With a broad array of organizational features and innovative load-carrying suspensions systems, award-winning Gregory Baltoro backpacks are stand-out backcountry performers.
A long-time favorite among AT thru-hikers and fast-and-light backpackers, Osprey Atmos and Aura internal frame packs combine both durability and lightweight performance.
Kelty Trail Series Packs offer excellent performance, convenient access and great design.
This video explains the basic construction of a backpack and offers definitions for various components of a pack.
This video discusses how to efficiently pack a backpack for a multi-day trip to ensure load stability, comfortable carry and convenient access.
By utilizing a swap-out suspension system, the versatile Bootlegger is a 3-in-1 hydration pack, day pack and large submersible dry bag.
Count on the innovative design team at Boreas to build a modular backpack that can serve the role of three very different packs. By utilizing a swap-out suspension, the versatile Bootlegger is a 3-in-1 hydration pack, day pack and subersible dry bag.
Reflecting the Boreas commitment to simplicity and functionality, the award-winning Lost Coast 60 internal frame backpack is streamlined, lightweight and versatile.
Reflecting the same commitment to simplicity and functionality that garnered award-winning recognition for their innovative line of backpacks, the design team at Boreas introduces the Sapa Trek, a lightweight, well-organized travel pack.
Learn how Camelbak tests their product for durability.
With ample storage, an innovative, lightweight suspension and an integrated hydration system, the CamelBak Fourteener and Aventura are unique, high-performance daypacks.
How to choose a Camelbak hydration pack for a specific activity.
The feature-rich CamelBak L.U.X.E. Women’s hydration pack is perfect for mountain biking, adventure racing or dayhiking. A built-in Antidote Reservoir provides 100 ounces of hands-free hydration.
The CamelBak Marathoner Vest has an integrated hydration system and strategic organizational features to keep water, energy gels and other essentials close at hand.
Make sure your young explorer has water close at hand with the CamelBak Skeeter and Mini-M.U.L.E Kid's hydration packs.
Catering to trail runners, adventure racers and fast-and-light day hikers, the CamelBak Octane LR hydration pack employs lightweight, streamlined design features and a unique Antidote Reservoir situated horizontally across the lumbar region.
The Deuter ACT LITE 70+10 SL balances weight and preformance in this load hauling, large capacity backpack for women.
The Deuter ACT Lite 75+10 balances weight and preformance in this load hauling, large capacity backpack.
Despite their lightweight design, Deuter ACT Lite Backpacks carry comfortably and deliver optimal fit for backcountry hiking and extended backpacking trips.
Designed for experienced backpackers intent on hiking fast-and-light without sacrificing fit and comfort, award-winning Deuter ACT Zero backpacks effectively balance weight and performance.
With an array of features and a trail-tested German-engineered suspension system, the Deuter Aircontact PRO 65+15 SL internal frame pack is built for backcountry adventure.
With an array of features and a trail-tested German-engineered suspension system, the Deuter Aircontact PRO 70+15 internal frame pack is built for backcountry adventure.
With ample storage, rugged durability and comforable load-carrying capability, Dueter internal frame Aircontact backpacks are ideal for extended backpacking trips and trekking adventures.
A voluminous, rugged workhorse pack, the Deuter Expedition 90+10 will be able to handle anything you put in it. Made of durable materials, this expedition pack would make a great option for guides or groups who will use the pack in a variety of ways.
Drawing on true alpine experience, the Deuter Freerider Pro 30 pack offers varied carry options and organizational solutions for winter sports. With stand-out features and 30 liters of carrying capacity, this pack is ready for backcountry adventure.
Deuter Futura day packs feature padded shoulder straps, a mesh ventilated back, a durable spring steel frame and ventilated hip pads.
Deuter Futura Pro backpacks feature padded shoulder straps, a spring steel wire design, pivoting hipbelt, mesh ventilated back and ventilation hip pads.
Deuter Futura Vario Pro backpacks feature a mesh ventilated back, pivoting hipbelt, individual height adjustment and a spring steel wire design.
The Exped Torrent 20 provides comfortable, fully waterproof hauling options for wet-weather hiking, biking, or paddling. Features include a roll-top closure for variable height adjustment and a double bottom for durability.
Employing a unique multi-zipper design to deliver unparalleled pack access, the Granite Gear Aji 50 is ideal for lightweight backpacking, day hiking or travel.
Designed for ounce-counting backpackers, the award-winning Granite Gear Blaze AC 60 comfortably hauls 35 pounds of gear while weighing less than 3 pounds.
A revamped incarnation of the award-winning Vapor Trail, the Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 weighs just over 2 pounds while comfortably carrying up to 35 pounds!
The Granite Gear Leopard AC 58 comfortably hauls up to 40 pounds of gear, incorporates alpine-ready features and weighs in at a mere 3 pounds!
Recognizing that even ounce-counting backpackers sometimes need additional capacity and organizational options, the LineLoc Lid is designed to work with many of Granite Gear's "lidless" packs.
A perennial award-winner, the Gregory Baltoro 75 offers an excellent combination of organizational features, load-carrying capability, and a comfortable, customizable fit.
There’s no better companion than the trail. At Gregory, they have let the trail inspire every aspect of what they do.
Weighing less than 3 pounds while still delivering excellent fit and performance, the Cairn 58 Women’s backpack is an excellent combination of load-hauling capability and intuitive access features.
Versatile Gregory Contour internal frame backpacks offer an excellent combination of load-hauling capability, lightweight construction and intuitive access features.
With its rugged construction, load-hauling capability, and wealth of features, the Gregory Denali backpack is ready-made for extended backpacking and mountaineering.
The classic, award-winning Gregory Deva 60 Women’s internal frame backpack boasts a wealth of access points, an array of trail-worthy features and an innovative, gender-specific custom-fit suspension system.
Striking a balance between weight and durability, the high-performance Gregory J53 Women's pack gives female hikers a versatile option for weekend trips or ultra-light, multi-day backpacking trips.
The Gregory Pace 3 Women’s hydration pack delivers a dialed-in fit, incorporates run-specific organizational and access features and weighs a mere 10 ounces.
The Tempo and Pace series packs are designed exclusively with the needs of a runner in mind with a gender specific fit and array of features. With an anti-bounce design, these products will disappear in use so you can focus on the trail.
The key to a great running pack is that it fit so well you forget that it’s there. Weighing in at well under a pound, the Gregory Tempo 8 hydration pack delivers a dialed-in fit and incorporates run-specific organizational and access features.
The Gregory Wander 70 Youth backpack caters to growing adventurers, offering maximum fit adjustability, load-hauling capability and ample storage capacity.
Gregory Wander youth backpacks offer adult-sized performance and maximum fit adjustability for growing backpackers.
the high-performance Gregory Z55 internal frame backpack employs lightweight, high-tenacity fabrics and an innovative, streamlined suspension system to provide load-carrying capability without bulk.
Learn how to achieve the best fit with the Mountainsmith All-Terrain Backpacks, including the Apex, Lariat, and Juniper packs.
Learn how to measure your torso, properly adjust and fine-tune Black Diamond backpacks for a perfect fit.
When it comes to backpack fitting, the best place to start is by taking your torso measurement. This video offers easy instruction on determining your torso size.
The smallest members of Kelty’s versatile Catalyst family of packs with innovative PerfectFIT suspension, the Catalyst 50 and Women’s 46 boast a solid feature set that maximizes comfort and convenience for weekend backpacking trips.
The innovative Kelty Catalyst 80 backpack has a ton of storage capacity, unique organizational features, and a convenient PerfectFit suspension to guarantee comfort and performance.
Kelty’s versatile Catalyst family of packs with innovative PerfectFIT suspension boasts a long list of features that maximize comfort and convenience for extended backpacking trips, and each backpack features a removable 10L day pack.
Built for multi-day backpacking trips, the Kelty Coyote 80 offers excellent performance and convenient pack access in a compact, streamlined design.
Equipped with a stable, well-ventilated suspension system and innovative access and organizational features, the durable and lightweight Kelty Impact 30 offers excellent performance for day hiking or lightweight overnight backpacking.
Ideal for overnights, weekend trips or even 1-3 days in the backcountry, the Kelty Lakota 65 internal frame backpack offers an excellent combination of load-hauling performance, durability and affordability.
Providing one size fits all versatility, the Kelty PerfectFit suspension system lets you conveneniently dial in fit while wearing your pack.
The innovative Kelty PK 50 internal frame backpack offers modularity that makes organization of gear simple and efficient.
With its unique compartmentalized design, the innovative Kelty PK 50 internal frame backpack offers modularity and makes organization of gear simple and efficient.
With its unique, compartmentalized design, the innovative Kelty PK 50 Women's internal frame backpack offers modularity and makes organization of gear simple and efficient.
An excellent balance of size, performance and price, the Backcountry Edge-exclusive Kelty Red Cloud 80 combines 4890 cubic inches of storage capacity, convenient access points and an array of features for multi-day and extended backpacking trips.
Kelty Red Cloud packs balance performance and affordability. Load-hauling capability, convenient access points and an array of features combine to equip them for extended backpacking trips.
An excellent balance of price and performance the classic Kelty Red Cloud 90 is a long-time favorite of both seasoned backpackers and first-time user.
The Kelty Red Cloud Junior delivers trusted Kelty trail performance in dimensions designed for younger backpackers. This classic backpack has load-hauling capability, convenient access points and an array of features.
A trail-tested workhorse, the Kelty Tioga 5500 Classic external frame backpack offers heavy load hauling capability, convenient access points and fit adjustability.
Eliminating the trial-and-error of having to take a backpack on and off to make fine-tune adjustments, Kelty's PerfectFIT suspension system lets you dial in fit while wearing your pack.
The innovative TraiLogic collection from Kelty lends a cohesive design to all the gear that you need for backpacking, starting with the pack and continuing through tents, sleeping bags and pads.
The Kelty TraiLogic Collection is comprised of innovative backpacking gear that offers high performance on its own but blends together into an ideal backcountry unit.
The versatile Marmot Apollo 50 and Women's Athena 48 packs from overnights to multi-day backpacking adventures. Easy to use and comfortable, the packs feature no-hassle access and organizational features.
The Mountain Hardwear SummitRocket 20 VestPack provides easy access to gear, fits like a vest to move with you, and remains balanced during fast-paced backcountry activities.
An ideal option for extended backpacking trips, the rugged Mountainsmith Apex 80 internal frame backpack offers great load-carrying capability and organizational features.
The versatile, panel-loading Mountainsmith Approach 40 and 50 backpacks have the organizational and performance features you need for weekends in the backcountry, technical day hiking and extended travel.
Mountainsmith’s iconic lumbar packs offer rugged versatility and are the measure by which all other waistpacks follow.
Equipped with durability and load-hauling capability, the Mountainsmith Ghost 50 internal frame backpack offers premium performance for deep in the backcountry and the top of the mountain.
Unlike many lightweight packs that skimp on comfort to achieve weight-savings, the Mountainsmith Haze 50 weighs less than 2 pounds but still boasts a surprisingly supportive suspension.
Perfect for multi-day adventures, the Mountainsmith Juniper 55 Women’s internal frame backpack offers a detachable summit pack, numerous gear attachment points, and 4332 cu in of storage space for backcountry travel.
Perfect for multi-day adventures, the Mountainsmith Lariat 65 internal frame backpack offers 4760 cubic inches of storage space.
Spacious, lightweight, and capable of carrying heavy loads, the Mountainsmith Mystic 65 backpack is an ideal option for multi-day adventures.
A durable, feature-rich day pack, the versatile Mountainsmith Phantom 40 has a breathable suspension system and convenient panel-loading organizational features.
A durable, feature-rich day pack or climbing pack, the versatile Mountainsmith Phantom 40 has a breathable, load-hauling (up to 35 lbs) suspension system and convenient panel-loading organizational features.
Equipped with a form-fitting suspension system and an array of convenient organizational features, the compact Mountainsmith Red Rock 25 daypack provides versatility for on-trail performance or every day, around-town usage.
Ideal for young adventurers, the rugged Mountainsmith Youth Pursuit internal frame backpack offers 3051 cubic inches of storage space, load-carrying capability, and organizational features.
Balancing lightweight design and load-bearing performance, Osprey Aether and Ariel internal frame packs are ideal for multi-day backpacking trips.
The Osprey Ariel 65 Women's internal frame backpack strikes an excellent balance between lightweight design and load-bearing performance.
Equipped with a revolutionary suspension system, an array of organizational features, and the customer fit backpackers and hikers expect from Osprey, the Atmos AG 50 backpack appeals to ounce-counters and load haulers alike.
Equipped with a revolutionary suspension system, an array of organizational features, and the customer fit backpackers and hikers expect from Osprey, the Atmos AG and Aura AG backpacks appeal to ounce-counters and load haulers alike.
The revolutionary Anti-Gravity Suspension system in the Osprey Aura AG 50 Women’s pack delivers an unparalleled balance of support and ventilation. Load-hauling capability and smart organization add to its hard-earned trail cred.
Since Osprey was founded in 1974, every single product design bearing the Osprey name has passed through the hands of owner and founder Mike Pfotenhauer, undergoing relentless scrutiny.
The innovative, streamlined Osprey Cyber Port is a sleek, functional option for daily commutes and business travel. An integrated touch-screen window even enables you to use your tablet without having to remove it from the pack.
Integrated attachment points allow the Osprey Daylite to connect to any Osprey pack that has “Add-On" capability.
One of the unique features of man Osprey backpacks is the lightweight ErgoPull hipbelt.
Focused on ounce-shaving construction but delivering far greater carrying capability than most packs in its weight class, the innovative Osprey Exos 48 offers streamlined performance for fast-and-light thru-hikes and weekend trips.
Ideal for trail running, adventure racing, or fast-and-light dayhiking, the ultra-lightweight Osprey Hornet 24 carries loads of up to 25 pounds.
Watch an Osprey sales rep demonstrate how to pack an Osprey backpack.
InsideOut compression allows you to tension and secure your load even when the side pockets are in use.
The Kestrel 38 is designed for light overnights, and day-long adventures. Sharing many features with its larger counterparts, but at a smaller capacity, it provides versatility with 38 liters of volume.
Ideal for long day hikes or lightweight overnighters, the Osprey Kestrel 48 balances weight, storage capacity (2500+ cubic inches), features, price and performance.
The Osprey LidLock attachment allows you to attach your helmet to the outside of your Osprey pack.
Ideal for long backcountry day hikes, the Osprey Manta 36 hydration pack provides ample storage (2075+ cubic inches), boasts excellent organizational and carry features and houses an integrated 3-Liter hydration system.
The Manta and Mira packs are Osprey's versatile multi-sport hydration packs, ideal for long days of hiking or mountain biking.
Osprey's pack accessories provide many options for more efficient organization and storage on the trail. Learn how to use Osprey's pack accessories to get the most out of your backpack.
Technology has become integral to daily life. Laptops, tablets, smartphones and their accouterments need to go wherever we go. The Portal Series is designed with access to and interaction with these devices as priority.
The Osprey Rev series of Hydration packs delivers sleek design, comfortable fit, and high performance for runners.
The sleek Osprey Stratos series of backpacks combine carrying comfort, ventilation and organizational features for technical performance.
Ideal for day hiking, trail running and adventure racing, the Osprey Talon 11 is sleek and functional.
Weighing less than 2 pounds, the sleek and functional Osprey Talon 22 is ideal for dayhiking and adventure racing.
With ample storage capacity (3051 cubic inches), a broad range of adjustability and an affordable price, the Osprey Viva 50 Women’s pack is ideal for value-conscious backpackers.
With ample storage capacity (3661 cubic inches), a broad range of adjustability and an affordable price, the Osprey Volt 60 is ideal for value-conscious backpackers.
Providing customized fit and heavy load-hauling capability, the Osprey Xenith series are an ideal companion for extended backpacking trips.
Providing customized fit, heavy load-hauling capability and convenient access features, Osprey Xenith internal frame backpackers are ideal companions for extended backpacking trips.
The climbing-centric Patagonia Ascensionist Pack 25L is at home on the trail or in urban environments, but it excels on mountain climbs. The pack’s unique design is function-driven to efficiently carry a load, but it also has stylish good looks.
The climbing-centric Patagonia Ascensionist Pack 35L is at home on the backcountry trail, but it excels on mountain climbs. The pack’s unique design is function-driven to efficiently carry a load, but it also has versatility and stylish good looks.
The climbing-centric Patagonia Ascensionist Pack 45L is at home on the backcountry trail, but it excels on mountain climbs. The pack’s unique design is function-driven to efficiently carry a load, but it also has versatility and stylish good looks.
A sleek, minimalist climbing pack/day pack, tje climbing-centric Patagonia Ascensionist Pack 25L is at home on the trail or in urban environments, but it excels on mountain climbs.
Backcountry Edge Gear Specialist Steven "Leon" Lutz and Osprey Product Line Manager Chris Horton discuss the Osprey Aether and Ariel series of backpacks.
Backcountry Edge Gear Specialist Steven "Leon" Lutz and Osprey Product Line Manager Chris Horton discuss the Osprey Atmos AG and Aura AG series of backpacks.
Backcountry Edge Gear Specialist Steven "Leon" Lutz and Osprey Product Line Manager Chris Horton discuss the Osprey Kestrel and Kyte series of backpacks.
Backcountry Edge Gear Specialist Steven "Leon" Lutz and Osprey Product Line Manager Chris Horton discuss the Osprey Xenith and Xena series of backpacks.
A reflection of ultrarunner Anton Krupicka’s minimalist approach, the Ultimate Direction AK Race Vest incorporates the hydration and storage features you truly need while skipping anything extraneous.
Taking the streamlined design that has made Ultimate Direction Signature Series running vests so popular, the Fastpack 20 enables hikers and adventurers to push deep into the backcountry at a pace not possible in a larger, more cumbersome pack.
Despite weighing a mere 12 ounces, the Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest, designed by Peter Bakwin, boasts an impressive amount of storage and an integrated single-pull compression system to keep contents balanced and secure.
Drawing on the expertise of champion ultra-runner Scott Jurek, the Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest effectively balances weight and performance in providing at-the-ready hydration for long-distance running or racing.
The ultra-lightweight Vargo Tri-Arc just might change your perception of what an external frame pack can be. Drawing on the design elements of classic load-hauling pack, the Ti-Arc utilizes a premium titanium alloy to weigh in at just 2 lbs, 13 oz!
Delivering excellent on and off trail performance, the classic Mountainsmith Day TLS lumbar pack has 854 cubic inches of storage capacity and excellent organizational features.
The voluminous Kelty Red Cloud 110 internal frame backpack is excellent for hauling heavy loads on extended backpacking trips.
The Kelty Red Cloud 80 Women's pack balances performance and affordability. Load-hauling capability, convenient access and an array of features equip the pack for extended backpacking trips.
Black Diamond's ergoACTIV suspension backpacks feature active frame technology and innovative elliptical ball joint movement for increased hiking and backpacking comfort.
This video provides simple instructions for safely and effectively taking a heavy backpack on and off.
The durable, load-hauling Mountainsmith Ghost 50 internal frame backpack offers premium performance for deep in the backcountry and the top of the mountain.
Employing lightweight, high-tenacity fabrics and innovative, streamlined suspension systems, Gregory Z series backpacks strike an excellent balance of weight and performance.
Gregory Z and Jade dayhiking packs use a suspended suspension system to to effectively transfer weight directly to the lumbar pad and your hips, ensuring ease of movement and a comfortable carry.
No matter how good a pack looks, if it doesn't fit properly it won't do you much good. Deuter backpacks do both. Torso adjustability and other adjustment options ensure a comfortable fit.
Feature-rich Black Diamond Mercury 75 and Onyx 65 Women's backpacks combine great fit, convenient pack access and load-carrying capability.
Kelty's Coyote 80 pack offers excellent performance, value and comfort in a compact, streamlined design.
Delivering excellent on and off trail performance, the classic Mountainsmith Tour TLS lumbar pack has 488 cubic inches of storage capacity and excellent organizational features.
The Gregory Contour and Cairn meet the needs of the modern backpacker with lightweight, innovative organization.
Striking a balance between weight and durability, the Gregory Z and Jade Backpacking series of internal frame backpacks use lightweight, high-tenacity fabrics and innovative, streamlined suspension systems.
Sleek, stylish and functional, the Black Diamond Bbee day pack is at home at the crag, on the trail or in urban settings. Its compact, minimalist profile and 690 cubic inch capcity make it ideal for active pursuits and around town use.
With shorter torso lengths and anatomically-curved shoulder straps and hipbelts, Deuter SL Women's Backpacks deliver the gender-specific hiking and backpacking performance that female adventurers demand.
The versatile Kelty Redwing 50 is big enough for 1.5 days of backcountry hiking and streamlined enough for use as a day pack.
With its ventilated suspension system, fit adjustability and a long list of features, the Deuter Futura Vario 50+10 is well-equipped for weekend and multi-day backpacking trips.
The ultra-lightweight, panel-loading Mammut Lithium Z 15 is ideal for adventure racing, fast-and-light day hiking and other active pursuits.
Gregory Savant and Sage internal frame backpacks combine an innovative suspension with convenient access points to offer performance at an affordable price.
Ideal for overnights or long weekend trips, the Kelty Lakota 65 Women's backpack offers an impressive combination of load-hauling performance, durability and affordability.
Combining load-bearing capability, convenient access features and a streamlined profile, the Deuter ACT Trail 32 is a high-performance day pack.
Gregory Savant Series backpacks combine innovative suspensions with convenient access points to offer premium backpacking performance at an affordable price.
Innovative, lightweight Mammut Creon Light 45 and Crea Light 40 Women's packs offers generous storage capacity, streamlined load-carrying capability and a unique ventilation system.
The front panel-loading Gregory Jade 28 Women's daypack strikes an effective balance between weight and performance.
Ultra-lightweight but also surprisingly functional, the Deuter Speed Lite 20 day pack is ideal for climbing, running, bike commuting, cross country skiing or fast-and-light hiking.
Designed for trail running, fast-and-light hiking and cycling, Gregory Active Trail backpacks utilize tendon-like, movement-mirroring attachments to connect the harness and waistbelt to the pack body.
Gregory's Contour and Cairn backpacks feature the Trail Smart Packing System, an innovative way to organize your gear.
The Black Diamond reACTIV suspension with friction free swing arm shoulder straps equips smaller backpacks with comfort and lightweight performance.
The functional and fashionable Black Diamond Hollowpoint day pack is equally at home on the trail, at the crag or in urban environments. The clean profile looks great while granting free range of motion for your active day.
Finding your torso measurement requires just a few minutes of time to ensure the best fit possible for your Gregory pack.
The versatile, lightweight Deuter Speed Lite 30 is a do-it-all day pack that is ideal for fast packing, ski tours and adventure racing.
With integrated carry systems, wet/dry gear organization and an array of cold-weather features, Osprey Kode Series backpacks are ideal for skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or cold-weather hiking.
A lightweight offering for technical day hiking, bouldering and other active pursuits, the Mammut Lithium 25 delivers load-hauling support and convenient gear-lashing features.
Lightweight options for ski touring, winter day hiking or alpine climbing, Deuter Cruise Series packs combine storage capacity, multiple ski/snowboard carry options and comfortable, load-carrying suspension systems.
The Versafit Suspension System allows the Gregory Wander packs to adjust in both waist size and torso length.
Black Diamond packs equipped with innovative ergoACTIV or reACTIV suspension systems provide a free range of motion for backpacking and hiking trips.
With its clip-in backpack shoulder-strap design, Mountainsmith Strapettes are designed to equip Mountainsmith lumbar packs to comfortably carry heavier loads.