Expedition Packs

The best expedition packs (70l+), reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on June 5, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Expedition Pack (70L+) Reviews

Gregory Baltoro 85

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

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

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

Mountainsmith Circuit 5400

rated 4 of 5 stars I’ve been using the Circuit 5400 for two years now in all four seasons. It is reliable, comfortable, and has a couple of unique features that I have grown to love. Fit: The pack fits as I would expect a pack to fit. The straps allow the user to adjust hip, shoulders, and torso like most standard packs. The weight can be distributed quite evenly. I’m not sure if the circuit is unisex or not. It is not labeled as such, but my daughter has used it on several overnight hikes and did not have any… Full review

Osprey Aether 85

rated 5 of 5 stars When it comes to packs, you want something comfortable. It needs to be well made, rugged, and have useful features. I’ve owned the Osprey Aether 85 for some time now and wouldn’t change it for anything else. Intro: When it comes to packs, you want something comfortable. It needs to be well made, rugged, and have useful features. I’ve owned the Osprey Aether 85 for some time now and wouldn’t change it for anything else. Here is my break down review of the pack: Comfort: -       I find… Full review

Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 85

rated 0.5 of 5 stars No home run... …but it could have been.  After receiving my new NTA 85 size Short today I was at first impressed with seeing its well done aspects, so after checking the torso adjustment recommended and finding it on the 16" setting (which is my measurement), I loaded it with 30 lbs to check the feel. That's when my disappointment set in. Several huge design flaws became very evident and makes this a pack that just doesn't work for anyone, PERIOD. I know this is going to hurt sales of this pack,… Full review

U.S. Military ILBE Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars By far the best pack at even double its price. It's an Arc'teryx Bora in disguise and Cadillac in comfort. This mama will carry a HEAVY load in comfort and last for lifetimes; that's plural. I bought the first one three years ago in "very good condition" from ammocanman on eBay for $135 shipped and liked it so much that when I recently saw a new one from a smaller vendor on eBay for $100 I jumped on it and gave the first to my 36-year-old son. FYI; they cost the military $700+ per unit. What a bargain… Full review

Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 85

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Farewell, Granite Gear. You won't be missed nor will the turds you call packs. They're by far the worst. As soon as I received the Nimbus Trace Access 85 Short I checked the torso adjust and it came at 16", which is my size. Loaded 30+ pounds correctly and cinched the side compression straps to stabilize the light load close to my back. Long story short; after several hours on, off, adjust, on and walking around the house it was impossible to keep; as it's the most dysfunctional backpack I've ever… Full review

Dana Design Yellowstone

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent pack, simply designed and rugged in construction. It had one lifetime before reaching me and, despite my best efforts, is only now starting to show wear 30+ years after manufacture. Much like an old car—every part can be repaired, replaced, or modified as necessary. I obtained my Dana Design Yellowstone pack as a gift from a blind man who used it for close to two decades in his visually-gifted youth. It has served me well on over a dozen weekend to week-long trips across one decade. Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Gregory Baltoro 85
$262 - $349
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (16)
Deuter Aircontact 75+10
$225 - $310
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Xena 85
$380
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Gregory Baltoro 75
$240 - $329
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Kelty Red Cloud 110
$230
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Volt 75
$200 - $220
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
High Sierra Long Trail 90
$120
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mystery Ranch Terraplane
$260 - $400
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter ACT Lite 70 + 10 SL
$229
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mystery Ranch T-100
$247 - $450
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Apex 100
$250
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Ariel 75
$186
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
Kelty Coyote 80
$200
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
High Sierra Appalachian 75
$137
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Xenith 88
$380
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Traverse 85
$289
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
JanSport Klamath 75
$175
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Stout 75
$210
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Waypoint 80
$196 - $224
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Osprey Xenith 105
$400
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
Kelty Red Cloud 90
$220
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 85
$229 - $276
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Gregory Denali 100
$400
Granite Gear Traditional #4
$157
The North Face Prophet 100
$400
ALPS OutdoorZ Traverse EPS
$130
Fjallraven Kajka 100
$425
Mystery Ranch Metcalf
$525
Fjallraven Keb 72L
$300
Black Diamond Mission 75
$240 - $249
ALPS Mountaineering Cascade 90
$152 - $189
Kelty Outfitter 80
$160
ALPS Mountaineering Caldera 90
$152 - $189
Haglofs Nejd 80L
$262
Osprey Ariel AG 75
$330
Haglofs Lex 110
$450
Bach Slim Mac 3 80L
$150
Osprey Aether AG 85
$330
Kelty Red Cloud 80
$220
ALPS Mountaineering Caldera 75
$117 - $179
VauDe Centauri 75+10
$330
Exped ition 100
$629
Klattermusen Tor 80L
$480
Gregory Denali 75
$360
VauDe Astrum EVO 75+10 XL
$180
Fjallraven Kajka 85
$415
Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 85 Ki
$185 - $276
Thule Guidepost 75L
$350
Mountain Hardwear BMG 105
$198 - $360
Thule Guidepost 85L
$380
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