Gear Review: Mountainsmith Tour TLS Lumbar Pack

Mountainsmith has refined its classic lumbar pack + strappette combination for the 21st century.

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


Gear Review: CamelBak Mil Tac H.A.W.G.

The 2013 tactical version of the HAWG works well as a half day winter pack.