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osprey atmos vs aether

Osprey Atmos vs Aether

Osprey Atmos vs Aether: Which is better? Osprey backpacks need no introduction. One of the best hiking backpack brands around, Osprey has plenty of options to suit every budget. And from simple to sophisticated, they’re all super high quality design and manufacture.The Osprey Atmos and Osprey Aether are both very popular backpacks – and for […]

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Osprey Sirrus 36 vs Kyte 36

Osprey Sirrus 36 vs Kyte 36

​​​Osprey ​Sirrus 36 ​Osprey ​Kyte 36 ​​​​​​SIRRUS 36:PROS: Slightly cheaper ​More color options ​​​​​Less versatileGreat all-rounder ​​KYTE 36:CONS:PROS: ​​​Lighter More comfort – better padding on the lower back Small waist/hip belt pockets ​Quick ComparisonThe Sirrus 36 pack weighs 3.7lbs, whilst the Kyte 36 weighs ever so slightly less at 3.2lbs.The ​Kyte 36 has a light-weight […]

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Osprey Ariel vs Aura

Osprey Ariel vs Aura (Quick Comparison + Buying Guide)

Osprey Ariel vs Aura – which is better? OK ladies, listen up – Osprey designs some of the best women’s hiking backpacks around, and the Ariel and Aura are no exceptions. You’d do well with either, but there’s a few key differences depending on your needs and wants.Overall, however, for us the Aura is definitely […]

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Osprey Talon 22 vs Stratos 24

Osprey Talon 22 vs Stratos 24

Osprey Talon 22 vs Stratos 24 – which is better? We can’t believe you want to make us choose between the Talon and the Stratos – probably two of the most beloved Osprey daypacks ever made. Ever.Which is quite a feat, considering how many hiking backpacks Osprey actually make. It’s like asking whether the Appalachian […]

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Kelty Redwing 44 vs 50

Kelty Redwing 44 vs 50

Kelty Redwing 44 vs 50 – which is better? Let’s cut to the chase. The Redwing 50 is by far and away the better backpack for hikers, backpackers, and outdoors-folk of all shapes and sizes. Its only downfall when compared to the Redwing 44 is that it’s too big for carry-on luggage – something that’s […]

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osprey stratos 34 vs 36

Osprey Stratos 34 vs 36

Osprey Stratos 34 vs 36 – which is better? Despite sharing the same name, the Osprey Stratos 34 and the Stratos 36 are actually very different backpacks. Why Osprey didn’t give them different names is, quite frankly, a mystery.How so? Well, before we get into the major differences – and they are major – keep […]

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osprey exos 48 vs 58

Osprey Exos 48 vs 58

Osprey Exos 48 vs 58 – which is better? These are two extremely popular Osprey backpacks, and for good reason. A favorite with ultralight enthusiasts, the Exos is a classic hiking backpack renowned for its weight distribution, pocket organization, comfort and breathability. But should you get the 48 or 58? Well, how ultralight do you […]

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Osprey Talon 22 Pack Review

Osprey Talon 22 Backpack Review

​PR​OS:PROS: check ​Lightweight (under 2 pounds empty)Lightweight (under 2 pounds empty)Great all-rounder check ​Stable carry system with compression in shoulder strapsStable carry system with compression in shoulder strapsOutstanding comfort and weight distribution check ​Breathable and expandable mesh panels built into the designBreathable and expandable mesh panels built into the designDoubles as a daypack check ​External […]

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Best hiking backpacks

Best Hiking Backpacks for 2018 (& Buyer’s Guide)

​​There’s more to buying a pack than picking one that looks good. You need to think about comfort, design, what you’ll use the pack for, who will wear it an​d how much gear you need to bring.Although there are three basic styles of backpack, there is a lot of variation within each category. From brand […]

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