Best Backpacks for RTW Trips

The backpack is the single most important gear item for your round-the-world trip. Your backpack will be your home for the next 6 months or how ever long you’ve been lucky enough to score off for travel – so you’re going to want it to be perfect. If your backpack is too small, not padded enough, or poorly designed for […]

Osprey Kode 22 Ski Pack

Osprey Kode 22 – sleek backcountry ski pack The Osprey Kode ski backpack features a minimalist design that includes everything a skier or snowboarder needs for a day of backcountry touring. The pack carries a snowboard vertically on the back of the pack or skis diagonally in the A-frame style on the sides of the pack. The Kode 22 features […]

Osprey Talon 22

Osprey Talon 22 – lightweight, versatile daypack for all your favorite activities The Osprey Talon 22 takes daypacks to a new level.  This lightweight pack holds everything you need for a serious day of adventure in the outdoors. You can stuff a days worth of food, a hydration bladder, a change of clothes, and some safety gear in the main […]

The Best Women-Specific Backpacks of 2010

What’s the deal with women-specific packs? Do I really need one? Are they really that much better than unisex packs or are they just a marketing ploy to appeal to women? Trust me women-specific backpacks are much more than backpacks with pretty colors and designs. Women-specific packs are designed to conform to the unique shape of a woman so they […]

Osprey Ariel 65 Women’s Packs

Osprey Ariel 65 Women’s Packs – women’s backcountry pack with superior load stability The Osprey Ariel is one of the bestselling packs in the 60-70 liter range.  The newly updated pack features a custom heat-moldable hipbelt and a women’s specific fit. The fit of this pack is simply superb – the custom molding hipbelt conforms to the shape of your […]

Osprey Switch 18 Ski and Snowboard Pack

Osprey Switch 18—The perfect pack for doing laps on the chair lift into the sidecountry It was a sad day, many years ago when I realized my little brother was a faster skier than I was. We were on ski race team for our local mountain near our home in Boulder, Colorado, and he was all of about 8 years […]

Osprey Ariel 65 Women’s Backpack

Osprey Ariel 65 Women’s Backpack – Awesome packed designed specifically for women. Apparently when I write reviews for women’s gear I tend to be accused of being sexists. I assure if I was, it was all in good fun. Regardless of things said in the past, I’ll keep this as sexist free as possible. After all, I don’t want to […]

Osprey Atmos 35 Pack

Osprey Atmos 35 Pack – An Osprey daypack. If you are a fan of Osprey gear, and who isn’t? Then you should take a look at the Osprey Atmos 35 Pack. It has all the qualities you you know and love about Osprey gear, but in a smaller daypack size. This is no ordinary day pack though. Because of its […]

Osprey Exos 58 Pack

Osprey Exos 58 Pack – An amazing adventure pack. When National Geographic Adventure magazine says a piece of gear is awesome one should take note. In 2009 the Osprey Exos 58 Pack was awarded Best of Adventure Gear by the editors of National Geographic magazine. I’m not National Geographic editor, but I would have to say that they were pretty […]

Osprey Aura 65 Pack – Women’s

Osprey Aura 65 Pack – Women’s – Female friendly version of the Atmos. The Osprey Atmos pack was such a popular backpack it was only a matter of time before they made one especially for the ladies. Now, women too can enjoy the comfort and amazingly light pack known as the Atmos. The Women’s Osprey Aura 65 Pack has all […]