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Weekend Packs

user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Deuter Aircontact Lite 60+10 SL reviewed Oct 13, 2020
$220
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Bora AR 63 reviewed Oct 5, 2020
$360 - $549
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Ascensionist 55L reviewed Oct 1, 2020
$219
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Seek Outside Flight One reviewed Sep 9, 2020
$299 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (15)
ULA Equipment Circuit reviewed Aug 18, 2020
$255 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Macpac Traverse reviewed Jul 26, 2020
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Gregory Maven 65 reviewed Jul 20, 2020
$186 - $249
Gregory Paragon 68 reviewed Jul 1, 2020
$187 - $249
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 reviewed May 31, 2020
$225 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Optic 58 reviewed Mar 21, 2020
$210
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Deuter Futura 50 + 10 Vario reviewed Oct 19, 2019
$196 - $230
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 reviewed Oct 17, 2019
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mountainsmith Chimera reviewed Oct 3, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
Teton Sports Scout 3400 reviewed Oct 3, 2019
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
The North Face Skareb 55 reviewed Jul 22, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Six Moon Designs Minimalist reviewed Jul 16, 2019
$205 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Gregory Reality reviewed Jun 10, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Gregory Triconi 60 reviewed May 3, 2019
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Fjallraven Kajka 65 reviewed Apr 30, 2019
$375
user rating: 4 of 5 (18)
Osprey Atmos AG 65 reviewed Apr 25, 2019
$270
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Gregory Baltoro 65 reviewed Apr 16, 2019
$200 - $299
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Rivendell Mountain Works Jensen reviewed Jan 16, 2019
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Osprey Atmos AG 50 reviewed Dec 28, 2018
$90 - $240
user rating: 3 of 5 (8)
Hi-Tec Tioga 65 reviewed Nov 6, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Arc'teryx Bora 65 reviewed Aug 15, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Klymit Motion 60 reviewed Aug 13, 2018
$165
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
3F Gear 40L + 16 Backpack reviewed Jul 4, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Osprey Aura AG 50 reviewed Jun 28, 2018
$240
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Bora AR 50 reviewed Jun 27, 2018
$320 - $499
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Osprey Aura AG 65 reviewed Jun 12, 2018
$270
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hyperlite Mountain Gear 4400 Windrider reviewed Apr 6, 2018
$380 - $390
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Lowe Alpine TFX Summit 65+15 reviewed Feb 18, 2018
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user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
ALPS Mountaineering Cascade 4200 reviewed Feb 12, 2018
$170 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Gregory Alpinisto 50 reviewed Jan 21, 2018
$165 - $219
user rating: 4 of 5 (8)
GoLite Jam 50L reviewed Dec 27, 2017
$110 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
My Trail Backpack Light 50L reviewed Dec 27, 2017
$149 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Osprey Exos 58 reviewed Dec 25, 2017
$220
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
3F Gear 56L Backpack reviewed Dec 21, 2017
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Simond Alpinism 55+10 reviewed Dec 18, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Traverse 65 reviewed Nov 28, 2017
$249
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gregory Stout 65 reviewed Nov 27, 2017
$117 - $189
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
REI Flash 65 reviewed Nov 1, 2017
$169 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Deuter ACT Lite 65+10 reviewed Sep 30, 2017
$220
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Banchee 50 reviewed Sep 29, 2017
$130 - $229
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Six Moon Designs Fusion 65 reviewed Sep 28, 2017
$250 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (24)
Osprey Aether 60 reviewed Sep 21, 2017
$290
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Deuter Aircontact 65+10 reviewed Sep 12, 2017
$285
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Granite Gear Crown2 60 reviewed Jun 26, 2018
$150 - $199
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Recent Weekend Pack (50-69L) Reviews

rated 4 of 5 stars
Deuter Aircontact Lite 60+10 SL

A large winter pack with the option of extending the top collar with 10 more liters of storage space. Great vertical harness adjustability. I needed a new winter pack as my old but very serviceable Dana Designs Terraplane weighed 7 1/2 pounds!  After a long search I decided on the Deuter Air Contact Lite 60 +10. So far I'm happy with that decision. Yes, DEUTER borrows heavily on American internal frame pack design with the exception of Deuter's aluminum X frame itself, a unique design.  My -20… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Arc'teryx Bora AR 63

A Ferrari with deep flaws. Minimal design that aims to translate in outstanding back support and ergonomics. Has minimal attachment points for gps, knife, pockets or the like. Water bottle pouches’ space on each side will be compromised when packed. The single column construction is easy to load but isn’t well protected by the top as the fabric is hard and allows little adjustments. Enough space for a four-day self-supported trek with food and material. The very impressive Carbon fibre support… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Seek Outside Flight One

One of the few lightweight packs that can honestly carry 30-40 pounds comfortably. It's a very durable pack to boot. I own a Seek Outside Divide, which I've reviewed here, and love it. It resides on a frame that was designed for heavier loads and larger loads; it's pretty light, but far from ultralight—enter the Flight. The Flight is a new offering from SO, smaller volume and a redesigned suspension. Certainly won't replace their heavy haulers, but for your average backpacker, it's worth looking… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Ascensionist 55L

Gear for a three-day mountaineering trip to Glacier Peak I want badly to love this pack, but just can’t. I expect a little better from Patagonia. Patagonia made a good backpack when they made the original Ascensionist 35. I’ve had mine for a few years and it's my favorite small pack.  Having made three trips with this new 55-liter version I just can’t bring myself to like it over my Gregory Alpinisto 50 (a comparable pack) for anything more than really light mountaineering trips.    Best… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
ULA Equipment Circuit

Unreal how great this pack is. Filled it up completely, hiked 14 miles up and down a mountain, no pain, not even the day after! First, the video on how to adjust the pack was awesome. With the help of my daughter I got it all set before the trip. But the proof was in actually carrying all that gear up the brutal hike to our destination. I filled it to capacity, 35 pounds, and headed out. One caveat: if you needed to carry more weight, this pack might not be for you. It was FULL. But the pack itself… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Gregory Maven 65

The most important thing to me was comfort, and this backpack nailed it. I have a long torso so I wanted to make sure it fit properly so it wouldn’t rub when I was walking. I love the color too and the rain fly adds a pop of extra color. First, let me start by saying I am not a “hardcore backpacker”. I camp, I hike, I backpack, and many other outdoor activities. The last backpack I owned was just not a great fit, and I bought it before I had a good understanding of what made a backpack a good… Full review

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