Bellroy x MAAP Shift: Review

Bellroy x Maap Shift backpack review

Brand Introduction 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

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Mystery Ranch Robo Flip: Review

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Brand Introduction Mystery Ranch are a brand with a reputation, hard earned after decades of quality: their founder Dana Gleason began designing packs back in the 1970s before starting his company Kletterwerks. The problem with heritage is that it can restrict as well as support, and too often designers will look too much on their

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Arc’teryx LEAF Courier 15: Review

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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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Sarma Custom Made Torba Mini: Review

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Brand Introduction Sarma Custom Made is a handmade gear manufacturer based out of Haifa Israel. The owner Boris Fridman has been hand making bags for the last 20 years as well as designing armed forces equipment for the source tactical gear team. Sarma makes a wide variety of bags, backpacks and pouches, the most popular

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Alpha One-Niner Evade 2.0: Q&A

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Alpha One Niner’s Evade is an old favourite here at The Perfect Pack: our editor Nathan appears on the bag’s product page, and it featured as our very first review. The pack scored well but, like so many others, wasn’t quite perfect. After taking in heaps of feedback from different sources, a new revision – the Evade 2.0

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Mystery Ranch 1-Day Assault Pack: Review

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Brand Introduction Here at The Perfect Pack, we like Mystery Ranch. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re a Montana-based manufacturer with a pedigree in the outdoors/mountain industry, who have grown to make packs for the military, fire service, and more recently towards the ‘everyday’ market for urban commuters and students. If you’re a regular

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Arc’teryx Mantis 26: Review

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Brand Introduction Arc’teryx is a brand that has long been synonymous with rugged outdoors equipment as well as tactical users through the LEAF line and program. Regardless of which line is used, the fossil of the extinct Archaeopteryx bird is easily recognizable and has even spawned on the brand’s nickname of “Deadbird.” The Mantis 26

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Sarma Custom Made: Q&A

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The Perfect Pack’s Jon recently had a long distance conversation with Boris Fridman, owner and lead designer of Sarma Custom Made, based in Haifa, Israel.  He has had a long-term involvement with both the military and civilian pack market there, and recently expanded Sarma’s capabilities with a new, full-spectrum workshop.  Although his enterprise is currently

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Arc’teryx Granville Zip 16: Review

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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

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