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Backpacking Pack Ratings Summary

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Editors' Choice Award
Premium comfort and ventilation are in store with this model, which is best suited for shorter trips.
Top Pick Award
For a plethora of reasons, our testers were stoked on this rad, overall favorite.
If you want as light of a pack as possible but can't give up anything in the way of comfort or suspension, this is your pack.
Top Pick Award
If you tend to pack a heavy pack, this bag and its burly suspension system are your ticket to trail happiness.
Handling nearly any load you can fill it with, this model is great for folks who tend to pack a few extra comforts.
Super versatile, this model is ready for all kinds of outdoor and traveling adventures.
Awesome suspension under four pounds, this all-around solid model hikes, mountaineers, and ski tours.
Top Pick Award
This pack's robust suspension, top-tier ergonomics, and one of our favorite all-around pack designs are geared for prolonged adventures in the backcountry.
Versatile and simple, the Lite 65 + 10 is exceptionally adjustable and durable.
This model is a surprisingly versatile pack that is equally at home while traveling as it is on the trail.
Best Buy Award
Low price yet solid performance, this pack gets the job done and keeps some cash in your pocket.
Top Pick Award
The lightest of all models, this is a good option for breaking into the world of ultralight without ditching a frame.