Ratings Overview - Backpacking Pack

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Arc'teryx Bora AR 63

 Arc'teryx Bora AR 63
While this newest model shares the name with the older Bora line, it has several significant updates over previous models, with the most notable being lighter weight and more weather resistance -...  read more >
$549

Editors' Choice Award
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87
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Suspension - 10 of 10
10
Features and Ease of Use
 - 10 of 10
10
Adjustability - 8 of 10
8
Osprey Atmos AG 65

 Osprey Atmos 65 AG
The Osprey Atmos 65 AG is our OutdoorGearLab Editors' Choice for Comfort and Ventilation because of its ultra-comfortable frame and suspension. Not only is it comfy and well-ventilation, but it...  read more >
$270

Editors' Choice Award
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87
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Suspension - 9 of 10
9
Features and Ease of Use
 - 10 of 10
10
Adjustability - 7 of 10
7

 Gregory Baltoro 65
The latest version of the Gregory Baltoro 65, which has been updated for 2018 and reviewed here, is now even lighter in weight and sports an improved overall pack design. This feature-rich contender...  read more >
$300

Top Pick Award
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86
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Suspension - 10 of 10
10
Features and Ease of Use
 - 10 of 10
10
Adjustability - 6 of 10
6

 Osprey Aether Pro 70
Does your interest lie in finding the perfect lightweight pack, with excellent comfort and suspension? If this sounds like you, the Osprey Aether Pro 70 should top your list. With only one zipper...  read more >
$375

Top Pick Award
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84
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Suspension - 10 of 10
10
Features and Ease of Use
 - 7 of 10
7
Adjustability - 7 of 10
7
Osprey Xenith 105

 Osprey Xenith 105
If you embark on adventures that consist of 5-25 days in the backcountry or trips that require you to carry a ton of gear, then the Osprey Xenith 105 is likely the pack for you. Not only is the...  read more >
$400

Top Pick Award
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84
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Suspension - 10 of 10
10
Features and Ease of Use
 - 10 of 10
10
Adjustability - 7 of 10
7

 Osprey Xenith 75
The Osprey Xenith 75 is our Top Pick award winner for long range missions or heavily laden adventures. It is one of the best packs in our fleet to haul loads comfortably. This model has also become...  read more >
$350

Top Pick Award
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84
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Suspension - 10 of 10
10
Features and Ease of Use
 - 10 of 10
10
Adjustability - 7 of 10
7

 Osprey Aether AG 60
The Aether AG takes the cake for finishing towards the top of the pack for feature-rich contenders. When testing, we determined that if there was one pack that had it all, this would likely be it...  read more >
$290

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Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Suspension - 9 of 10
9
Features and Ease of Use
 - 10 of 10
10
Adjustability - 8 of 10
8

 The North Face Banchee 65
Remaining one of the lighter packs in our review, The North Face Banchee 65 utilizes our main tester's favorite pack design in regards to the pocket use and location, as well as general...  read more >
$239

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Suspension - 7 of 10
7
Features and Ease of Use
 - 10 of 10
10
Adjustability - 8 of 10
8
Gregory Paragon 68

 Gregory Paragon 68
The Gregory Paragon is an excellent all-around backpacking pack. It's lighter than average without giving up much in the way of features or support in regards to its suspension. In fact, it features...  read more >
$250

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Suspension - 9 of 10
9
Features and Ease of Use
 - 9 of 10
9
Adjustability - 8 of 10
8

 Thule Versant 70
The Thule Versant 70 fills a niche of a backpacking packs that can transition from multi-day backcountry trips to travel-oriented adventures with ease. An excellent option for folks looking for a...  read more >
$280

Top Pick Award
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80
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Suspension - 9 of 10
9
Features and Ease of Use
 - 8 of 10
8
Adjustability - 9 of 10
9
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Deuter Aircontact Lite 65 + 10

 Deuter Aircontact Lite 65+10
The Deuter Aircontact Lite 65+10 is a solid, durable pack. While it doesn't boast some of the bells and whistles that other models feature, it is incredibly versatile and great for activities wide...  read more >
$220

Top Pick Award
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78
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Suspension - 9 of 10
9
Features and Ease of Use
 - 8 of 10
8
Adjustability - 10 of 10
10
Osprey Volt 60

 Osprey Volt 60
Not only is the Osprey Volt 60 our new OutdoorGearLab Best Buy winner, but we think that even price withholding, it's a rad pack. It is big enough for most backpackers going on 2-5 day long trips...  read more >
$180

Best Buy Award
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76
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Suspension - 7 of 10
7
Features and Ease of Use
 - 8 of 10
8
Adjustability - 10 of 10
10
Osprey Exos 58

 Osprey Exos 58
The Osprey Exos 58 continues to secure the Top Pick award for the best lightweight competitor. It is close to half the weight of many tradition backpacking packs and creeps closer to the weight of...  read more >
$220

Top Pick Award
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75
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Suspension - 6 of 10
6
Features and Ease of Use
 - 7 of 10
7
Adjustability - 5 of 10
5
Flash 65

 REI Flash 65
Armed with improved features and a better overall design, the Flash 65 is a step above the previous versions. While it does have the downside of weighing eight ounces more than the previous 62 liter...  read more >
$199

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75
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Suspension - 6 of 10
6
Features and Ease of Use
 - 8 of 10
8
Adjustability - 7 of 10
7
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