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The North Face Cobra 60 Backpack Review

The North Face Cobra 60 is a winter backpack ideal for hiking, climbing, or backcountry skiing

The North Face Cobra 60 is a versatile winter backpack suitable for climbing, multi-day mountaineering-style winter trips, and backcountry skiing. Like many specialized winter packs, it can be configured in a number of different ways, depending on your trip needs, with optional components that can be removed if they’re not …

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10 Best Backpacking Packs of 2018

10 Best Backpacking Packs of 2018

What are the best multi-day backpacks recommended by badass backpackers? We surveyed 900 backpackers to find out what packs they use and their top picks include the ULA Circuit Backpack, Osprey Exos 58 Backpack, Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 Backpack, Osprey Atmos AG 65 Backpack and Granite Gear Crown 60 Backpack. 1. …

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Hyperlite Mountain Gear Backpacks: How to Choose

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Backpacks How to Choose

Hyperlite Mountain Gear (HMG) specializes in making backpacks and shelters with Dyneema Composite Fabrics (formerly called cuben fiber.) Their distinctive white and black colored backpacks are quite popular and easy to spot in the backcountry. One of the things that sets Hyperlite off from other cottage ultralight gear manufacturers is their …

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