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Stuff We Like: Near Zero Dean

Ever worry you might forget something for an upcoming trek? Or don’t know how to make everything fit in your backpack just right?

The Near Zero Dean backpack ($199, can help with that. The 50-liter backpack unzips like a suitcase, giving you easy access. Inside are removable mesh dividers that create compartments for your gear. The compartments are also labeled for your tent, cookware, sleeping bag, flashlight and more. This makes it simple to organize your stuff and distribute the weight.

The lightweight 3-pound pack also comes with a stretchy exterior mesh pocket for your wet gear, storage loops for trekking poles and a hydration bladder compartment. The pack features two side pockets and two hipbelt pockets, and the top of the pack folds out to reveal three more zippered pockets.

An upgraded 55-liter version ($230) has a few extra features.

Scouts can use code BSA15 for 15% off Dean backpacks.

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