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- Osprey Aether 65 Backpack
- Osprey Talon 33 Backpack · Men's
- Osprey Aether Plus 60 Backpack · Men's
- Mystery Ranch Scree 32 Men's Backpack
- Osprey Tempest 20 Backpack · Women's
- Deuter Aircontact 50+10 Liters SL Backpack Women's
- Osprey Aether Plus 70 Backpack· Men's
- Osprey Talon 22 Backpack
- Osprey Ariel 65 Backpack · Women's
- Osprey Tempest Backpack · Women's
Osprey Aether 65 Backpack
This top-of-the-line pack is great for long trips, carrying heavy loads. It features Osprey's anti-gravity suspension which cradles around your back like a trampoline, and it has all the bells and whistles - like a removable top lid and an integrated rain cover. This pack is designed to make your load feel lighter and is a game changer for folks who haven't found a pack that is comfortable on their collarbones and shoulders.
Osprey Talon 33 Backpack · Men's
With 33L volume, this pack is the perfect size for long day hikes where you'll need to bring some extra gear, and can even be used to short and light overnight trips. With 6 external pockets and a large main compartment, there's plenty of space to stash all your rain gear, lunch and snacks, emergency and first aid supplies, camera, and anything else you want to bring along, and the water-resistant material will keep it all protected! Adjustable straps allow for the perfect fit!
Great stability and ability to keep well adjusted while hiking any terrain. This is an awesome size to pack light lite and travel from a day trip to a light over nighter.
Osprey Aether Plus 60 Backpack · Men's
This pack is made for weekend or week long backpacking trips alike. The lightwire suspension distributes weight evenly across the hipbelt for a comfortable hike. The airscape backpanel provides stability AND airflow while you're on the move. The adjustable harness system fits a variety of different torso lengths. You can also remove the top lid (brain) and use it as a day pack when you want! I wish I had this pack!
Fit on the Fly hip belt and shoulder strap system.
Detachable top lid can be used for day pack.
Included Rain Cover
3L Hydration system compatible.
External straps and attachment points to secure trekking poles, ice axes and sleeping pad.
Backed by Ospreys All Mighty Guarantee
-Fit on the Fly hip belt and shoulder strap system.
-Detachable top lid can be used for day pack.
-Included Rain Cover
-3L Hydration system compatible.
-External straps and attachment points to secure trekking poles, ice axes and sleeping pad.
-Backed by Ospreys All Mighty Guarantee
Mystery Ranch Scree 32 Men's Backpack
Signature 3 zip design makes access easy.
Hydration compatible and an easy to reach water bottle side pocket.
Spacious zip pocket in the lid for smaller essentials.
Waterproof and water tight zippers, multiple compartments. 3-way access. Hydration bladder compatible. Feature rich!
Osprey Tempest 20 Backpack · Women's
With hip belt pockets, water bottle pockets, hydration sleeve, panel loading top access, great organization and shove it pocket, this is truly a pack that will work for all outdoor activities. The ventilated back panel keeps air flow moving and carries weight effortlessly.
This is possibly the perfect day pack with just the right amount of space for layers, lunch, and other day hiking must haves. It features built in pockets on the hipbelt and is hydration system compatible.
Deuter Aircontact 50+10 Liters SL Backpack Women's
Deuter packs are super unique, because they have an expandable collar allowing you to gain an extra 10L volume if you need it! This one-size-fits-all pack has a ton of adjustment points for the perfect fit, and the Aircontact Backpanel is designed so that the pack moves with the wearer, making it super comfortable to carry heavier loads. Tons of pockets and a hydration compatible sleeve round out this pack's awesome features!
This is a great women's specific backpacking pack with loads of volume up to 60L that has all the comfort, air flow and carrying ability features without breaking the bank. Access to the main compartment via the top, front and bottom sleeping bag compartment make packing and unpacking a breeze.
Great for adaptability. The pack expands to give you 10 extra liters when needed. For the price, it's built with quality materials and will last a long time.
Osprey Aether Plus 70 Backpack· Men's
Osprey is one of the leading backpack brands, and is known for high quality, durable, comfortable products. At 70L, this pack is the perfect size for weeklong or longer trips. Comfortable and with multiple adjustment points which can adjust at the hips, sternum, and shoulders for a perfect fit. A removable lid plus supplemental day pack for summit pushes and day hikes increases the versatility. An included rain cover keeps your gear nice and dry, and features such as hydration reservoir-compatible plus plenty of pockets make this a great pack! Backed by Osprey's All Mighty Guarantee!
This pack has the space for all of your gear over a 5 day trek and is built with quality processes and materials to last a lifetime! Plus, you get Osprey's "All Mighty Guarantee" where they will repair or replace any defects! Osprey packs remain comfortable at larger sizes and this one has a detachable daypack for any side excursions you don't need your entire pack for!
Osprey Talon 22 Backpack
My personal favorite for most things. It's a bit on the larger side, but comfortably fits a few layers if i get warm during the day. Also fits snacks, a camera, etc without feeling cramped. Has the pocket sides for water bottles and two hip belt pockets which I personally think is nice.
This pack is a bit more structured to carry day hiking essentials like snacks, layers, water, first aid, light, phone etc while staying light and supportive. The hip belt pockets are ideal for small items with fast access.
Osprey Ariel 65 Backpack · Women's
WEIGHT: 4.8 lbs
-Custom fit on the fly hipbelt, shoulder strap and adjustable torso length make this highly adjustable
-Ideal for carrying heavier loads
-Airscape backpanel creates a breathable, close-to-body fit
-Large front panel zip access to main compartment
-Floating top lid with lash points
-Large dual access stretch mesh side pockets for water bottles, etc.
-Dual upper/lower side compression straps
-Dual fron panel compression straps
-Dual zippered hipbelt pockets
-Zippered sleeping bag compartment with removable divider
-Removable sleeping pad straps
-Internal reservoir sleeve for 3L bladder
Great weekend to thru hike option with comfortable carry, ventilation and tons of organization inside and out. The suspension keeps weight centered and air flow moving while features like sleeping bag compartment, compression and shove it pockets secure loads and keep things organized.
Osprey Tempest Backpack · Women's
Osprey Archeon 45 Backpack · Men's
A sustainably-made pack that is durable! Versatile enough to take hiking, traveling, canyoneering - or really anything else you might need a pack for. Great for longer hikes, missions with more gear or an overnight backpacking pack. It has great pocket access and size, has a hydration sleeve for your bladder and includes a raincover. It has an adjustable torso length that fits 19-23 inches and a waist size of 28-50 inches.
Mystery Ranch Terraframe 65 Men's Backpack
This unique backpack has a hybrid internal/external carbon-fiber frame that flexes with your body to carry loads up to 150 lbs. Its compression straps and load lifters add stability. A telescoping yoke allows for a custom torso fit. Its removable lid converts into a blitz backpack (similar to a daypack). It has a 3L hydration reservoir pocket (reservoir not included) to keep you from getting thirsty. Weight - 5 lbs, 11 oz (M)
Osprey Tempest 30 Backpack · Women's
This pack is the perfect size for larger/longer day hikes, and fast & light or shorter backpacking trips at 30L. Plenty of great features, such as multiple adjustment points, plenty of pockets, Airscape Suspension Backpanel, and more! Osprey uses sustainable materials for their packs, and their Almighty Guarantee makes this price even sweeter!
Deuter Futura 28 Liters SL Backpack Women's
This one size fits all, women's specific pack has a bunch of adjustment points, so you can find the perfect, most comfortable fit for you! At 28L volume, this pack is versatile and can be used for longer day hikes or short overnighters. Known to be a very comfortable pack option!
Granite Gear Women's Perimeter 50L Pack
- Weight: 3.2 lbs
- Designed to fit the suspensions system to your body with it's ergonomic form, multiple adjustment points and spring steel perimeter rod.
- Hydration sleeve compatiable
- Thoughtful design features like rain fly storage and bottom flap for sleeping pad storage
- Durable fabric
The Granite Gear Perimeter 50 is great for beginner hikers all the way to expert thru hikers! It adjusts to fit every shape and size as well as has tons of pockets and room for all the extra necessities you may need to bring on your hike.
Great purpose built backpacking rig for women that fits comfortably and carries well but keeps the base weight low for staying nimble on the trail.
Osprey Ariel 55 Backpack · Women's
55L is perfect for staying a little more nimble and agile on the trail without feeling bulky yet having all the space needed for a backpacking trip. The floating lid and sleeping pad compression plus front lash points make storing gear externally when needed a breeze.
Deuter Futura Air Trek 50+10 Liters Backpack Men's
This versatile pack has the ability to expand from 50L to 60L, making it a great option when you're planning trips of varying lengths! The Vari-slide system allows you to adjust the torso length, so it's one size fits all with other adjustment points as well so you can dial in on the perfect fit for you! Hydration-system compatible, plenty of pockets, and an included rain cover make this an awesome option from Deuter, which also comes with a lifetime warranty! Also comes in a 60+10 option!
Ideal for backpacking when comfort is slightly more important than going ultralight
Deuter Futura 30 Liters SL Backpack Women's
A lightweight and women's specific backpack. The aircomfort back systems offers plenty of ventilation for comfort and breathability while hiking and the front mesh pocket is great for storing wet gear. Compatible with a 3L water reservoir, plus rain cover is included.
Osprey Ariel Plus 70 Backpack · Women's
This not only has one of the most comfortable and capable carries but adds wonderful options like hip belt pockets and significant compression to shrink a smaller load or for external hauling. One of the largest draws to this pack is the customizable fit from the hip-belt, shoulder straps and adjustable torso length to dial it in precisely. The high volume and close to the body carry encourages bigger trips, more weight and keeping that load centered for technical trails. The floating lid can convert to a day pack and this option comes with a rain cover plus all the necessities from a modern backpacking rig like hydration sleeve and additional front access to the main compartment.
Mystery Ranch Coulee 40 Men's Backpack
Great carry ability for hiking with tough exterior for increased durability and ability to lash external items when needed. Would make a really good pack to double for skiing touring, climbing etc.
Deuter Futura Air Trek 60+10 Liters Backpack Men's
This pack weighs just under 5lbs and has a maximum volume of 70L, thanks to the adjustable top lid. The VariSlide system allows this pack to be adjusted just right for the perfect fit, plus the hipbelts and shoulder straps are adjustable, too! Hydration system compatible, raincover included, and plenty of pockets make this a great, versatile option. Deuter packs come with a lifetime warranty!
Osprey Aether Plus 85 Backpack · Men's
Osprey is one of my favorite pack makers on the market. This Aether Plus is designed to carry heavy loads up to 70lbs with ease due to the frame shape that keeps weight close to the body. On the fly hip and shoulder strap adjustments as well as an adjustable torso length give a personalized fit for torso lengths of 19 to 23 inches. Weighs 6.2 lbs
This is an awesome pack for the burliest of loads, everything but the kitchen sink. Still maintains all the standard features of the smaller volumes but increases with more height and ability to stash gear inside, outside and with the auxiliary day pack.
Gregory Citro 30 Liters Backpack Men's
A large main compartment paired with stretchy materials for the external storage makes the Citro a nice option for those longer, more extensive day hikes. The proprietary VaporSpan ventilated suspension will keep you comfy and supported while also keeping moisture at bay. 30L gives you plenty of space for all the essentials and any extra gear needed for a change of weather and maybe even a few extras depending on how you pack! Dual layer bottom increases durability. Hydration compatible. Fits torso sizing from 16"-21" and hips/waist 28"-48".
A great daypack/commuter bag for multi-terrain needs. Designed with a ventilated, mesh back-panel plus dual-layer base which provides added durability, and supports heavier load. Features a lightweight, alloy frame, front stretch and dual mesh side pockets, two zippered pockets, and an interior security pocket. This pack is also hydration bladder compatible (sold separately).
lightweight and comfortable, this is ideal for a longer day hike where you might need snacks and extra layers as well as to carry some water.
Deuter Speed Lite 24 Liters Backpack · Black
- Lite Air back system provides stable and comfortable load distribution
- Extremely light and ventilated padded back panel
- 3D air mesh lining and venting inserts
- Adjustable sternum strap
- Accessory loops and daisy chain for attaching small items to the outside of your pack
- Side compression straps to adjust pack volume
- Zippered mesh hipbelt pockets -- trust me you will use these!
- Hydration compatible
- Lifetime warranty
Osprey Ariel Plus 60 Backpack · Women's
The Ariel 60 is a backpack that can handle any loads ranging from 30-60 lbs. It has a custom fit-on-the-fly hip-belt and shoulder strap to make sure you get the perfect fit. The top lid detaches and converts into a daypack for side excursions plus has a DWR treatment to make sure it's water repellent. Rain cover included for even more all weather assurance.
Osprey Tempest 9 Backpack · Women's
Smallest volume option from Osprey's iconic Tempest series, this pack is great for day-hikers who only require the bare minimals and want to move fast. Perfect for a water reservoir, rain jacket, and a small snack or two!
Made specifically for women, this pack is adjustable, and hydration compatible. Perfect for day hikes and fits essential items you'll need to bring.
Osprey Atmos AG 65 Backpack
One of the best selling packs out there to blend comfort and ventilation. Ideal for heavy weekend trips to extended backpacking. The Ant-Gravity suspension controls weight with body hugging 3D mesh while a long list of features ensures optimal organization and preparedness with a 30-40 pound load range.
Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21 Backpack
Features a 3-zip design, laptop and tablet sleeves plus internal storage for more organization. Designed to stay close to your body for comfort while hiking on the trail!
Camelbak Rim Runner 2.5 Hydration Pack
22 liters of cargo capacity and 2.5 liter (85oz) reservoir to keep you hydrated. Partially made with post-consumer recycled materials! Actual customer review: "Great Buy! This is an amazing pack for day hikes. Plenty of room for layers and lunch. Light and comfortable".
This pack features a hipbelt to help disperse the load and integrated pockets are great for storing snacks and other small items. Integrated air mesh helps keep you cool while you hike by allowing ventilation.
Osprey Manta 24 Pack · Men's
This trail friendly pack includes a 2.5L reservoir by Hydrapack, has a highly ventilated AirSpeed back panel, adjustable harness and tons of pockets to organize your gear. Rain cover included!
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