Category: Bags / Packs

Drop X Granite Gear Crown X60: Review

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Granite Gear are something of a force in the American outdoor market. Not as ubiquitous as Osprey or as intensely followed as Mystery Ranch, but gently getting on with their own thing: making strong, lightweight packs for long distance hikes for over 30 years. Their Crown2 is a ‘thru-hike’ staple, for backpackers spending weeks or

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Remote Equipment Bravo 18: Review

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When it launched in 2018, Remote Equipment‘s first product, the Alpha 31 backpack quickly became a favourite in my collection. It was tough, comfortable and versatile, showing excellent promise from the new brand based in California’s East Bay. I could not wait to see what they had coming next. When we spoke to them earlier

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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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934 Bagworks Fanny Pack: Review

934 Bagworks is a company based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and crafting hard-wearing, well-made packs for those who, as they say, “love what they carry.” On the larger end, 934 Bagworks makes a roll-top backpack and messenger bag (both of which are hand-crafted and designed to handle anything a bike messenger or urban explorer

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Mystery Ranch Indie: Review

Mystery Ranch is one of those iconic pack and bag brands that rarely needs an introduction. Known for quality and useful designs, Mystery Ranch has been used by hot shot firefighters, military special operations, and those with an affinity for exploring and living off in remote areas of the wilderness. Lately, Mystery Ranch has had

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Flowfold Maverick: Review

Before the Flowfold Maverick, I had never used a fanny pack before. Never owned one. Never even really wanted one, frankly. But in packing for my post-Bar Exam delayed-honeymoon European adventure (a little over a week around France), I began thinking about just how I would be carrying around the daily essentials I’d need: wallet,

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Greenroom136 Metrodrifter: Review

Greenroom136 is a small bag maker based in Malaysia and sells bags all over the world, from the US to Europe to Asia. They’re known for building quality bags in their small shop by hand, with relatively inexpensive or free international shipping, which attracts a global customer base. The Metrodrifter is a small 5.5 L

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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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