We’re not saying that The Explorer from Douchebags is the ultimate outdoor backpack, but we’re also not saying that it’s not. With ski and snowboard carrying ability, the perfect shape and weight distribution for mountaineering, biking, or riding, and the sort of load dispersal from its wide and comfortable shoulder and hip straps that makes you feel like you’re not wearing a bag at all, the Explorer is one of, if not the best backpack that someone who craves adventure could ever want.
Inside you’ll find a spacious main pocket perfect for extra layers, lunch, or anything else you need to carry up a steep and rocky hill. At the front there’s a separate pocket with elasticated pouches to keep smaller valuables safe, as well as space for a collapsible snow shovel. Add in a separate goggle pouch and an internal mesh pocket for action cameras or other compact electronics, and you’ve got a pack that’s ready to tackle the most daunting peaks.
Made from a super durable polyester blend, The Explorer also comes with two ergonomic, padded shoulder straps, and removable waist straps, too. So if you’re loading up for a trek, you can attach them and spread the weight. Or if it’s just a light jaunt, you can detach them and opt for comfort instead. Top that off with the integrated ski or board carrying straps, and you have a backpack that’s your new go to both in and above the resort. Douchebags say that this bag is good enough to go from the streets to the peaks without breaking a sweat, and we’d be inclined to agree.