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Jan 9, 2019
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Backpacking Packs - Overnight or longer, 40L - 90L in capacity depending on trip length. Good support and convenient features like good water bottle pouches, compatibility with hydration, and ease of access to main compartment. Brands - Osprey and Gregory for most backpackers. Ultralight Packs - For folks who have very lightweight equipment, you can get away with less support. If you're more streamlined and carrying less stuff, features also become slightly less important. Brands - Granite Gear, Sierra Designs Alpine Packs - Must climb well while still carrying the equipment to keep you safe in an alpine environment. Usually much more streamlined, lacking things like water bottle pouches and expandable elastic front pouches which have the potential to get clogged with snow. Good alpine packs are modular, with removable frames and foam padding for use in emergency bivy situations. Ability to carry a couple of ice tools is handy, as is a rope strap. Light weight is pretty mandatory, but some will choose to balance this out with durability, especially on routes with lots of rock contact. Brands - Arcteryx, Black Diamond, Patagonia, CiloGear (great) I also want to call out Mystery Ranch for making great everyday, tactical, and hunting bags. These can be very appealing for people where durability and specific features will take priority over weight.
Jan 9, 2019
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