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The best waterproof backpacks to keep your gear high and dry
Don’t settle for something that’s only water-resistant if you need the real deal.
New year, no ‘Y’: Mystery Ranch heads in a new design direction with a quartet of new military backpacks
We've got the goods on Mystery Ranch's newest batch of military backpacks.
Review: the Osprey Atmos AG 65 backpack is everything military packs fail to be
“Like a glove.” — Ace Ventura
The best bug out bags to keep you ready for anything
Be prepared for any emergency with up to 72 hours-worth of food, medicine, and other survival gear.
The best fishing backpacks for your next trip to the water
Spend less time carrying gear and more time thinking up excuses for why the big one got away.
The best tactical backpacks worth carrying, according to US military veterans
Our team of veteran gear reviewers scoured the market for the best tactical backpacks. Here's what they found.
Review: the Matador Freerain24 waterproof packable backpack is a minor league champ in a major league world
This ultralight pack shines to a point, but may not be best for rugged duty.
Review: the Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21 backpack offers a pared-down daypack for your city pursuits
Meet your assault pack’s MOLLE-less little brother.
Review: the Osprey Stratos 34 hiking backpack is so light you might forget you’re wearing it
Meet your next hiking backpack.
Review: the Black Diamond Speed 40 pack is a mountain guide favorite
This minimalist alpine pack has everything you need and nothing you don’t.
Review: the SOG Ninja daypack is at home in both the field and the office
Squaring off against SOG’s Ninja to see just how ‘tactical’ it really is.
Review: the Epperson Mountaineering Large Climb Pack is equal parts style and utility
Even if you’re not mountaineering, this American-made pack is a real pleasure to wear.
Review: Hitting the trail with the Gregory Deva 70 Women’s Backpack
Comfort and design for the long days when you want to get closer to nature and further from idiots.
Review: the Mystery Ranch 2-Day Assault Pack is confused about its mission
Is it a true tactical backpack? A versatile EDC pack? Let's find out.
Review: Hitting the trail with a WolfWarriorX tactical backpack
Don’t drop your pack — especially if it’s a good value.
The best carry-on backpacks ready for any mission
Take to the air with everything you might need on the ground.
Review: Is the COVRT18 2.0 backpack 5.11 Tactical’s best bag yet?
Comfortable? Yes. Covert? Absolutely. Capable? Most definitely.
Review: to the firing line and back with the GPS Tactical Range Backpack
With room for three pistols, will this pack carry us to the range and back? Let's find out.
Review: Meet the Samurai Tactical Wakizashi backpack, a small EDC pack trying to fill some big shoes
Does this samurai have what it takes to topple the mighty 5.11 Tactical Rush 12?
Review: the 5.11 Tactical Rush 12 2.0 backpack is one mighty little EDC pack
5.11’s second iteration of the Rush 12 backpack performs admirably — with some limitations.
Review: Pack on the pounds with the 5.11 Tactical Rush 24 2.0 backpack
Run, don't walk, to grab a piece of this sweet tactical pack.
The best bug out backpacks for when you least expect to need one
Survive whatever life throws your way with a well-equipped bug-out bag.
The best climbing packs that won’t weigh you down
When you need something specifically designed for alpine objectives, go with one of the best climbing packs on the market.
RUSH 2.0 by 5.11, the tactical pack you never knew you needed
I was recently given a few samples of the Rush 2.0 pack line by 5.11 Tactical. Here's what I found.
6 of the best hiking backpacks money can buy
An actual hiking backpack will take care of more than your gear: it will actually leave you without the sore shoulders and aching back you’ll get from generic backpacks