Backpacks

Why I Chose It

When I’m hiking I’d like to be able to take multi-day trips.  The Atmos holds 65 liters which should be enough for 3 days or more of gear.

It has an anti-gravity suspension which helps to distribute the weight evenly and also gives space between the pack and your back to provide for airflow and keep you cooler.

Thoughts After Using

Only got to use this once along with my hiking poles when in RMNP.  For the few hours that I did wear it I found it to be extremely comfortable.

The rest of the time I just stored the other items intended for overnight hiking like my tent and chair.  Really looking forward to using this to get further out there.

Why I Chose It

Yet, another Costco purchase.  They had these for sale during back to school season for $35.

There are multiple versions, but this one holds a 17″ laptop with no problem and also has plenty of space for the rest of my electronics.  Could probably also double as a day pack for  non-overnight trips.

Thoughts After Using

This was something I used to the maximum.  I had quite a few electronic components, devices, cables, and accessories that I filled it with.

Nothing got damaged so it did was it was designed for.  Very good padding and protection.  Almost wish it was bigger, but if anything I need less electronics and not more.

Why I Chose It

I originally bought this bag to hold gear when I was playing a lot of golf.

Now, I’m planning to use it for around the campsite items like lanterns, cleaning supplies, and other often used tools.

Thoughts After Using

Another bag I stuffed to the gills.  I put tools I used often in the outside pockets and then all my everyday camp items inside.

No problems to report, other than I need less things or a bigger bag.

Why I Chose It

Just a standard backpack I’ve had since high school.  It’s held up pretty darn well over the years.

What I’m using it for now is for hygiene and shower supplies – towel, sandals, hair clippers, etc.

Thoughts After Using

This ended up being my day hiking pack in addition to my shower bag.

Once again I need less stuff.