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Columbia Crescent Peak 23L Backpack

A minimalist exterior belies the progression-packed nature of the 23-liter Crescent Peak 23L Backpack from Columbia Sportswear. When you're sweating it out on a steep uphill, your back will stay cool and dry thanks the Backdraft back panelfeaturing directional foam conduits that allow hot air to rise and be replaced by cooler air. The Crescent Peak's innovative Techlite straps are comprised of an insanely strong, lightweight compound molded around super-breathing mesh inserts, with a healthy helping of cushioning for comfort. The exterior features water-shedding Omni-Shield, as well as an integrated rain fly for when serious rainstorms descend. Water bottle pockets combine with 3-liter-hydration-unit compatibility to keep you hydrated, the sternum strap helps shoulder heavy loads.

Price: $98.95

Columbia Rime II Technical Daypack

Built for comfort and functionality, the Columbia Rime II Technical Daypack can take you from town chores to wilderness trails and back again. Made from lightweight polyester, this 31 liter pack is treated with Omni-Shield to resist rain and stains. A Backdraft padded back panel and ergonomic shoulder harness offer comfort and support for carrying a heavy load and are designed to move air to keep you cool. When you're hiking in warm weather, dual mesh side pockets on this Columbia backpack keep your water bottles handy while 2 zippered compartments keep your gear organized. Midweek you can carry your laptop or iPad in the padded internal sleeve and be visible on your bike commute home thanks to reflective details.

Price: $68.95

Columbia Silver Ridge 30L Backpack

Mt. Holy Cross, Beaver Lake, Ptarmigan Ridge this lightweight, performance-packed Columbia Sportswear Silver Ridge 30L Backpack is the perfect accompaniment to checking off your trekking to-dos. The straps are made from Techlite, an ultra-light compound we borrowed from our footwear and molded around super-strong mesh inserts, with a soft cushioning layer on the interior for comfort. The result is unprecedented breathability and featherweight strength. When you're sweating it out on a steep uphill, your back will stay cool and dry thanks the Backdraft back panelfeaturing directional foam conduits that allow hot air to rise and be replaced by cooler air. Omni-Shield advanced repellency wards off sprinkles, and an integrated rainfly can be employed when the real rain hits. Stretch webbing makes a great stash spot for sweatshirts and rainwear, and specialized gear loops on the exterior front hold trekking poles and other essential gear.

Price: $118.95

Columbia Titanium Mobex Backpack

Lightweight, fast, and ready for action; the Columbia Titanium Mobex Backpack is ready for every adventure. A clamshell main zipper allows the main compartment to peal back to its base for complete visible access to everything inside. Interior contents are kept neatly in place by cargo netting dividers. Omni-Shield-armed material on the packs back deters moisture, grit, and grime.

Price: $59.39

Columbia Titanium Mobex Sprint Backpack

Perfect for a day hike or on a bike tour through wine country, the Columbia Titanium Mobex Sprint Backpack is designed for all outdoor activities. The Flex Frame feature is a network of flexible poles that provide featherweight structure and spring back to life when crushed. The clamshell main zipper allows the main compartment to peal back to its base for complete visible access to everything inside. However, nothing will come tumbling out, because interior contents are kept neatly in place by cargo netting dividers. Omni-Shield technology on the back of the Mobex Sprint deters moisture, grit, and grime.

Price: $47.39