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Recent Backpack Reviews

Ozark Trail Atka 28L

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an incredible deal, but it has been discontinued! Still available online, clearanced! I am a 6-foot tall male, weighing 185 lbs and it fits just as well as other day packs I've tried. This is almost a copy of the famed REI Flash 18 or 20L packs that cost three times this much This pack fits me fine and is very comfortable for lightweight loads. I use it as a day pack when doing multi-day hikes. It's light enough that I don't mind putting it in my backpack and it takes up almost no space… Full review

The North Face Men's Surge

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Very good functional and well organized laptop and overnight pack for short and extended trips. Features multiple dedicated fleece-lined compartments including laptop, tablet, and documents sleeves, pockets for sunglasses, and phone and a padded top handle. I recently purchased this pack and took it on a business trip to Japan. There was enough storage area to pack my 15-inch laptop, accessories, sunglasses, phone, wallet, notebook, toiletries, hat, and one set of clothes. The shoulder straps are… Full review

Gregory Baltoro 65

rated 5 of 5 stars I LOVE this pack. Though the older version, the pocket management, versatility, and especially the stability just shine. I got caught in 'pack out' rainstorm on a three-day trip. I was amazed that for its trimness, all the gear I needed fit in just fine. I think I was packing 45lbs? and that was with probably excessive amount of food. It held my BIG 3, (Kelty Salida2) plus my Katadyn Hiker Pro filter, MSR DragonFly, 1L of fuel, Primus ETA 1L pot. It poured the last night (was forecasted) and I knew… Full review

Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight

rated 5 of 5 stars Best bag I've owned. This is the best through bag I've ever owned. Obviously, it's ultralight, but it's still a great price point. With the rolltop, I'm able to fit what I need for a seven-day through hike and have room for my bear canister. It sits perfectly on my back and shoulders (it comes in different sizes of bag and hip belt to ensure that it fits correctly). It hasn't torn for me despite pretty heavy use, although I've read in other reviews that rough handling means it might tear if caught… Full review

RōM Outdoors RōM Pack

rated 2.5 of 5 stars This pack seems to work better as a “tailgating” pack rather than a camping pack. It is overall big and bulky. It transitions pretty smoothly after a few times but originally it was a little awkward. A 3-in-1 system, the RōM Pack is a backpack you can fully transform into either a wearable poncho with a hood or a blanket that’s soft on one side and water resistant on the other. I received this product and I brought it on a campout when I planned to “cowboy camp” and then I broke one of… Full review

REI Men's Trail 40

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome, affordable, versatile, and tough. This is an awesome and very versatile pack. I took it into the Washington Enchantments in 11/2018 and couldn't be more pleased. I was in the military for a number of years. During that time I learned to live out of a pack frequently and for extended periods of time. Probably the best weekend pack I could ask for. The only improvement I would ask for is a detachable "brain" or lid. It would allow JUST enough extra space for the little things while allowing… Full review

Osprey Tempest 30

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Chose as my first pack. I purchased this as my first pack, as I was looking for something that I could use not only as a daypack, but potentially for an overnight trip. I'm still relatively new to the whole backpacking scene, so it will be interesting to see if it works for me! I have yet to load it all up for any trip, but with some weight in it, it seems to distribute it pretty well and doesn't aggravate my bad shoulders! Overall I think it is really well made and I love the color! Full review

Coleman Kwanzan X40

rated 5 of 5 stars Best pack I've ever owned!! I've used this for the last nine years on dozens of packtrips/hunts. I love the simplicity of the single buckle to close the top and also the center waist adjustments straps...can adjust easily with one hand. The material is waterproof and also heavy duty. The next thing I really love about this pack is the top drawcord cinch section at the top. It's easy to open and close and the best part is I can store extra stuff if I really need to hold a lot of items. Although It's… Full review

Tashev Kentaurus 80+15

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good quality, pretty light. But some strange quirks. To be clear: this is about the pre-2019 pack. The picture here is the 2019 version. It is made in Bulgaria and currently costs 112 euros. The 2019 version differences as far I can see: 200 grams lighter, has two axe loops instead of one, two extra eyes on front, a different setup of the side compression straps, and a different way of tucking away the front compression straps. This is a multipart review. First, I will discuss the pack as is. But… Full review

user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Ozark Trail Atka 28L reviewed Apr 23, 2019
$19 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Gregory Baltoro 65 reviewed Apr 16, 2019
$300
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight reviewed Apr 11, 2019
$195 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
RōM Outdoors RōM Pack reviewed Apr 4, 2019
$119 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Tempest 30 reviewed Apr 1, 2019
$105 - $140
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Coleman Kwanzan X40 reviewed Mar 31, 2019
$100 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Tashev Kentaurus 80+15 reviewed Mar 23, 2019
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gossamer Gear Hipster reviewed Mar 7, 2019
$19 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (20)
JanSport D3 reviewed Feb 19, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Dana Design Slider reviewed Feb 10, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Red Rock Outdoor Gear Element Day Pack reviewed Jan 31, 2019
$60 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Nine Trails Pack 14L reviewed Jan 29, 2019
$70 - $139
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Rivendell Mountain Works Jensen reviewed Jan 16, 2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
ULA Equipment Circuit reviewed Jan 15, 2019
$180 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Cotopaxi Luzon 18 reviewed Jan 8, 2019
$40
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Kelty Super Tioga 4900 reviewed Jan 6, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Kamber 22 reviewed Dec 30, 2018
$150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Osprey Atmos AG 50 reviewed Dec 28, 2018
$230 - $240
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Research HydroLite Pack Sacks reviewed Dec 27, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
U.S. Military ILBE Pack reviewed Dec 18, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Mountainsmith Circuit 5400 reviewed Dec 16, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Salvo 24 reviewed Dec 10, 2018
$115
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Pods reviewed Dec 5, 2018
$50
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
LuxuryLite StackPack reviewed Nov 30, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mystery Ranch Urban Assault 21 reviewed Nov 21, 2018
$69 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Black Hole Duffel reviewed Nov 18, 2018
$119 - $169
user rating: 3 of 5 (8)
Hi-Tec Tioga 65 reviewed Nov 6, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nathan Hipster reviewed Oct 30, 2018
$25
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (51)
Osprey Aether 70 reviewed Oct 30, 2018
$290 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Zpacks Arc Haul reviewed Oct 24, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Flux reviewed Oct 19, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Kelty Redwing reviewed Oct 2, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Eureka! Barrel StormShield Universal Harness reviewed Sep 27, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
REI Lookout 40 Pack reviewed Sep 26, 2018
$90 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Eureka! Terra Cotta Canoe Barrel reviewed Sep 25, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Osprey Aether 85 reviewed Sep 15, 2018
$289 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Osprey Transporter 95 reviewed Sep 10, 2018
$160
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
REI Ruckpack 65 Travel Pack reviewed Sep 10, 2018
$189
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Ministry 40 reviewed Sep 7, 2018
$170 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Matador Freerain 24 reviewed Aug 29, 2018
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Jandd Large Mountain Pannier reviewed Aug 22, 2018
$265 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Aqua Quest Trail Map Case reviewed Aug 19, 2018
$35 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Jandd Mountain Expedition Pannier reviewed Aug 18, 2018
$375 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Deuter Fox 30 reviewed Aug 18, 2018
$83 - $110
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Arc'teryx Bora 65 reviewed Aug 15, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Klymit Motion 60 reviewed Aug 13, 2018
$165
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Matador Daylite16 reviewed Aug 7, 2018
$50
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Renogy Solar Backpack reviewed Aug 5, 2018
$90 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 85 reviewed Jul 29, 2018
$183
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Camp Trails Explorer reviewed Jul 28, 2018
discontinued
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