There are plenty of packs that you can peg on sight as being built for a specific purpose and, often, that single purpose. That’s not the case with the Cona 45. Consider the Cona your Swiss army knife of a pack. Mountainsmith touts its “mountain-to-town” crossover ability and they’ve got that right. It most certainly has the suspension and organizational features to equip it for day hiking or lightweight overnight backpacking but it also has a utilitarian aesthetic and “tuckaway” feature set that allow it convert for use as a big commuter pack or a travel pack. The super-tough exterior fabrics hold up to the wear-and-tear of the trail or luggage carousels. You can access the interior through the protective roll-top or through a large front panel entry. An easily-accessed pocket does double-duty stowing a hydration reservoir on hikes or a laptop on business trips.
Best Use: Hiking and Travel
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