The Ultimate Photographer's Backpack?

This new Aperture from Boreas offers all-round protection for your camera gear in an internal frame backpack suitable for long-distance outdoors adventure. It promises to be more versatile and more comfortable than anything else out there. » 2/10/15 1:40pm 2/10/15 1:40pm

How To Pack A Backpack

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.
» 12/20/14 9:02am 12/20/14 9:02am

These Backpacks Can Take You Around The World


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…
» 12/09/14 2:16pm 12/09/14 2:16pm

​So You Want To Go Backpacking For The Very First Time

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. » 6/22/14 9:10am 6/22/14 9:10am

A Gear Geek's Guide To Ultralight Backpacking

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. » 5/16/14 12:20pm 5/16/14 12:20pm

Panasonic Locks Out Third Party Camera Batteries With Latest Firmware

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. » 6/24/09 8:40pm 6/24/09 8:40pm

Burton iPod AMP Pack: Snowmodo Review

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. » 3/10/09 5:20pm 3/10/09 5:20pm

Mophie iPhone 3G Battery Extender Available For Preorder, Shipping This…

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… » 10/15/08 7:59am 10/15/08 7:59am

DS Lite Battery Pack Fattens, Extends Your Gaming

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.
» 6/04/07 6:20pm 6/04/07 6:20pm

Wii Powerstation Charger and Battery Packs

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… » 12/19/06 2:04pm 12/19/06 2:04pm

GhostBusters Proton Pack, Wand, and Trap

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… » 10/06/06 10:15am 10/06/06 10:15am

Google to Sell Videos, Watches, Fruit

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… » 1/05/06 2:24pm 1/05/06 2:24pm