Mountain bikers have a pack-mule mentality when it comes to days on the bike—carrying beers, rainjackets, burritos, and extra beers—so the backpack becomes a crucial component to each ride. We’ve scoured online reviews and tested several on our local trails to find five of the best mountain-bike packs on the market. Whether you’re looking for a sleek hip pack or a behemoth bag that can carry the kitchen sink, there’s something for you in this list.
Gregory Endo 10 ($120)
The beauty of the ten-liter Endo lies in the details. The back panel of the suspension system adjusts up and down so you can get an exact fit for your torso, while a magnetic sternum strap makes for easy one-handed operation. There’s a padded tech pocket to protect your phone, a loop for your sunglasses on the shoulder strap, and a removable tool pouch. This streamlined pack also comes in a 15-liter version if you need more room.