Top 17 climbing backpacks and boots for women
Climbing backpacks have to be light, durable, not too bulky, and also have a small number of small features-a detachable belt, gear loops, and a daisy chain externally, for example-that make sure they are “dialed in” to the type and needs of alpine climbing. In the event that you envision doing any hauling, a sturdy haul loop and thicker, abrasion-resistant materials become of the essence.
1. Deuter Futura 22L SL Backpack - Women's
With a shorter torso, the Women's Deuter Futura 22L Backpack is designed for smaller frames, and for keeping them cool when warm days are in store. The Aircomfort Sensic Back System is designed for ventilated comfort on the trail, using ergonomic shoulder straps that provide natural adjustment to the width and angle of your shoulders.
The hip fins blend seamlessly into the back panel, reducing pesky hot spots and leaving a breezeway between the pack and your back. Padded with breathable mesh and fully adjustable, getting a comfortable fit mid-hike is as easy as pulling on a strap or two.
The Futura 22L holds enough space for day hikes without getting excessive, and you can easily stuff in layers, lunch, and rain gear without batting an eye. Should you encounter stormy weather while you're out, the included rain cover slips over the bag to keep your gear dry, and if you encounter rocky terrain there's a spot for your trekking poles as well.
Three stretch pockets on the outside let you add additional items you want to have close-at-hand, and a zippered organizational pocket comes in handy if you ever use the bag for going to class or commuting to work.
- Technical day pack for staying cool on warm treks
- 22L capacity offers space for the day's essentials
- The padded ventilation system provides breathable comfort
- Hydration sleeve capable of holding a 2 or 3-liter bladder
- Included rain cover keeps your layers safe and dry
- Plenty of pockets keep small items easy to reach
- SOS label offers helpful tips in case of emergency
- Adjustable straps help you adjust according to load
- Item #DTR005S
This is the Deuter future 22 SL de pack. And it's loaded with features to. Organize your gear and keep you comfortable so you're thinking about the trail ahead and gorgeous views, not the. Weight on your back hikers who start at. Sunrise to bag a peak by noon will love. This pack because of the breathable back system and if you have it loaded up with. Water and gear for a full day the back.
The system will support the weight let's take a look this is Deuter x' air comfort sent a sick back system which. Consists of airy mesh that's tensioned. On a flexible spring steel frame this. Does two important things it transfers pack weight to your hips where you can handle it better and it creates an air. Channel behind your back to keep you cool and dry the SL in the name means. Slimline and it's a women's specific fit you have a slimmer cut to the shoulder straps a slightly shorter torso length and a contoured hip belt and. Straps for the female frame you can dial. In fit with the load lifters the sternum strap and the hip belt what I love most.
About the fit is the hip belt really contours to your hips and hugs around your waist to support the pack weight. The foam here on the lumbar mimics the shape of your hips and the air channel is perfectly positioned to give maximum. Ventilation the pockets are really smart and have a sleek look up front there's a. Smaller organization pocket for the essentials this also makes a great. Travel pack where you can store your passport wallet you can put maps up here. While you have your extra layer food first-aid kit and the larger gear packed. In the main compartment, this zipper opens really big and the zipper pulls.
Make it easy to open and close there's a spot for your own reservoir and. Important to route the hose out to the shoulder straps I'd throw my wet rain. Jacket on the front to dry out the water bottles on the side stretchy pockets on the outside you can secure the pack load with the compression straps and store. Your trekking poles on the bun jeez you get an added value because of it comes with a rain cover for that afternoon shower this is a fully. The featured pack is ready for adventure.
Whether you're traveling across the globe or hitting the trailhead in your own neck of the woods it's the Deuter. Future 22 SL day pack thanks for. Watching if you have additional questions about the gear you just saw please feel free to visit backcountry. Edge command gets in touch with me or one of our other gear specialists we also, have technical specs about that gear on the product pages of our website and often times we have bonus videos if. You like our channel please subscribe.
2. Gregory Jade 28L Backpack - Women's
Calling the Gregory Jade 28 Backpack a daypack is an understatement; this all-season trekker handles summer ridge runs and winter ice climbs with ease. Its Crossflo DTS suspension system features a wired X-frame that stretches trampoline-like mesh tight, and there's an HDPE frame-sheet with an anti-barreling stay for sturdy support. Cushy, ventilated EVA covers the shoulder straps and waistbelt for extra comfort.
The Jade is a traditional top-loader, upgraded with a larger zippered opening for better access to gear. There are an internal sleeve and tube port for hydration reservoirs, as well as an external pocket with a removable rain cover inside. The backpack's bottom loops attach trekking poles or ice axes, and Gregory added dual stretch side pockets for water bottles, dual waistbelt pockets for lip balm and energy gels, and security pockets both inside and out for electronics and valuables.
- Technical daypack that goes above and beyond the call of duty
- Robust construction ensures durability through the years
- CrossFlo suspension system adds stable, ventilated comfort
- EVA foam in the shoulder straps and waist belt cushion the load
- An integrated rain cover is removable for versatile use
- Ice ax and trekking pole carry helps free up your hands
- A bevy of pockets organize all of your on-trail essentials
- Item #GRE00B3
This is the Gregory Jade 38-liter women's pack it is the perfect size for. Quick overnight trips or a long gear. Heavy day hikes it works for both. Because you can load it up to the gills with 35 pounds of gear or use the compression straps to convert it into a smaller pack when it's not full the back. The system is breathable so it's ideal and. Hot humid climates and the shoulder straps adjust for the perfect fit let's.
Dig into how it carries the load this. Has a free float suspension system with open-air ventilation the wireframe is. Made of alloy steel and fiberglass and. It is designed to move and flex with you as you like there is a horizontal stay. To provide additional stability under the weight of a heavy load there's also a frame sheet for additional lightweight rigidity the shoulder straps adjust up and down the frame and the pack comes in. Two torso sizes so you can find the perfect fit the foam and the shoulder. Straps and the hip belt is supportive and the major contact points on your lumbar area hip bones and the top of. Your shoulders are cushioned for comfort. Gregory's 3d comfort cradle system hugs. Around your lower back to give even distribution of weight it lessens the.
Chance of hot spots and makes a big difference when you're carrying the pack all day long there are many accesses. Points into the pack body this is super helpful when you need to grab a piece of gear quickly and it makes packing and unpacking simpler the double zipper. Pulls let you position an opening wherever you want so virtually nothing in your pack is out of reach if you put. Both zipper sliders at the top you can open this whole panel with one motion. The attached lid has two pockets one up. Top that's perfect for a first-aid kit and one underneath that houses the included rain cover for quick access there's a hydration sleeve inside and a. Port to route the hose to the shoulder straps those are sold separately you can.
Carry extra water on the side pockets and the stretchy panel in the front is a great place for your rain check the hip belt pockets are oversized for. Larger smartphones and there's a convenient place to stash your sunglasses when you're hiking in and out of trees, there are compression straps. Bungees and two loops to attach gear like trekking poles or tent poles to the outside the areas of the pack that sees.
The most wear and tear are reinforced like a double layer of fabric on the bottom and an extra durable material on. The corner of the frame is a great option for long day hikes or quick. Overnight backpacking trips it's the Gregory Jade 38-liter women's. Pack for the full specs and latest price. Click the link in the description subscribe to stay tuned and follow us. For the latest in outdoor gear great deals and trail knowledge we're the gear. Specialists at backcountry edge awesome. Gear amazing service sees you on the. Trail.
3. Mammut Lithia Speed 15L Backpack - Women's
Truly a multi-talented pack, the Mammut Women's Lithia Speed 15 Backpack is the smallest pack in the Lithium family and is perfect for everything from trail running and hiking to multi-pitch climbing. As tough as it is lightweight, the 70D nylon 3line ripstop fabric provides a resilient design that withstands abrasive surfaces, while also keeping the bulk of your pack to a minimum.
Then, the well-ventilated and cushioned Contact Vent back system uses 3D EVA foam to help carry the load with breathable comfort, just as the shoulder padding does as well.
Its shorter back length and shoulder straps are specifically designed for the female figure but are easily adjustable to meet your specifications. With plenty of room for your ropes, shoes, layers, gloves, and lunch, the main compartments easily store all of your daily gear, while its hydration-compatible design prevents you from going thirsty on the trail. And when the adventure turns from a trail into a light boulder scramble, attach your trekking pole to the carrier for freed up hands.
- Toss your daily hiking essentials in this quaint and reliable backpack
- Nylon construction is durable and lightweight
- EVA suspension and shoulder padding offers cushioning and breathability
- Plenty of pockets organize essential gear
- Trekking pole loops conveniently carry poles
- Female fit for added comfort
- Item #MAM012M
4. La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX Mountaineering Boot - Women's
The La Sportiva Women's Trango Cube GTX Mountaineering Boot has won awards and industry accolades, and yet you're still skeptical. But don't worry, the hype isn't the result of overpaid marketing monkeys turning nothing into something—it's the exact opposite. Perhaps the lightest waterproof mountaineering boot on the market today, the Trango Cube combines Gore-Tex climate control with robust durability to keep your foot warm and dry on your cold-weather attempts at altitude.
The 3D Flex system enhances your foot control when traversing convoluted territory, and part of the tongue comes out if you need a little more room in the boot.
Seamless upper construction eliminates pores and seam-sited weaknesses. Waterproof QB3 fabric mixes with stretchy FlexTec 2 material to protect your foot from getting tanked by dankness when assaulted by ground snow or flying graupel. A rugged Vibram and fends off ice boulders and adds a hint of stability when the twisty trail redefines technical.
The direct-inject Thermo-Tech TPU lacing system says "no" to stitching to extend the boot's lifespan while shaving off nearly 1/3 of the weight from a traditional riveted lacing system. Gore-Tex Performance Comfort lining guarantees your means of mountaineering motoring (um, yeah, your foot) stays dry and happy in a climate-controlled environment.
A low-profile, 4mm graded nylon insole puts a skinny pillow of softness under your heel and has a barely-there feel by the time it reaches your toes. A strategic blend of PU and EVA maximize midsole cushioning without drawing unnecessary attention or detracting from ground communication.
The Impact Brake System uses directionally juxtaposed lugs to give you tacky traction on the way up and the way down. Vibram One, an exclusive sole material made for La Sportiva, maintains this boot's firm fascination with the earth. The TPU heel insert lets you strap on a hybrid crampon to accommodate terrain that changes faster than the weather.
- Gore-Tex Performance Comfort lining, guaranteed waterproof and breathable
- QB3 waterproof fabric and FlexTex 2 fabric upper
- Vibram rubber rand
- Adjustable, variable fit tongue
- 3D Flex technology
- Thermo-Tech injection TPU lacing system, PU eyelets
- Women's Trango last
- 4mm graded nylon insole
- EVA midsole in central zone and heel
- PU midsole in toe and heel
- Impact Brake System directionally opposed lugs
- La Sportiva "ONE" by Vibram (exclusive)
- TPU insert for rear crampon attachment
- Item #LSP000B
5. Gregory Maya 16L Backpack - Women's
With a flexible, yet supportive BioSync design, side-strap compression system, and a slew of handy pockets, the Gregory Maya 16 Backpack is ideal for full-day hikes or epic mountain bike rides. The Maya's BioSync suspension system allows the pack to move with your body in motion and keeps the pack centered on your back. Side compression straps secure the load so it doesn't shift around inside the pack.
The pack's hydration tube management system keeps the drinking tube within easy reach, so you don't have to divert your attention to take a drink. Dual waist belt pockets and side pockets make it easy to access the things that you need to get to in a hurry, like your camera or a snack. The Gregory Maya 16 fits a two-liter hydration reservoir, which is enough for a day hike or a long cross-country mountain bike ride.
- BioSync ATS suspension system
- Tough nylon construction
- Side compression straps
- Helmet carry
- Hydration clip-on straps
- Multiple pockets
- Helmet carry
- Safety light lash point
- Item #GRE005V
6. Patagonia Nine Trails 18L Backpack - Women's
Move nimbly through mountainous terrain and navigate narrow slot canyons with cat-like agility—while still carrying all the gear you need—with the Patagonia Women's Nine Trails 18L Backpack. This pack boasts a lightweight, low-bulk design that won't hold you back on tough trails, but still offers the space to carry all the gear you need for a long afternoon trek.
The main compartment offers enough space for a hydration reservoir, food, and an extra layer, and the large stretch exterior pocket keeps your rain shell handy in case you collide with a thunderstorm during your adventure. Lightweight, yet extremely tough Cordura fabric handles frequently brushed with branches and rocks, and it's equipped with PU and DWR coatings to keep the contents from getting soaked in a storm.
Compression straps manage your load to keep it as compact as possible, and the waist belt and sternum strap provide stability so you don't get thrown off balance when scrambling over boulders. And to keep your back from getting drenched with sweat on the ascent, Patagonia equipped this pack with a mono-mesh back panel that allows excellent airflow and prevents moisture buildup.
- Light and low-bulk pack for quick movement on the trail
- Coated Cordura fabric is light, durable, and water-resistant
- Large stretch exterior pocket for additional storage
- Side compression manages load and increases stability
- Mono-mesh back panel is extremely breathable
- Padded shoulder harness with sternum strap and waistbelt
- Multiple stash pockets keep small gear organized
- Item #PAT02G5
This is our 20 liters nine trails pack. It's built for moving quickly and comfortably on hikes and scrambles Reid. Don't need to carry the kitchen sink at 20 liters it's just the right size procuring extra layers food and hydration and other key essentials we make our nine trails with a lightweight yet highly durable 210 denier Cordura.
Nylon ripstop which is treated with a polyurethane coating in durable water. Repellent finish to shed moisture this fabric is exceptionally punctured and abrasion resistant a zippered u-shaped. The lid provides easy access to the pack's main compartment inside you have a small. Stash pocket the hydration sleeve and hydration two ports on both shoulders hydration reservoirs are not included outside under the storm flap there's a. Concealed stash pocket a large stretch. Woven pocket expands to secure shoes or extra gear two large pockets for water.
Bottles and zippered pockets on the waist belt to secure small valuables compression straps cinch down the load the shoulder harness is padded with perforated foam for breathability and. Comfort and has a sternum strap to fine tune the fit the back panel is our most breathable ever we use a unique three. Layer system built to maximize airflow and support next to your back lies a.
Monofilament mesh with molded and dimples for air flow and moisture management the second layer is a perforated foam for added breathability and comfort the innermost layer is a. Lightweight pe frame sheet for carrying support this pack is available in two. Sizes small medium or large extra-large. Depending upon your torso size the.
Twenty liters nine trails pack is one of my favorites in the line it's just the right size for most day hikes has a perfect capacity it's super comfortable and I love how it keeps me organized on the trail.
7. Deuter Airlite SL 20L Backpack - Women's
Thanks to its Women-specific design, the Deuter Airlite 20 SL Backpack delivers both exceptional comfort and the technical features needed to explore your favorite trails. Fitted with the Aircomfort Flexlite back system, not only does the pack provide an anatomical fit, but it allows air to pass between your back and the pack for a cool and comfortable feel. The SL Women's fit system better accommodates more petite frames and it's conical shaped lower back design better fits female hips. The closer-together, shortened straps also result in a more comfortable carry. A detachable rain cover can be easily attached to keep your gear dry, and the hydration compatible design lets you stay refreshed while you're hiking. Stretch side and front pockets allow items to be quickly secured to the pack, and trekking pole loops let you carry them on you're back when you need your hands during ridge-line scrambles.
- SL Women's fit system
- Aircomfort Flexlite back system
- Twin-frame construction
- Front panel access
- Detachable rain cover
- Hydration system compatible
- Stretch side and front pockets
- Internal valuables pocket
- Trekking pole attachment loops
- Item #DTR001W
8. Gregory Maya 22L Backpack - Women's
Cleanly designed with a minimalist aesthetic, the Gregory Women's Maya 22 Backpack brings functional carrying and streamlined support into your daily commute, weekend hikes, and far-flung travel. The BioSync suspension system not only prevents moisture build-up with its well-ventilated design but moves naturally with your body to prevent uncomfortable pressure points resulting from an overly rigid back panel and shoulder straps.
The top-access main compartment is roomy enough for storing extra layers, daily documents, and other larger items, with an internal zip security pocket for housing keys, cash, and other small necessities. Another innovative feature is the bungee-secured front pocket that expands to accommodate your bike helmet or rain jacket. Ultimately, this lends the Maya 22 the versatility needed for conquering everything from downtown bike commutes to extended travel across widely varying climates.
- Top-access main compartment
- Internal-zip security pocket
- Expandable front pocket holds a helmet or rain jacket
- Side compression with wing for added stability
- BioSync suspension with padded mesh straps
- Item #GRE005U
9. La Sportiva Trango Tower GTX Mountaineering Boot - Women's
Climbing mountains is hard enough without wearing mountaineering boots that feel like they're made of lead. Make your way up the mountain more efficiently with the La Sportiva Women's Trango Tower GTX Mountaineering Boot. This warm alpine boot offers ultralight warmth and support to help you scale towering peaks in remarkably lightweight comfort.
Gore-Tex Performance Comfort keeps your foot dry when you get caught off-guard by a freak snowstorm in the middle of summer but still breathes well to keep you from overheating at lower altitudes. The rugged upper with Honey-Comb reinforcements withstands the roughest punishment the mountain can dish out.
PU in the midsole offers support and cushioning when moving over rocky terrain, and EVA inserts decrease weight while still absorbing impacts and providing excellent rebound. Rounding it out is a Vibram One outsole for reliable traction on precarious ridgelines and the durability needed to withstand season after season in the high alpine. This sole is also equipped with an Impact Brake System for better control on descents.
- Lightweight comfort for climbing towering peaks
- Gore-Tex membrane for breathable waterproofing
- Upper is extremely abrasion-resistant
- 3D Flex ankle for longitudinal lock-out and lateral flex
- PU midsole offers to cushion and support
- EVA inserts decrease weight
- TPU insert for rear crampon compatibility
- Vibram One sole is extremely grippy and durable
- Item #LSP00CX
10. Deuter Futura Pro SL 38L Backpack - Women's
On average, women have shorter torsos than men; Deuter kept this in mind while designing the Women's Futura Pro 38 SL Backpack for a precise fit specifically for women. Its AirComfort Sensic Pro wraps the sturdy steel frame in padded mesh for extreme comfort on rough trails, and the Active Comfort Fit system adjusts the shoulders and waist belt vertically and horizontally for a fit specific to your contours.
The Futura Pro also has a hydration-compatible sleeve and trusty hiking pole attachments that will get you through a weekend backpacking trip. Features like the top-loading construction make it easy to pack the Vario to the brim. Ripstop nylon material shows that Deuter knows what kind of durability you need on your hikes.
Control sweaty-back syndrome when you head out for that five-mile jaunt to the talus fields of Chaos Canyon with the Deuter's custom Aircomfort system. This design creates a separation between you and the pack for optimal stability on long hikes and reduction of sweat.
- Overnight backpack built specifically for women
- 38L capacity sits on the smaller side of overnight backpacks
- AirComfort Sensic Pro presses padded mesh at shoulders and waist
- Active Comfort Fit adjusts vertically and horizontally
- Rain cover protects valuables from wet weather
- Internal sleeve sized for 3L hydration reservoirs
- Attachments for ice axes or trekking poles
- Item #DTR006E
Thinking the right pack can seem like a very overwhelming experience for a lot. Of reasons, there are so many packs in the market it's kind of hard to narrow down which one is right for you I like. To look at three things when I'm picking it back first what's my purpose I want. To make sure if I'm doing day hikes overnight trips I'm using it as a carry-on that it fits that specific reason then it needs to fit me and fit.
My body to make sure that it's dispersing all the weight properly and finally, I wanted to be as comfortable as it can be when I first moved to Alaska. This was the pack that I picked up it was Deuter future pro 34 liter SL which. Sl on the Deuter brand is a pack line. That is designed specifically to fit a woman's body daughter is a German based. The brand they've been in the backpacking industry for 110 years they have several. Lines of packs and what they pride. Themselves on is their air ventilation system their packs are equipped with.
This lightweight mesh system. According to the company keeps you from. Sweating it keeps your a cut your sweat down by about 25% now as I mentioned. It's important for a pack to fit you properly and there are two main areas. Where that's true. It's important that your pack fit in. Your shoulders and in your waist because that's where you're going to be carrying the weight now this is the SL meaning. That it is designed specifically for women's body so that's a number of. Different features the waist belt is smaller than say a man's pack too.
Accommodate that women are oftentimes smaller you also have slimmer shoulder straps. And they carry in a different way and then you have a smaller wound mostly. Have smaller torsos and so the s outfits. Petite torso one of the things that i. Found that I like pack opposed to a lot of packs is I find that it's really easy to tighten it and. It's also really easy to reduce it so. Say you're layering you put on a coat and you need to loosen it a little bit you just kind of flip these back or you.
Take off that jacket and you need to tighten it a little bit more it's able to do that there are a number of. Different features in this pack pockets. Galore which is what we always like to see on packs you've got this top pocket. Which is perfect for gear that you're. Gonna want to access quite frequently then if you flip it open you actually. Have this SOS card which gives you important SOS survival advice which is. Kind of cool you also have this interior. Pocket on the lid which is designed to. Keep your valuables safe so I often put things in here that I don't maybe want to access for the entire trip so keys my.
Wallet my id anything like that. Now speaking of keys on the top lid the. The pack actually does come with a key chain that you can hook your keys to however i. Find that it's not something that I use very frequently which also pockets on. The side I can put the ear in there you got. These mesh pockets that hold water one. On either side and this side, it also has. That gear pocket now this is older. Model so it does have this front pocket. Which is an available on some of the newer models however all the models. Have this bottom compartment.
That they call the sleeping bag compartment now if you take that out you. Can see it's a separate compartment but you can also unzip it and it gives you access to the rest so you can use it away there's a number of attachments. That comes with Deuter packs you can get attachments to carry ice picks or. Trekking poles as well there's as well. These that you can attach carbines to. To carry other types of beer with you. Whether it's your coffee mug or something on the top one thing that I tend to use this pack for is carry-on. And also it's a great overnight pack if you're staying in like a hut or a cabin. So I've assembled some gear to kind of give you an idea of how much this 34. Liter pack and pull so I do have it. Hydration bladder compatible so I Already have my 3-liter hydration bladder in there the hose goes through. The top out the back and then you can. Clip it with this velcro and you can.
Actually, remove it and clip it to either side whatever is more comfortable for you do we have that in there already. You've got our sleeping bag in the bottom we're gonna throw in our thermos. Our jet boil. A pack of some extra layers you can see. It starts to get a little bit tight. And finally every tooth throw in but a. Day and that's worth food so you can see.
That is tight at 34 liters is all off. That but we do still have room in the bottom, so we have a number of options we could stuff more stuff under there, or we can unzip it, and we can make it one large compartment now we talked about. Our lid without easy access exterior. Pocket this I tend to put things like a. Gps in a satellite communication device. And always twitter paper now of course.
There would be other odds and ends that you would probably carry with you and there is still room in here you have. Some room in our side pockets as well definitely could put headlamps lighters. Things like that other snacks um but. It's starting to get a little bit full but you could definitely it's a great weekend bag now one of my favorite features of this pack is the rain cover. So say it starts to sprinkle a little bit outside you just unzip the bottom. Pull out the rain cover that's actually. Attached by a clip pull it. Over your pack, it fits perfectly. And you are ready to go sprinkle stop. It's easy to take off one thing I really.
Like is placement I like that it's at. The very bottom and I also really like. That it has a clip say you're doing a little bit of bushwhacking you're crawling with your branches or things on a rough trail it just touches and rips. Off which it had happened before it's. Still connected so it seems like you don't quite use it this often than you. Just back it back in the big shot. And you are good to go now as i. Mentioned I would say that this is the perfect pack for say a weekend trip if. You're staying in a cabin if you're staying in the hot it's perfect for day trips where you need a little bit of extra space it's not necessarily the.
Perfect just day pack with friends. Because it is a little bit heavy at. Almost 4 pounds so you probably wouldn't want to carry that if you didn't need to however it was the very first pack that I owned and I used it exclusively for. About three years before picking up some. Other packs some smaller packs and some bigger packs and now I find that I use this exclusively for day trip activity. So berry picking or fishing are the.
Primary uses that I use it for but I do. Enjoy the Deuter brand I like the slim. Fit the style for women I think it fits me. Very well and I have other women friends that it fits as well and I would. Definitely, recommend and ain't yours. Local store and trying it out. And see if it's the right back for you.
11. The North Face Hydra 26L Backpack - Women's
Head off on your day-long missions with the Women's Hydra 26L Backpack from The North Face. Its minimalist design reduces weight while still allowing quick access to the contents of the pack when you're traveling long distances.
This lightweight design is enhanced by the patent-pending Dyno Lift System that doesn't add any weight and features a self-equalizing, on-the-fly, adjustable load lifters for a comfortable carry through the miles.
A FlashDry back panel provides you with a quick-drying, breathable performance for strenuous ascents while the T6 aluminum frame allows you to have total freedom of movement when scrambling up to the summit.
- Backpack with a minimalist design to tackle your day-long missions
- 26L accommodates tools, extra layers, hydration system, and snacks
- Lightweight design helps to keep you fast and nimble on the trails
- Dyno Lift System features self-equalizing, on-the-fly load lifters
- FlashDry, trampoline back panel is breathable and quick-drying
- Easily accessible pockets allow you to quickly get to your gear
- Reflective webbing provides visibility in low light conditions
- Two tool keepers stash your poles or ice axes when not needed
- Item #TNF05CG
12. Ultimate Direction FastpackHer 20L Backpack - Women's
Designed for keeping things moving on the trail, the FastpackHer 20L Backpack is a streamlined, lightweight way to carry the essentials. Ultimate Direction started as a running brand, and as such constructed this pack with features like strap pockets that leave space for your water bottle and phone, enabling you to take a sip or take a photo without dropping your pack.
The lightweight material is more durable than it feels and withstands the abrasive nature of the trail without weighing you down. You can access the main compartment through a vertical zipper or the roll-top, so your gear stays dry and easily accessible.
- Technical pack for fast-and-light days on the trail
- Nylon ACE RIP fabric provides superior abrasion resistance
- DWR treatment sheds light precipitation
- InfiKnit mesh harness and back panel provide airflow
- Roll-top closure adjusts pack size and seals out moisture
- Main compartment zipper provides easy gear access
- Dual sternum straps adjust vertically and horizontally
- Loops store your ice tools or trekking poles
- Item #ULD003R
Hey there and welcome back to peace. Couch now as many of you aware I'm about to embark on the marathon disorder which. Is something I've been concentrating really heavily on for the last year or.
More as well as doing lots of training. I've been doing so much research on the amount of kit going to take and I've been testing a lot of stuff so over the. Next couple of weeks before i depart i thought I'd share some of those learnings with you and where better. A place to start than the backpack I'm going to take which I have decided on. The ultimate direction fast pack 20 now.
This is super heavy at the moment because it's fully weighted so I've been training with but I just can empty it out and show you why I like it so much so here it is and it's naked form. And this is what I like most about it is that it's so minimal it's basically an expanded running desk it weighs next to nothing and this is kind of one of the big deciding factors for me because obviously, I'm trying to cut down as much weight as possible 510. Grams okay now a great thing to compare.
This is the official war bag which a. Lot of people will be using MDF and in. Contrast it's got all kinds of stuff hanging off it and most importantly the. Weight of it 900 grams that's pretty.
The huge difference so this is nearly half the weight of the wire back which is an incredible saving but I've also decided. To make an even bigger saving on it there's not much you can cut off it like the like a wild bag you can get the diseases to that and kind of trim off some weight but here it's so minimal anyway but certainly the most notable.
Savings you can make it in the back there's a bit of padding that you can remove, and they say that this can be. Used to sit on or even to you know used. To cushion your hips when you're lying down I found it pretty useless. I've actually having removed this form. The back I've actually found the pack more come — boo and with it out so condition this.
That brings the weight of the pack down to give time a gram so I say 10 grams. Right there so although this fast pack is nearly half the weight of the wire bag actually fits way more in it and it's down as a 20 liters bag but I think. You could probably push that out quite a lot partly because of the nature of this main compartment and how it seals its kind of like a dry bag has a velcro fastening that then rolls and then clips. In at the sides now I probably got about 20 liters in there now but you can.
Basically just not roll it down as much and sitting maybe another five liters. Into that main compartment, it's not only that you've also got this fat mesh here. Which you can fit loads in that really stretches out and it's a firm mesh as well so it's going to hold things firmly in place I don't tend to put a massive amount in there because I like to keep my weight closer to my back but it's actually really good for holding waterproof or extra base layers that you.
Might be using during the day stuff that down there and it holds it in their lovely and secure on top of those two main compartments we've got these mesh pockets on the side which also hold a lot of stuff very stretchy and pretty. Secure I'll generally use those side pockets for stuffing food and stuffing rubbish because even though I've got terrible flexibility I can reach into those pockets quite nicely so coming onto the front, and we've got two really great water pouches here it really surprises me how many ultra bags don't.
Seem to have big enough pouches built in. For hard water bottles and maybe because they want to offer flexibility so that people can attach themselves but as you think this is a great weight saving thing to be able to build them into the bag that ultimates are it shouldn't have done so as you can see — water pool. Tools fit there really nicely there's also the option on this right-hand one if you don't want to.
Carry two water bottles this zips back up again and there's actually a really nice secure pocket that you could maybe put bars you could put all kinds of stuff down in there it's actually a really brilliant phone holder you can put your phone down into their sip it back up and that's super secure. But I actually find that's one of the major downsides of its bad for me is that I'm going to be running around with two bottles most of the time and there's nowhere for me to put my phone now I'm not expecting to be on the phone the whole time but it'd be really good to have access to music and stuff like that if I do want to listen to music currently there's nowhere else.
On the front of the bag for me to put it. There's this outside stretchy pocket just outside where the water bottle is but actually getting your phone into it. It's pretty much a no-go really the best. A place for you to put your phone is there's a smaller zip pocket on the side of the bag then it can go in nice and.
Securely there's also one of this clip leaves to put your keys onto you know I've ever used one of these so the annoying thing about it is that it's going to be too far away for you to reach when you've got your bag on so coming back to the front you've also got two smaller pouches below the water bottles so if I just take these out.
So you can get a better look so on the left. Hand side we've got zip and on the. Right-hand side we've got a velcro strap these are actually bigger than they look quite often I use them to dump keys and just have stuff that I want readily available, but they're actually stretch out to hold a couple of bars maybe or you know something slightly more sizable approach they just not that phone but you can see I can fit two full Clif bars.
Into each one of these pockets obviously. One of the most important things about the bag is how comfortable it is and I get on really well with this and I think that could partly be because of the nature of these shoulder straps it's actually one bit of fabric runs straight. From the base of the bag over them. Shoulders and down the front you can see it completely wraps around which makes it really comfortable all the way around and especially now I've taken.
That back bit of padding out it just molds into your body really nicely so one thing that it's most commonly criticized for is that it has two chest straps but no waist strap and a lot of people will say that that creates a bit too much side-to-side bouncing when they're running I can definitely see that point but I don't really experience it too badly myself and I think that's partly because I found a configuration that really works for me on the front here I tend to pack.
A lot of the weight in the bag place for my body to avoid bouncing if I do experience any bouncing I tend to try and adjust my running to be a little normal glider which I guess I see is a win-win situation I kind of want to be a little bit more glide ii so the chest straps themselves are actually really nicely adjustable they're set into these sliders here which you can move them up and down so I found best. For security for me is to have one right. At the top and then slide the bottom one right down to the bottom and that kind. Of clips me in nicely either side of the rib cage by far my biggest issue with this bag is full of my decision to take polls to the MDS oh now handily enough.
There's actually some really nice. Elastic straps on the back that hold them nicely in place you can put them down here there's a capable elastic. Bungee that you can wrap them around and have them nice and secure on the back of. The pack like that but I know having. Poles on the back of the bag I will never use them so really I need to have. Then on the front straps but unfortunately on the front straps there's nothing there that's made to hold the poles so I've had to try and budge something to make it work for me now, unfortunately, I haven't made life easy for my selves and I've got poles that fold into four sections which means.
That both the handle and the pointer at the bottom which means that when it's. Going down this way there's nothing really to hold on to the top of the pole so my first idea was to put a hook at. That I tied on to one of these things here and I took this string on the top. And then I tied it to the side that worked it was actually quite comfortable. But it was just so fiddly I'm hooking this and hooking it back on again I probably was never going to use my poles because it was too fiddly so then.
I tried other things I tried to pass them on to the front which is a terrible idea don't try that it was awful and I also tried to fasten it down here somewhere which again didn't work so my final winning solution simply uses two pieces of elastic one of which just ties. Straight around the strap and around the water bottle here and one which fixes on. To the bottom buckle over here and that one has a sliding clip on it so all we. Do is we take the end of the poles and put it through the bottom bit of elastic we tie that site then put the end over the spike which.
Then holds that in position and stops it falling down then the top you just feed. Through that top bit of elastic which. Holds it nice and securely in place so that's nicely out the way and more. Importantly it's a really light solution and i know it's going to be simple enough for me to deploy and actually use the poles when I need to use them so that is the ultimate direction fast pack 20 is a massive winner for me really recommend it if you are doing a multi-day ultra or if you just do a lot of running weekend so check it out.
13. Thule Stir 28L Backpack - Women's
Equal parts durable and versatile, the Thule Women's Stir 28L Hiking Backpack is able to be fully loaded for day hikes or stripped down for running errands around town. Its tough nylon construction holds up through demanding days on the trail, while the breathable back panel and shoulder straps promote cool, breathable comfort on warmer summer hikes.
- Durable hiking daypack built with technical, versatile features
- Burly fabric withstands hard wear and tear on the trail
- Back panel and shoulder straps enhance breathable comfort
- Removable sternum strap and hip-belt offer carry options
- Hydration-compatible design helps keep water close by
- Reflective details increase your visibility in low-light conditions
- Trekking pole and ice ax loops carry your hiking tools
- Item #THU006R
14. Deuter Airlite SL 14L Backpack - Women's
Trail ready and street smart, the Deuter Women's Airlite 14 SL Backpack will work well for your everyday needs and carry what you need to get out into the mountains over the weekend. Featuring Deuter's SL Women's fit system, the Airlite 14 SL's shoulder straps are set more narrow than normal to accommodate more petite female frames, and they feature soft edges along the straps to eliminate pressure points and reduce the chance of chaffing. Realizing women's hips are shaped differently then men's, the AirLite 14 SL has a conical shape to better deliver a more anatomic fit for women.
The pack itself features a twin-frame construction capable of comfortably carrying up to 13-pounds of gear. A detachable rain cover keeps your gear dry whether you're walking home, or you get caught out on the trail in a storm. A hydration compatible design makes for quick on-trail hydration, while stretch side pockets stow water bottles. A single webbing hip belt adds to the comfort of the pack, and the 3D Airmesh lining further promotes the breathability of the pack.
- SL Women's fit system
- Aircomfort Flexlite ventilation system
- Twin-frame construction
- 13lb load capacity
- Front panel access
- Detachable rain cover
- Hydration system compatible
- Stretch side pockets with front bungee stow
- Valuables pocket with key hook
- Compression straps
- Low-profile shoulder straps
- Single webbing hip belt
- Item #DTR001U
15. The North Face Chimera 24L Backpack - Women's
The North Face Chimera 24L backpack is designed for your fast and light missions in the mountains. As part of The North Face's Dynamic Series, the Chimera features a Dyno Cinch compression system that allows you to make on-the-fly compression of the pack without having to take it off.
These one-touch lower and upper compression bungees snug your load up to your body to keep you moving freely and unencumbered through the miles. As you're cruising through the mountains, the FlashDry technology, and breathable back panel keep you cool and comfortable. Gear loops and multiple pockets intuitively accommodate your necessities while a hydration sleeve and water bottle pockets keep you refreshed throughout your hike.
- Lightweight and agile day pack for fast missions in the mountains
- Dyno Cinch compression system snugs load to the body for stability
- Dyno Cinch features lower and upper compression one-touch pulls
- Adjustable webbing waistbelt cinches the pack close to your body
- The breathable back panel features FlashDry tech for quick-dry comfort
- Zippered and stash pockets organize gear for your day on the trail
- Gear loops and bungee attachment accommodate your trekking poles
- Hydration sleeve, water bottle pockets provide on-trail refreshment
- Item #TNF05CI
16. Deuter Attack SL 18L Backpack - Women's
For quick drops into the backcountry on trail runs or hikes, Deuter created the Attack 18 SL Backpack. The Attack is outfitted with all the necessary technology to keep you enjoying the open air outside, rather than worrying that you forgot something or don't have enough water. This pack is hydration compatible so you can have your reservoir just a sip away. The helmet carrying option is helpful when you don't know what could be falling from above.
You also are always prepared with this pack's rain cover that conveniently packs into the pack. The Deuter Shield System is also up for the task of keeping you safe. With injury-prevention technology, the Shield alleviates weight and resists impact if you were to fall, so that you can just get right back up and keep on booking it.
- A technical daypack for taking on quick hikes in the backcountry
- Shield System protects from impact injury
- Raincover stows away when not in use
- Sternum strap keeps the bag in place while you move
- Helmet holder for easy carrying
- Hydration compatible
- Padded hip-belt for extra comfort while you hike
- Item #DTR005P
Gregory's Sula 24L Backpack is designed to be just the right size for day hikes. It has plenty of space for an extra layer, some food to fuel your adventure, 3 liters of water to keep you hydrated, and a few other odds and ends.
Its low-profile design won't throw off your balance as you scramble and boulder hop to the summit, and it features VaporSpan Ventilation and EVAP Moisture-Wicking Technology to provide airflow and pull perspiration away from you. The harness features EVA foam to absorb shock and cushion your shoulders under the load of the pack, keeping you comfortable throughout your hike.
- Midsize, low-profile daypack for technical hikes
- Hydration sleeve has SpeedClip integration for easy use
- VaporSpan Ventilation maximizes airflow for your back
- EVAP Moisture-Wicking technology keeps you cool
- EVA foam cushions your shoulders for comfort under load
- Sunglass QuickStow secures your shades on your strap
- Item #GRE00B5
Welcome back to Outdoor. Adventures today I'm up here in southern Appalachian outdoors and picking South Carolina to guess the Marty fields owner of. The shop and a good friend of mine so today we're going to be finishing up our review on the Gregory salad 24-day packs. And what we're going to do is go through some of the pros and cons of this pack I'll tell you right up front I'm very few very little wrong with this pack I really liked it well, and we'll start out.
By going through what I carry and why and get this done trumped any minute all. Right welcome back guys. Let's talk about what I liked about this pack have you several taxes with. The Gregory for a day pack. I found that I can carry anything over. And above what I normally carry which is in excess and so in some people's mind. When it comes with date hiking will. Start by showing you what I carry this.
The pack is ready to measure for 24 liters. Which I found to be pretty accurate the 24 liters is way bigger than you. Really need to day hike but it really allowed me to carry the essentials and what I mean by that is I'm kind of like. Self-preservation if I get out we get out in the backcountry I like to have things and be prepared for pretty much anything if I get stuck there I want to know that I can survive no matter what. Kind of conditions is there are so hey we'll start by showing you this I carry my fire kit everywhere every time I go. On they would consist of some fire-making materials here I carry a pin or any logbooks I might.
Run across on the trail they're lighter that's actually a butane powered jet. Lighter very reliable. And might go to item ferrocerium rod. Found very few situations that I cannot. Start a fire with a ferrocerium run they're a very effective chuckle. Atwood if you're familiar with bush crafting type skills this is an excellent fire starting material it's a just resin impregnated pine and what. That one is and of course another blade I carry. Believe you don't have a knife here you do at home so anyway that pretty much. Covers my fire starting kit and that's. In the center all right next item I've. Got here very accessible some d all right here protein this is nothing more than some turkey jerky great source of protein.
And energy out there on the front, of course, the amount of food you carry is going to be dictated obviously by how far and how long you're going to be gone water filter and bag I use a 64-ounce Sawyer bag with my little mini filter excellent piece of equipment and. Stand by got to have a knife gotta have a good blade in the woods in my opinion. And I never go now that this is a more companion robust made out of 1095.
Carbon steel one of the essentials these. Knives are great they're very inexpensive one of my favorites actually. And you guys know I'm talking about here. Gotta have toilet paper well as my cook. Pot this one happens to be a little Stanley this one actually came from. Walmart comes on a very good piece of. Equipment $14 and my little go-the stove. And watch a review on that stove on a youtube channel as well this has two. Nesting cups which are very thick hard plastic which is lightweight but. Virtually indestructible, so we really like these you can cook in this.
We make hot tea coffee you name it can be dusted and next. First aid kit this one happens to be. Military in nature I have pretty much. Anything in here that short of combat. Lifesaver yet you know we can treat any basically any kind of cut up into stitches I can't do stitches but any. Minor injuries we can pretty much cover with that's a whole nother review in its own, so we will get into that to also state I can always carry my you. Know love hammock I can't say that our. Camping that but I do have it just in. The case I find a little too big for the email to be staying multiple days on the trail, of course, my atlas straps for you know cordage always carry good cordage.
With me and that's for sure. Never know when you might need an extra. Flow in case it rains or whatnot and. Along with that express oxi like to. Carry my little small Nikon binoculars with me I just like watching wildlife and of course, you never know when you might need to see something far away so these are great these are little ten power great for the trail and of course. Flashlights got them a little tack light here I'm. Not really sure what Brandi just says j5 tactical light I think I bought it online and one of the essentials to me.
And the score is having a bushcraft type mindset I have my little grants poor's. Brooks mini hatchet it's absolutely one. Of my favorite tools, I can pretty much do anything that I think I could do. With a knife with this tool for a. Hatchet this is razor sharp literally will shave you clean which is with a nice tool to be fine carving with it and. Split firewood with it just almost a necessity to me and of course I always.
Carry a thousand-milliliter water bottle at minimal this is the Nalgene brand and. I could look at that's it and you can. See on the bottom of the pack this pack has lasting points on the bottom for anything you might need and I just happen to carry by a little flex like a chair I need a place to fit anyway. Talking about the pack itself this seems.
Excessive I know to most people as far as day hiking but it is my mom said that. With this equipment, I can pretty much encounter anything I have the tools I need to build a shelter if I want you I have enough food, I have fire making the material I have a place to sleep in the hammock if I need to so I go prepare. Water filter you know this is. How I do it this is no right or wrong way to hike it's just my way of doing it. One thing I like about this pack is this. Gregory sack is very lightweight I'm not.
Sure what the spec says or we should. Look at but the pack itself is very lightweight it's very well-made you know 24 liters. Is big enough to carry all of this stuff. And if you're not an inclusive type day. Hiker like I am then you could fit. The clothing you can put anything you want to and this is how I do this offer he comes with a mesh suspension system that. They call their free span it was very nice.
I found that on the trail it kept. My back nice and cool even when you know. Going up strenuous steep sections of the trail I found it very nice the pack was. Very comfortable it fits well oh I'm 511. I weigh about 220 I'm kind of short. Waisted myself so this particular pack. Fit me very well I believe this one here. This is the men's. Okay, I believe it's just a one-size-fits-all in the day pack but I believe that this pack would fit the majority of you know your average guy say which that's kind of what I am so very nice but I like how they have on. The waistband they have nice pockets here you can put a phone there.
If you choose anything small knife and on both. Sides which is nice also I like the top pack that pouch. Up there you know I put some of the essentials in it a lot of times I like to carry stuff that I want to get to you really quickly like my knife you know fair socks you know toilet paper is just. A small essential up there and of course. The main pack has had tons of room in. It how obvious if you can expand that you know it works very well it also is. Equipped with a hydro bladder you can. Fit a pretty significant water bladder. In here if you desire which is nice i. Particularly don't carry them a lot of people do guys another thing I want to.
Show you is here southern a select amount or he carries a variety of these packs this is another Gregory also this is a sailboat as well this one's an. A team leader it's a little smaller in volume same features it doesn't have the expanded waist belt just because it's. Not as you're not going to carry in here as much weight on this type. This one is the world. This is also a solo 24 men's packed. Different color schemes the only difference about that's actually pretty cool anyway either I'd have to say that i. Would give that Gregory packing nine out of ten and I think yes grid dating for.
The money I think retail here at the store this is a 115 so good value if you. Look at other different brands you'll find that's very comfortable and actually maybe a little bit less expensive than some of the other brands as well the same feature-packed item nothing. I want to mention too is versus some of. The other packs that I've used as well this one has the five pouches that are. Actually big enough to fairly easily put.
A thousand-milliliter water ball in each side without compromising you're internal. Space so I found that to be very nice as well yeah anyway this has been andy with. Mossy back outdoor adventures here at southern Appalachian outdoors here picking South Carolina right on the main street can't miss it combined steve Marty and everybody here, and they'll do you right I promise. Thank you talk to you later you
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