Ultralight Backpacking and Hiking Packs

Lowe Alpine Strike 24 Day Pack

The stylish, panel-loading Lowe Alpine Strike 24 is ideal for everyday use, fast-and-light day hiking and other active pursuits. The streamlined, lightweight technical day pack has 1465 cubic inches of storage capacity.

Lowe Alpine
Strike 24

  • 1465 cu in
  • Sleek, stylish day pack
  • Price: $84.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Gregory Miwok 34 Day Pack

New for 2014! Versatility is the name of the game for the Gregory Miwok 34. Great for long day hikes and overnights in the backcountry, the pack comes in two sizes, weighs in well under 3 pounds, but still comfortably carries up to 25 pounds!

Gregory
Miwok 34

  • 2075/2197 cu in
  • Well-fitting, do-everything day pack
  • Price: $148.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Gregory Miwok 24 Day Pack

New for 2014! Versatile and lightweight, the high-performance Gregory Miwok 24 appeals to hikers and mountain bikers who like to move fast. Despite weighing only 1 pound, 9 ounces, the 1465 cubic inch pack is sturdy enough to carry up to 25 pounds.

Gregory
Miwok 24

  • 1465 cu in
  • Streamlined, well-fitting technical day pack
  • Price: $118.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Gregory Miwok 18 (2014) Day Pack

Updated for 2014! Versatile and lightweight, the high-performance Gregory Miwok 18 appeals to adventure racers, mountain bikers and day hikers. Despite weighing only 1 pound, 6 ounces, the 1098 cubic inch pack is sturdy enough to carry up to 20 pounds.

Gregory
Miwok 18 (2014)

  • 1098 cu in
  • Sleek, ultra-lightweight day pack
  • Price: $98.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Gregory Maya 16 Women's (2014) Day Pack

New for 2014! The versatile, high-performance Gregory Miwok 16 Women’s pack appeals to adventure racers, mountain bikers and day hikers. Despite weighing only 1 pound, 3 ounces, the 976 cubic inch pack is sturdy enough to carry up to 20 pounds.

Gregory
Maya 16 Women's (2014)

  • 976 cu in
  • Sleek, ultra-lightweight day pack
  • Price: $98.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Osprey Talon 44 (2014) Day Pack

Updated for 2014! With lightweight construction and a multitude of features, the sleek and functional Osprey Talon 44 offers high performance and reliability for fast-and-light thru-hikes and weekend trips.

Osprey
Talon 44 (2014)

  • 2563/2685 cu in
  • Lightweight overnight or day hiking pack
  • Price: $150.00
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Osprey Tempest 20 Women's  Day Pack

New for 2014! Ideal for day hiking, adventure racing and other active pursuits, the Osprey Tempest 20 Women’s pack is sleek and functional. Despite weighing less than 1.5 lbs, the Tempest 20 is capable of comfortably carrying 20 pound loads.

Osprey
Tempest 20 Women's

  • 1098/1220 cu in
  • Lightweight women's technical day pack
  • Price: $100.00
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Osprey Rev 6 Hydration Pack

New for 2014! The Osprey Rev 6 hydration vest pack is built for extended trail runs, ultra racing and high-performance day hikes. Both sizes of the Rev 6 come preloaded and trail-ready with Osprey’s 1.5-liter Hydraulics LT Reservoir.

Osprey
Rev 6

  • 305/366 cu in
  • Large-capacity hydration running pack
  • Price: $100.00
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Mountain Hardwear Fluid 12 (2014) Day Pack

Updated for 2014! A great option for comfortably carrying hydration and minimal gear, Mountain Hardwear’s Fluid 12 day pack with on-the-fly compression moves with you and keeps a balanced center of gravity during quick travel over rough trails.

Mountain Hardwear
Fluid 12 (2014)

  • 732 cu in
  • Day hiking/adventure racing pack
  • Price: $79.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race Vest (2014)

Updated for 2014! The Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race Vest keeps necessary items close at hand. This low-profile, well-ventilated racing vest offers endurance athletes a light, comfortable way to carry a variety of items for ultra-distance style runs.

Mountain Hardwear
Fluid Race Vest (2014)

  • 183 cu in
  • Low profile, minimalist running vest
  • Price: $69.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race VestPack (2014)

Updated for 2014! The Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race VestPack keeps necessary items close at hand. This low-profile, well-ventilated racing vestpack offers ultra-runners a light, comfortable way to carry a variety of items for long distance runs.

Mountain Hardwear
Fluid Race VestPack (2014)

  • 366 cu in
  • Trail running and endurance racing pack
  • Price: $84.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Nathan Elevation (2L) Hydration Running Pack

New for 2014! A high-capacity hydration vest pack, the Nathan Elevation includes a 2L hydration system and features numerous storage options to ensure that you’re able to carry and conveniently access everything you need on your next running adventure.

Nathan
Elevation (2L)

  • 812 cu in
  • Price: $149.99
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Ultimate Direction Women's Ultra Vesta Hydration Vest Pack

New for 2014! Drawing on the expertise of several talented female runners, the Ultimate Direction Ultra Vesta effectively balances weight and performance for female athletes and provides at-the-ready hydration for long-distance running or racing.

Ultimate Direction
Women's Ultra Vesta

  • 245 cu in
  • Price: $124.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Vargo Ti-Arc Ultra-Lightweight External Frame Backpack

New for 2014! The ultra-lightweight Vargo Tri-Arc may change your perception of external frame packs. 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!

Vargo
Ti-Arc

  • 2196 cu in
  • Ultra-lightweight external frame pack
  • Price: $299.99
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 2.0 Hydration Vest Pack

Updated for 2014! A seasoned distance runner, ultramarathoner and adventurer, Peter Bakwin lent his name and input to the PB Adventure Vest, a lightweight pack that boasts the performance features needed for mixed running and climbing explorations.

Ultimate Direction
PB Adventure Vest 2.0

  • Peter Bakwin signature hydration vest
  • Price: $159.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Osprey Stratos 36 (Close Out) Day Pack

Ideal for a full day of hiking or fast-packing overnights, the sleek, top-loading Osprey Stratos 36 combines carrying comfort, ventilation and organizational features for technical performance.

Osprey
Stratos 36 (Close Out)

  • 2200/2300 cu in
  • Streamlined, top-loading day pack
  • Rating:
  • Reg. Price: $149.99
    $99.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Osprey Talon 22 (Close Out) Day Pack

Ideal for day hiking, adventure racing and other active pursuits, the Osprey Talon 22 is sleek and functional. Despite weighing less than 2 pounds, the Talon 22 is capable of comfortably carrying loads of up to 25 pounds.

Osprey
Talon 22 (Close Out)

  • 1200/1300 cu in
  • Dayhiking and adventure-racing pack
  • Rating:
  • Reg. Price: $99.99
    $78.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Osprey Sirrus 36 Women's (Close Out) Day Pack

Ideal for a full day of hiking or fast-packing overnights, the sleek, Osprey Sirrus 36 Women's pack combines carrying comfort, ventilation and organizational features for technical performance.

Osprey
Sirrus 36 Women's (Close Out)

  • 1500/1600 cu in
  • Streamlined, top-loading women's pack
  • Reg. Price: $138.99
    $109.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Mammut Lithium Z 20 Day Pack

A streamlined, lightweight, technical day pack, the panel-loading, 1220 cubic inch capacity Mammut Lithium Z 20 is ideal for adventure racing, fast-and-light day hiking and other active pursuits.

Mammut
Lithium Z 20

  • 1220 cu in
  • Ultra-lightweight technical daypack
  • Price: $99.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Ultimate Direction AK Race Vest (2013) Hydration Vest Pack

Reflecting Anton Krupicka's minimalist approach, the ultra-lightweight (6 oz) Ultimate Direction AK Race Vest incorporates the hydration (two 20oz bottles) and storage features you truly need for a day of trail running while skipping anything extraneous.

Ultimate Direction
AK Race Vest (2013)

  • Anton Krupicka signature hydration vest
  • Reg. Price: $89.95
    $71.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Exped Lightning 45 Internal Frame Backpack

With its efficient construction and weatherproof roll-top closure, the Exped Lightning 45 offers ultra-lightweight performance for fast-and-light backpacking. Despite weighing less than 2.2 pounds, the pack provides a comfortable carry.

Exped
Lightning 45

  • 2868 cu in
  • Ultra-lightweight thru-hiking pack/day pack
  • Price: $248.99
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Deuter Speed Lite 30 Day 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. The Lite System suspension provides a snug, comfortable fit while allowing the pack to weigh in at just 2 pounds.

Deuter
Speed Lite 30

  • 1850 cu in
  • Ultra-lightweight day pack
  • Price: $99.00
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian Internal Frame Backpack

Having garnered numerous awards for its versatility and lightweight design, the Granite Gear Nimbus Meridian is a proven backcountry performer. Despite weighing well under 4 lbs, the Nimbus Meridian comfortably hauls up to 40 lbs.

Granite Gear
Nimbus Meridian

  • 3400/3800 cu in
  • Balances weight, pack access and performance
  • Rating:
  • Reg. Price: $314.94
    $184.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race Vest (2013)

The Mountain Hardwear Fluid Race Vest keeps necessary items close at hand. This low-profile, well-ventilated racing vest offers endurance athletes a light, comfortable way to carry an assortment of items for ultra-distance style runs.

Mountain Hardwear
Fluid Race Vest (2013)

  • 175 cu in
  • Low profile endurance athlete vest
  • Rating:
  • Reg. Price: $59.99
    $47.95
  • Out of stock.
Mountain Hardwear SummitRocket 20 VestPack

The Mountain Hardwear SummitRocket 20 VestPack provides easy access to essential gear, fits like a vest so it moves with you, and keeps the center of gravity balanced during fast-paced summit attempts, alpine climbing or adventure races.

Mountain Hardwear
SummitRocket 20 VestPack

  • 1250 cu in
  • Super fast and light summit pack
  • Price: $119.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Granite Gear Meridian Vapor Ki Women's Internal Frame Backpack

Built specifically for women, the feature-rich Meridian Vapor Ki Women's pack comfortably hauls loads of up to 30 pounds. Why settle for an ill-fitting men's pack when you can have an ultralight pack designed to equip women for outdoor adventure?

Granite Gear
Meridian Vapor Ki Women's

  • 2900/3200 cu in
  • Full-featured ultralight women's pack
  • Rating:
  • Reg. Price: $230.94
    $172.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Deuter Spectro AC 36 SL Women's Internal Frame Backpack

Weighing just 2.5 pounds, the Deuter Spectro AC 36 SL Women's pack is a high-performance option for female day hikers. Unlike many ultra-lightweight packs, the Spectro AC 36 SL Women's pack doesn't sacrifice on fit or durability.

Deuter
Spectro AC 36 SL Women's

  • 2200 cu in
  • Women's fast & light performance pack
  • Price: $148.99
  • Free shipping plus free returns
  • Out of stock.
Granite Gear Slacker Packer Drysack

New for 2014! A fully seam-sealed dry bag with an adjustable sternum strap and lightly padded shoulder straps, the Granite Gear Slacker Packer Drysack is a travel-ready basic pack for removable organization of gear in a larger pack or luggage piece.

Granite Gear
Slacker Packer Drysack

  • 1500 cu in
  • Hybrid drysack/ultra-lightweight summit pack
  • Price: $42.95
  • Out of stock.
Granite Gear Slacker Packer Compression Drysack

New for 2014! A fully seam-sealed dry bag with an adjustable sternum strap, lightly padded shoulder straps and tubular compression, the Granite Gear Slacker Packer Compression Drysack is a basic pack for removable organization of gear in a larger bag.

Granite Gear
Slacker Packer Compression Drysack

  • 1500 cu in
  • Hybrid compression sack/summit pack
  • Price: $49.95
  • Out of stock.
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