Guide to lightweight backpacks
Backpacks or in this case LIGHTWEIGHT backpacks.
What a nice invention.
The lightweight backpacks on today’s market are not just pieces of fabric made to hold different items. The modern backpack you find at the store are actually multipurpose made.
Take for example storage. In addition to the main storage compartment, there are several other small pockets, zip locks and clip-on straps.
Obviously, the more you pay – the more you get in terms of quality. It is always recommended that you put a little extra money in your gear as it will pay off for many years to come.
Let’s take a look at 3 really good choices:
OSPREY – Atmos 65 AG Backpack
Besides looking cool af – the Osprey Atmos 65 AG has a suspended lightweight backsystem with a fully ventilated hip belt. This will reduce sweatting and increase comfort. All to make your trips more enjoyable.
The harness is snug and provides insane load support. This will reduce the feeling of being a mule and for you to focus on pushing your adventures harder.
The pockets and other storage areas are positioned for easy access & easy to grab your gear while having the backpack on.
There is an integrated raincover that you can pull over your backpack when the weather turns bad. That’s not too shabby!
- Colors: Absinthe Green | Cinnabar Red | Graphite Grey + other color options on Amazon.com
- Sizes: Small | Medium | Large
- Weight: 2.19 kg
- Dimensions (max): 87 cm x 39 cm x 41 cm
- Fabric: 100D x 630D Nylon Dobby
MAXPEDITION – Falcon-II Backpack
Tough, ergonomic and intelligent design.
The Maxpedition Falcon-II is water and abrasion resistant and made with nylon to withstand brutal treatment.
It may look like a block, but it feels really good on the shoulders and back with the padded shoulder straps and sturdy sternum and waist support. It is an amazing backpack to wear.
One of the cool features are all the pockets, pouches and attachment points. I am not joking when I say that this pack has more smart storage points than most of the lightweight backpacks twice its size. There is very little dead space between the compartments gives it alot of storage room for its size.
- Colors: Khaki | Black | Wolf Gray | Foliage Green | Khaki-Foliage + other color options on Amazon.com
- Size: One size fits all
- Weight: 1.4 kg
- Dimensions (max): 45 cm x 25 cm x 22 cm
- Fabric: 1000-Denier Coated Nylon
EBERLESTOCK – X2 Hunting BagPack
The Eberlestock X2 Hunting pack is a compact little backpack that can carry huge loads. Oversized straps combined with highly durable nylon composite – this pack is designed to bring home your kill.
Designed to carry compound crossbows & hunting rifles. Very good back support with its aluminum tubular frame.
This backpack is minimalistic in its design and a must-have for people that want to save space. It is also budget friendly.
This is the Rambo of lightweight backpacks.
- Colors: Hide-Open: Doppelganger | Dry Earth Microsuede | Loden | Multicam | Hide-Open: Rock Veil | Hide-Open: Western Slope with more color options on Amazon.com
- Size: One size fits all
- Weight: 1.8 kg
- Dimensions (max): 57 cm x 40 cm x 15 cm