Gear Review

5 5

The other classic BD pack

Impeccable construction. Heavy materials. But the bag is small enough that it weighs very little. You can clip this one to a rope and drag it up a wall, or throw it under the seat in front of you in some budget airline. Aside from some dirt, there won't be another sign of use on this bag. It's been a classic for something like 15 years now and it still is. This newest design is one of the best. If I were trying to improve it, I'd bring back the two-layer back panel of 10 or so years ago and increase the size of the zipper on the front outside pocket (it's a little small for my big hands). But those are just quibbles. You need a roughly 1000 ci pack? This is the one. (Though the Arcteryx Cierzo 18 has its moments as well.)