The terminus of the Appalachian Trail, Mt Katahdin is situated after the remote, rugged, and breathtakingly beautiful 100 Mile Wilderness how long will it take you to reach the summit? Pack more than you'll need for the journey in the JanSport Katahdin 70L Backpacking Pack. Made for shouldering a heavy load comfortably, this backpack has an adjustable suspension system, a fully padded back panel, a padded hipbelt and shoulder straps. The hydration sleeve gives you a place to keep your reservoir (not included) while the sleeping bag compartment, top lid pocket, and multiple smaller pockets keep your gear organized and easy to access. Whether you plan for 1 week or 2, your back will thank you when you hoist all that food in the JanSport Katahdin 70L Pack.
Designed for long day hikes and overnight use, The Futura Pro 38 backpack from Deuter keeps your gear organized and carries well with its Futura suspension system and Variflex hip belt design. The top-loader backpack is perfect for alpine scrambling and general hiking use. The Deuter Aircomfort back system keeps the ventilation flowing, so you can keep moving. The simple top-loader design is complimented by a lower zip-access panel for sleeping bag storage or accessing gear at the bottom of the backpack.
So simple yet so rich with features, the Sierra Designs Summit Sack is more than just a small pack for ascents, it's great for a day at the beach, a day hike through a local state park, a trip to the grocery store or an extra bag while you're traveling. This daypack weighs just 12 ounces and packs into its own zippered pocket for convenience and space-savings in your luggage. It's got a roomy top-loading main compartment that holds 21 liters of gear with a security pocket in the front and dual daisy chain attachment points. Hydration-ready, this backpack has thin meshy shoulder straps and a little bit of padding at the back for a comfy carry.
If you need one backpack for your school or work commute, but you also want the option of using it as daypack on the weekend, the Big Shot Laptop Backpack from The North Face is an ideal solution. In the industry this is called a crossover pack–a versatile design that gives you the functionality of a book bag or school pack, plus outdoor-oriented options for recreational hikes and all-day excursions. The North Face loaded their Big Shot Laptop Backpack with features without making the pack overly cluttered and complex. Inside the main compartment is a padded laptop sleeve that accommodates laptop computers with screen dimensions up to 17 inches–that's significantly larger than the 15-inch screen dimensions found in many laptop bags on the market today. Next to the padded laptop sleeve is a hydration tube port that allows you to swap out your laptop for a hydration reservoir (sold separately) during weekend trips. Ergonomic FlexVent injection-molded shoulder straps and BackSaver bottom panel help optimize the ergonomic comfort, even when you overload the Big Shot Laptop Backpack with all the work you forgot to finish over the weekend.
Grab this durable Helly Hansen HH Backpack and watch it stand the test of your rugged lifestyle. Made of 100% nylon tarpaulin for maximum abrasion resistance, this backpack can take whatever you throw at it and in it. With a roomy main compartment, separate external laptop pocket and two external key and organizer pockets, you can stuff it full and keep track of your life with ease.