Expedition Packs (4,500+ cu in)

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ALPS Mountaineering
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Price

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$100 - $199.99
$200 - $299.99
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent Expedition Pack (4,500+ cu in) Reviews

Lowe Alpine Netherworld 90

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I've had this pack since the early '90s and it has served me well. I ended up getting Deuter's Act Lite 65+10 and shaved off about 3 pounds but that pack is already worn through in a few places. I have used the Lowe in the Sierras with 45-50 pounds and in the snow with snow shoes and it seems indestructible. The fit was adjustable with the help of the store personnel. The volume was wonderful. The separate compartment on the bottom served as another storage area without having to go into the main… Full review

Deuter Aircontact 75+10

rated 5 of 5 stars Wonderful backpack. Very comfortable. Had a lot of room inside and many straps outside that you can attach you gear to them. Will advise that backpack to everyone. The best backpack I've ever had. Full review

Deuter ACT Lite 75+10

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfortable adjustable pack that can adapt to haul a lot or a little. Quality construction with some thoughtful details. Weighs in at 4 lbs 5 oz, a good compromise between weight and haul-ability. Age and prior back injuries has made finding a backpack I could wear a difficult task. With the Deuter Act Lite 75+10, I finally found a pack that I could not only carry but was comfortable also. For me, the key was to find a pack that did not put any pressure directly on my spine. The "air contact" system… Full review

Osprey Volt 75

rated 5 of 5 stars Great fit without a lot of weight. I would definitely recommend this backpack for anyone doing a 3-4 night outing. Just purchased this pack in July 2014. Have used it 4 times in the Adirondacks of NY and AT in NJ and Maine. I bought it for the lesser pack weight of 3lbs 12oz vs my other, older Osprey pack. This is a one-size-fits-all pack with an adjustable stay system that I really liked, especially if you're an in-between size like me. It carries 4,700 cu, so I did have to choose my gear wisely… Full review

Berghaus Expedition Light 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Berghaus Expedition Light 80 is a large capacity pack with a lightweight design. It has a surprisingly supportive suspension system which provides comfort in the hips and shoulders. It has a low, stable profile, even while strapping everything from skis to my dog's pack to the outside. It can be warm during hot days. I would recommended the Expedition Light to backpackers and mountaineers looking for a large capacity pack that is functional with heavy loads in the 50 plus pound range all seasons… Full review

The North Face Crestone 75

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfort is the one word I would use to describe this pack. Plenty of room and great support. Great pack with enough room for a thru hike. Love this pack, a bit on the heavy side though. Full review

REI Mars 80

rated 5 of 5 stars You can disappear for seven days with this very comfortable pack without leaving any gear behind. Great Pack. I have used this on a 50-mile trip hiking the north loop in Glacier National Park and a 38-mile trip on the AT in North Carolina. I carried six days worth of food on both trips. I tend to bring  a lot of unnecessary gear, chairs, hammock, electronics, and a big first aid kit. The Glacier trip I carried 65 pounds without discomfort and had to scramble a couple of times. Pack feels like a… Full review

Kelty Red Cloud

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Comfortable shoulder straps, lots of space and pockets to store all your hiking needs. Have had issues with the side pocket zippers failing. Full review

ALPS Mountaineering Cascade 5200

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Nice pack for the price, roomy. Good for long term backpacking. Held all my gear for a 10-day trip plus 5 days food. In preparation for a 10-day trek to Philmont, the Boy Scout backpacking paradise in NE New Mexico, I purchased a Cascade 5200. We did two long weekend training trips in Kansas and finally our big trip in New Mexico. The pack was roomy, held all my gear and at one time 5 days worth of food. The zippers were large and sturdy. The zippers held up well and didn’t catch on the material. Full review

Top-Rated Expedition Packs (4,500+ cu in)

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ULA Equipment Catalyst
user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
ULA Equipment Catalyst
$250
Gregory Baltoro 75
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Gregory Baltoro 75
$243 - $349
Gregory Palisade 80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (30)
Gregory Palisade 80
$294 - $399
Gregory Whitney 95
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Gregory Whitney 95
$329 - $439
Deuter Aircontact 75+10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Deuter Aircontact 75+10
$231 - $289
Osprey Aether 85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Osprey Aether 85
$217 - $309
Arc'teryx Altra 75
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Altra 75
$479
Mile High Mountaineering Fifty-Two 80
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mile High Mountaineering Fifty-Two 80
$399
Osprey Volt 75
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Volt 75
$150 - $199
Deuter ACT Lite 70 + 10 SL
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter ACT Lite 70 + 10 SL
$229
Deuter ACT Lite 75+10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter ACT Lite 75+10
$183 - $229
Osprey Ariel 75
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Ariel 75
$217 - $309
Kelty Coyote 80
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Kelty Coyote 80
$145 - $209
Black Diamond Mercury 75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Mercury 75
$290
ALPS Mountaineering Red Tail
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Red Tail
$170
Kelty Red Cloud 90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kelty Red Cloud 90
$225
JanSport Klamath 75
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
JanSport Klamath 75
$175
Osprey Waypoint 80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Waypoint 80
$280
REI XT 85 Pack
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
REI XT 85 Pack
$289
Kelty Red Cloud
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Kelty Red Cloud
$169
Berghaus Expedition Light 80
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Berghaus Expedition Light 80

available 2014
Kelty Ascender Trunk Backpack
Kelty Ascender Trunk Backpack
$150
Granite Gear Traditional #4
Granite Gear Traditional #4
$157
The North Face Conness 82 Pack
The North Face Conness 82 Pack
$263
Black Diamond Onyx 75
Black Diamond Onyx 75
$232
Fjallraven Abisko 75
Fjallraven Abisko 75
$290
Black Diamond Mission 75
Black Diamond Mission 75
$240
Arc'teryx Altra 85 AR
Arc'teryx Altra 85 AR
$499
Osprey Xenith 88
Osprey Xenith 88
$264 - $359
The North Face Matthes Crest 85 Pack
The North Face Matthes Crest 85 Pack
$299 - $399
Osprey Xenith 105
Osprey Xenith 105
$290 - $390
Gregory Petit Dru Pro 85
Gregory Petit Dru Pro 85
$264 - $528
Kelty Red Cloud 80
Kelty Red Cloud 80
$180 - $224
ALPS Mountaineering Caldera 4500
ALPS Mountaineering Caldera 4500
$78 - $123
Eagle Creek Ultimate Explorer LT
Eagle Creek Ultimate Explorer LT
$70
Gregory Denali 75
Gregory Denali 75
$265 - $359
ALPS Mountaineering Quadrant 4900 Backpack
ALPS Mountaineering Quadrant 4900 Backpack
$66
Fjallraven Kajka 85
Fjallraven Kajka 85
$415
Arc'teryx Nozone 75
Arc'teryx Nozone 75
$399
Mountain Hardwear BMG 105
Mountain Hardwear BMG 105
$245 - $360
Osprey Transporter 130
Osprey Transporter 130
$115
Gregory Deva 85
Gregory Deva 85
$343 - $429
Mammut Heron Pro 85+15
Mammut Heron Pro 85+15
$255 - $349
Aarn Load Limo 75+18L
Aarn Load Limo 75+18L
$230
Kelty Coyote 75
Kelty Coyote 75
$210
ALPS Mountaineering Infinity 5500
ALPS Mountaineering Infinity 5500
$90
Granite Gear Quetico Portage Pack
Granite Gear Quetico Portage Pack
$150 - $219
Deuter Traveller 80+10
Deuter Traveller 80+10
$299
REI Yosemite 75 Pack
REI Yosemite 75 Pack
$179
Osprey Waypoint 85
Osprey Waypoint 85
$210 - $237
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