Gizmodo reader Kien Lam just sent me this beautiful video that has made me extremely jealous: a time lapse video of his year backpacking all around the world. 343 days, 17 countries over five continents reduced to just five minutes.
Backpacks have an inherent trade-off — the larger they are, the more they can carry. Corollary: the bigger the bag, the more it weighs. The new Quasar line from Terra Nova Equipment is both strong and light — they use the same material as yacht sails.