Is There Something Magical at Work in Klymit’s Backpacks?

Perhaps it had been too long since I’d studied the features of backpacks.  Perhaps I hadn’t ever taken backpacks seriously enough.  But I was a bit taken aback when I read what Klymit’s Motion 35 backpack can do.

Klymit’s Motion

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Cocoon to the Moon: Stargazer Backpack Launched by Outdoor Products

“I’m a little man, I’m a little man, he’s . . . he’s a great man. I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across floors of silent seas.” From one of the greatest movies on life, “… Continue reading


Gear Review: Jandd Mogen Backpack

The Mogen’s front compression straps are ideal for stowing your snowshoes.

The San Diego-based company Jandd Mountaineering is well-known to cyclists for their high quality seat packs and panniers. Jandd makes some nice backpacks, as well, and their Mogen modelContinue reading


Gear Review: Granite Gear Athabasca 24

Lightweight day hike and urban backpack

Granite Gear’s Athabasca 24, new for Fall 2013.

Granite Gear’s new Athabasca 24 is envisioned as a lightweight, dual use pack. It functions as a commuter bag during the work/school week, with the sleeve … Continue reading