Standards Watch will be a monthly column that explains important backpacking product standards, interviews key people, and describes how the industry uses, abuses, or ignores tests and standards.
Ryan and Andrew talk to Aïscha Tomasoa and Jesper Jensen – the Bohohobos – about their epic trek through Scandinavia as novice backpackers.
The Elemental Horizons Kalais XT backpack (42.8 oz / 1213 g, $336) is a 60.4-liter pack meant to handle the harshest and most rugged conditions.
Ryan and Andrew answer listener questions gathered from Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Ryan and Andrew talk load hauling – how to go light when you have to pack heavy. Featuring an interview with Kevin Timm of Seek Outside.
Andrew and Ryan talk about some of the BPL Staff’s favorite gear, our gear review philosophy, current news, and more!
The Drop 40L is a 30 oz (842 g), small-volume pack designed to make externally stored gear easily accessible while moving quickly.
The Osprey Lumina 60 Backpack is a sub-2lb, internal frame pack that is gender specific and found in outdoor specialty stores.
This REI Flash 55 Backpack review features a user-configurable, lightweight, internal-frame, roll-top pack.
This Mountainsmith Zerk 40 review discusses the long term performance of a functional and durable backpack targeted to thru-hikers.