Ratings Overview - Backpacking Backpack

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Arc'teryx Altra 65

 Arc'teryx Altra 65
The Arc'teryx Altra 65 is our Editors' Choice backpack because it is supremely comfortable, light, has great organizational abil...
$375

Editors' Choice Award
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Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Suspension - 10 of 10
10
Ease of use - 9 of 10
9
Adjustability - 10 of 10
10
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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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 our Best Buy winner in the backpack category. It is one of the highest rated packs, one of the lightest, a...
$249

Best Buy Award
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84
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

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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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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
We gave the Gregory Z65 a Top Pick award because it is our favorite pack for moving fast and light. It has the best comfort-to-wei...
$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
10
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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79
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 was the least expensive pack in the review. While it wasn't the highest scoring, it is still a great buy for back...
$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
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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

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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
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Adjustability - 6 of 10
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Total 12 products tested.