In Part 1 of The Backpack Showdown, Backpack hunter Zach Herold of Battle Mountain Media takes nine leading backpacks: Initial Ascent, Kifaru, Stone Glacier, Exo MTN Gear, Sitka, Seek Outside, Mystery Ranch, KUIU, and Eberlestock through five carefully designed performance tests. Whether you are in the market for a backpack to go hunting, hiking, camping, ultralight trips, or other enjoyment, there is a pack in this test for everyone. See who comes out on top in Part 1 of Zach Herold’s Backpack Showdown 2020.

The Backpack Showdown – Part 1

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Below are the results of the test in graph form. For these and additional breakdowns of The Backpack Showdown go to:

You can comment on this review or ask Zach questions here.

Be on the lookout for Part 2 coming to Rokslide YouTube channel and forum.