When you wear the Gregory Stout 65 Backpack, you know what you're getting: a tough, straightforward, no nonsense pack for lightweight overnights or weekend hostel trips. The Stout has a TrailFlex wishbone suspension that uses a flexible backpanel and spring steel internal frame to carry loads of up to 45 pounds without discomfort and has a TrailFit hip belt that is fully adjustable, so your hips, shoulders, and back can share the load. The Stout carries like a champ, but it also has a series of smartly designed features that make trail life a little smoother, like a stow away rain cover and removable lid that keep your gear dry and lighten your load, respectively. Top and bottom access make it easy to get at gear in different parts of your pack, and front, side, and hip belt pockets keep snacks, layers, maps, and phones accessible. If you're going for the summit, pull out the detachable SideKick daypack to go extra light the SideKick doubles as a hanging reservoir sleeve when it's inside the Stout. Gregory also built in loops to carry trekking poles and ice axes, compression straps for extra gear or sleeping pads, and a series of daisy chain loops that are designed to carry portable solar panels, but work as lash points for whatever other nonessential gear you decide to bring.