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 (3)
Mountainsmith Youth Pursuit
$49
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Granite Gear Vapor Trail
$60
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
No Limits Fire Walker 50
$80 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Kelty Redwing 50
$84 - $139
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
High Sierra Karadon 55
$90
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Thule Capstone 50L
$100 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kelty Redwing 50 Reserve
$100 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Granite Gear Virga 2
$105 - $139
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (16)
Kelty Redwing 3100
$110 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
High Sierra Explorer 55
$110
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
GoLite Jam 50L
$110 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Youth Terra 55
$115 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Equinox Katahdin
$117
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60
$120 - $129
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
$120 - $209
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Gossamer Gear G4
$125 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Granite Gear Virga
$126 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Porter 65
$160
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Coleman Chinkapin X65
$130 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL
$130 - $209
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountainsmith Lariat 65
$130 - $229
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear SuperScrambler
$130 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Deuter ACT Zero 50+15
$133 - $189
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Granite Gear Lutsen 55
$134
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Variant 52
$135 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Gossamer Gear Mariposa
$135 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kelty Pawnee 50
$136 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kelty Pawnee 55
$136 MSRP
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Zion 65
$136 - $179
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Orizaba 3900
$140 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
The North Face Terra 65
$145 - $189
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Kelty Lakota 65
$146 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Granite Gear Vapor Ki
$147 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
REI Flash 50
$149 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
My Trail Backpack Light 50L
$149 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
REI Passage 65
$149 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountainsmith Scream 55
$160
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Cotopaxi Nepal 65
$150 - $230
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mystery Ranch Glacier
$150 - $350
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
GoLite Jam
$150 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Pursuit
$165 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
JanSport Klamath 55
$155
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Granite Gear Blaze AC 60
$156 - $169
user rating: 4 of 5 (7)
The North Face Terra 50
$159
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond 50 Caliber
$160 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Ace 50
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Granite Gear Crown2 60
$160 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Klymit Motion 60
$165
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Aircontact Lite 60+10 SL
$165 - $220
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
REI Flash 65
$169 MSRP
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