Looking for a pack that you can use on your day hikes as well as some short overnight trips? The Sierra Designs Feather 25 pack is packed with the features that make it ideal for your shorter excursions. Click here to see my first of three reviews on the pack.
With a new High Sierra Tank bag! Read about some of our adventures with this multi-purpose bag.
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Flume Gorge New Hampshire
During this period,we used the Orb for a week of day hikes. in the Franconia Notch area of New Hampshire Three days prior to our arrival, the area had received 13 inches of snow which was quickly disappearing due to warmer day temperatures. There was still a few inches of snow on the trail on the first day of hiking, but with temperatures above 70 F, the snow was melting fast. If it were not for near freezing temperatures during the night, the snow would have been gone a lot quicker. The spring is the time of year before the bugs and leaves appear. Views are unobstructed, but the trail has fallen trees and branches to hinder the path. Under these often difficult maneuvers the Orb performed well, staying stable and taking the trail abuse very well. To read more
heading toward Artist's Bluff
In my initial article I mentioned the Acadia is a computer friendly day pack. Unfortunately, when my new laptop arrived, I found that it does not fit in the sleeve because it is less than ½ in too wide. My new laptop measures 15 ½ in by 10 ½ in by ¾ in. If it were thinner it may have fit into the computer sleeve; however, it does fit in the main compartment of the pack. To read more
by Arnie P
The Orb is part of a family of packs being offered by Osprey in 2010, called the 24/7 series. These packs can be used in the office and for playing after work. I will be sharing all the things I’m discovering about this attractive new pack. To read more.