Boreas Lost Coast Adventure Packs

Checking in baggage and rolling around a carry-on: we’re done with that. But while travel backpacks are often lighter than their wheeled brethren, they’re still often hefty, bulky, and laden with hanging straps. Boreas’ philosophy is different. Their minimalistic Lost Coast Series ranges in carrying capacity from 45 to 60 litres, yet weighs only 3 pounds and 7 ounces, or as little as 2 pounds 7 ounces without the included rain cover and removable back stiffening frame sheet. Despite this, the pack is still highly adjustable and boasts a molded eVa z-foam backpanel that keeps your back cool by pumping through air as you walk. To maintain a clean look, most straps and loops tuck away within the seams when not in use, an innovation we’ve yet to see on another pack . A variety of pockets and compartments on both the main pack – including two hip belt pockets, two stretch side pockets, and a full-face stretch one on the front – plus on and within the removable top lid keep your smaller goods organized, while a dedicated sleeve locks your hydration pouch in place.

Find it at Boreas or Amazon – $190 to $210