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Long Term Review: TNF Ice Project

Long Term Review: TNF Ice Project

With winter finally here, I dug through my pile of packs to put the more useful ones on top and came across a favourite from last winter — The North Face’s Ice Project. After a few months of use I’ve come to like this pack even more than I initially did. […]

Long Term Review: Mammut Trion Nordwand pack

Long Term Review: Mammut Trion Nordwand pack

One of these days I will find the perfect pack. That is not today, however, because as much as I like the Mammut Trion Nordwand, it is not perfect (though keep in mind that perfection is subjective). The Trion Nordwand is the flagship of Mammut’s alpine oriented packs, and it […]

Field Tested Review: Gregory Denali 100 pack

Field Tested Review: Gregory Denali 100 pack

Around a decade ago I spent a few summer months wandering around Europe, living out of my backpack. That pack, a Gregory Palisade 80, went with me everywhere, often times fully loaded with tent, cooking gear, clothes, all the other usual life stuff, and with more kit strapped to the […]

Comparison Review: Cragging Packs

Comparison Review: Cragging Packs

With spring rock-climbing-road-trip season upon us, and summer just around the corner, I thought it’s time to look at some packs designed specifically for rock cragging. Of course, any backpack, haul bag or even a large grocery bag will do, but these purpose-designed packs make the experience more enjoyable, and […]

First Look: North Face Cinder 32 Crag Pack Review

First Look: North Face Cinder 32 Crag Pack Review

First Look: North Face Cinder 32 Crag Pack Review Crag specific packs need to do two things in order for them to be successful: Haul all your stuff to and from the crag, and make it easy to do so. Recently I’ve had a chance to kick around Back of the […]

Field Tested: Deuter PACE 36 Pack Review

Field Tested: Deuter PACE 36 Pack Review

Field Tested: Deuter PACE 36 Pack Review The Deuter PACE 36 is a very light alpine pack primarily marketed towards the alpine ski touring and ski mountaineering adventurer. Weighing in at 920 grams (about 2 lbs), it is noticeably lighter than other Deuter packs in the same class, including one […]

OR Summer 2014: Highlights

OR Summer 2014: Highlights

OR Summer 2014 is still going on but I’m already home due to a very tight schedule this summer. With only two days to spend on the show floor it was a whirlwind tour, but here are the highlights from the show. Full report coming later next week. For ease […]

Field Tested: BD Speed 22 Review

Field Tested: BD Speed 22 Review

Pack sizes are one of these personal preferences that can make or break any given product. Most of my packs are in the 35L range: big enough to fit a rope, gear, all the other essentials, and maybe even stuff the helmet inside. 25-ers are a bit more awkward because, […]