Weekend Packs

Recent Weekend Pack (50-69L) Reviews

rated 2 of 5 stars
The North Face Skareb 55

A good lightweight pack to hold all your essentials. I've had this pack for a number of years, only to use as a pack for overnight trips to carry my clothing. Always kept indoors, dry, away from heat sources. The rubber coating on the inside has started to deteriorate though, and this is prevalent in the upper part where you roll the two flaps to close the pack. It was fine for a couple of years, but now the rubber is really peeling and falling off, and gets all over your clothing inside. It's unfortunate,… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Six Moon Designs Minimalist

The Six Moon Designs Minimalist is a backpack engineered to let you change configurations easily to match your changing needs. The frame and hip belt are entirely removable. You can select shoulder straps or a vest harness at time of purchase which can be swapped easily as well if you purchase both. The Minimalist is best for Light/Ultra Light use with total loads below 35 lbs. It remained functionally useful and comfortable with loads approaching 50lbs. Its comfortable ride makes it great for day-after-day… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Gregory Reality

Over 20 years of use from -20 to 110 temps. It’s durable, able to handle heavy loads, and adjustable to different size users. Comfortable and adjustable, I have gained 65lbs since I got it and it still fits. It’s a beast. Had it over 20 years. It’s been in -20 and 110 degree temps. It hauled 70 lbs with my 17-year old 6'2" 265-lb son while elk hunting in Colorado for a week, survived eight weeks of basic training at ALERT in Texas. Was broke in while in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, been… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Gregory Triconi 60

Terrific backpack! Bought it eight years ago for 360$ CAD. Best pack I've ever had. Sixteen days a years in the AT and he is in really good shape in date of today. Packed ultra light—day clothes, night clothes, rain coat, water pump, nafta stove, headlamp, tent, sleeping bag etc. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Fjallraven Men's Kajka 65

This pack is what I use as a Wilderness Guide in Tasmania. It is durable, adjustable, and holds more gear than it rightly should; all while transferring the load to the large hip belt in a comfortable way. Great for heavy loads. The Fjallraven Kaja 65l is a pack built with old-school workmanship and new-school features. I chose this for my work as a Wilderness Guide due to the adjustability and durability; although it is quite heavy compared to most packs. This pack is designed as a load hauler. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Osprey Atmos AG 65

Comfortable. Adjustable. Durable. Convenient. Affordable. This pack is very durable and comfortable. It is not anti-gravity, despite its name. Tends toward the heavy end but is a great compromise where ruggedness outweighs the need for speed. I have the 65 which has the roominess of my old favorite Kelty frame pack. If I miss something it’s the well defined compartments. I find it challenging to organize and access all my junk. But that inconvenience is moot in consideration of its comfort. If… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Gregory Baltoro 65

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Rivendell Mountain Works Jensen

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

rated 4 of 5 stars
Rivendell Mountain Works Jensen

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

user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Equinox Katahdin
$117
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountainsmith Lariat 65
$130 - $229
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Porter
$259
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Aura AG 50
$230 - $240
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 70
$262
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Windrider
$345
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Fjallraven Kajka 75
$400
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mystery Ranch Glacier
$150 - $350
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Granite Gear Crown2 60
$160 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Ariel 55
$290
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Aircontact Pro 70+15
$263 - $350
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Southwest
$345
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vargo ExoTi 50
$300
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 4400 Windrider
$380
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)
Exped Thunder 70
$209 - $279
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Stout 65
$190
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Porter 65
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Deva 70 GZ
$179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean White Mountain Pack
$179
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountainsmith Youth Pursuit
$49
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Ace 50
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Osprey Aura 65
$239 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
ULA Equipment Ohm 2.0
$200 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Granite Gear Nimbus Latitude Ki
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
CiloGear 60L Worksack
$260 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Granite Gear Leopard A.C. 58
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Karrimor Jaguar 65
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
The North Face Crestone 60
$219 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Axios 50
$199 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
ULA Equipment Ohm
$175 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelty Falcon 2850
$300 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Kestrel 68
$199 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelty Lakota 60
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountainsmith Falcon 55
$179 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Khamsin 50
$275 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Argon 70
$349 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Aarn Guiding Light 60L
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Macpac Ascent
$400 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
No Limits Fire Walker 50
$80 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Lowe Alpine TFX Appalachian 65:85
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MEI Trekker I
$200 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
High Sierra Carry-On Wheeled Backpack with Removable Daypack
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
3F Gear 40L + 16 Backpack
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Six Moon Designs Starlite
$180 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Granite Gear Meridian Vapor
$231 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vango Sherpa 60+10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Karrimor SF Sabre 45
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Miura 50
$225 MSRP
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