Hiking Backpacks

One of the first things you have to decide on is volume. If you're only going hiking for a day you're looking at 20 to 25 liters. For an overnight in the woods maybe 30 to 40 liters. Longer treks will have you looking at 50 to 70 liters.

Next, you have to decide if you want a frame on your pack. A frame allows you to pack more stuff. If you're going with a frame you can go internal or external. Internal frames are more stable on the trail but external frames give you more flexibility on what you can carry.

Whatever you choose, all hiking packs have the following features that distinguish them from other backpacks.

  • They have more straps than regular backpacks. Typically you get sternum straps, waist straps, compression straps. All with the
    goal of helping you with the load.

  • Some of these packs have load lifters as part of the shoulder straps, further aiding you in carrying your stuff while walking the trails.

  • Hiking backpacks are made tough. Where talking about materials and design. Not only will they take rough handling but you'll most likely get rain and mud protection too.

There are so many wonderful packs to choose from. Take a look . . .



Farpoint 55 Travel Backpack by Osprey


Farpoint 55 Travel Backpack by Osprey


osprey farpoint 55 logo up close


osprey farpoint 55 logo strap detail

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Duluth Pack


duluth pack


duluth pack


duluth pack

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Kelty Yukon External Frame Pack


Kelty Yukon External Backpack


inside the Kelty Yukon External Backpack


back of the Kelty Yukon External Backpack
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North Face Borealis Backpack


north face borealis


north face borealis


back view of the north face borealis

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High Sierra Titan 55 Backpack


titan 55 hiking backpack


titan 55 hiking backpack


titan 55 hiking backpack

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eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible Backpack


eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible


eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible main compartment


eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible laptop compartment

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Jansport Big Student Backpack


Jansport Big Student Backpack


Jansport Big Student Backpack quick access pocket


Jansport Big Student Backpack back panel and shoulder straps

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Mil-Tec Military Army Patrol Backpack


mil-tec military army patrol backpack different angles

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