Weekend Packs

Recent Weekend Pack (3,000 - 4,499 cu in) Reviews

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

Osprey Atmos AG 50

rated 5 of 5 stars A great pack, with a perfect suspension. Carries weight with ease. Mesh back panel dumps heat in warm and hot conditions. A great weekend pack, perfect for three days, two nights. Lots of storage and ease of access. A main compartment, a sleeping bag compartment, and for on-the-go access, it has two lid, two hip belt, one large stash, and two water bottle pockets.  The only complaint with my older version is a lack of sleeping bag compartment straps; they were added on the newer model. Materials… Full review

Hi-Tec Tioga 65

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A large pack that carries three days or more of equipment. I used this $50 internal frame pack that I bought at Big 5 to train for a one-week outing. For a three-day dry run I carried 38 lbs and the pack was comfortable. However when I took it loaded on a trip to Hawaii the baggage handler broke a buckle. Still I was able to tie the strap and continue my outing with no problem. Best money I've ever spent! Full review

Osprey Aether 70

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Starts off with too much weight. If you aren’t backpacking then it would probably be a good pack to travel with. From my experience it is too heavy. Full review

REI Men's Ruckpack 65 Travel Pack

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good travel/weekend hiking pack with the details you come to expect from a REI product. While relatively heavy at nearly 6 lbs for both the primary pack and daypack, there are enough pockets and comfortable straps to make this a weekend pack for the outdoorsy types. As an Active Cub Scout Cubmaster and ASM for a troop, I camp a lot. I also travel periodically for work and enjoy the occasional vacation with the family and spouse. This probably feeds my bag fetish.* I'm always in the market for… Full review

Arc'teryx Bora 65

rated 4 of 5 stars Long range comfort and durability with one issue. Read that this pack is the shizzzz, but with one big issue. The pack's main body is made of two different nylon fabrics. There's rip-stop of the main color and plain weave nylon panels of the sides, back and bottom. Both were urethane coated for waterproofing, but only the rip-stop coating remains intact and looks clear and shiny as when new. The coating on the plain weave nylon that consists of half or more of the pack has yellowed and is sloughing… Full review

Klymit Motion 60

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this pack about a year ago to replace another ultra light pack I had worn out. (Wild Things AT pack, which I still like, but it is basically just a bag with straps on it). I was hesitant to buy this Klymit Motion 60, without trying it on first, but I took a chance, and I must say I have been absolutely pleased in every way possible. This pack is very light, super comfortable, and carries everything I need for a few days of wilderness travel. Excellent design! Well made pack. The price I… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
3F Gear 40L + 16 Backpack
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
3F Gear 56L Backpack
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Aarn Effortless Rhythm
$275 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Aarn Guiding Light 60L
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
ALPS Mountaineering Cascade 4200
$170 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Glacier 3700
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Orizaba 3900
$140 MSRP
ALPS Mountaineering Red Tail 65
$112 - $169
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Sector 4200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Shasta 3600
$170 MSRP
ALPS Mountaineering Wasatch 3300
ALPS Mountaineering Wasatch 55
$104 - $159
ALPS Mountaineering Wasatch 65
$76 - $118
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Zion 65
$85 - $179
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Acrux 50
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Acrux 65
discontinued
Arc'teryx Altra 50 LT
Arc'teryx Altra 62
$375 MSRP
Arc'teryx Altra 62 LT
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Arc'teryx Altra 65
$375 MSRP
Arc'teryx Altra 65 LT
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Arrakis 50
$449 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Arrakis 65
$499 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Axios 50
$199 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Arc'teryx Bora 50
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Bora 60
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Bora 62
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Arc'teryx Bora 65
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Bora 65 LT
discontinued
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Arc'teryx Bora 70
discontinued
Arc'teryx Bora AR 49
$499
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Bora AR 50
$499
Arc'teryx Bora AR 61
$549
Arc'teryx Bora AR 63
$549
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Khamsin 50
$275 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Khamsin 52
discontinued
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Khamsin 62
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Khamsin 70
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Khazri 55
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Miura 50
$225 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Arc'teryx Naos 55
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Arc'teryx Naos 70
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Needle 55
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Arc'teryx Nozone 35
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx RT 55
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx RT 65
discontinued
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (3)
Asolo Encounter 70
discontinued
Bach Day Dream 3 55L
$144
Bach Lite Mare 1 60L
$133
Bach Lite Mare 1 65L
$136
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