With any backpack guide, you will get only opinions based on real world use.
Everyone will have their own preferences for size, weight, color, feel, style and the like.
Someone wrote into Trail Talk and said that if you ask twenty backpackers a question on camping that you would get twenty-one different answers. That is how it should be.
Everyone has a different backpacking routine and everyone backpacks for different reasons. But does it really matter?
Included in the matrix are 8 columns:
– Backpack pictures
– Backpack brand and name/model – (click to view more details or to purchase)
– Liter Capacity Cubic Inches – Size
– Torso Length
– Price – These are approximate prices on Amazon.com. These change frequently based on availability, special promotions, and more. But generally speaking: $ = under $40, $$ = $40 to $100, $$$ = $100 to $200, $$$$ = $200+
– Rating – The average user rating on Amazon.com. This can be very helpful in deciding if people are satisfied with their purchase.
*Click on any of the columns to sort the data to help make your decision easier
|Camping Backpack||Weight Lbs.||Capacity Liters||Frame||Rating||Price|
|The North Face Terra 65||5||65||internal||4.5||$$|
|Kelty Red Cloud 90 Internal Frame Backpack||5.10||90||internal||4.6||$$$|
|Gregory Contour 70||4.7||70||internal||5||$$|
|Kelty Lakota 65 Backpack||4.1||65||internal||4.1||$$|
|Gregory Baltoro 75 Technical Pack||5.10||75||internal||4.7||$$$|
|High Sierra Tech Series Titan 55||2||55||internal||4.5||$$|
|Kelty Trekker Backpack||4.14||65||external||4.2||$|
|Mountainsmith Apex 80 Backpack||5.3||80||internal||4.3||$$|
|TETON Sports Explorer 4000||5||65||internal||4.4||$$|
|New Outlander Packable Camping Backpack||2||30||internal||3.6||$|