Outlier Minimal Backpack

When a product describes itself as "minimal", it tends to mean a lack of superfluous buttons, or just a very straightforward design — but in the case of the Outlier Minimal Backpack ($130), it really takes the meaning of the word to heart. The secret to this waterproof, featherweight pack is its nonwoven Dyneema construction, which makes it ten times stronger than steel, yet light enough to float on water, and versatile enough to stuff into a pocket. Try that with your average Jansport. [Scouted by Katherine]