Tag Archives: backpacking

Review of the Black Diamond Element 60 Backpack

by Vince Hempsall, June 7, 2014

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Backpacks are a tricky thing – you don’t want too many bells and whistles because they’ll just increase the weight, but you don’t want a garbage bag either. I tend to prefer those packs that fall into the middle of the road: just enough straps to keep everything in place but without dozens of pockets, external […]

Review of the Exped 40L Mountain Lite Backpack

by Vince Hempsall, December 26, 2012

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Exped’s tagline is “Maximum outdoor experience with minimal means” and their Mountain Lite backpack series definitely lives up to the mantra. These packs eschew any of the bells and whistles in favour of the bare essentials wrapped into a comfortable hiking pack. Before I continue, however, I should be clear that while the Mountain Lite […]