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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84
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Suspension - 10 of 10
10
Features and Ease of Use
 - 9 of 10
9
Adjustability - 9 of 10
9
Osprey Atmos 65 AG

 Osprey Atmos 65 AG
The Osprey Atmos 65 AG is our new OutdoorGearLab Top Pick for Comfort and Ventilation because of its ultra comfortable frame and suspension. Then sprinkle in that this pack features one of our...  read more >
$260

Top Pick Award
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83
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Suspension - 8 of 10
8
Features and Ease of Use
 - 10 of 10
10
Adjustability - 8 of 10
8
Baltoro 65

 Gregory Baltoro 65
The Gregory Baltoro 65 remains an award winning model, and is packed full of features, earning another Top Pick position yet again. This feature rich pack finished third in our fleet and earns high...  read more >
$300

Top Pick Award
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82
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Suspension - 10 of 10
10
Features and Ease of Use
 - 9 of 10
9
Adjustability - 7 of 10
7
Xenith 70

 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 >
$330

Top Pick Award
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82
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Suspension - 10 of 10
10
Features and Ease of Use
 - 10 of 10
10
Adjustability - 7 of 10
7

 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

 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 - 5 of 10
5
Suspension - 9 of 10
9
Features and Ease of Use
 - 10 of 10
10
Adjustability - 8 of 10
8
Osprey Exos 58

 Osprey Exos 58
The Osprey Exos 58 continues to secure the Top Pick award for the best lightweight competitor. It has several features that make "stripping it down" even easier and is a pound lighter than the next...  read more >
$220

Top Pick Award
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78
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Suspension - 6 of 10
6
Features and Ease of Use
 - 8 of 10
8
Adjustability - 5 of 10
5
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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77
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
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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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 - 8 of 10
8
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Deuter Air Contact 65 + 10 Updated

 Deuter Aircontact 65+10
The Deuter Aircontact 65+10 is an extremely plush pack that also happens to be one of the heaviest. It's overall scored landed towards the bottom of our review, but this pack in many ways, is the...  read more >
$279

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 3 of 10
3
Suspension - 9 of 10
9
Features and Ease of Use
 - 8 of 10
8
Adjustability - 10 of 10
10
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