Backpacking Gear | Trekking Gear | Hiking Gear
I realize that stealing is (supposedly) a sin but do yourselves a favor and make an exception for this and damn near any Osprey pack. I day hike often with my two sons and we…
- Timothy, 03/20/10
I won't lie, I just got my pack in the mail yesterday. But upon opening the packaging, I threw in my gear and went off to a hike. The pack is extremely well made with many dif…
- Erin, 09/25/11
I bought the Variant 37 and it has impressed me so I bought the Variant 52 for larger hauls.
I highly recommend Osprey packs over MEC (Canadian REI) packs and they are jus…
- Peter, 06/25/13
NEVE HAVE I EVER OWNED A MORE COMFORTABLE FITTING PACK , I ACTUALLY BOUT MY PACK ON EBAY FOR 60 BUCKS MORE FOR THE PRICE MOOSEJAW OFFERS, SO THIS HERE IS AWESOME PRICE THE PAC…
- SEAN, 10/24/10
Many hikes/climbs with this pack I loved fit+fact it weighs 3lbs less than other pack.After day of rain -2 thumbs down.Big TIME.Woulda been better 2 have pack made of mesh-at…
- Karen, 08/09/10
I love this pack for climbing at the crag or long dayhikes. A generous twenty liters of space, a wide zipper opening, two bottle pockets, hipbelt pocket, two straps for trekki…
- Kevin, 09/25/12
I bought this to put my climbing gear to take to the gym instead of using a regular backpack-works great, its the perfect size I need, nothing too big, not too small. I reall…
- laureen, 04/11/12
The Shot pack is a great lightweight small sized bullet backpack! Perfect size for carrying a water bottle or two, snacks, a sweater/rain layer and your handy dandy guide book…
- Michael, 02/16/12
The guy who sits across from me is way cooler than I am, and a total BA, so I had to ask him about all this stuff. He might have lied to me just to make me look dumb. So this is either all true, or none of it is true. So, don't look any of it up.
So, according to this guy people do this thing where they put a bunch of stuff in a bag, put the bag on their back, and walk around for like a couple days or a week or whatever. People call this backpacking. So, anyway, this guy gave me the whole rundown on this whole backpacking thing, and all the gear he likes to take when he goes backpacking.
So this guy says the first thing you need is a pack: the right size pack. Check out a big day hike backpack for a fast and light overnight trip. Multi-day backpacks are the best for when you're taking a little more gear on an overnighter or you're hitting the trails for two to four days. You'll need room for your tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and all your accessories like your stove and some grub. But you want to make sure you're not over packing, because you're gonna have to, you know, carry it. Crazy, huh?
So anyway, we've got tons of backpacking gear, and you should probably wander around and check it out. While you're at it, check out the Moosejaw Companion. That BA I was talking about earlier put together a whole bunch of kits for backpacking, broken down by the length of trip you take. He's really so much cooler than I am.