Need a good pack, but don’t want to fork over $400 to get one? Check out the Everest 65+10 by High Peak. Straps and buckles galore make adjusting the frame easy and allow you to find your perfect fit while minimizing frustration. EVA foam on the straps and back padding make you feel like less of a packhorse and more of an adventurist. Handy features include a rain fly, a top lid pocket to stash your trail munchies, a pocket for your hydration pack, and an ice axe holder. For those of you stuck in the ‘80s, there’s even a detachable fanny pack—I got some weird looks, but sometimes you have to sacrifice looks for functionality. $115; highpeakusa.org.