Weekend Packs (3,000 - 4,499 cu in)


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Recent Weekend Pack (3,000 - 4,499 cu in) Reviews

Osprey Atmos 65 AG

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Overall, the pack is very comfortable. However, I am not sure the designers ever thought about anyone carrying more than 30 lbs in it or they would have NEVER made the hip belt pads lock in place with sub-standard hook-and-loop closure system. This failed on my 5th day wearing the pack, with only 40 lbs loaded in the pack. I had to shoulder 90% of the weight of my pack for a week after this, ruining my trip. I purchased this pack new and took it on a quick weekend trip with about 32 lbs in it, and… Full review

Gossamer Gear Mariposa Ultralight

rated 5 of 5 stars Semi-ultralight pack with lots of pockets. First, I'm not going to give you the specs. If you're interested in the pack you probably know all that. Thus my story. Long long ago in a far off national park I had my ass leveled backpacking. I had been packing with some guys on our level southern trails and was carrying over 50 lbs for a weekend, not a problem. You ask why the weight? 8 lb packs, 8 lb tents, propane stoves, you get the picture. Then we hit the mountains, what hell it was. I'm sure some… Full review

The North Face Terra 65

rated 4 of 5 stars Just a great back. It is a simple and comfortable. Just the perfect size for a week or two of the trail. I got it as a reserve pack, but I ended up using it more that my main pack. Well organized  Simple "not a lot of stuff that can go wrong" Easy to adjust  Comfortable. I had issues with shoulder straps but after a little getting used to and modification it works great.  It is a cheap pack that might surprise you. Full review

Osprey Atmos 65 AG

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Combined with Osprey’s modern features like the removable lid, the “Stow-On-The-Go” trekking pole system, and the “Fit-On-The-Fly” hip belt, this pack can satisfy both the seasoned veteran and the beginning backpacker! Ridge-runners, weekend hikers, and lightweight thru-hikers can all make the most of the versatile Atmos 65 AG backpack. With a truly revolutionary “anti-gravity” (hence the “AG”) design, this ventilated backpack conforms to the wearer’s back, successfully transferring… Full review

ZPacks Arc Zip 54L

rated 4.5 of 5 stars On your way to being an ultralight hiker? Try the ZPacks Arc Zip Ultralight Backpack. A versatile and tough ultralight backpack that weighs only 20 ounces! About Me I have been on a mission to lighten the overall load of my gear. Figured the best place for me to start was with my pack. Before trying to shave weight I used an Osprey Atmos 50. I liked having all of the different places to store gear, the hip belt pockets, and most of all the fit was great! There were several other things that I really… Full review

Granite Gear Virga 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, comfortable, great for overnights or longer trips if you pack light. Holds a surprising volume, though I wouldn't want to push the weight limit. Just wish it had a hip belt pocket. I'm a woman using the short size of this pack and it fits better than many lady-specific packs I've tried. I've been using this pack for a few months now and I really dig it. Super light, obviously, but the durability is there. I love the simplicity of it, and with a sleeping pad inside to act as a substitute… Full review

Mountainsmith Lariat 65

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A fantastic pack for overnight or the long weekend away, the Lariat has all the features you can use without all the add-ons you don't need. Easy to carry, it puts everything right where you need it with a simple zipper. I started looking for a new pack about three years ago to replace my tried and trusted Lowe Alpine Contour which had been my companion across the U.S. for years. I wanted a lighter pack with good suspension. I studied and compared, I tried on a lot of different styles and makes… Full review

Kelty Men's PK 50

rated 4 of 5 stars Used this pack for a 6-day Boy Scout event and worked beautifully. I didn't have to hike far to the campsite, but it was more than comfortable and I was able to stand around waiting until the site opened up without any complaints. Love the closure system and the fact that it doesn't use zippers which can often fail and bunch up on the fabric. The only real flaw that I have noticed is the two pockets which make up the flaps aren't very usable when the pack is loaded and I think it would work better… Full review

JanSport Katahdin 70L

rated 4 of 5 stars After purchasing this pack in the spring, I finally put it to use on the AT the first weekend of June. The pack performed admirably carrying all the gear needed for a weekend trek. I am a large hiker at 6'4", 210 pounds, and I appreciated the adjustable shoulder straps. I was able to carry most of the weight on my hips and legs. The mesh pockets on the outside of the pack kept snacks, trail maps, lights and cameras readily available. The top pouch was also convenient for easy access. Given that… Full review

Top-Rated Weekend Packs (3,000 - 4,499 cu in)

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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Granite Gear Meridian Vapor
Granite Gear Meridian Vapor Ki
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Osprey Ariel 65
$49 - $289
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountainsmith Cross Country 3.0
$56 - $149
Oakley Icon Backpack 3.0
$73 - $105
JanSport Equinox 50
ALPS Mountaineering Sector 3600
Osprey Transporter 60
$79 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Sierra Designs Revival 65
DaKine DLX Cargo Pack 55L
ALPS Mountaineering Sector 4200
Osprey Transporter 65
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
Mountainsmith Maverick
$88 - $109
Granite Gear Aji 50 Ki
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Kelty Redwing 50
$90 - $124
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
JanSport Klamath 55
$93 - $155
Mountainsmith Ghost 50
$95 - $139
Kelty Cache Hauler (Bag Only)
ALPS Mountaineering Wasatch 3300
JanSport Katahdin 50L
Marmot Athena 48
Marmot Apollo 50
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Equinox Katahdin
Black Diamond Infinity 60
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond 50 Caliber
$102 - $108
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Mountainsmith Haze 50
$104 - $129
ALPS Mountaineering Wasatch 3900
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountainsmith Youth Pursuit
$105 - $139
ALPS Mountaineering Exploit 3900
JanSport Klamath 55R
Mountainsmith Approach 50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (16)
Kelty Redwing 3100
Black Diamond Innova 60
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
High Sierra Explorer 55
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
GoLite Jam 50L
$110 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Shasta 3600
Gregory Jade 53
EMS Trail 50
$115 MSRP
ALPS Mountaineering Shasta 4200
$117 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
ALPS Mountaineering Cascade 4200
$117 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Sage 55 Pack
$119 - $199
JanSport Klamath 68
Equinox ARAS Eagle Ultralight
Osprey Ace 50
$120 - $160
Eagle Creek Load Hauler Travel Pack
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gossamer Gear G4
Mammut Hera Guide 55 + 15
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Granite Gear Virga
$126 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
The North Face Terra 50
$127 - $159
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Youth Terra 55
$127 - $159
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