[ Versatile commuter pack]
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.