I’ve taken this backpack everywhere over the last few months: To the airport, the beach, the mountains. And with that kind of wear, I can say with certainty it’s durable. (So durable, in fact, that I used it as a carry-all, seat, cutting board and later pillow on a recent trip.)
But it’s also breathable, something I came to appreciate during the sweaty days of summer. The lightweight, curved frame system keeps your back cool while supporting heavy loads and the suspended mesh allows for maximum airflow.
And with plenty of pockets — including one to fit most 2-liter reservoirs — you don’t need to worry about juggling a water bottle, a cell phone and a camera and instead can keep your hands free.