Author: Brandon Vulaj

Aer Day & City Slings: Review

Aer, out of San Francisco, has been one of the hottest bag makers in the industry for a good minute. With slick styling, quality materials, and carefully considered designs, Aer bags find themselves at home from the tarmac and the office to the gym and the streets. Slings are the current big trend in carry,

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High Above Lookout: Review

High Above is the brainchild of JC Canfield, who got his chops under Dana Gleason at Mystery Ranch before deciding hip (fanny) packs needed a serious come back. Based in Bellingham, WA, High Above has created everything from backpacks, to hip packs, to a sweaty-gear focused duffel successfully funded through Kickstarter. I would say that

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Drop x Dan Durston 40L: Review

Drop, formerly MassDrop, has catered to the ultralight crowd for a while now, dedicating one of their communities to it. From time to time, Drop also releases collaborations with manufacturers, including everything from a run of the Granite Gear Crown X60, to Kylmit sleeping pads, and custom mechanical keyboards. These runs are usually tweaked versions

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Tom Bihn Guide’s Pack: Review

Editor’s Note: The original review was of the Pre-2019 Guide’s Pack, but has since been updated for the 2019 version which fixes some of the original issues we had with the pack. Tom Bihn is one of the most iconic backpack brands in the world. For everything from business travel to backcountry treks, Tom Bihn

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Bellroy x MAAP Shift: Review

Bellroy x Maap Shift backpack review

Known first and foremost for their game changing slim wallets, Bellroy is synonymous with slick and stylish carry goods. Based out of Melbourne, Australia, Bellroy now brings even more to the table, with everything from backpacks to innovative phone cases. We also owe thanks to Bellroy for funding the fantastic content creators at Carryology, which

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Arc’teryx LEAF Courier 15: Review

Arc'teryx LEAF Courier 15 bag Review backpack front view

Brand Introduction While most outdoor enthusiasts are already familiar with the Arc’teryx brand, this new release comes from their LEAF (Law Enforcement & Armed Forces) division. The Arc’teryx LEAF Courier 15 is a different offering than what we usually expect, almost bridging a gap between the very polarizing LEAF and luxury Veilance lines. And though

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Mystery Ranch Hardscrabble: Review

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Brand Introduction Mystery Ranch has long been a name synonymous with quality, comfort, and innovation. They’ve been doing their thing since 2000, and are owned by industry veterans Dana Gleason and Renee Sippel-Baker, formerly of Dana Design; pioneers in the load bearing industry. Mystery Ranch might be best recognized by their signature Tri-Zip packs, which

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