Best Backcountry Backpacks of 2016-2017

Here are the best backcountry packs and snowboarding bags we reviewed for 2016-2017. Airbags are taking off, or should we say they already have? In 2017, that trend shows no sign of slowing. All but one pack in this review offers some type of airbag system. They weren’t all created for an identical purpose, but these backcountry packs offered efficient features that sat best on testers’ shoulders and stood out above the rest.