Hiking Backpacks

The backpacks category includes reviews of the five best products within each size category of hiking backpacks (large backpacks, medium-sized backpacks, daypacks etc.). A backpack allows you to comfortably carry water, food, additional clothing and other necessities on your hiking trips and is thus a very important piece of hiking equipment.

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Reviews of Hiking Backpacks


Best Child Carrier Packs

Is there anything better than bringing your children, big and small, into nature and showing them the pleasure of hiking and outdoor experiences? While older children can walk on their own, smaller children will inevitably have to be carried some or all of the way as baby strollers will be too troublesome to deal with… Read More »

Osprey Poco AG Plus

Best Large Backpacks for Backpacking and Travelling in 2017

Here we selected and reviewed the best large backpacks for backpacking and travelling. We included only backpacks with a capacity of 70 liters and more. Such backpacks offer sufficient storage space for hiking trips lasting more than five days. However, be aware that the required capacity of a backpack greatly depends on the equipment and/or… Read More »

Kelty Coyote 80 Backpack

Best Lumbar Waist Packs for Hiking

On shorter hikes with stable weather you might feel a little silly bringing a huge backpack (which has to be packed sufficiently to provide stability) only to carry some water and a snack in it. On the other hand, you will always want to have your hands free rather than carrying water bottles, accessories etc.… Read More »

Osprey Tempest Waist Pack

The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking and Trail Running

A hydration pack is great for trail running and shorter hikes, where you don’t need to carry much hiking equipment besides water, power bars and other essentials. Another benefit of hydration packs is that they come with hydration systems (water reservoirs) included while you usually have to buy the hydration system for a bigger backpack… Read More »

Source Dune X-Fit Hydration Pack

Best Hiking Backpacks for 2017

A backpack is an essential piece of hiking equipment as it allows you to easily carry water, food and additional gear.  Here we selected and reviewed the best hiking backpacks with a volume from 40 to 55 liters which are most suitable for up to 3-day long hiking trips. However, keep in mind that the… Read More »

Lowe AirZone Pro

The Best Daypacks of 2017   Recently updated !

A backpack allows you to easily organize and carry food, water, accessories, equipment and additional clothing. Therefore, it is required for all but the shortest hikes. However, not every backpack is suitable for every hike. For example, it doesn’t make sense to carry a very big backpack on short hikes as big backpacks are typically… Read More »

Osprey Talon 22

The Best Backpacks for Kids

Hiking and scouting can be great activities for children and adolescents, but while there are many backpacks for adults available the offer of backpacks suitable for children is quite limited. Backpacks for kids differ from backpacks for adults by having smaller and more adjustable harnesses and narrower hip belts. This not only provides the young… Read More »

The North Face Youth Terra 55

The Best Five Hiking Backpacks + 55l

A backpack is one of the most basic, yet important pieces of hiking equipment and therefore some caution is required when buying it – especially as good backpacks are relatively expensive. The longer the hike, the more important it is to have a good backpack on your shoulders as you are likely to carry a… Read More »

Osprey Exos 58