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Osprey Packs' "All Mighty Guarantee"

Osprey Packs’ “All Mighty Guarantee”

My Osprey Kestrel 48 has been my primary pack for about two years now and I couldn’t be more pleased with the pack’s performance.  Overall, the pack is lightweight, comfortable, and durable.  Each and every feature is well thought out and designed for years of real world use.  What more can you ask for from […]

Sea to Summit Ultralight Daypack

Sea to Summit Ultralight Daypack

Here’s a new addition to the gear stable and one I have high hopes for, the ultralight daypack offered by Sea to Summit. I like to make side trips when I’m hiking and don’t always want to lug my whole pack with me. At 2.25 oz, I figured I’d give this pack a try.

Field Test: Osprey Kestrel 48 Backpack

Field Test: Osprey Kestrel 48 Backpack

I’ve been anxious to give my Osprey Kestrel some field time, but I’ve been unable to break away for an overnight trip.  This weekend I planned to make a day trip to Redfield Canyon Wilderness so I decided to pack the Kestrel as if it was a two day trip and see how it did. […]

Osprey Kestrel 48 Backpack: Initial Impressions

Osprey Kestrel 48 Backpack: Initial Impressions

Shedding gear weight has become a primary focus for me.  I’m not obsessive, yet, but reserve the right to become so later.  In my last post I outlined how I shed close to two pounds with a Super Cat alcohol stove.  Today I lost two more pounds by purchasing an Osprey Kestrel pack.  It may […]