There are certain products where it’s OK to trust an online review, whether they’re out of your scope of knowledge or trivial enough that it’s not the end of the world if you’re bamboozled (power banks and travel mugs come to mind).
For those in need of a hard-wearing bag — whether it’s a backcountry backpack, briefcase you can bring to the construction site or duffel that can take a beating — you’ll need a better spokesperson than “Anonymous.”
For Mystery Ranch, the load-bearing bag-maker extraordinaire, their users and proponents include U.S. Navy SEALs, U.S. Forest Service Hotshots (the wildfire firefighters), as well as other military and Special Forces members. And right now, Huckberry’s entire lineup of their bags are on sale up to $105 off.
Here are five of our favorites, including Outside’s “Best Pack of the Year.”
Saddle Peak Backpack
Voted Best Pack of 2018 by Outside, the Saddle Peak was designed for the harsh conditions of ski touring but works just as well in warmer climes.
Urban Assault Backpack
Inspired by its bigger, beefier (and pricier) military counterparts, the Urban Assault pares it down to essentials like a quick-access three-zip design and fixed harness frame system.
Available in black, coyote and pewter colorways, this ultra-durable briefcase converts to a shoulder bag or backpack when needed, and it fits laptops up to 15-inches.
Street Zen Backpack
All your commuter-bag gripes, solved: ventilated back panel (no more soaked-through shirts), easy access front compartment (no need to take the bag off) and floating laptop compartment (no more dents in your MacBook).
Mission Wheelie Luggage
You’ll have to check this one, but with heavy-duty Cordura construction and a molded shell, you can rest easy even if you see it being manhandled on the tarmac.
None of these satisfy your carry needs? Check out the rest of the sale here.
All images courtesy of Huckberry
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