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- Deuter Futura Air Trek 50+10 Backpack - Men's
- Osprey Aura AG 65 Pack- Women's
- Osprey Atmos AG 65 Backpack- Men's
- Osprey Aether 65 Backpack- Men's
- Osprey Talon 22 Backpack- Men's
- Osprey Tempest 20 Backpack- Women's
- Osprey Aura AG 50 Backpack- Women's
- Osprey Talon 33 Backpack- Men's
- Gregory Paragon 58 Backpack- Men's
- Deuter Aircontact 50+10 SL Backpack - Women's
Deuter Futura Air Trek 50+10 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
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 Atmos AG 65 Backpack- Men's
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.
Osprey Aether 65 Backpack- Men's
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 22 Backpack- Men's
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Gregory Citro 30 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.
Mystery Ranch Scree 32 Backpack- Men's
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!
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!
Gregory Paragon 48 Backpack- Men's
1-3 night excursions, and even more for the minimalist approach. Good capacity for overnight or lighter trips over a couple days. Ultra-lighters will love it for multi day outings as well. Breathable, adjustable, and comfortable suspension system. Hydration sleeve for water reservoir, and multiple compartments make it easy to organize and access gear.
Mystery Ranch Coulee 40 Backpack- Men's
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.
Gregory Kalmia 60 Backpack- Women's
Fantastic lightweight pack with Gregory's free floating waist belt that allows for more natural movement! Recycled materials reduces the carbon footprint of this pack by 27% compared with other similar styles with conventional nylon! Super cool!!!
Deuter Futura Air Trek 60+10 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!
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.
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 Talon 11 Backpack- Men's
A solid, more minimal option for just the essentials at 11L, great size for everything you need and nothing you don't. Very good option for a do anything pack that has awesome airflow and can easily be used on the bike, on hikes, travel or everyday. Hip belt pockets are awesome for easy to grab small items.
This pack is small, but mighty! You'd be surprised what you can fit in there with only 11 L capacity. Including all the water needed for the day, a rain jacket, mid-layer, extra pair of socks, and tons of snacks. The pack is comfortable for the entire day!
Gregory Baltoro 65L Backpack- Men's
The Baltoro features custom fit suspension, a daypack that doubles as a hydration sleeve, and a one-handed on-the-go water bottle holster - all incredibly handy while you're on the trail and in the backcountry! The breathable back panel provides support, airflow, and cushioning while you hike. The main compartment has an alternative U-zip access zipper for quick and easy access to your pack contents which makes for easy unpacking when you arrive at camp. Custom fit rain cover included. This is a well-reviewed backpack!
This is one of the most popular packs from Gregory! Great size for overnights and shorter multi-day adventures! Easy access pockets, designed to integrate with a bladder hydration system. You can use this pack for everything ranging from a quick overnight to a 10-day backpack. Super durable, great functionality.
Long overnight trips, through hikes, living out of your backpack. Great for 4 season camping and can go the distance.
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.
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 Katmai 65 Backpack
Gregory is another great brand known for durable, comfortable packs. The FreeFloat 360 suspension technology helps load distribution so that you don't feel like you're carrying the weight of the world! This pack has a torso adjustment as well as adjustments at the hips, shoulders, and sternum for the perfect fit. Features include 7 external pockets, a sleeping bag compartment, and trekking pole attachment points.
Camelbak M.U.L.E. Pro 14 Hydration Pack · Women's
Fantastic day hiking pack that comes with a hydration bladder, has side pockets, hip belt, and plenty of room for snacks and an extra layer in case you're out for a long day!
A simple, lightweight hydration pack for trail-runners or fast hikers. Hydration bladder is included for a very friendly price!
Granite Gear Blaze 60 Backpack- Men's
This backpack weighs just 2lbs 9oz and the adjustable fit allows you to dial it in to perfection. The lid can be fully removed to make the pack even lighter weight, when needed, and converts into a chest pack for shorter trips from camp. A hidden vertical zipper makes it quick and easy to access the contents of the pack.
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