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Backpacking Pack for Women Ratings Summary

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Editors' Choice Award
The Aura 65 AG wins our Editors' Choice Award as a comfortable, easy to use pack, that is lightweight and sleek in design.
Top Pick Award
The Lumina 45 is the lightest pack in this review, while still maintaining a supportive frame and all the features of a traditional pack.
Top Pick Award
Lightweight, comfortable, and not overly complicated, the Versant 60 surprised us as a great all-around pack for many uses.
We were most excited about the overall design of the Octal; with its large mesh outer pockets and roomy main compartment, this pack is top notch when it comes to simplicity and storage.
Top Pick Award
Overall, the AirContact Lite is one of our favorite packs for its feature set and its ability to carry heavy loads with ease.
The Bora AR 61 is a backpack from the future - with tons of adjustment options, durable fabric, and a simple, comfortable design.
Best Buy Award
The Terra wins our Best Buy Award as a pack that scored highly in all metrics, complete with a reasonable price tag.
Designed for women who want to travel light and fast in the backcountry, the Eja 58 has all the same features of the Exos, with a women's specific fit.
The Ozonic 60 will keep your kit dry and organized no matter what conditions you find yourself in.
The Ariel Pro combines the suspension of a traditional Osprey pack with the lightweight versatility needed for long trips into the mountains.
The North Face Banchee's simple, lightweight design is best for carrying small to medium loads in comfort.
The Traverse 65 combines simplicity, comfort, and a reasonable price tag into a basic, but well designed, pack.
This large pack provides all the features you need as well as comfort, stability, and support for heavy loads.
For a pack with tons of adjustment, storage, and zippered access points, the Alpine Manaslu takes the cake.
For a pack that will last a long time and hold up to heavy loads, the Ariel is a great choice.
We appreciated the balanced features, minimalist design, and the large carrying capacity of the Gregory Jade.