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Aquapac 25L Wet & Dry backpack

Aquapac 25 L Wet & Dry viewed from behind

I was excited when offered a chance to test the Aquapac 25L Wet & Dry backpack.  I have used an Aquapac phone pouch for several years now and it has always kept my phone dry so I felt I could trust my camping gear to the same manufacture.  The bag fastens with the proven roll-top design.  To read the rest of the review please click here.

Coy Boy

Osprey Hornet 32 Update

The ultra-lightweight pack has followed me on long day hikes in warm weather and a cool overnight trip along the Chattooga River in South Carolina.  Check my latest update on my thoughts and experiences with the Osprey Hornet 32 pack.  Click here to see more.

-Kaleb R.

Osprey Hornet 32 Pack

Osprey Hornet 32 The Hornet Series is Osprey’s most recent attempt to create a “superlight” pack for the adventurer trying to keep weight down and versatility high.  Click here to see my review of the Osprey Hornet 32.

-Kaleb R.

Staying hydrated with the CamelBak Fourteener

By Suzanne

Camelbak Fourteener

Camelbak Fourteener

The first pack that I ever bought when I started seriously hiking about five years ago was a Camelbak. I found it locally, liked that it came with a water bladder, and it fit within my poor college student budget. Well, I’ve grown up, but my taste in packs is still with Camelbak, especially with their CamelBak® Fourteener, which they sent me to review. The improvements in the basic overall design of the CamelBak® Fourteener versus my old Camelbak are really noticeable and had definitely resulted in a pack that I’d buy even if it didn’t come with their newly redesigned bladder. I recently took the CamelBak® Fourteener up Pleasant Mountain, a local peak where I got my first winter hike in a couple years ago, with my husband and dog. To hear about my trip with the CamelBak® Fourteener you can click here. To read my full report and thoughts about just the CamelBak® Fourteener, click here.

A final look at the Mountainsmith Lookout 45 backpack

The summer heat wave finally broke enough for some good hiking.  In fact, it

Lookout 45 from the rear

View of Lookout 45 from the rear

has been a little chilly lately, or as I like to call it, “perfect hiking weather”.  I have still only managed overnight hikes with this pack, but my last hike was 9 miles total with 7 of the 9 miles the following morning in one six hour hike.  The hike saw a low of 39 F and a high of 50 F.  It rained lightly several times and even sleeted a few minutes a couple of times. So how did the Lookout 45 perform? To read the rest of the update along with the entire review please click here.

GoLite Lite-Speed Pack – More Than It Appears

I have been out and about with the GoLite Lite-Speed Pack and I think I owe an apology. You can read more here to find out why I think I was out of my mind to think this was going to be an ordinary daypack.

by Anderson Bowman
June 30, 2010