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Osprey Packs Womens Ariel 55 Backpack

Women looking for a versatile pack for weekend trips, canyoneering, or extended trips with a go-light emphasis will certainly appreciate the Osprey Ariel 55 backpack. A trimmer version of its big sister, the Ariel 65, this backpack offers the same great harness / suspension system but in a smaller version. If you're budget conscious about your pack purchase, you don't have to settle for a generic fit. The editors at Backpacker magazine would agree, as they tagged the Ariel 65 (the 55's big sister) a Best Buy in their 2006 Gear Guide.The Osprey Ariel 55 women's backpack features the IsoForm custom moldable hipbelt that uses heat to achieve a precise fit. These hipbelts come in four women's specific sizes. Furthermore, the Isoform shoulder harness is available in four sizes, also contoured to fit women best. The pack to body surface of both the hipbelt and shoulder harness are entirely seamless, reducing the chance of pressure points developing. Next, the AirScape suspension, a carefully assembled sandwich consisting of an internal framesheet with single aluminum stay, ventilated rubber foam backpanel, and peripheral 7075 AL rods evenly transfers the weight to the hipbelt and shoulder harness for a terrific carry. The Osprey Ariel 55 backpack offers a number of useful features. A highlight is the two-way stretch woven front pocket, great for stowing almost any piece of camping equipment imaginable.

Price: $238.95

High Sierra Stalwart Daypack

Hold firm! The High Sierra Stalwart Daypack takes on the trials and tribulations of gear hauling during a passionate campaign. With a large, multi-compartment design, this backpack features a CUSHION ZONE padded computer sleeve that holds most 17″(screen size) notebook computers. A premium organizer with zippered pocket, pen pockets and key fob secures essentials, while large mesh side pockets hold a beverage or other gear. An easy-access MP3 player pocket with customized, zipper-stop headphone port also holds sunglasses or other necessities. Load up, stay organized.

Price: $53.99

Mammut Heron Light 65 Backpack

Slimmed down from its big brother but with the same compliments, the Mammut Heron Light 65 Backpack boasts light and fast ventilated load control and range of motion for all your on / off the trail muscle-powered adventures. Featuring 2-layer, high-density EVA padding on the back panel, hipbelt and shoulder straps, this backpack provides breathable comfort and minimal contact points to ensure exceptional ventilation. Its pivoting hipbelt offers excellent load control and balance, even when scrambling or bushwhacking and the hipbelt angle adjusts for a customized fit. The Heron Light 65's 4-level back also adjusts to allow for an individualized fit of your torso length. Its flexible, anatomically-shaped 7mm aluminum V-frame offers superior range of motion and direct load transfer to the hipbelt. Carrying conveniences include a height-adjustable top lid that features internal and external zippered pockets, hydration-system compatibility that allows for hands-free drinking on the go, and separate zippered compartment at the bottom to accommodate a sleeping bag. For grabbing essentials on the fly a large stretch pocket on the front of the pack body is perfect for a rain jacket or other oft-accessed gear, 2 side stretch pockets and stowable bottle holder for carrying water bottles or other small items, and a small hipbelt pocket that is ideal for snacks. Ice axe loops and trekking pole straps let you lash tools to the exterior of the pack, while compression straps snug the load at the sides or front of the pack. This Mammut backpack allows you to go high – go light with everything you need at your finger tips.

Price: $215.99