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Backpacks for Backpacking: Design, Materials, and Use Cases (Member Q&A)

Learn how to choose a backpacking backpack for specific types of trips based on design, materials, and use cases.

Lightweight and Ultralight Backpacks for Backpacking

A curated guide to Backpacking Light resources on ultralight backpacks - gear, skills, podcasts, forums, research, education, product recommendations, and more.

Pa’lante V2 Review

The Pa'lante V2 Backpack (16.8 to 17.5 ounces / 476 to 495 g, MSRP $240) is a lightweight, frameless backpack for low to moderate weight loads and compact equipment.

Why and How to Organize and Pack Backpacking Gear on the Trail and in Camp

Having an intentional, consistent, and efficient approach to packing your gear for a backpacking trip saves time and energy while hiking and in camp.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Pod Review

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Pods are clamshell design, waterproof stuff sacks designed to fit perfectly inside backpacks.

Red Paw Packs 28 L Flatiron Backpack Review

The Red Paw Packs Flatiron Pack 28 L (13 to 19 oz / 368 g to 538 g, MSRP from $220) is a customizable low-volume overnight / daypack with a unique zippered main compartment.

Keeping Gear Handy on the Trail with Multi-Use Accessory and Utility Pouches

Having accessible "pockets" on your pack is useful for keeping little bits of gear handy without taking off your pack. But consider a multi-use pouch that can also be worn as a standalone fanny-style pack.

Drop 40L Backpack Review

The Drop 40L is a 30 oz (842 g), small-volume pack designed to make externally stored gear easily accessible while moving quickly.

Osprey Lumina 60 Backpack Review

The Osprey Lumina 60 Backpack is a sub-2lb, internal frame pack that is gender specific and found in outdoor specialty stores.

REI Flash 55 Backpack Review

This REI Flash 55 Backpack review features a user-configurable, lightweight, internal-frame, roll-top pack.

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