AT Backpacks

Your backpack is going to determine what and how much you are going to carry. You can get a small pack that weighs very little or your can get a large pack that will carry more than you physcially can.

In past years the most common pack found on the back of AT thru hikers has been the Granite Gear Vapor Trail. The reason for this is the packs reasonable price, light weight construction, and the simplicity of the design. Its disadvantage is its lack of compartmentalization and low weight rating. This shows that just because a bag is popular, does not mean it is the best pack for everyone. Ideally, look for a bag between 3000 to 4500 cubic inches that weighes less than 6 pounds. You can go heavier and bigger, its your preference. That is the range most hikers will be carrying.

Once you find a bag you like, take the time to go to the manufacturers website and look at their fitting chart. These charts are updated on a regular basis and will get you the most current information on what size will fit you best. Once your bag arrives, put some weight in and start breaking in your pack. Just like a pair of shoes, it will need to adjust to your body for the best possible fit.

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Arcteryx Altra 72 LT Backpack Womens
$478.95

Arcteryx Altra 85 Backpack
$498.95

Deuter ACT Zero 50+15 Backpack
$184.95

Granite Gear Leopard AC 58 Backpack
$249.95

Granite Gear Leopard AC 58 Ki Backpack Womens
$249.95

Granite Gear Leopard VC 46 Ki Backpack Womens
$229.95

Gregory Baltoro 65 Backpack
$328.95

Gregory Baltoro 75 Backpack
$348.95

Gregory Deva 60 Backpack Womens
$328.95

Gregory Jade 60 Backpack Womens
$258.95

Gregory Z 55 Backpack
$198.95

Gregory Z 65 Backpack
$228.95

Gregory Z 65 Backpack Closeout
Was $258.95
Sale $209.97


Marmot Apollo 50 Backpack
$178.01

Marmot Athena 48 Backpack Womens
$178.01

Marmot Drakon 35 Backpack Closeout
Was $158.95
Sale $139.97


Marmot Odin 35 Backpack Closeout
Was $138.95
Sale $109.97


Osprey Packs Aether 60 Backpack
$259.95

Osprey Packs Aether 70 Backpack
$289.95

Osprey Packs Aether 85 Backpack
$309.95

Osprey Packs Ariel 65 Backpack Womens
$289.95

Osprey Packs Ariel 75 Backpack Womens
$298.95

Osprey Packs Atmos 50 Backpack
$209.95

Osprey Packs Aura 50 Backpack Womens
$209.95

Osprey Packs Aura 65 Backpack Womens
$249.95

Osprey Packs Exos 48 Backpack
$189.95

Royal Robbins Backcountry Zip N Go Pant Womens
$79.95

The North Face Terra 65 Backpack
Was $178.95
Sale $149.99