Weekend Packs

Recent Weekend Pack (50-69L) Reviews

Six Moon Designs Minimalist

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 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

Gregory Reality

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Gregory Triconi 60

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Fjallraven Men's Kajka 65

rated 4 of 5 stars 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

Osprey Atmos AG 65

rated 4 of 5 stars 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

Gregory Baltoro 65

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Rivendell Mountain Works Jensen

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Rivendell Mountain Works Jensen

rated 4 of 5 stars 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

ULA Equipment Circuit

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack works for everything. It is the most comfortable pack I have ever used. It has good pockets on the waist belt, good pockets for water bottle that can be reached with the pack on, and an outside pocket for food items and a jacket. I rarely have to open the pack to get what I want from it. I used to carry packs to haul equipment, external frames for long overnight trips, ski packs, day packs, and a hunting pack. Now I just use the Circuit for everything. They come in different torso lengths… Full review

Arc'teryx Bora AR 49
$499
Arc'teryx Bora AR 61
$549
Arc'teryx Bora AR 63
$549
Exped ition 65
$412 - $549
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kifaru KU3700
$530 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Bora AR 50
$499
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Arrakis 65
$499 MSRP
Mystery Ranch Selway 60
$475 - $495
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Arrakis 50
$449 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mystery Ranch Glacier
$150 - $350
Klattermusen Tor 60L
$430
Mystery Ranch Terraframe 3-Zip 50
$400
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Fjallraven Kajka 75
$400
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Macpac Ascent
$400 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Figure Four Omega Pack
$400 MSRP
Exped Backcountry 65
$386
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 4400 Windrider
$380
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 4400 Southwest
$380
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 4400 Porter
$380
Osprey Ariel Pro 65
$375
Osprey Aether Pro 70
$375
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Arc'teryx Altra 65
$375 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Kajka 65
$375
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Wild Things Andanista
$360 MSRP
Exped Backcountry 55
$359
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Xenith 75
$350
Osprey Xena 70
$350
Mountain Hardwear Alpine Light 50L
$350
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Aircontact Pro 70+15
$350
Deuter Aircontact Pro 65+15 SL
$350
Mammut Trea Spine 50
$350
Mammut Trion Spine 50
$350
Fjallraven Kajka 55
$350
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 70
$262
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Deva 80
$180 - $349
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Osprey Argon 70
$349 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Osprey Xenon 70
$349 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kifaru Zulu
$347 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Porter
$345
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Windrider
$345
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Southwest
$345
Deuter AirContact Pro 60 + 10
$330
Thule Guidepost 65L
$330
user rating: 3 of 5 (4)
Gregory Deva 70
$150 - $329
Osprey Aether AG 70
$310
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (51)
Osprey Aether 70
$310
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Osprey Ariel 65
$310
Osprey Ariel AG 65
$217 - $310
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelty Falcon 2850
$300 MSRP
Mountain Hardwear South Col 70
$240 - $300
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