Expedition Packs (4,500+ cu in)

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$500 and above

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

Arc'teryx Bora 95

rated 5 of 5 stars A tough, durable backpack designed to last forever! You can fit a vast volume of things in this backpack, so it's perfect for longer trips, i.e. not for ultralight backpacking. Conditions: I'm living in Ecuador, and have been working a couple of years in the jungle, making maps. The humidity is constantly high and the vegetation is pretty much always wet, there are thorns and sharp rocks everywhere, and the elevations differences lead to quite high falls. I routinely fall into mud and every now… Full review

High Sierra Appalachian 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pack for medium to long hikes.Net pockets on each side for easy access to water bottles and room/pockets to organize gear. I purchased for taking a Scout troop on a multi-day hiking trail. They needed a medical professional in order to go on trail, so I needed a pack that would hold my food, tent, sleeping bag, cooking, food, water, and my medical equipment. This pack proved very good for this purpose. After 3+ days the pack kept everything in order and was very comfortable. Definitely would… Full review

Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I use this pack for multi-day trips into Wilderness. It is extremely comfortable and easy to adjust without stopping. I am with a federal agency. I am also a wildland firefighter and I use this pack when I take the "pack test." Loaded with 45 lbs I can do three miles in less than 45 minutes with no pain or strain with the Mountainsmith Circuit 3.0. After 30 years of backcountry travel and backpacking this pack feels better than any I have used or owned! Full review

Gregory Deva 85

rated 4 of 5 stars Very comfortable pack that can carry a heavier load and fit smaller (petite) lady hikers (xs size). As a petite (5'2") hiker, I was having a tough time finding a pack that fit comfortably. Tried men's small, but the fit was wrong. I needed a pack to carry lots of gear up Mt. Rainier and extended hikes and this pack sealed the deal. It fit my short torso comfortably, like a glove (xs frame option). First, it is a little heavier than most packs due to padding on the waist, back, and shoulders, but… Full review

Arc'teryx Bora 80

rated 5 of 5 stars In this world of ultralight BPing gear is there still a place for this 7-lb beast? Answer, "Oh hell yeah!" I bought this pack when they were still made in Canada. It is not made of the lighter waterproof materials that I've read about in some reviews. So what? That's why they make dry bags and pack covers. The benefits of the older Bora 80s is they are virtually indestructible. Let me put it to you like this and I'll let you ponder the implications of having something that weighs a couple of pounds… Full review

Arc'teryx Bora 95

rated 5 of 5 stars Great large capacity pack that is excellent in cold wet/snowy weather. I've put this pack through some interesting situations. Once, I wanted to camp out on an island on a river so I threw the full pack on an inner tube and swam across the river to the island. Along the way the pack was about 1/4 submerged. When I unpacked, everything was dry.  Another time I brought the pack up a frozen river with a bunch of small, frozen-over cascades. On the way out, I rode the pack down the iced river on a… Full review

Lowe Alpine Morning Star 75L+

rated 4 of 5 stars Large single compartment, no frills, no extras, water resistant pack. Does the job well but offers little in access points. Fit: Fits well and fits a variety of sizes. I've lent the pack to others over the past several years and everyone has said that it was a good ride. Comfort: I find the pack is very comfortable. The hip and shoulder straps don't look like much but they have a pretty firm closed cell foam core that works pretty well.  Capacity: This pack holds a surprising amount. It expands… Full review

Osprey Crescent 85

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pack for extended trips. Places majority of weight on the hips. Very comfortable and very durable. It is my current go to pack. Fit: Form fitted foam for the hips. Shoulder straps are very comfortable. I bought the pack used and did not get it re-fitted but the pack is still fantastic. I think the pack distributes a bit too much to the hips and my hips were sore for the first two days of a week-long trip. If I get the hips re-molded, I think it will solve the problem.  Comfort: Minus the… Full review

Gregory Palisade 80

rated 4 of 5 stars Finally used this for something beyond car camping. Went on a 4-day backpacking trip with son and a few others from his Boy Scout Troop. Pack was comfortable and a bottomless pit. Four-day backpacking trip with son's Boy Scout Troop and the Gregory Palisade 80 took everything I had ... even when I fell on it. It carried my gear and a good bit of the Troop gear with room to spare. The articulating hip belt made the pack feel like it wasn't even there at times even though it weighed in well over 45… Full review

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

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user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
ULA Equipment Catalyst
$250
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Gregory Baltoro 75
$255 - $349
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Kelty Red Cloud 110
$240
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (31)
Gregory Palisade 80
$238 - $318
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Gregory Whitney 95
$262 - $439
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Deuter Aircontact 75+10
$231 - $289
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Osprey Aether 85
$310
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Altra 75
$479
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mile High Mountaineering Fifty-Two 80
$399
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
High Sierra Long Trail 90
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Volt 75
$200
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter ACT Lite 70 + 10 SL
$229
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter ACT Lite 75+10
$229
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Ariel 75
$45 - $309
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Kelty Coyote 80
$210
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
ALPS Mountaineering Cascade 5200
$130
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
High Sierra Appalachian 75
$130
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Mercury 75
$300
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Red Tail
$110 - $125
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Apex 75
$210
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Waypoint 80
$280
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Kelty Red Cloud 90
$180 - $224
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gregory Deva 85
$255 - $321
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
REI XT 85 Pack
$289
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Lowe Alpine TFX Expedition 75:95
$285
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Kelty Red Cloud
$225 - $239
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Gregory Denali 100
$300 - $399
Kelty Ascender Trunk Backpack
$150 - $262
VauDe Centauri 75+10 XL
$198
 
REI Grand Tour 80 Travel Pack
$139
Granite Gear Traditional #4
$110
The North Face Conness 82 Pack
$369
Black Diamond Onyx 75
$290
Kelty Catalyst 80
$200
Fjallraven Kajka 100
$300 - $424
Fjallraven Abisko 75
$290
Kelty Catalyst 76
$200
Black Diamond Mission 75
$240
Osprey Xenith 88
$360
The North Face Matthes Crest 85 Pack
$399
Boreas Gear Halo 75
$290
Osprey Xenith 105
$390
Bergans Trollhetta 75L
$349
Gregory Petit Dru Pro 85
$264 - $528
Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 85
$370
Kelty Red Cloud 80
$225
ALPS Mountaineering Caldera 4500
$78 - $123
Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 85 KI
$370
Gregory Denali 75
$270 - $359
Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre 75+20
$340
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