Backpacks

Every hiker needs a reliable, durable and comfortable backpack. Yes, your backpack is pretty darn important! That’s why we’ve put together this detailed buying guide.

Essential Hiking Gear Checklist: 7 Important Items to Bring on a Hike

Not only is hiking a great workout, but studies actually show that being in nature can help boost your mood and lower your stress levels. Plus, let's not forget how affordable and convenient hiking is - all you have to do is hop in your car and ...

OSPREY Aether 70L AG Medium Rucksack

For backpacking, thru-hikes and alpine expeditions, the Aether AG Series has a pedigree like no other pack. This technical backpacking pack combines Anti-Gravity technology with customizable fit and innovative features like a convertible top ...

KELTY Redwing 50L Backpack

Going for 1-3 day hiking or camping adventure? A small-sized backpack like the Kelty Redwing 50L is the best size backpack for your money. Highly utilitarian, the Redwing has all the features and organization needed for a simplified trip or an ...

Best seller

TETON Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame Backpack

This best-selling backpack is incredibly affordable, boasts a fantastic amount of storage and it’s durable enough to use for months at a time. Great for teenagers and adults alike, the backpack is fully adjustable, very comfortable, and ...

GREGORY MOUNTAIN Women’s Octal 55 Backpack

Simplicity, comfort and great ventilation is the name of the game with this beautiful ultra-lightweight backpack from Gregory Mountain. Just like the other backpacks in their range, it combines great design features like a moisture-wicking ...

Kelty Women’s Coyote 60 Hiking Backpack

This gorgeous yet functional women’s backpack combines everything you’d ever need in a high-performing Appalachian Trail backpack. Kelty Women's Coyote Hiking Backpack Available in both 60 and 70 liter versions, it boasts the trademarked ...

Best price

WASING 55L Internal Frame Backpack

If you love your backpack to speak your personality with colors like bright pink, blue, yellow and green and you want comfort at an extremely affordable price, consider buying the Wasing 55L. WASING 55L Backpack Featuring a fully adjustable ...

SIERRA DESIGNS Flex Capacitor 40L-60L Hiking Pack

The award-winning Flex Capacitor is perfect for hikers who are looking for a hiking backpack with fully adjustable capacity and a streamlined, minimalist design. The internal aluminum frame is extremely well-designed and boosts the comfort ...

Editor choice

OSPREY Men’s Atmos 65 AG Backpack

The Atmos 65 is one of the best backpacks you’ll ever find for longer hiking trips. Boasting a cleverly-designed anti-gravity system, it balances perfectly across your body to make your pack feel lighter and more comfortable. Fully ...

How to Train for the Appalachian Trail

Planning to hike the Appalachian Trail? Then you’ll definitely need to start training before you head out there into nature. The AP is a challenging trail and it requires a ton of preparation, so if you’re in better physical shape you’ll have a ...

How to Hike the Appalachian Trail in Sections

There’s no need to quit your job, take a sabbatical or sacrifice several months of your life to experience the incredible, breathtaking, unforgettable Appalachian Trail and scratch it off your bucket list. Simply hike it in sections.…You’ll still ...

The Best Backpack for the Appalachian Trail Thru Hike

Every hiker needs a reliable, durable and comfortable backpack when experiencing the 2190 miles of the incredible Appalachian Trail, especially when they want to thru-hike it! You need to carry everything you need without struggling to take a step, ...

Best Size Backpack for Camping

Finding the right size of a backpack for any backpacking trip can be overwhelming and confusing because of the many different types and sizes that are available. It all depends on what you’re going to be using it for and for how long. Camping ...

How to Put Hydration Pack in Backpack

Can you retrofit any backpack with a hydration bladder? The answer is more often than not, yes! You can turn any old backpack into a hydration pack; you just need to know how to do it. Thankfully, it isn't that difficult to do.

How to Measure a Backpack

The best backpack for you is the one that best fits your body. One of the main things that you need to focus on when looking for the right backpack is the correct size – with this being said, your torso length is the key measurement to find the ...

How to Make a Secret Compartment in Your Backpack

A hidden pocket in your backpack is a great way to hide and protect your valuables, so how do you make one?There are a couple of different ways that you can go about making a secret compartment in your backpack: one includes sewing, and the other ...

How to Make a Backpack Lighter

While some experienced backpackers will say that all you need is a scale, however, there are a few simple things that you can do to make your backpack lighter without losing many comforts. So, here are ten easy things that you can do to lighten up ...

Best Thru Hike Backpack

Thru-hiking can be an extremely difficult task to complete, even for an experienced hiker. You must be physically and mentally capable of surviving for very long distances, thousands of miles and months of hiking. It’s no simple task.

Best Size Backpack for Backpacking

For backpacking, you want to buy a backpack that is fairly large for a long trip but also one that is lightweight and form-fitting so that it isn’t too much of a strain to carry when hiking and walking along a trail on weekend trips.

Best Internal Frame Backpack Under $100

If you are serious about hiking and outdoor adventuring thing, then you will undoubtedly come across terms such as internal frame backpacks. Your backpack happens to be one of the most important pieces of gear you will purchase in your quest to ...