Key features: roll-top closure, three exterior mesh pockets, internal frame, padded hip belt, durable Dyneema Composite Fabrics, carries weight well.

Unique because: it’s nearly waterproof and absorbs very little moisture in wet conditions, mesh pockets allow wet gear to drain and dry.

Not recommended if: you’re bushwhacking or scrambling in high-abrasion/puncture environments, the mesh will catch on brush and rip on rock, and won’t hold up long-term.

Options: available in three sizes, several different torso lengths, and either white or black DCF fabric: