The Umlindi backpack is a favourite from Hill People Gear’s lineup. Adam gets into the fine detail.
The Gallagator is a lightweight daypack from Mystery Ranch, at home in town or on the trail. Jed took it for a ride.
The Bridger is a new addition to the Mystery Ranch backpacking line. With an innovative harness and killer features, Jed took it out on the trail.
Osprey have launched a new Chest Rig as part of their Archeon Line. Jed takes it for a test in the Mountains.
The 2DAP is a smaller version of a legendary model, and so much more. Adam takes a look at fresh take on a classic design from Mystery Ranch
Patrik tests the venerable 3DAP, seeing how the classic holds up for hiking and in his military career.
Jed tests the Charlie 25, leading up to their Kickstarter campaign.
GORUCK is an infamous name in the bag community. Bring it up and you’ll have flocks of enthusiasts at your door to sing the good word of GORUCK. You’ll see this with some other makers, enthusiasts and critics included, but it’s few and far in between. It’s rare to see this kind of emotion behind
Founded in 2010, Hill People Gear has become a household name when it comes to back country gear. Founders (and brothers) Evan and Scot Hill bring decades of experience in everything from forestry and fire fighting to wilderness training and, of course, sewing. They’re supported by a team of specialists like Kevin McDowell, operations manager,
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