Backpacks

Recent Backpack Reviews

Rivendell Mountain Works Jensen

rated 5 of 5 stars Great design and great construction. Got one of Eric Hardee's current-version Jensens about four years ago. Stupendous pack for backcountry hut touring on skis. The weight stays close to the back (have not experienced a better pack in that regard), and capacity is perfect for about four nights out with no tent and with a light sleeping bag. I do have the optional snap-on side pockets and wouldn't be able to make those trips work without them. Full review

Rivendell Mountain Works Jensen

rated 4 of 5 stars An aesthetically delightful and comfortable specialty pack for shorter trips in mild weather for the purists. Utterly miserable if pushed beyond its weight/capacity limits. Like the previous reviewer, I lusted after the Rivendell Jensen pack when I was a poor graduate student in the '70s. By the time I could afford that, it was long out of production. Fast forward 40 years, after a very long search I bought a 1970s Jensen pack on eBay. It is the original version with two zippers opening the top… Full review

ULA Equipment Circuit

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack works for everything. It is the most comfortable pack I have ever used. It has good pockets on the waist belt, good pockets for water bottle that can be reached with the pack on, and an outside pocket for food items and a jacket. I rarely have to open the pack to get what I want from it. I used to carry packs to haul equipment, external frames for long overnight trips, ski packs, day packs, and a hunting pack. Now I just use the Circuit for everything. They come in different torso lengths… Full review

Cotopaxi Luzon 18

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Minimalist, single compartment pack with features that promote function and comfort. Outer zipped pocket and internal hydration sleeve with a drawstring top. Makes a great day or summit pack, but enough room for UL overnights. Specs: Capacity: 18L Weight: 11.5oz/327g Bag Material: Ripstop nylon Fit, Comfort, & Ride: The Cotopaxi Luzon 18L is a small pack that rides well on the upper middle portion of my back. I have an oddly long 21" torso for a man of average height and I find the bottom of… Full review

Kelty Super Tioga 4900

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Ageless. I purchased this in 2002 from Sierra Trading Post and it has gotten moderate use for the last 16 years doing hikes in the area's National Forest. This has never let me down and is still in excellent condition. The only negative I have to say about this is that it is so huge that I would tend to overpack with too many unnecessary items. The frame is adjustable and I had it set to the shortest adjustment as possible and it fit my 5'7" frame just about perfectly. As I aged so did my spine… Full review

Osprey Kamber 22

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent winter pack for day trips, made with very useful and safety conscious features. I bought this for winter hiking and snowshoeing, particularly for carrying snowshoes when not being used. I found it very easy to load or unload the snowshoes without having to remove mitts. The strap system on the pack is just perfect for this, and tucks out of the way when not needed. The pack is made to be very water resistant and lives up to this. It's a panel design with one larger compartment with a divider… Full review

Osprey Atmos AG 50

rated 5 of 5 stars A great pack, with a perfect suspension. Carries weight with ease. Mesh back panel dumps heat in warm and hot conditions. A great weekend pack, perfect for three days, two nights. Lots of storage and ease of access. A main compartment, a sleeping bag compartment, and for on-the-go access, it has two lid, two hip belt, one large stash, and two water bottle pockets.  The only complaint with my older version is a lack of sleeping bag compartment straps; they were added on the newer model. Materials… Full review

Outdoor Research HydroLite Pack Sacks

rated 3 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research stuff sack is a compact and lightweight insurance bag against weather in moist or wet conditions. OR does a fine job of considering the finer details of functionality in this well rounded tote. The waterproofing tends to separate from the material especially at the seams. The Hydrolite pack sack is a water resistant bag as opposed to a waterproof bag. It is not meant to withstand full or partial water submersion like a dry bag. The bag does keep things dry if left out in the… Full review

U.S. Military ILBE Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars Comparison of the USMC ILBE vs Eberlestock v90 Battleship backpacks with the focus on winter camping usage. For Winter Camping and Expeditions you need a really HUGE backpack. I own both the Eberlestock v90 Battleship and a USMC ILBE pack. I shall compare and contrast these with emphasis on winter camping. Both packs have online reviews on military use, hunting, and expeditions. Both packs have good reviews on TRAILSPACE. Battleship frontBattleship side Battleship Camo The Eberlestock v90 Battleship… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
ULA Equipment Catalyst Expedition
$250
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
CamelBak Cloud Walker Hydration Pack
$84 - $85
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
The North Face Terra 40 Overnight
$112 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
ULA Equipment Ohm 2.0 Weekend
$200
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Osprey Talon 11 Daypack
$63 - $100
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Granite Gear Round Rock Solid Compression Sack
$20 - $34
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Atom Daypack
$59 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Equinox Katahdin Weekend
$117
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Pack Cover Pack Cover
$25 - $41
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Deuter Kid Comfort II Child Carrier
$210 - $250
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Pack Duffel
$119 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest Overnight
$310
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Deuter Trans Alpine 30 Daypack
$130
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
SealLine Pro Portage Pack Dry Pack
$120 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Gregory Miwok 18 Daypack
$60 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Deuter ACT Trail 24 Daypack
$90 - $120
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Sirrus 24 Daypack
$130
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountainsmith Lariat 65 Weekend
$172 - $183
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
REI Trail 40 Overnight
$119
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Porter Weekend
$345
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest Hydration Pack
$95 - $169
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Aura AG 50 Weekend
$172 - $240
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey UL Raincover Pack Cover
$30 - $40
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 70 Weekend
$175 - $206
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelty Redwing 32 Daypack
$70 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Windrider Weekend
$345
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Deuter Futura Pro 34 SL Overnight
$159 - $170
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Xena 85 Expedition
$380
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Matador Daylite16 Daypack
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Fjallraven Kajka 75 Weekend
$400
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mystery Ranch Glacier Weekend
$150 - $350
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Kompressor Daypack
$35 - $50
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Granite Gear Crown2 60 Weekend
$200
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mystery Ranch Wet Rib Pack Pocket
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Arro 22 Daypack
$159 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Jester Daypack
$38 - $65
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Deuter Kid Comfort III Child Carrier
$300 - $302
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Cyclone Stuff Sacks Compression Sack
$14 - $27
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Watershed Animas Dry Pack
$114 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Granite Gear Air Zippditty Stuff Sack
$15 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Enterprise Daypack
$72
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Rev 6 Hydration Pack
$50
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountainsmith Scream 25 Daypack
$60 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Terra 35 Overnight
$104 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Deuter Pace 36 Winter Pack
$86 - $129
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Sacks Dry Bag
$10 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Ariel 55 Weekend
$208
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Raptor 10 Hydration Pack
$85 - $130
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Stratos 34 Overnight
$112 - $160
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
CamelBak Magic Hydration Pack
$59 - $100
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