Ultralight Backpacking and Hiking Packs

Mountainsmith Haze 50 Internal Frame Backpack

Many lightweight packs skimp on support features and achieve weight-savings by sacrificing on carrying comfort. The minimalist Mountainsmith Haze 50 weighs less than 2 pounds but still boasts a surprisingly supportive suspension system.

Mountainsmith
Haze 50

  • 3050 cu in
  • Minimalist, top-loading pack
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  • Reg. Price: $129.94
    $97.45
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Granite Gear Aji 50 Internal Frame Backpack

Delivering unparalleled access, the Granite Gear Aji 50 is ideal for lightweight backpacking, day hiking or travel. A unique design lets you quickly put hands on anything you need and an innovative suspension system comfortably carries up to 35 pounds.

Granite Gear
Aji 50

  • 3000/3200 cu in
  • Maximum pack access
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  • Reg. Price: $229.94
    $172.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra Vest (2013) Hydration Vest Pack

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. Two 20 oz sport bottles included.

Ultimate Direction
SJ Ultra Vest (2013)

  • Scott Jurek signature hydration vest
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  • Reg. Price: $124.95
    $99.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Osprey Talon 44 (Close Out) Backpack

Ideal for dayhiking or fast-and-light multi-day backpacking, the Osprey Talon 44 is sleek and functional. Weighing less than 3 pounds, the Talon 44 is still capable of comfortably carrying loads of up to 40 pounds.

Osprey
Talon 44 (Close Out)

  • 2600/2700 cu in
  • Ultra-lightweight thru-hiking pack
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  • Reg. Price: $148.99
    $111.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Osprey Stratos 24 (Close Out) Day Pack

Built for fast-moving day hikes and summit assaults, the Osprey Stratos 24 combines carrying comfort, ventilation and organizational features to deliver lightweight, technical performance.

Osprey
Stratos 24 (Close Out)

  • 1500/1600 cu in
  • Sleek, panel-loading day pack
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  • Reg. Price: $98.99
    $72.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Osprey Talon 11 (Close Out) Day Pack

Ideal for day hiking, trail running and adventure racing, the Osprey Talon 11 is sleek and functional. The Talon 11 weighs in at less than a pound and a half and incorporates the fit and features necessary for aerobic activity.

Osprey
Talon 11 (Close Out)

  • 549/671 cu in
  • Ultra-lightweight day pack
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  • Reg. Price: $89.99
    $69.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest (2013) Hydration Vest Pack

Adventurer Peter Bakwin has run more than 75 marathons and ultramarathons and established numerous “fastest known times”, all while searching for the perfect pack. Now with Ultimate Direction's help, he built his own, the PB Adventure Vest.

Ultimate Direction
PB Adventure Vest (2013)

  • Peter Bakwin signature hydration vest
  • Reg. Price: $149.95
    $127.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Osprey Hornet 24 (Close Out) Day Pack

Ideal for trail running, adventure racing, or fast-and-light dayhiking, the ultra-lightweight Osprey Hornet 24 comfortably carries loads of up to 25 pounds while mirroring your every movement.

Osprey
Hornet 24 (Close Out)

  • 1320/1440 cu in
  • Dayhiking performance at just over 1 pound
  • Reg. Price: $118.99
    $94.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Boreas Muir Woods 30 Day Pack

Despite it lightweight, streamlined profile, the Boreas Muir Woods is a more than capable dayhiking pack or crag pack. An aluminum frame provides load-carrying support and a z-foam backpanel delivers comfort-enhancing ventilation.

Boreas
Muir Woods 30

  • 1343 cu in
  • Feature-rich, lightweight day pack
  • Reg. Price: $139.99
    $97.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
CamelBak Ultra LR Vest (2013) Hydration Vest Pack

Catering to runners who expect to spend all day on the trail, the CamelBak Ultra LR Vest has an integrated hydration system and features that keep water, fuel and other race essentials close at hand. Includes a 70 ounce Antidote Lumbar Reservoir.

CamelBak
Ultra LR Vest (2013)

  • 200 cu in
  • 70 oz lumbar reservoir included
  • Reg. Price: $130.00
    $97.95
  • Free shipping plus free returns
Mountain Hardwear Fluid 12 (2013) Day Pack

The Mountain Hardwear Fluid 12 day pack moves with you and keeps a balanced center of gravity during quick travel over rough trails, making the Fluid 12 a great option for hikers, trail runners and adventure racers carrying hydration and minimal gear.

Mountain Hardwear
Fluid 12 (2013)

  • 730/850 cu in
  • Day hiking/adventure racing pack
  • Reg. Price: $79.99
    $63.95
  • 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
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  • Reg. Price: $149.99
    $99.95
  • 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.
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.
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
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  • Reg. Price: $99.99
    $78.95
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Reg. Price: $59.99
    $47.95
  • Out of stock.
Gregory Miwok 22 (2013) Day Pack/Adventure Racing Pack

Ideal for mountain biking, adventure racing, or dayhiking, the Gregory Miwok 22 is versatile and lightweight. Despite weighing a mere 1 pound 10 ounces, the 1282 cubic inch Miwok 22 is sturdy enough to comfortably carry up to 20 pounds.

Gregory
Miwok 22 (2013)

  • 1282 cu in
  • Innovative adventure-racing daypack
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  • Reg. Price: $128.95
    $95.95
  • 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.
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