Whether you’re out hiking or camping, you’ll always have stuff to carry. Depending on the hike distance and days you’ll be spending outdoors, you’ll need a backpack that’s comfortable and trail-tested.
We have gathered this year’s top picks for backpacks to find out why outdoor enthusiasts are impressed with them.
1. Hyperlite Mtn Gear 4400 Southwest
Weight: 2 lbs. 7.2 oz.
Fabric: Dyneema Composite
The complete package – Hyperlite Mountain Gear 4400 Southwest is made from waterproof fabric and this is why it does not come with a rain cover. This pack comes with three external Dyneema® Hardline pockets so you can easily get what you need. Have your gear organized and dry inside your pack for your camping trip on any type of season.
2. Granite Gear Blaze 60
Weight: 3 lbs.
Fabric: Robic Nylon (100D & 210D)
A favorite for many backpackers, this pack is often described as a combination of heavy-hauling and functional organization. For your comfort, the pack’s back panel is padded as well. You can use the over sized front and external pockets to store hydration bottles, raincoat and even a sleeping pad.
3. Osprey Stratos 50
Weight: 3 lbs. 10.9 oz.
Very popular to hikers, this pack comes with a dual-access main compartment and integrated rain cover. The mesh back panel helps with comfort and ventilation. It is capable to store most of your camping gear like that of sleeping bag, food supply, camera tripod, burner, solo tent and clothing.
There are various kinds of hiking backpacks that serve different purposes and are suitable for different environments. These packs are well suited for a 1 to 4 day camping trip.
It would also be helpful to check out the weather on the days that you’re planning to set out for your camping trip to determine if you’ll need a rugged and waterproof backpack instead of the ultra light variety.
Aside from the basic considerations such as the size and weight, check out the features which include the rain cover, straps, external pockets, back panel and ventilation as well.