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Weekend Packs

The best weekend packs (50-69l), reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on December 12, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Osprey Aura 65
$340
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mystery Ranch Glacier
$262 - $399
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountainsmith Lariat 65
$230
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Porter
$311 - $388
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Aura AG 50
$240 - $315
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (31)
Osprey Atmos 65
$340
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (25)
Osprey Exos 58
$220 - $260
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
$220
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (16)
Gregory Baltoro 65
$195 - $329
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
The North Face Terra 65
$189
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Windrider
$303 - $378
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Kestrel 68
$179 - $260
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Ariel 55
$260 - $300
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Osprey Ariel 65
$280 - $320
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Kelty Redwing 50
$72 - $370
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Deuter Aircontact 65+10
$285
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Osprey Atmos AG 50
$240 - $315
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Osprey Aura AG 65
$202 - $340
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Gregory Alpinisto 50
$220
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Southwest
$303 - $379
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Bora AR 50
$499
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Banchee 50
$230
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Stout 65
$130
user rating: 4 of 5 (25)
Osprey Atmos 50
$315
user rating: 4 of 5 (18)
Osprey Atmos AG 65
$270 - $340
user rating: 4 of 5 (14)
Gregory Deva 60
$223 - $329
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Teton Sports Scout 3400
$80
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Deuter ACT Lite 50+10
$100 - $265
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Gregory Contour 60
$196
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Granite Gear Crown2 60
$111 - $209
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Zulu 65
$230 - $249
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Viva 50
$200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Banchee 65
$239 - $250
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Granite Gear Virga 2
$150
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 4400 Windrider
$340 - $424
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Deuter Aircontact Lite 60+10 SL
$165
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Six Moon Designs Minimalist V2
$210
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Kajka 65
$375
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gregory Katmai 55
$260 - $289
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Thule Capstone 50L
$220
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Scream 55
$120 - $159
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (6)
Osprey Aura 50
$315
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Exped Lightning 60
$240
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Ascensionist 55L
$239
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Optic 58
$155 - $209
user rating: 3 of 5 (5)
Klymit Motion 60
$165
Gregory Paragon 68
$250 - $279
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Gregory Paragon 58
$160 - $259
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Recent Weekend Pack (50-69L) Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Granite Gear Crown2 60

Wanted to point out the differences in the Women's fit versus the regular fit model. I purchased a Massdrop version several years ago, and liked it so much, we got the women's for my wife. In 2018 I hyperextended my knee and injured my back. This prompted me to move to a more ultralight setup. I found a good deal on the Massdrop version of the Crown 2 and decided to try it out. A year later, I bought my wife the Crown 2 Women's fit to replace her 4-lb Gregory Deva. These packs now have a few thousand… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Gregory Zulu 65

Good design. Good adjustable suspension. Plenty of room. Water bottle pockets awkward. Tried on many other competitive packs, some Osprey models to the Zulu but none fit right or dug into my shoulders. Great overall design and construction. I have the gold standard Gregory Shasta 88ltr weighing 6.5 lbs empty for comparison, but needed to cut weight. The Zulu 65 is 3.68 lbs—almost half. Figured Gregory would have good suspension and I was correct. I’ve used this pack on over 100 miles and almost… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
MEI Flying Scotsman II

Clamshell opening and really tough. Survived 28 countries over 5 years backpacking. I loved it. It was my companion for some very exciting and terrifying experiences. The fact you could get into it when locked bothered me a lot. Oh and I ended up setting an 8kg limit on my carry weight as I'm small and want to enjoy travel and not feel like a pack horse. So you need discipline with this bag! But it's FABULOUS to have the hybrid capabilities of duffle, clamshell opening etc. I would like to find… Full review

rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Klymit Motion 60

I really wanted to like this pack....but... This is my first poray into lighter weight bear. I was expecting to have design or performance concerns, but that's the reality. I tried this pack on several three-day weekend hikes and found it woefully small for my needs. I carried it on a winter one-nighter, and it still seems smaller than my other 60 L pack. The compression straps are way too long and skinny, and pulling them tight stresses the buckles. I broke one and had to secure the strap with… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Zpacks Arc Zip Ultra 62L

An amazing pack in so many ways. First off, I want to say that overall, the design is brilliant in so many ways. I have used many packs over my lifetime and while this one is minimalist, it's more functional than many packs I have used. Just the fact you can use the zippers to get to any part of the pack you need without unpacking it is a game changer for me. The material on this feels like a heavy duty fabric and I have to admit it’s a little weird given how light the pack is. It makes your mind… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Osprey Exos 58

Great pack (and it doesn't need hipbelt pockets). This is a high-quality product. It is comfortable. This is my first Osprey, so I had to learn how to wear it. Here's how: Put it on with everything loose. Buckle the hip belt first and tighten it on your hips. Then tighten the shoulder straps, BUT NOT TOO TIGHT. (It will not be comfortable on the shoulders if you crank down too much on the shoulder straps.) Then pull the load lifter straps all the way in nice and tight. Now you should have the weight… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Field & Stream Mountain Scout 65L

While initially a comfortable, huge pack, the Mountain Scout failed in short order. Padding breakdown, broken components, failed stitching...we had it all. Dick's Sporting Goods had these packs on sale for Father's Day 7 or 8 years ago. I bought them for my son and I. These 65L packs offer lots of storage options, and include a generously-sized "brain" and a rain cover. The pack has a separate bottom pocket accessible from the front and main cargo area accessible from the top. Initial impressions… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Six Moon Designs Minimalist V2

Six Moon Designs updated their 2018 Minimalist pack last year with an entirely new version that kept the good parts of the original while resolving some of that pack's issues. Still configurable with removable hip belt and internal stay and sold with optional shoulder harness or vest the V2 is best for light/UL packers looking for day after day comfort carrying lighter loads. If you've read my review of the 2018 Minimalist you know that I really liked that pack, especially for distance hiking. After… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
ULA Circuit

Very comfortable pack with up to 35 pounds. Easy to modify to make the pack lighter Bought last year before an AT section hike. I took the shock cord off and the water hydration pocket  and wallet pocket to reduce weight. It holds all my winter gear comfortably. Love the stretch pocket. It holds all my essentials plus any wet gear I might have. You can really dial in the comfort with all the adjustments. This year I bought the shoulder water bottle pocket because I had trouble putting my water… Full review