Backpack Reviews

Our backpack reviews feature our favorite, trail-tested backpacks for light, local day hikes to overnight backpacking adventures.

 
 
Deuter Airlite 28 review: a ventilated, warm-weather backpack for day hikes

Deuter Airlite 28 Backpack Review

The Deuter Airlite 28 backpack is a lightweight and comfortable backpack that’s ventilated, promoting airflow for warm-weather day hikes in warm climates.

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Cotopaxi Inca 26L Backpack Review

The Cotopaxi Inca 26L retains the ultra-comfortable and streamlined design we love in the smaller Inca 16L, adding more storage and some fantastic features.

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Osprey Aether 60 Review

Osprey Aether 60 Backpack Review

The updated Osprey Aether 60 is an ultra-comfortable backpack that blends great features and ample storage for multi-day backpacking adventures.

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Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack Review

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack Review

The Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack is an ultra-light backpack that packs incredibly small, and its size and weight are great for travel and hikes away from base camp.

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Cotopaxi Inca 16L Backpack Review

Cotopaxi Inca 16L Backpack Review

The Cotopaxi Inca 16L Backpack is a technical day pack with streamlined design, great comfort & thoughtful features.

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United By Blue Hudderton Backpack Review

The United By Blue Hudderton is a waxed canvas backpack with styling equally worthy of local trails & urban commutes.

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Outdoor Products Amphibian Waterproof Backpack Review

The Outdoor Products Amphibian Weather Defense Pack is a waterproof backpack that keeps gear dry on hikes and paddling adventures.

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Osprey Stratos 24 Review

Osprey Stratos 24 Backpack Review

The Osprey Stratos 24 and women’s Sirrus 24 are ultra-comfortable and ultra-breathable backpacks. They’re great for day hikes in Georgia’s warm climate.

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REI Flash 18 Review: Lightweight Day Hike Backpack

Not every hike demands a rugged, framed backpack. The REI Flash 18 is one of our favorite grab-and-go, lightweight packs for local day hikes and travel.

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Camera Backpack: Lowepro Flipside Sport 10L AW Review

The Lowepro Flipside Sport 10L AW carries camera and hiking gear in a streamlined backpack. This pack carries light loads and packs loads of features.

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Timbuk2 Espionage Camera Backpack: Gear Review

The exceptionally well-built, roomy, and stylish Timbuk2 Espionage pack holds a DSLR, 2-3 large lenses, and hiking essentials with room to spare.

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