With the pandemic limiting indoor activities, the ranks of new hikers swelled this year; chances are you know someone with a newfound love for the trail.Every beginner can use a running start, gear-wise, and these products will help ease their transition into the backpacking life.
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Granite Gear Dagger Pack — $100
This pack’s dialed suspension evenly distributes dayhike-size loads, so you can carry moderate weight in comfort for miles on end. The Dagger has stretch side and front pockets that improve on its 22-liter volume, as well as an internal hydration sleeve and a port to thread a drinking hose through. Buy the Granite Gear Dagger Pack Now