Khard 30, Assault Pack 30, Big ‘Ol Kitchen Sink. Call it what you want but the 30 liter pack from Arc’teryx is one of those standard bags to which many others are often compared, so when I got the chance to add a lightly used and pre-loved wolf grey version to my closet, I jumped
Brand Introduction Grey Ghost Gear is a proudly female-owned tactical equipment producer geared towards a military and tactical audience. Their products range from bags and belts to holsters and armor. Although they focus on technical fabrics, they also dabble in more eclectic textiles like waxed canvas and leather. The also share a metaphorical roof with
Brand Introduction If you’ve ever climbed a mountain, gone on a hike, or even just gone to an outdoor store, the name Arc’teryx is as ubiquitous as it is hard to spell. Known for high quality and equally high prices, Arc’teryx is a Canadian brand that was inspired by the need for durable technical gear
Brand Introduction If you haven’t heard of HEX, you’re probably exactly like I was until the day their Signal backpack showed up on my doorstep. HEX is brand with their roots in the Southern California fashion scene. Originally founded by musicians and designers Dan Maravilla and Trent Valladares, the HEX brand is much more urban-chic
Brand Introduction Backpacks on Kickstarter are kind of like Beanie Babies in the 90s: there are way too many of ‘em, and most are crap, but every once in awhile, you find one that really does it for you. As a pack addict, I’m always chasing that elusive bag that fills every single role I
Brand Introduction The last few months have been a time of great Kickstarter hype. Boundary Prima System, Remote Equipment ALPHA 31, and Evergoods have been promising high-quality, backer-funded bags and as their campaigns have closed and backers have (not so) patiently played the waiting game, we’re finally getting to see some of these guys deliver.
Whether you’ve followed backpack blogs for a while, or you just stumbled on this review while doing research about your first serious pack, you’ve no doubt heard of Mystery Ranch. Although I’ve been in the pack game for a few years, I am almost ashamed to say that I’d never done more than fondle these