Ratings Overview - Backpacking Backpack

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Osprey Atmos 65 AG

 Osprey Atmos 65 AG
The Osprey Atmos 65 AG is our new OutdoorGearLab Editors' Choice because of its ultra comfortable frame and suspension combined wi...
$260

Editors' Choice Award
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93
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Suspension - 9 of 10
9
Ease of use - 10 of 10
10
Adjustability - 10 of 10
10
Arc'teryx Altra 65

 Arc'teryx Altra 65
This is our Editors' Choice backpack because it is supremely comfortable, light, has great organizational ability and it is easy ...
$375

Editors' Choice Award
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92
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Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Suspension - 10 of 10
10
Ease of use - 8 of 10
8
Adjustability - 10 of 10
10
The North Face Banchee 65

 The North Face Banchee 65
The North face Banchee 65 is our OutdoorGearLab Top Pick Award winner because it features one of our testers favorite pack design ...
$240

Top Pick Award
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92
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Suspension - 9 of 10
9
Ease of use - 10 of 10
10
Adjustability - 9 of 10
9
Gregory Baltoro 65

 Gregory Baltoro 65
The Gregory Baltoro 65 was our second highest scoring pack behind the Arc'teryx Altra 65 and is the best backkpack we tested for c...
$270

Top Pick Award
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88
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Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Suspension - 9 of 10
9
Ease of use - 10 of 10
10
Adjustability - 8 of 10
8
Osprey Aether 60

 Osprey Aether 60
The Osprey Aether 60 is a former OutdoorGearLab award winner and remains a solid and dependable pack that is comfortable even for ...
$249

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Suspension - 9 of 10
9
Ease of use - 8 of 10
8
Adjustability - 9 of 10
9
REI Crestrail 70

 REI Crestrail 70
The Crestrail is one of the better packs we tested, especially for the price. It was the fourth highest rated pack and nearly got ...
$240

100
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83
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Suspension - 8 of 10
8
Ease of use - 9 of 10
9
Adjustability - 9 of 10
9
Gregory Contour 60

 Gregory Contour 60
The Gregory Contour 60 scores extremely well as a general purpose backpack. It is comparatively light, extremely well featured, a...
$279

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82
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Suspension - 8 of 10
8
Ease of use - 7 of 10
7
Adjustability - 9 of 10
9
Osprey Exos 58

 Osprey Exos 58
The Exos 58 is an amazing light pack that is similar in design to Osprey's Atmos series, just lighter. At 2 lbs 8 oz the Exos is t...
$220

Top Pick Award
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82
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Suspension - 8 of 10
8
Ease of use - 8 of 10
8
Adjustability - 6 of 10
6
Gregory Z65

 Gregory Z65
The Gregory Z65 is one of our favorite packs for moving fast and light. It has the best comfort-to-weight ratio it's not the ligh...
$230

100
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81
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Suspension - 8 of 10
8
Ease of use - 9 of 10
9
Adjustability - 6 of 10
6
Deuter Air Contact 65+10

 Deuter Air Contact 65+10
The Deuter Air Contact 65+10 is the Cadillac of backpacking packs. It was one of the plushest packs we tested but also one of the ...
$250

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80
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Suspension - 9 of 10
9
Ease of use - 9 of 10
9
Adjustability - 10 of 10
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Mountain Hardwear South Col 70

 Mountain Hardwear South Col 70
This is a more minimalist pack with features for alpine climbers and mountaineers and yet still an excellent option for backpacke...
$270

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Suspension - 8 of 10
8
Ease of use - 8 of 10
8
Adjustability - 6 of 10
6
Kelty Coyote 80

 Kelty Coyote 80
The Kelty Coyote is the least expensive pack in the review. While it isn't the highest scoring, it is still a great buy for backpa...
$176

100
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78
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Suspension - 8 of 10
8
Ease of use - 9 of 10
9
Adjustability - 9 of 10
9
REI Flash 62

 REI Flash 62
The newer REI Flash 62 is a big improvement over the previous REI Flash 65. It has a far nicer back panel, better shoulder straps,...
$190

Best Buy Award
100
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77
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Suspension - 7 of 10
7
Ease of use - 8 of 10
8
Adjustability - 6 of 10
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Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Suspension - 8 of 10
8
Ease of use - 7 of 10
7
Adjustability - 6 of 10
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Total 14 tested.