access to compartments and pockets makes carrying lunch and essentials easy. Carry tissues or a small roll of toilet paper in a plastic baggie for trailside emergencies.
To conduct our upright roller bag test, test director Cameron Martindell recruited multiple testers to use these bags on an extended trip abroad. The conditions for this test could not have been better. All six bags in this test went on a seven week trip from the United States to Finland. Testers traveled all over Finland from Helsinki to the Arctic Circle. After the flight across the Atlantic testers traveled by bus, train and car and even had some long hauls dragging the luggage behind them down streets, over cobblestones, across unpaved sections and through various levels of snow and ice..
Osprey Shuttle 100
The Osprey Shuttle 100 is an extremely durable panel access upright roller bag with lots of organizational options.
To help you get ready for this summer’s hiking, backpacking and camping adventures, WT’s editor and gear team have been hard at work reviewing some of the latest selections in outdoor gear. From backpacks to tents and everything in between, they’ve put this gear to the test for our 2016 Gear Guide.
28. Osprey Manta AG 36
Osprey has taken their amazing Antigravity mesh harness system (introduced in 2015 with the Atmos and Aura big pack line, resulting in numerous innovation awards and a WT editor’s choice nod) and incorporated it into their Manta (men’s) and Mira (women’s) daypack series. Now you can enjoy remarkable body-hugging comfort and support with a smaller load on dayhikes and rides. Plus, it’s loaded with features that both hikers and mountain bikers will love—we sure did!
One of the most important things a traveler can find is the perfect backpack. Like any great travel companion, your pack will be with your through all of your adventures—near, far, urban, outdoors—so you want to make sure that it has all the qualities you need most (just like your favorite travel shoes)…
We saved you a boatload of personal research and scoured the market for what’s available. Here are our picks for the best backpacks for traveling, whether you are looking to take a weeklong escape, a weekend getaway, a day trip, or just a short hike in a nearby recreational area.
When it comes to hiking, a good pack can go a long way. Use this design by Osprey for your next outdoor adventure.