Finding the right pack based on body size and usage is key. Without finding a comfortable bag, it is impossible to carry any weight. Below are my go-to bags based on my body type and bag adjustment versatility.
Comments: This is my pack for longer expeditions. For me, a front loading access panel is CRITICAL when selecting a pack. I spent a lot of time trying to find the perfect pack and although finding a few with the front loading option, this was the best when weighted down.
When testing any pack, it is important that you select one that fits your torso and find one that feels comfortable when it has weight in it. When you go to buy a bag, don’t rush in the process. If you have never went through the process, ask for help as many places have people who will be able to make the process easier for you.
Buy from Manufacturer | $269
Description: Designed for elite athletes aiming to reach the top of the world, our 800-fill down insulated Himalayan Parka provides alpine mountaineers with outstanding thermal warmth during demanding expeditions. Now crafted with a Windstopper® exterior for reliable protection in the world’s harshest climates.
Comments: This is my go-to pack when I am doing shorter trips (between one-two days). It has a great frame structure and allows you to carry a heavier weight-load than other similar bags of its class.
Buy from Manufacturer | $260
Description: The foundation of the Osprey Atmos AG™ 65 is Osprey’s Anti-Gravity™ suspension system that delivers outstanding ventilation and carrying comfort. This award winning pack has earned a solid reputation with savvy thru-hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail.