Whether hiking a mountain or biking the outback, outdoorsy types need ruggedly constructed, weather- resistant, feature-rich (but light) carry-alls that can take a full complement of photo gear—plus lunch. Here are six of the latest offtrail backpacks, each ready for whatever the summer may bring on.
Vanguard Skyborne 48; $260, street
Designed for comfort, this one has air-filled foam cushioning, and a shoulder-friendly harness with easily adjusted straps. Its netbook compartment sleeve becomes a messenger-style tote, complete with shoulder strap and handle. Cool, no?