Tag Archives: alpine climbing packs

Thule Stir 35 Backpack Review

If you’re like me when you think of Thule you think of roof racks and cargo carriers. As it turns out, they also make backpacks, lots of them. We tested the Thule Stir 35L Men’s backpack this Spring to see if Thule’s backpacks are as good as their roof racks. Design The Thule Stir 35L Men’s backpack is Continue Reading...

Black Diamond Alpine Kit

The needs in the alpine environment are many, and can change on a snap with the whim of Mother Nature. Black Diamond has been in the backpack business for a long time, making some of the best climbing packs out there. Black Diamond has also been working and designing outdoor clothing for a couple of Continue Reading...

Osprey – Mutant 28 Pack

The Osprey Mutant 28 backpack one of the newest packs available to alpinists. You may remember that we reviewed the Osprey Mutant 38 last year, which our testers loved. Osprey kept only a few of the key features and threw the rest out in making the newest breed of Mutant packs. Osprey kept the zig-zag Continue Reading...

Osprey Aether 60 Backpack

We’ve been testing the Osprey Aether 60 for the last few months. At first glance you can see that the Aether 60 was designed to handle a lot of adventure. Although the Aether 60 isn’t heavy (4.75 lbs), the add-ons don’t make it a pack for weight weenies either. That said, not everyone is or Continue Reading...