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81
$140
Editors' Choice Award
A function-over-form backpack for carrying big loads in any conditions.
80
$110
Editors' Choice Award
Time tested and a top pick for versatility, this pack wins our Editors' Choice award.
72
$55
Best Buy Award
A clear Best Buy winner, the updated Flash 22 is lighter than ever while still providing excellent versatility.
67
$40
It makes sense that this model is so popular, considering its low price tag and weight.
67
$160
Top Pick Award
The best pack for maximizing organization and comfort.
66
$159
Arc'teryx’s Brize pack is a simple bag that is carefully tailored and optimized for durability.
66
$65
Top Pick Award
This is a pack that works almost equally well for hiking and for carrying your work supplies.
66
$160
For versatility and durability in wet climates and applications, this is worth your consideration.
65
$80
REI has made a basic, lasting zippered day pack. The design is literally and figuratively flexible, compromising load support a little bit in the interest of versatility.
64
$100
The North Face has made a basic backpack with subtly sophisticated suspension that lends excellent carrying and support.
62
$89
Versatile and lightweight, this 20-liter daypack is an good all-arounder.
60
$50
Simple yet well-designed, this model has everything you need for a short trail romp or city sightseeing.
58
$150
The Zulu is a fully featured bag for the enthusiastic day hiker.
58
$100
For your average day hiker, this pack is just the ticket. The included hydration reservoir only sweetens the deal.
58
$120
Although this pack is ultralight, it is also inconvenient and uncomfortable when not painstakingly packed.
57
$80
A school book bag designed with great materials and fashionable branding.
53
$150
CamelBak has upgraded this model with even better function for the high end practitioner.
50
$90
A pack that tries to be a jack-of-all-trades and ends up a master-of-none