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Backpacker Magazine – Online Exclusive
A look back at the packs we've loved for years that's still at the top of its class.
“The best hipbelt we’ve ever tested,” is the verdict on this 2010 Editors’ Choice winner. Credit the pivoting action and the wide, stiff, memory-foam-like padding for all-day comfort, with not even a hint of big-load sag. A rigid framesheet aces load transfer and wide, padded shoulder straps boost comfort. $399; 5 lbs. 1 oz.; 75 liters; arcteryx.com