When you want less out of this stable 50-liter Alpinisto, strip out the back-bivvy pad, suspension system, and waist belt, and you get a minimalist pack without losing the uber-technical mountaineering features – for instance, a protected crampon pouch that lies flat when not in use and attachments for sled hauling. [$239; gregorypacks.com]
The 2014 Adventure Issue
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