Mountainsmith Descent Pack
Credit: Mountainsmith

What happens when you pair veteran outdoor pack makers with one of National Geographic’s top photographers? Five bags that are ready to hit any peak, any time, with your best equipment. Thanks to NG’s Andy Mann, Mountainsmith was able to create a line that more ergonomically disperses your heavy load and wraps it in highly abrasion-resistant, weather-ready fabric. We espeically like the one-strapped Descent pack, which makes it easy to swing the bag around to your chest for capturing those pesky, fleeting wildlife shots. There are even two spots to separate charged batteries from the dead ones. 
[$100-$270; mountainsmith.com]