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- Osprey Aura AG 65 Pack- Women's
- Osprey Aura AG 50 Backpack- Women's
- Osprey Tempest 20 Backpack- Women's
- Deuter Aircontact 50+10 SL Backpack - Women's
- Deuter Aircontact 60+10 SL Backpack - Women's
- Osprey Ariel 65 Backpack- Women's
- Osprey Tempest 24 Backpack- Women's
- Osprey Tempest 30 Backpack- Women's
- Gregory Deva 60L Backpack- Women's
- Osprey Ariel 55 Backpack- Women's
Osprey Aura AG 65 Pack- Women's
A great women's specific backpack for multi-day backpacking trips. With 11+ compartments, this pack has ample storage and organization for gear. The Aura uses Osprey's anti-gravity suspension system which helps keep the pack off of your back while hiking, allowing for airflow and ventilation to keeps things comfortable. The shoulder pads and hipbelt feature additional padding for comfort and support and the top lid can be fully removed!
A super comfortable pack that has plenty of awesome features, including Anti-Gravity suspension, tons of pockets, and a removable lid to cut down on weight. Backed by Osprey's Almighty Guarantee!
Great suspension and ventilation, plenty of room for all your stuff.
Osprey Aura AG 50 Backpack- Women's
A solid women's specific backpack for hikers who need ample space and comfort for long days on the trail. This pack uses Osprey's anti-gravity suspension system which helps keep the backpack off of your back, providing ventilation and airflow. The shoulder pads and hip belts are cushioned for additional comfort and the top lid is removable. It features an adjustable harness and hipbelt which will best fit torso lengths from 18-21 inches and waist sizes from 27-48 inches.
Features Antigravity Suspension, removable lid, stow-on-the-go trekking pole attachment, hydration compatibility, and plenty of pockets! Osprey boasts that this pack is the "best-fitting, most comfortable and ventilated women's-specific pack ever made for traditional backpacking trips"!
A hiking pack for the weekend plus in the backcountry. Room for your shelter, food and all the essentials supported by the AntiGravity (AG) suspension system. Tons of features for keeping your gear secure and organized making it easy to access while on the trail.
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 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.
Deuter Aircontact 60+10 SL Backpack - Women's
Durable nylon material is treated with a DWR coating to shed light rain away, and the inside is accessible from the side, super convenient when what you want is at the bottom of your pack! Deuter packs are covered by a lifetime warranty.
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 24 Backpack- Women's
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!
Gregory Deva 60L Backpack- Women's
A 60 liter pack with ample support and comfort. This is a great pack for backpacking trips and for those who need extra lumbar support. It is made with a suspension system for both the shoulder straps and hip belt, meaning the pack will move with you rather than staying on one spot on your body - this will help with keeping the pack aligned in the center of your body for better comfort and balance. It has an adjustable torso length and will fit torso lengths from 14-16 inches and waist sizes from 26-46 inches. It also has many great features like a daypack, great compartment access, a ventilated backpanel, and a raincover.
Hiking in hotter weather, carrying heavier loads with less fatigue, ultra-durable. The hip belt system "walks" with you, allowing it to carry more comfortably. Amazing durability and a lifetime warranty. Has an included rainfly for when the weather turns.
Versatile hip belt that "walks" with your body. Removable lumbar support and comes with a raincover. Good for camping, day hiking, and backpacking.
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.
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.
Gregory Amber 65 Backpack- Women's
A great women's specific pack in the 65L volume range for an incredible price! Super adjustable and breathable back-panel, lots of internal and external pockets for organization, hydration compatible, and features an included rain-cover!
Mountainsmith Scream 50 WSD Pack- Women's
A fantastic lightweight pack option for women! This pack weighs in at just 2lb 10oz while still providing durability and comfort. Easily access the contents of your pack through the roll top closure or the large front panel J-zipper! Designed with function in mind, this pack can easily accommodate bear canisters and is also hydration system compatible which makes staying hydrated on the trail easy breezy.
Ultra minimalist backpacking trips
Gregory Deva 70 Backpack- Women's
With it's wishbone frame paired up with a Response A3 suspension system and 74L volume, you'll be ready to take on the extra long trips without worrying about weight distribution! Tons of access to compartments and 9 pockets to store extra goodies, has a rain-cover, sleeping bag compartment, can attach your trekking poles when they're not needed, toss in your hydration system as it's compatible for that as well. Pack weight is 5.34 lbs. and is rated to carry a max of 55 lbs, so pack to your heart's content and feel confident in your pack! Not to mention super durable materials for not only the frame but the pack body/bottom and lining as well, plus a multi-density ComfortZone LifeSpan EVA and open cell foams for keeping the ventilation high and stress to pressure points low.
A 70 liter pack with great lumbar support and a hip belt that moves separately with your hips providing more comfort and less chafing. It includes a daypack for side hikes from camp, and has 9 compartments for organization and gear storage. This pack is definitely a great option for bulkier gear or longer trips while providing comfort.
Removable hydration sleeve that converts into a daypack, customizable suspension (specific to females), and nice frame that reduces that side to side sway.
Deuter Futura 30 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.
Mystery Ranch Ravine 50 Backpack- Women's
Great option for easier gear access from the front, three way zipper. allowing duffle bag style loading and unloading. The women's specific fit is comfortable and carries loads really well keeping wider hips and narrower shoulders in mind. It is a perfect option for folks aiming for a purpose built and long lasting pack with modern features and organization like hip belt pockets.
A great size for 1-2 night backpacking trips or long, full on day hikes! Weighs 4.5lbs.
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.
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 Kyte 56 Backpack- Women's
Thru-hikes or backcountry trips. Coming with an integrated rain cover to keep all your gear dry, with plenty of pockets to store items. Has an Airscape back panel that offers adjustable torso lengths and provides a stable and breathable, close to body carry.
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.
Mystery Ranch Coulee 40 Backpack- Women's
With 40L of storage, this pack will give you plenty of space for larger scale day missions, or if you're looking to have peace of mind for going for an overnight stay. Convenience was the forefront of the Coulee's design. It has dual composite frame stays to give better load distribution and stability as well as an adjustable yoke for dialing in that ideal fit. Hydration reservoir compatible, plenty of pockets for storage including a full access main compartment and cushioned waist belt pockets with zippers.
Camelbak Hydrobak Light 1.5L Hydration Pack- Women's
Intended for cyclists but can easily be used for hiking and even trail running. Hydration capacity of 1.5L, and just enough gear storage for those small essential items at 1L.
Osprey Lumina 45 Pack- Women's
This is the ideal pack for women seeking a super light option that does not sacrifice on carry ability and features. Most competitors in this space omit the full frame, lid or other elements but the Lumina retains the paltry weight of 1.7 pounds while still offering a fixed lid, customizable compression, great organization and zippered accessory pockets. Awesome choice for those that go light, from backpacking to day hiking.
Osprey Ariel Pro 65 Pack- Women's
Sternum strap with whistle for safety
Removeable side compression straps to stabilize loads
Sleeping pad straps
Large, removeable hip belt pockets for water bottles, snacks, phone, lip balm - etc!
Dual front compression straps for slim profile and stability
Compatible with 3L water reservoir
Trekking pole attachments
Removeable top lid with zippered pocket for strorage
Aluminum 7075 peripheral frame transfers load from neck/shoulders to your hips
Mesh covered back panel for optimal ventilation
210D Nylon fabric on the main portion of pack for ultimate durability
Ultimate Direction Fastpackher 20 Backpack- Women's
This 22L pack is for going lightweight while moving fast in the outdoors. The pack features easy access pockets on the front of the shoulder straps making it easy to focus on running or hiking. The vest style straps allow for full range movement and comfort while running on the trail. This pack is extremely lightweight and fits against the body for long days outside.
Deuter Futura Air Trek 45+10 SL Backpack - Women's
Weight of the pack is not overbearing due to the comfortable shoulder straps. It has integrated, detachable rain cover to keep your gear from getting wet, as well as a reflector logo to help you be seen in low light!
Osprey Fairview 70 Backpack- Women's
A traveler specific backpack that is revered by trekkers and Euro-packers alike. This pack includes many pouches and interiors storage zipper but also breaks down into a day pack so you can leave much of your gear in the hostel during the day and carry minimal gear while exploring.
Gregory Avos 15 Hydration Backpack- Women's
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