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
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 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
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 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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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