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5 Rugged Backpacks Built for Adventure

Bag that summit — rain or shine.

Henry Phillips

From Issue Four of Gear Patrol Magazine.
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The backcountry is the absolute worst place for gear to fail, and an adventurer’s pack — carrying the most valuable resources — can never, not even for a moment, falter. The proper water-resistant daypack is small and agile, bereft of extraneous detail. It should also be designed to minimize the chances of something falling out, tearing off or breaking loose. The gear you carry isn’t much use 50 feet down a cliff. These five daypacks will let you tackle all the ruggedness of the backcountry — and still come out unscathed.

Goruck GR1


Dimensions: 12 x 20 x 6.75 inches
Volume: 26L
Material: 1,000D Cordura
Closure: YKK Zipper

Buy Now: $295

Sealline Boundary Pack


Dimensions: 10 x 14.5 x 25 inches
Volume: 35L
Material: scrim-reinforced vinyl
Closure: dual-strip roll-down

Buy Now: $100

The Rambler by Mission Workshop


Dimensions: 13 x 19 x 5 inches
Volume: 22L-44L (expandable)
Material: 500D MultiCam Cordura
Closure: AustriAlpin Cobra buckle

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Kletterwerks Drei Zip


Dimensions: 21.5 x 13 x 9 inches
Volume: 21L
Material: 1,000D Cordura
Closure: YKK zipper

Buy Now: $199

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Dyneema Summit Pack


Dimensions: 10 x 27 x 10 inches
Volume: 30L
Material: 50D Dyneema compsoite fabric
Closure: roll top with side compression straps

Buy Now: $280

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A version of this story appears in Gear Patrol Magazine: Issue Four, 320 pages of stories, reports, interviews and original photography across America. Now available. Subscribe Now: $39

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