Light-as-air frameless packs and huge expedition carriers have their place, but for most of our trips on the trail, we want something that strikes a balance between those two extremes, and does it in style. The Zulu (and its women's version, the Jade) fit that goal perfectly.
"The Zulu hits the trifecta of breathability, comfort, and organization, and it weighs less than 4 pounds," our reviewer said. "That, combined with the 65-liter capacity, makes it a top pick for anyone looking for a versatile multiday pack." Buy Gregory Zulu 65 now for $172 (25% off) / Buy Gregory Jade 63 now for $172 (25% off)