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Technical & Lifestyle Backpacks

Whether it’s one of our hiking backpacks for exploring the backcountry or a lifestyle bag for hauling school and work supplies, we have a backpack that fits the bill. The packs in our collection are designed and tested to meet the needs of those on the move, and the durable materials ensure they stand up to the rigors of hiking, camping, travel, and work. 
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Allpa 28L Travel Pack Allpa 28L Travel Pack
Allpa 28L Travel Pack
From $170
  • Graphite/Fiery Red
Taboche 55L Backpack Taboche 55L Backpack
Taboche 55L Backpack
Regular price $190
  • Graphite/Aqua
Inca 26L Backpack Inca 26L Backpack Inca 26L Backpack
Inca 26L Backpack
Regular price $110
  • Classic Blue
  • Dark Shadow
Inca 16L Backpack Inca 16L Backpack
Inca 16L Backpack
Regular price $100
  • Classic Blue
Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack Luzon 18L Daypack
Luzon 18L Daypack
Regular price $40
  • Parisgreen
  • Bubblei
  • Hercules
  • Lake Blue
  • Lilly
  • Beatle
  • Azulle
  • Greenmist
  • Element
  • Chicosci
  • Mojofly
  • Goldie
  • Cinnabar
  • Pepesmith
  • Paradise
  • Zodiac
  • Cometa
  • Pear Glace
  • Kaze
  • The Titian
  • Siakol
  • Red Berries
  • Clover
  • Ezra
  • Callalily
  • Moonstar88
  • Bluie Wing Teal
  • Datu Tribe
  • Sunkist
  • Bamboo
  • Colorado Ruby
  • Cool Luke
  • Mecca
  • Old Navy
  • Green Bug
  • Blue Sea
Boma 13L Daypack - Classic Cotopaxi - Backpacks - Boma 13L Daypack Cotopaxi - Backpacks - Boma 13L Daypack Boma 13L Daypack - Classic Boma 13L Daypack - Classic
Boma 13L Daypack - Classic
Regular price $40
  • Beech Canopy
  • Driftwood
  • Faded Blue
  • Faded Purple
Luzon 15L Daypack - Kids' Luzon 15L Daypack - Kids' Luzon 15L Daypack - Kids' Luzon 15L Daypack - Kids' Luzon 15L Daypack - Kids' Luzon 15L Daypack - Kids'
Luzon 15L Daypack - Kids'
Regular price $30
  • Kahel
  • Marshmallow
  • Grainy Green
  • Bughaw
  • Basil
Boin Laptop Sleeve Boin Laptop Sleeve Boin Laptop Sleeve Boin Laptop Sleeve
Boin Laptop Sleeve
Regular price $45
  • Raven
  • Fiery Red
  • Brick
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CHOOSING A BACKPACK

How to find your perfect pack

Activity

What will you be using your backpack for? Hiking, backpacking, travel, work, and school are some of the more common pack categories, but keep in mind that many backpacks out there do a little of each, and some of them do a little more. Narrow down what you’ll be doing with your pack, and go from there.

Capacity

Backpacks are commonly listed in cubic inches and liters. For daypacks, anything between 10 and 30 liters is a good rule of thumb. Look for climbing, travel, and hiking packs with 15- to 50-liter capacities. For one or two nights in the backcountry, 50 liters is usually the sweet spot, and for epic trips lasting longer than three days, something with 50+ liters is recommended.

Features

A backpack’s key features help determine what it’s best suited for. Capacity, compartments, lash points, straps, zippers, etc. all play a role in how it functions. Look for zippered compartments and laptop sleeves for school and work packs; consider more space, a comfortable harness, and hydration sleeves for backpacking. A combination of these features is ideal for added versatility.

Materials

Spend some time researching the materials and processes that go into various backpacks. A pack’s design, features, and materials are the key elements that dictate how user-friendly it will be and whether it’ll hold up to the bumps and bruises of daily use. Look for ripstop nylon and high-denier canvas fabrics, reinforced stitching, and compartments for all your gear.

Fit

A backpack that fits your body ensures the load remains supported, balanced, and comfortable as you move. For daypacks, contoured shoulder straps and a simple sternum strap usually do the trick, and for backpacking packs, use our backpack fit calculator to find the pack that’s just right for you.