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Recent Internal Frame Backpack Reviews

Osprey Exos 58

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great all-around backpack if you don't overload it. With less than 35lbs of well-chosen gear, it works for both weekend and long haul trips, and you can manage 40lbs for a couple of days. I'm a 5'7", 145 pound, 63-year-old woman who works in the backcountry in summer, usually for 6-8 days at a time. My pack has to be light enough to let me move quickly, but big enough to carry my personal and work gear. I can't carry the 55 pound loads that I did when I was younger. After a year of frequent… Full review

ULA Equipment Ohm 2.0

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, yet plenty of room for gear. Designed for comfort and durability. Unusual and useful ability to carry water bottles on shoulder straps. Exceptional hipbelt support and comfort. The ULA Ohm 2.0 is a smaller pack in the ULA line, yet has the hipbelt of some of the larger models allowing it to carry substantial weights.  The ULA hipbelts are top-of-the-line for comfort given their light weight. The Ohm 2.0 has provided plenty of space for 4-day backpacks for me with room to spare.  Its… Full review

REI New Star

rated 5 of 5 stars I highly recommend this pack if you can find one used in good shape. Big enough for a long trip, not so big it isn't practical for a weekend. Well made and long lasting (mine finally quit after 19 years and 800+ miles). I bought my New Star two years used in 1997. It had seen some trail time then. Over the next 18 years, I added over 700 miles of use to it from there. The hip strap finally broke (actually only the plastic insert broke, the nylon and padding was OK; I finished two days and 16 miles… Full review

REI Great Star

rated 4 of 5 stars Very large pack with lots of size adjustment and all the basic features you want. Well made and long lasting. Prone to being under filled and causing gear/load to shift or sit oddly, especially on shorter hikes. Great for big/tall persons or longer trips. Just inherited my Great Star from my father after my New Star finally gave up (19 years and over 800 miles on it).  My dad bought the pack new in 1998 and it has about 400 miles on it from him. I can and have comfortably carried about 80 lbs of… Full review

Osprey Atmos 65 AG

rated 3 of 5 stars The revised Osprey Atmos AG 65 is a well-made pack that fixes many of the problems with previous models; however, the new edition of the pack is much heavier than earlier models. If the increased weight does not concern you then you will like the changes. All in all this is a robust pack that may no longer fit the needs of lightweight backpackers. I tried a size large pack; I weighed it at the local REI, and it weighed 5 pounds 4 ounces. Last year's model weighed 3 pounds 12 ounces on the same scale… Full review

Dana Design Astralplane Overkill

rated 5 of 5 stars The Dana Astralplane Overkill is the most durable, comfortable, indestructible load-hauler ever created. Best loadhauler ever made. Indestructible. Bought mine in early '90's and have hiked with it on at least 50 trips and it looks almost brand new. Mine is the Astralplane Overkill, so it is pretty heavy, but I've packed 80 lbs in it and it still fits like a hug.   If you can find one on ebay, buy it — they are legendary. The guy who made them now builds for Mystery Ranch and his new version… Full review

GoLite Men's Jam2

rated 5 of 5 stars Back in May of 2010 was looking for a daypack and the clerk at the store told me about this pack. At the time this was a leftover from 2008 -2009. Didn't hesitate to grab this as I know a lot of people who have this brand of pack and of course the price! Pack was a Large version. The pack serves double duty as it's my padding with my 3/4 self-inflating sleeping pad, which is also part of the pack's frame! Fits great and works with all my lightweight gear as my Base is at 7 lb. Max load is… Full review

ZPacks Arc Blast

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great UL pack that is smartly designed, comfortable within its load limits, customizable, and about as light as you will find in a framed midsized backpack. Cuben and carbon fiber construction keep the weight at around one pound. This is a review of the Zpacks Arc Blast backpack. I purchased one in late Spring 2014 and have had the opportunity to put a couple hundred miles on it by now. I am not associated with Zpacks in any way. This is probably the lightest framed mid-size backpack on… Full review

Gregory Triconi 60

rated 5 of 5 stars Best pack I have ever owned. Very well made, with many good features. Very comfortable. Easy to adjust. The zip out front facing water bottle pocket a plus. Plastic zipper attachments also very nice. Just a real good pack.  Full review

Top-Rated Internal Frame Backpacks

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user rating: 4 of 5 (14)
Osprey Exos 58 reviewed Feb 27, 2015
$220
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
ULA Equipment Ohm 2.0 reviewed Feb 20, 2015
$200
user rating: 4 of 5 (13)
REI New Star reviewed Feb 17, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (11)
REI Great Star reviewed Feb 17, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Osprey Atmos 65 AG reviewed Feb 17, 2015
$260
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Dana Design Astralplane Overkill reviewed Feb 16, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ZPacks Arc Blast reviewed Feb 9, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Gregory Triconi 60 reviewed Feb 9, 2015
$225
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Osprey Volt 60 reviewed Feb 6, 2015
$180
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mile High Mountaineering Salute 34 reviewed Jan 25, 2015
$183 - $228
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Lowe Alpine Contour IV reviewed Jan 15, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
REI Morning Star 75 reviewed Jan 13, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mystery Ranch Terraplane Pack reviewed Jan 8, 2015
$485 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Xenith 75 reviewed Jan 7, 2015
$330
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mystery Ranch 12-Bar reviewed Jan 5, 2015
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Kelty Red Cloud 90 reviewed Jan 3, 2015
$225
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Gregory Denali 100 reviewed Dec 29, 2014
$399
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Gregory Alpinisto 35 reviewed Dec 28, 2014
$129 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Cold Cold World Chernobyl reviewed Dec 22, 2014
$175 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Porter reviewed Dec 10, 2014
$345
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Cotopaxi Nepal 65 reviewed Nov 30, 2014
$229 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
RailRiders Journey reviewed Nov 11, 2014
$99
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Lowe Alpine Netherworld 90 reviewed Oct 29, 2014
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Ariel 55 reviewed Oct 28, 2014
$139 - $260
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eberlestock FAC Track reviewed Oct 22, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx LEAF Khard 45 reviewed Oct 22, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Deuter Aircontact 75+10 reviewed Oct 19, 2014
$289
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Flash 45 Pack reviewed Oct 17, 2014
$90 - $129
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
GoLite Jam 50L reviewed Oct 13, 2014
$110 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lowe Alpine Appalachian 60+15 reviewed Oct 10, 2014
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Gregory Makalu Pro 70 reviewed Oct 9, 2014
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Gregory Border 35 L Pack reviewed Oct 8, 2014
$179
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gregory Jade 70 reviewed Oct 7, 2014
$167
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (28)
Osprey Atmos 65 reviewed Oct 2, 2014
$186 - $259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Gregory Baltoro 65 reviewed Oct 2, 2014
$247 - $329
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Quantum reviewed Sep 29, 2014
$99
user rating: 1.5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Jubilee 50 reviewed Sep 26, 2014
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Deuter ACT Lite 50+10 reviewed Sep 25, 2014
$189
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (36)
Osprey Aether 70 reviewed Sep 25, 2014
$279 - $290
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
The North Face Terra 45 reviewed Sep 24, 2014
$129
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Trion Guide 45+7 reviewed Sep 22, 2014
$180 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Lowe Alpine Peak Attack 42 reviewed Sep 21, 2014
$90
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter ACT Lite 75+10 reviewed Sep 20, 2014
$229
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Blackhawk! Barrage Hydration Pack reviewed Sep 14, 2014
$200 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Volt 75 reviewed Sep 13, 2014
$200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Osprey Talon 44 reviewed Sep 12, 2014
$150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Teton Sports Scout 3400 reviewed Sep 8, 2014
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Berghaus Expedition Light 80 reviewed Sep 7, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Lowe Alpine Vision 40 reviewed Sep 4, 2014
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
High Sierra Col 35 reviewed Sep 4, 2014
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