Category: Backpack Reviews

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ULA Photon Daypack Review

The ULA Photon is a 35L frameless ultralight-style daypack. The ULA Photon is a 35L frameless ultralight-style daypack that weighs between 22-27 ounces, depending on how the pack is configured and whether you keep all of the optional components.  It’s…

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Exped Traverse 40 Backpack Review

When the Exped Traverse 40 frame is curved for ventilation, you can see daylight behind your back. The Exped Traverse 40 Backpack is a lightweight alpine style backpack with an innovative frame that can be curved when you want more…

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Katabatic Gear Onni V40 65L Backpack Review

The Katabatic Gear Onni V40 65L is a durable high volume backpack made with waterproof XPac fabric The Katabatic Gear Onni V40 65L is a 34 ounce rolltop backpack that’s designed for challenging multi-day backpacking trips. It’s made with a…

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Mystery Ranch Scree 32 Backpack Review

The Mystery Ranch Scree 32 is a rugged technical backpack than can be used for day hikes or fast and light overnight trips The Mystery Ranch Scree is a 3.1 pound daypack with an adjustable length torso that’s designed for…

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REI Flash 45 Backpack Review

The REI Flash 45 Backpack is an innovative lightweight backpack ideal for weekend trips. The REI Flash 45 (2017) is a lightweight backpack with an adjustable, ventilated frame that’s perfect for weekend backpacking trips or more technical day hikes. Weighing…

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ULA Backpacks: How to Choose

ULA Ultralight Backpacks – How to Choose Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA) is one of the oldest and most respected ultralight backpacking gear manufacturers. Their backpacks are quite popular with long distance backpackers and weekend warriors in the United States and are a frequent…