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When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. Outside does not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy. If you need to carry a lot of stuff, look to this eight-liter pack and its massive main compartment that’s big enough for all your day-hike necessities. An additional zipper pocket keeps smaller items separate, compression straps cinch the load close to your body, and the burly 500-denier Cordura fabric can take plenty of abuse. The Talon has everything you love about Osprey’s backpacks, just shrunk to fit around your waist. It comes with smart details like padded bottle holsters, small zippered pockets on the sides for quick access, and external compression straps that let you carry an extra layer. Osprey also makes a women’s-specific version called the Tempest. Based in Bellingham, Washington, High Above specializes in waist packs for mountain bikers. We dig the Lookout’s camo body, which is waterproof and durable as hell, thanks to the Dimension Polyant VX material. Three interior pockets make for simple—not fussy—organization. Mountainsmith has been synonymous with hip packs for years, and it updat...

Best Outdoor Lanterns: Candle, Solar and Hanging Lanterns

Summer is on the horizon, the days are getting longer, and your outdoor space is in need of some TLC. But while you may be focusing on sprucing the grass and pruning the petunias, don’t overlook the most essential of garden accessories: outdoor lanterns. From small balconies in city centres to far-stretching countryside lawns, any type of outdoor space will benefit from the addition of a few carefully-placed lanterns. If you’re entertaining, lanterns are a great way to add a warm, laid back atmosphere. They also add a cool bohemian vibe, which injects some personality to a space, particularly if your garden is perfectly neat and tidy. And if your balcony, terrace or veranda is on the small side, strategically suspend a few lanterns (mix and match sizes and styles for boho chic) above your outdoor dining set or plants. This adds height and draws the eye up – rather than across – making the space seem bigger. From bright orange enamel lanterns to vintage-style bamboo candle holders, simply add votive, pillar or tealight candles to create an on-trend, chilled-out atmosphere to entertain friends and family. Earthy, natural materials are having a serious interiors moment right now, ...