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Packing Heat

Best Trailers and Roof Racks for the Beach

The right gear haulers make the difference between beach misery and beach revelry. We've assembled ten great summer carriers that will transport everything from an ATV to personal watercraft to the smaller (but still vital) bits for the shore. Just don't forget the sunscreen.

Embrace your baggage

10 Best Daypacks for Every Adventure

While the lifetime warrantee on your North Face pack from grammar school is meant to be honored, there’s something to be said for retiring before things unravel. Today’s daypacks will haul your climbing gear or your laptop over mountains and through airports. These are our favorites.

Four wheels short of a dog RV

Mountainsmith K-9 Cube

Think about how much joy your pooch brings to your life (except for that time he chewed up your bespoke wing tips — that was bad). Well, there’s a way to pamper him that doesn’t involve dressing him up like Beverly Hills poodle. The Mountainsmith K-9 Cube ($60) makes the perfect holiday gift for your...

Bombproof

Mountainsmith Reflex II XL Camera Bag

Camera bags come in all shapes and sizes, built for a wide variety of uses. Sometimes you need a small hip pack for hiking to the waterfall with your compact point-and-shoot. Other times you need a backpack for traveling cross-country with an SLR and few extra lenses. And then sometimes you need a bombproof bag...

The Perfect Pack For The Trail

Mountainsmith Lumbar Day Pack

As gear testers, we are always on the lookout for the best gear for every aspect of our lives. A long hunt for the perfect bag suitable for the trail has finally been achieved (at least in this author’s opinion).