Carry Big Loads Painlessly

Carry Big Loads Painlessly

None of us really ever wants to carry 75 pounds of gear, but when the need arises, it’s comforting to know that Mountainsmith’s new Mystic 65 ($220) will make that bourdon a little less of a beast. Dropping in early January, this massive top-loader pack includes a lumbar control point pad, perforated shoulder pads, and an airmesh foam back panel and waistbelt with DWR anti-sweat treatment, features that should make hauling this monster a bit more comfortable. You also get the expected suite of other add-ons, including side compression straps, tool mount loops, an internal hydration bladder sleeve, and front and side stash pockets. And you also get our sympathy for having to lug such a load.
-Nathan Borchelt