Ratings Overview - Backpacking Pack for Women

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Osprey Aura AG 65
Our continual favorite for women's specific backpacking packs is the Osprey Aura model. For Spring 2018, we tested the newly updated Osprey Aura 65 AG, which weighs only a few ounces more than the...  read more >
$270

Editors' Choice Award
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84
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Suspension - 9 of 10
9
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Features  - 9 of 10
9
Osprey Lumina 45
Out of all the new, ultralight packs that have finally made it to the women's specific arena, the Osprey Lumina 45 was hands down our favorite model. This pack combines the comfort and suspension...  read more >
$250

Top Pick Award
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82
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 10 of 10
10
Suspension - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Features  - 9 of 10
9
Thule Versant 60
The Thule Versant 60 fills a niche among backpacks as the perfect pack that can transition between backcountry and travel use with ease. This is a great pack for those looking for a multipurpose...  read more >
$260

Top Pick Award
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82
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Suspension - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Use - 9 of 10
9
Features  - 8 of 10
8
Gregory Octal 55
Gregory Octal 55
Overall, we impressed by the Gregory Octal 55. Spring 2018 has brought many exciting ultralight-inspired pack models into the world of women's specific packs, and we couldn't be more stoked...  read more >
$210

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Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Suspension - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Features  - 7 of 10
7
Arc'teryx Bora AR 61
In 2017, Arc'teryx dropped the Altra name, transforming the product line in the Bora AR. The Bora AR 61 has a sleeker look, a slimmer, less bulbous profile. It also weighs a few ounces more than the...  read more >
$549

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Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Weight - 6 of 10
6
Suspension - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Features  - 9 of 10
9
The North Face Terra 55
For yet another year, The North Face delivers with the best pack for the lowest price, earning The North Face Terra 55 our Best Buy Award once again. The Terra has the lowest price of any model we...  read more >
$170

Best Buy Award
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76
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Suspension - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Features  - 7 of 10
7
Osprey Eja 58
Osprey took their award-winning, ever popular Exos and designed it specifically for women -- behold the Osprey Eja 58. This pack has the stand-out Osprey-style suspension system, a simple design...  read more >
$220

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Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 9 of 10
9
Suspension - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Features  - 5 of 10
5
Mountain Hardwear Ozonic 60 OutDry
The Mountain Hardwear Ozonic Outdry 60 is the top dog for all-season performance. This pack is incredibly durable and waterproof and provides comfort and tons of space for your gear. Rain, snow, or...  read more >
$270

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75
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Suspension - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 6 of 10
6
Features  - 8 of 10
8
Osprey Ariel Pro 65
The Ariel Pro 65 is an exciting new addition to the Osprey fleet of women's specific backpacks. This pack is a godsend for those who liked the Osprey Ariel AG or the Osprey Aura AG but always felt...  read more >
$375

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Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Suspension - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Features  - 8 of 10
8
The North Face Banchee 65 - Women's
Overall, The North Face Banchee impressed our testers as being a surprisingly comfortable pack, despite its lightweight design. We especially liked the feature set of the Banchee, with the large...  read more >
$239

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Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Suspension - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 8 of 10
8
Features  - 8 of 10
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REI Co-op Traverse 65
The REI Co-Op Traverse 65 is comfortable, with a frame that provides decent ventilation, and plenty of pockets to keep gear organized. REI has come out with simple, well-designed packs for all...  read more >
$249

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 7 of 10
7
Suspension - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Features  - 7 of 10
7
Lowe Alpine Manaslu
The Lowe Alpine Manaslu is an incredibly adjustable pack, both regarding fit and carrying capacity. The plethora of straps, zippered access points, and pockets make this model an excellent option...  read more >
$235

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67
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Suspension - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 5 of 10
5
Features  - 7 of 10
7
Osprey Ariel AG 65
Year after year, we have reviewed the newest model of the Osprey Ariel, and this year we chose to test the Ariel 65 to compare it to the Aura AG. Unsurprisingly, this newest model of the Ariel comes...  read more >
$310

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Suspension - 8 of 10
8
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Features  - 5 of 10
5
Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 SL - Women's
For the price, the Deuter ACT Lite is a great pack explicitly designed with women in mind. Sold for a bit less than most of the packs in this review, the ACT Lite still has many of the same features...  read more >
$210

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Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Weight - 8 of 10
8
Suspension - 6 of 10
6
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Features  - 5 of 10
5
Gregory Deva 60
The Gregory Deva shines in its ability to carry large, heavy loads with surprising comfort and stability. This burly backpack is built to endure the elements -- with incredibly durable materials and...  read more >
$300

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Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Weight - 5 of 10
5
Suspension - 7 of 10
7
Ease of Use - 7 of 10
7
Features  - 6 of 10
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Total 15 products tested