Weekend Packs

Recent Weekend Pack (50-69L) Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Gregory Paragon 68

I personally will be using this for scouting and hunting purposes, which is not the usual backpack for that, but it is very comfortable and I did not have a problem with anything. Honestly I have nothing bad to say about this backpack. First of all, I do a lot of hiking, scouting, hunting, and fishing; I enjoy the outdoors a lot. I took this backpack for several scouts before hunting season starts and I am impressed on how this backpack is so comfortable. The shoulder area has padding and keeps… Full review

rated 1 of 5 stars
Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60

I would not be shopping at Gossamer. Customer service alone is a deterrent. There are much better companies to deal that are worthy of our support. The company may have good bags, but unfortunately the service is horrible. They don’t take responsibility for their products. I spent a long time trying to figure out what bag to get, and decided on the Mariposa. Tired it on via a couple of friends and did extensive research. When I received it the web strap on the belt was 1-inch, which is not what… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60

This is a great lightweight pack for loads up to 30 pounds. First of all, this is my favorite backpack. I bought this pack because it weighs in at about 2 pounds and carries loads up to 30 pounds comfortably. One of the best features is the long "quiver" pocket on the side. It is a great way to carry longer items like a rolled up tarp, 2-liter water bag, camp saws, or survival knife. The stretchable mesh front pocket just continues to swallow gear. To keep weight down, the side and front pockets… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Gregory Optic 58

The Optic 58 is billed by Gregory as being “[f]or ultralight backpacking with the support to keep you comfortable and moving quick.” While not the lightest option available for the volume or recommended load it can carry, the under three-pound Optic is a mass-market pack that is light enough to merit consideration as a lightweight pack option while providing—Gregory claims—”additional capacity [for longer distances] without compromising your ultralight priorities.” The Optic is a comfortable,… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Deuter Futura 50 + 10 Vario

Great backpack with useless hip belt suspension. I used to be a huge fan of Deuter's products but I'm very disappointed in this backpack. The hip belt is poorly designed and it doesn't transfer the load properly. It lays too low (on the upper part of my butt) even if I tighten the belt very hard. The lumbar support doesn't exist practically. This makes the backpack very uncomfortable. Otherwise the backpack is great. It''s not so lightweight, but it's durable and has so many options. It has many… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60

Very nice lightweight pack with plenty of room, at a reasonable price. I had been wanting to shed some weight from my pack for some time, and previous attempts involved carrying a smaller capacity pack, which isn't always practical. When I had the opportunity to acquire a like-new used Granite Gear Crown VC 60, I grabbed it. I'm glad I did. At 34 oz (29 oz without the internal frame), it's about 2 lbs lighter than my other similarly-sized pack. The VC 60 may not be able to handle as much weight… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
Teton Sports Scout 3400

Decent pack. On my second as a zipper broke, great customer service. I've had this pack since 2015(ish). It's held up well. Have put many miles on it, but unfortunately on the last trip one of the side pocket zippers broke. I contacted Teton and they asked for a few pics and proof of purchase. They sent a new one within a week. New one hasn't been trail yet, but looks to be good to go! 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 4 of 5 stars
Fjallraven 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

Arc'teryx Bora AR 49
$499
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 4400 Windrider
$380 - $600
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Windrider
$345 - $550
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Southwest
$345 - $550
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 Porter
$300 - $550
Arc'teryx Bora AR 61
$549
Arc'teryx Bora AR 63
$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
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Arrakis 50
$449 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mystery Ranch Glacier
$245 - $350
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Figure Four Omega Pack
$400 MSRP
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
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zpacks Arc Blast
$325 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelty Falcon 2850
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian
$300 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vargo ExoTi 50
$300 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Ki
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Gregory Baltoro 65
$225 - $299
user rating: 4 of 5 (14)
Gregory Deva 60
$178 - $299
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mystery Ranch Sphinx 65
$299 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Osprey Ariel 65
$290 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Deuter Aircontact 65+10
$228 - $285
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Khamsin 50
$275 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Terrono 65
$275 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Osprey Aura AG 65
$270
user rating: 4 of 5 (18)
Osprey Atmos AG 65
$270
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Laurel Designs Exodus FS
$269 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Mile High Mountaineering Divide 55
$269 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
CiloGear 60L Worksack
$260 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Mammut Heron Light 65+15
$260 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
ULA Equipment Circuit
$255 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Six Moon Designs Fusion 65
$250 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Lomasi 60
$250 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Gregory Paragon 68
$187 - $249
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer First Ascent Big Tahoma Backpack
$249 MSRP
The North Face El Lobo 60
$249 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Aura AG 50
$240
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Osprey Atmos AG 50
$240
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Sierra Designs Revival 65
$240 MSRP
Black Diamond Quantum 55 L
$240 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Osprey Aura 65
$239 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (31)
Osprey Atmos 65
$239 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Exped Lightning 60
$172 - $239
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Deuter Futura 50 + 10 Vario
$230
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Gregory Paragon 58
$172 - $229
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountainsmith Lariat 65
$70 - $229
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