When backpacking through the outdoors, your pack makes a huge difference.

Packs work off of an unusual scale: A bad one will be obvious by weighing heavily in all the wrong places or causing chafing. A good/ok pack likely won’t draw attention, good or bad. But a really great one is noticeable by making things easier rather than simply not harder.

It will better distribute weight, let you work with the pack rather than against it during the hike, and have comfortable straps that secure in areas that ensure there won’t be gapping, jostling, or hot spots.

I’ve used bad, good/ok, and great packs, and my recent backcountry excursion in Montana was with one of the greats. I’d heard a lot of buzz… [Continue Reading]


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