The Shasta Weather Defense™ Backpack by Outdoor Products is a great all around pack. It is tough, weather proof, comfortable and you can pack up to 30 liters of your gear into it.

Outdoor Products for whatever reason is a highly overlooked brand of gear that should not be anymore. A stigma has been assigned to the brand simply because of the stores that the products are sold in. Just because the brand is sold in a general big box location as compared to one that is more focused should not matter. Read more…


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I was intrigued to work with Outdoor Products to review the Shasta Weather Defense™ Backpack to not only learn more about the different lines of packs, but to also see if my own misconceptions of the brand were indeed true. I would not consider my self to be a gear snob, but there are just some brands that are always in the spotlight when shopping for a new backpack. Until now Outdoor Products was never on that list.


I have always been someone who spent as much time outdoors as possible. As a youth I spent more time outdoors than I did indoors even during the wild midwest winters. I grew up being a part of the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts where I attained the rank of Eagle Scout. There were many great adventures and fun in the outdoors however one family trip would change my outlook on the outdoors forever.


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