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Expedition Packs

The best expedition packs (70l+), reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on October 4, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Gregory Baltoro 85
$244 - $349
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (16)
Deuter Aircontact 75+10
$223 - $320
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Xena 85
$225 - $380
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Fjallraven Kajka 75
$400
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Gregory Baltoro 75
$165 - $329
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Xenith 88
$380
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Volt 75
$220
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mystery Ranch Terraplane
$400
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mystery Ranch T-100
$450 - $474
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Apex 100
$250
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Aether AG 70
$233 - $310
user rating: 4 of 5 (11)
Kelty Coyote 80
$160
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Aether Plus 85
$380 - $390
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Deva 80
$175 - $349
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Stout 75
$130 - $209
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Osprey Farpoint 70
$200
user rating: 3 of 5 (4)
Gregory Deva 70
$165 - $329
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Gregory Denali 100
$400 - $419
user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
Gregory Denali Pro 105
user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
ULA Catalyst
$280 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Jandd Barad
$290 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
McHale Inex
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
McHale Inex Alpineer
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (31)
Gregory Palisade 80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Gregory Whitney 95
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 70
$350 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
McHale Super Critical Mass II
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Argon 70
$349 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
McHale Super SARC
$539 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Osprey Argon 85
$379 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
REI Mars 80
$199 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Macpac Torre 80
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Kelty Red Cloud 110
$210 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
REI Crestrail 70
$229 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Argon 110
$419 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
JanSport Big Bear 82
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
U.S. Military CFP 90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Denali 5500
$200 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
REI Traverse 85
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Red Tail 4900
$180 MSRP
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
McHale Super Inex Alpineer
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
McHale Super Inex
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
High Sierra Long Trail 90
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Naos 85
$650 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Deuter ACT Lite 75+10
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Bergans Rondane 85L
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kifaru Tactical Platform Frame and Suspension
$376 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter ACT Lite 70 + 10 SL
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Recent Expedition Pack (70L+) Reviews

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Osprey Aether Plus 85

For a large pack, it carries well, has lots of functional details, and a modest weight. After several decades of use on many backpack and climbing trips, it was time to replace my reliable and old-school Dana Terraplane pack. I sought something similar in size (~5000 cubic inches), lighter in weight, durable, and with contemporary features (e.g., pocket for water reservoir, hipbelt pockets, removable daypack). I have smaller and lighter packs for shorter trips in reliably good weather (summer). Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Osprey Xenith 88

It is an expedition pack which I have used for 2-3 week length treks. It functions well. The hip pads are great and provide more load-bearing support than any other pack I have owned. In all, it is a durable pack and my go-to for long journeys. I have owned this pack for 4 years. I have used it on 5 major treks in Asia and USA. The pack is still going strong. I am 6.0ft, 185 and it fits very well, no special adjustments were required and I did not have the hip pad molded. Carrying weight doesn't… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Osprey Xenith 88

If you have a strong back, strong legs, high stamina, and need to carry a lot of loads, this pack is the right one for you. I bought this pack new from Outlive, a company of Eiger Adventure Group which is an official distributor of Osprey (and also all other overseas brands). I thought I was crazy for carrying loads for the group, it totals 18KG. It was only a 2D1N trip. Within the first 4 hours hiking, I was feeling very miserable. Not because the pack, but because the load. I cannot carry this… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Seek Outside Divide 4500

If you're looking for a large volume pack that can handle heavier loads—this is it! I was looking for a pack for long trips (week+) and for winter camping where gear is bulky and sometimes heavy. I found several packs that had adequate volume (70+ liters), but not any that stood out as far as carrying heavier loads. A couple of my buddies use Seek Outside for big game hunting and suggested looking at their lineup. I settled on their Divide pack—it had the volume I was looking for, was relatively… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Osprey Aether AG 70

Very comfortable 73-liter backpack with advanced harness, which basically helps you carrying up to 50 lbs/25 kg with comfort. Lots of pockets, compartments, and external attachment points for better load distribution. It's made to last long. Background  I’m not an avid backpacker, I was never interested in multi-day trips on foot. Though a dozen times per year I do short backpacking trips, mostly in winter, with heavy load (up to 25 kg / 50 lbs). After a season of using Simond Alpinism 55+10… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
REI Traverse 85

Beyond the actual pack, I’m reporting on a fabulous experience trying on packs at REI Store. With so many options and a family with different body types I’ve had two great experiences trying on and playing with packs in the store. I ended up with the Deuter. But, close second was the REI pack. I loved the zipper setup. Looked like I could get into pack even with gear and snowshoes lashed to pack. If my hips where bigger I would have grabbed this pack.  Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Kelty Coyote 80

A great backpack that is comfortable and roomy. Has multiple points of access and a good range of adjustment. I bought this backpack after a lot of research and hemming and hawing. I'd used the same Camp Trails external frame backpack since the early 1970s and loved it. But it's too small, the padding in the straps and belt dried up, waterproofing gone. I was able to get a set of replacement shoulder straps and hip belt (from Kelty) but it was only a matter of time before the zippers failed. When… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Tashev Mount 100+20 S+

This is a special version of the famed Bulgarian outdoor manufacturer’s expedition pack. It has a total carrying capacity of 120 liters. Well built of Cordura nylon and Teflon, it's a pack of high quality materials. Unknown in the States but it has gotten reviews in Europe where it's sold and YouTube. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Gregory Baltoro 85

Excellent backpack, designed for long outings to the ground with heavy loads. Fully recommended for those who carry a lot of weight.       After having tried two backpacks in the course of a year (Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre and Osprey Xenith 88) I had the pleasure of buying this backpack in a settlement of Campmor at a price of $200 U$D. After having tried it for about a year, I am very happy with the results it has given me, since the waist adapts perfectly to my anatomy and allows me to walk comfortably… Full review