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Top 11 Product Ratings

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Score Product Price Our Take
80
$170
Editors' Choice Award
This is a comfortable and versatile pack that climbs well on all alpine terrain.
78
$179
Best Buy Award
Highly versatile and impressively lightweight, the Ascensionist is well designed for technical climbs.
72
$289
Top Pick Award
This pack is light, durable, simple, and comfortable, making it more versatile than most ultralight packs we’ve used.
69
$360
This pack is extremely comfortable and climbs well, but it is less durable and difficult to get in and out of.
67
$100
Top Pick Award
What the Blitz lacks in versatility it makes up for in performance in steep, technical alpine terrain.
64
$200
Top Pick Award
The Mutant 52 is the largest in a series of 3 packs, and well suited to multi day climbs and colder weather pursuits.
62
$250
Top Pick Award
If you like longer trips or winter climbs, the Mission 75 is a great pack—and it will still perform well on lighterweight and technical climbs.
60
$200
This pack is a quiver-of-one tool: it can handle everything from ice and skiing to cragging and light expeditions.
56
$170
The durability and feature set of the Ortovox Peak Light 32 make it particularly well suited to ski mountaineering.
52
$400
Top Pick Award
This is a great pack for long, cold expeditions; it is comfortable and climbs better than most packs of this size.
42
$200
This is a reasonable “pack-of-all-trades” but is less comfortable than we would like.