A hiking backpack is the single most important piece of gear that any backpacker will own. As such, there is no reason to settle for a heavy, old-school pack. That’s why this buyer’s guide highlights the very best backpacking backpacks of 2019. Below you will find exceptional and light backpack options for both men and women, and for all types of backcountry adventures and budgets.
To find the right hiking backpack we divide backpacks into 3 categories of features, weight & price. This makes it faster and easier for you to find a fantastic backpacking backpack at the right price that has the features that matter the most to YOU.