[ Ver­sa­tile com­muter pack]

Climbing - - GEAR TESTED -

ALITE DE­SIGNS RENE­GADE PACK Don’t be fooled by this back­pack’s sleek ur­ban style—it holds a plethora of fea­tures and “an im­pres­sive amount of com­fort” that make it ideal for crag cross­over. One tester car­ried this pack ev­ery day to the of­fice, gym, and on mul­ti­ple tran­sat­lantic cross­ings for both a travel bag and a crag pack. “It’s the only pack I’ve ever been able to load down with climb­ing and cam­era gear as well as a lap­top and eas­ily carry it for more than 24 hours,” she said. That’s thanks to a mid­weight foam back­panel that con­formed to the wearer’s back without feel­ing like a sweaty suc­tion cup. A su­per-durable 600-de­nier polyester outer stood up to the abuses of travel and be­ing dragged over sharp lime­stone, and top and front han­dles made it easy to throw around. The fea­tures were per­fect for globe-trot­ting: one large open pocket to slide cell phone, pass­port, and board­ing pass in and out, a roll­top with in­ner mag­net that helps it close fast, and a side zip­per for quick lap­top ac­cess.

$80; alit­edesigns.com

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