Simple. Light. Practical.
I love these words, especially when they describe gear. I try to avoid gear that resembles the opposite. This summer I found one of the simplest, lightest and most useful packs I’ve ever experienced: the Cotopaxi Luzon 18L day pack.
Cotopaxi (pronounced koh-tuh-PAK-see), is the name of the highest active volcano in the world. Located in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador, it tops out at 19,498ft.
It’s also the name of a philanthropic outdoor gear company based in Salt Lake City. The company is known in well-meaning circles for its giveback program, which directs a portion of proceeds to fund “sustainable poverty alleviation, moving people to do good, and inspiring adventure.”
That’s right up our alley. At Shoulders of Giants, we strive to have an impact like Cotopaxi’s. We also love their gear—particularly the Luzon 18L.