Don't be this guy. Carrying a backpack so large that it extends over your head and outside the width of your back makes for a long, arduous day on the trail. Instead, choose what you need wisely, then pack the bag efficiently for a lighter, more comfortable load. Here's how.
We believe in packing light whenever possible. However, some adventures require more stuff. Whether you're climbing Denali or trekking through the rainforest carrying tons of camera gear, you'll need an expedition pack. We tested the two most popular ones available across Norway, Iceland and on a 185-mile hike through… »
Want to strap on a pair of boots and head for the mountains? Here's what to take with you, what to leave at home and how to find your way there. »
Taking weight off your back is a good thing, but not at the expense of comfort, capability or preparedness. Here's how to ultralight backpack in style. »
If you've got a Panasonic digital camera and you're using a third party battery pack, DON'T UPDATE YOUR CAMERA FIRMWARE. Your battery will get locked out by the authentication scheme Panasonic just implemented. »
The Gadget: This Lumberjack Red backpack from Burton features a wireless Audex control system for your iPod while providing space for a laptop and whatever random gear you can cram in it. »
Mophie's wraparound battery extenders for the first iPhone provided some relief to incessant browsers and movie-watchers, and they're looking to adapt their "Juice Pack" to the even more anemic iPhone 3G. What does this pack offer that the others don't? A mini USB port for syncing and charging and Apple's coveted… »
Even with our extreme weekend Pokemon binges, the DS Lite usually doesn't have to be charged more than once every few days. Which means this DS Lite battery pack isn't for us. But for those of you who go on long car trips or plane rides, this could mean the difference between catching them all or being bored to tears.
We don't know if it's the motion sensing or the Nunchuk two-for-one peripheral design, but the Wiimote's battery life is pretty miserable. The default Xbox 360 wireless controller's batteries lasted at least twice as long as the Wii's, forcing me to change batteries twice while going through Zelda. Now with Joytech's… »
Developed by Dr. Egon Spengler and Dr. Ray Stantz after their residencies at Columbia University, the proton pack fires a stream of protons via a wand for use in paranormal investigation and capture. The protons, sometimes referred to as positrons, attack the negative ectoplasmic energy of a ghost, snaring the little… »
Google is getting into the non-bootleg video kick by selling video of some sort, possibly from CBS or the NBA, using its new Google Video service. No further info just yet, but that's what they seem to have up their sleeve this week instead of some amazing little lump of hardware nobody wants. They're also giving away… »