Osprey Nebula Daypack for 34 Liters of Gear & Gadgets
The Nebula Daypack from Osprey is a good all-around workhorse daypack that can carry just about everything you would need for your days of urban travel, even if you’re a dressed-down digital nomad working from coffee shops. It can hold a laptop, a tablet, all your gadgets, a water... Read more
A Waypoint Backpack for Ten Bucks?
Sorry kids, but this contest is over. Thanks everyone for helping Passports with Purpose raise more than $25,000 for Sustainable Harvest International! Yes, we recently reviewed the Osprey Waypoint 80 travel backpack so you’re not seeing double. But Osprey Packs has teamed up with us this year to contribute... Read more
An Updated Winner: Osprey Waypoint Backpack
Despite the ever-increasing competition in the travel gear world, some items seem to remain perennial bestsellers that you’ll spot from Bangkok to Bariloche. The Osprey Waypoint 80 is clearly one of those. A lot of the old guard travel backpack makers have moved more into luggage or have disappeared,... Read more
Gregory Compass 30 Pack
Do you pack your backpack perfectly, placing the things you’ll need first on top, so you don’t have to dig for something? Don’t lie. Many have attempted, but few have accomplished the perfect packing technique. Wouldn’t it be great to have a backpack that opens like a duffel, so... Read more
Kelty Redstart and Redtail Daypacks
We frequently tout Kelty backpacks as the best bang for the buck options out there and these two daypacks are no exceptions. The 28-liter Redstart and 27-liter Redtail are both great daypacks for hitting the hiking trails or just taking along for a day of sightseeing and sidewalk pounding.... Read more
Kelty Shrike Large Daypack or Light Packer Backpack
Need a good all-around daypack or hiking pack that won’t break the bank? This new Shrike backpack from Kelty includes a lot of features in its sub-$100 list price. If you go on any message board frequented by people getting ready to take off on an extended bout of... Read more
STM Impulse Laptop Backpack
When I travel, whether for a work-related press trip or a family vacation, I like to carry-on a backpack devoted solely to my laptop, camera, iPad, and various USB cords, power cords, and other trappings of a connected life on the road. I took the STM Impulse laptop backpack... Read more
Alpinizmo Lightning 50 Pack
The Alpinizmo Lightning 50, made by High Peak, is a very solid backpack pick for general backpacking and camping needs for men or women. I’ve long appreciated the High Peak brand: they sell quality gear that’s not overblown with bells and whistles…quite a perk if you’re on a budget. Made... Read more
Hiking Day Pack Round-Up
It’s hiking season, and whether you’re hitting the trail for a long trek or short jaunt, you’ll want one of the four day packs below accompanying you. Of course, day packs aren’t only for hiking: no matter what sort of traveling you have planned, chances are you need a... Read more
Mountainsmith Wraith 25 Lightweight Hiking Pack
This Mountainlight Wraith 25-liter hiking backpack from Mountainsmith is meant to take on the outdoors in comfort, with a panel that keeps everything off your back. We review a lot of travel daypacks on this gear blog because most of the time we’re hitting city streets and doing short... Read more