made for many different outdoor activities. They can be specifically designed
for short day trips, long camping trips, skiing, cycling, or mountaineering.
They can be made with an internal or external frame, made to maximize carrying
capacity or minimize weight, and be designed to either stay close to or
away from the back.
The following companies all make packs for various outdoor
pursuits, including hiking.
Performance oriented backpacks, tents, sleeping bags and travel gear.
Lots of backpacks, climbing harnesses and outerwear.
Makes packs, rock climbing accessories, clothing, shelter, alpine and
backcountry ski gear. Source of good articles too.
Hydration systems for backpacking, biking and winter sports.
Makes a variety of backpacks.
Big selection of packs and tents.
Makes day, surf and snowboard packs.
Makes backpacks, luggage, gear and duffle bags.
A broad assortment of packs and accessories for kids on the go.
Maker of family, camping and commercial tents.
Backpacks, packing systems and winter mitts, gloves and hats.
Big selection of backpacks.
Backpacks for hiking, backpacking, school, and travel luggage.
Day packs, internal and external frame backpacks, tents, apparel and sleeping
Internal frame/technical packs, sports and belt packs, wilderness travel/campus
packs, and snow sport packs.
Backpacks, snowboard and ski gear.
Climbing gear including climbing packs, rock and alpine tools, camping
equipment and outerwear.
Makes a big variety of packs.
Makes packs, duffles and camping bags.
Russi Mountain Works
Manufactures and sells sport specific, high end technical packs.
Internal frame packs, cycle bags and PFDs.
Backpacks, sport packs, kids packs, cycling packs, backpacking and mountaineering
tents. They also have retail stores.
Lightweight Backpacking —
We have seen how lightweight backpacking has gained popularity over the recent years, how more and more traditional backpackers are getting rid of their forty-pound packs . . . read more
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