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Score Product Price Our Take
84
$270
Editors' Choice Award
This super-light pack caries loads like a pro and has just about every feature you could ever want.
78
$280
Top Pick Award
This comfortable yet supportive pack has an extremely functional set of features and is one of the lightest in our test.
75
$549
Top Pick Award
Our testers were stoked on this pack's dreamy suspension and weather resistance.
74
$270
Top Pick Award
This, now classic pack offers incredible ventilation, an awesome set of pockets and a hug-like suspension.
74
$290
Handling nearly any load you can fill it with, this model is great for folks who tend to pack a few extra comforts.
73
$200
Best Buy Award
This pack has solid performance at a reasonable price.
72
$200
A smaller volume pack that handles medium loads well.
72
$300
If you tend to pack a heavy pack, this bag and its burly suspension system are your ticket to trail happiness.
71
$400
Top Pick Award
This pack's robust suspension, top-tier ergonomics, and one of our favorite all-around pack designs are geared towards long treks in the backcountry.
71
$220
Versatile and simple, this pack is exceptionally adjustable and durable.
70
$250
This full-featured pack sure can store a lot of stuff.
69
$375
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.
66
$300
This high tech pack distributes a moderately heavy load extremely well and has no shortage of special features.
64
$220
This is a good option for breaking into the world of ultralight without ditching a frame.
63
$165
A decent-enough, inexpensive pack for smaller loads.
61
$270
This pack carries medium weight loads well and has a comfortable feel that will please the traditional backpacker.