Eddie Bauer First Ascent

This alchemist may not turn your liquids to gold, but this pack is a chameleon worth its weight of it. A comfy 40-liter daypack for short trips, it expands to easily hold up to 55 liters—and it's durable enough for your heaviest loads, to boot. Pair that with its own lightweight construction, wide-mouth opening, water-resistant construction and included BFF (bivi, frame and first aid pad), and you might never find an occasion it's not suited for.