Who makes the best hiking backpacks?

Every year we see more and more ultralight backpacks on the road, and for good reason. These backpacks have a minus-is more fully functional mindset, as they reduce approximately 2 to 3 pounds the weight of a standard backpack and feature basic organization (most have a main compartment, hip belt pockets and some external pockets). In addition to optimized storage, they lose weight with thin but premium materials (Dyneema and Robic nylon are common) and minimalist suspension systems that usually include an aluminum bracket and foam back panel. If you're interested in lightening your load and don't mind a simplified design, an ultralight backpack might be a good option.

Buying a new backpack is never easy because there are many things you need to consider, such as size, compartments, access, durability, fit, etc. Here we select the top five brands of backpacks to make things a little easier for you. The brands listed here are distinguished from the competition by using high-quality materials and innovative features. Their products are not economical, but buying a backpack from one of these brands will ultimately be a good investment due to the long service life and eternal performance of the products.

While all the backpack brands in this review make hiking and backpacking packs, some are also great backpacks for everyday use and for travel. Best Backpack Brands: Osprey Osprey has been manufacturing exclusive packs for the past forty years and so it's no wonder that their packages are of the highest quality. Osprey backpacks are lightweight, comfortable and equipped with innovative features. Osprey innovations include the Stow-on-the-Go trekking pole attachment system, the AntiGravity suspension system and the isoForm hip belt that can be heat molded for a custom fit; several REI stores have a molding oven for Osprey hip belts.

While Osprey backpacks are especially popular with hikers and backpackers (Atmos, Aura, Talon, Tempest and Exos lines), Osprey also makes excellent cycling backpacks and backpacks for everyday use. Osprey sports backpacks are usually equipped with a hydration bladder sleeve, while many of their everyday backpacks feature a padded laptop sleeve. Best Backpack Brands - Gregory Top Backpack Brands - Arcteryx Arcteryx is especially known for making high-quality outdoor clothing, but they also make great backpacks. The brand launched its first backpack in 1993, the legendary Bora backpack, which is still available.

Of course, the Arcteryx Bora backpack has been redesigned several times since then and today it is one of the most sophisticated mountaineering backpacks. It uses state-of-the-art materials that were specially designed for this package. However, the price has also risen significantly with each redesign. In addition to the Bora backpack, Arcteryx also makes excellent climbing packages (Alpha line) and avalanche packs with airbags (Voltair line).

They also have a wide selection of packages for everyday use. Best backpack brands: The German brand Deuter has a long history behind it; it started manufacturing mail bags for the Bavarian Royal Mail in 1898 and in 1910 they expanded their line to include military backpacks. Today, Deuter is known for making high quality backpacks for backpacking, mountaineering and traveling. However, they also make great baby carriers and travel backpacks, while their daypacks are perfect for everyday use, some even come with a laptop sleeve (for example, the Giga Pro package).

In general, Deuter backpacks are slightly heavier than backpacks of the brands mentioned above, but they are also made of very durable materials and therefore have a very long service life. Its most popular lines are Deuter ACT Lite and Deuter Kid Comfort. We list Kelty backpacks in our picks of the best expedition backpacks, the best tactical backpacks and the best transport packages for kids. A solid choice, although I also think it may be too big for day walks.

I use Osprey Talon 24 for day walks and my girlfriend uses CamelBak Rim Runner (22 liters). But if you also carry a first aid kit, you probably need a little more space than that. By the way, Kelty sells rain covers separately. The Gregory Baltoro 75 (men's version) and Deva 70 (women's version) were built to carry heavy loads.

Supportive padding and many organizational pockets make it our choice for extended hiking trips. When it comes to larger internal frame packs, this is one of the best you can get your hands on. The only disadvantage we could find in this package is the weight. What the Gregory Baltoro 75 gains in comfort, he pays in pounds.

At almost 5 pounds, it can be a burden for those who want to walk fast and light. The Gregory Baltoro comes in a 65 L, 75 L and 85 L option. The women's version of this package, the Gregory Deva comes in a choice of 60 L, 70 L and 80 L. The Aether is also available in a 55 l option.

If you need to carry more equipment, check out the Aether 60 Plus, Aether 70 Plus and Aether 85 Plus models. If you are looking for a real backpack beast, take a look at the Aether 100 plus model. If you love classic Osprey Aether models but want to reduce weight, check out the Osprey Aether Pro 70 model. The Osprey Ariel (women's version) is available in 65L and 55L, as well as Ariel 60 Plus and Ariel 70 Plus options.

The Osprey Ariel Pro 65 is the lightweight version of this classic, tried and true backpack. Multi-day packages that exceed 70 liters are best for extended trips that last a minimum of 5 nights. The large size of these packages will ensure that you can carry enough supplies for the long haul. The packages in this range are ideal for families with young children.

With a pack of more than 70 liters, you can carry your children's supplies and yours. Torso length can be determined by measuring the distance between the C7 vertebra at the base of the neck and the iliac crest at the top of the hip bones. Start by tilting your head forward. You want to feel a bony lump in the back of your neck (the place where your neck and shoulders meet, also known as the C7 vertebra).

You should also consider the waist and look for one in which about 80% of the weight of your backpack is supported by your hips. This will significantly reduce the strain on the shoulder. I once made the mistake of choosing a lightweight backpack that only offered a flimsy hip belt and my shoulders hurt even after day walks. Osprey was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in California, USA.

UU. This is another backpack that many hikers love because of how comfortable they are, in fact, they mold to the back. They also introduced EnviroFree, an initiative to reduce chemical applications in the manufacturing process while maintaining or improving the quality and performance of raw materials. The North Face was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in California, USA.

The North Face is among the best quality backpacks that exist. They also offer the North Face Renewed, a refurbished clothing collection that reduces the environmental impact of textile manufacturing. Lite: The lightest and most minimalist backrest system available in Deuter, the lightweight backrest system provides carrying comfort for light loads with a padded back panel fully lined with ventilated 3D-Air mesh. Ergonomically shaped wide AirMesh shoulder straps.

Athletic V-cut shape for wide freedom of movement. Sunglasses loop on one strap. Accessory loops for attaching helmet support or equipment. Loops to pull the fingers on the cremall.

Its A3 suspension automatically adapts to your body and terrain, making it comfortable for long walks. It also comes with a Weathershield pocket that is completely weatherproof. This is the backpack for you if you are looking for comfort and versatility and don't mind an extra weight. Offers great durability and fit for longer walks.

It also offers plenty of packing space and pockets for organization. A little smaller and with fewer features than the Aether 70, the Exos 58 is the perfect backpack for someone who likes to walk fast and light. In addition, although it is designed for backpacking trips of 2-3 days, with a little organization, you can also use it for longer walks. So if you just want a backpack for your day hikes and with the ability to expand into something bigger for a long weekend hike, this is the option.

ULA packs are well known in the trail community and are loved for having the features hikers desire, such as huge zippered hip belt pockets, a large elastic mesh pocket, and huge side water bottle pockets that can easily hold two one-liter tall bottles each. Both models offer good carrying comfort and features for ounce counters and hikers with just under 3 pounds. A day hiking backpack should be large enough to carry the essentials, but be light and comfortable enough to allow you to move quickly and efficiently. The Craghoppers Classic Roll Top 20L is a popular choice for those who want a backpack that works for everyday use, and can also be worn for an occasional walk.

While leather isn't obvious to use as a hiking pack, it does the job admirably and has the advantage of being versatile enough to take to work, travel, the gym or on a hike. With a capacity of 34 liters, it has PLENTY of room to carry extra water, food, layers and the essentials for the day's hike. And the right equipment includes a package that fits your frame, is comfortable and can carry everything you need for your hike. For everything from quick weekend trips to ambitious hikes, the Optic is a solid endeavor and a good middle ground between standard packages and super-small cabin designs here.

If you plan to use your backpack for long day hikes or multi-day backpacking trips, you'll appreciate having a backpack designed specifically for hiking. . .

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