A smart summer backpack—the kind you can use for hiking, camping, fishing, birding and just hauling family stuff to the park—has a lot of shoes to fill. It has to be weather-proof, comfortable, durable and stylish, plus come with an endless supply of space for every ounce of necessary (and maybe some unnecessary) gear. When it comes to such brilliance, the MindShift UltraLight Sprint 16-liter camera backpack ($119.99) at the expert Centennial outfitter AvidMax leads the way.
FUN FACT: MindShift Gear, the company behind this pack, was founded by a conservation photographer and the creators of Think Tank Photo. They designed this bag around having easy access to the essentials—you should be able to get to everything without taking off the pack.
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