Camping Travel

Top 12 cheap Packs for Ladies

When you are traveling, your backpack is the things that determine convenience and capacity for long walking.

If you are choosing the right women`s backpack pay attention to these important features:

  • padded straps and belt;
  • internal frame;
  • zippered pockets;
  • multiple compartments.

Take a look at TOP-12 cheap but good backpacks for women.

Top 12

Kelty Coyote 70L Backpack - Women's Osprey Packs Raven 14L Backpack - Women's Osprey Packs Raven 10L Backpack - Women's Fjallraven Kajka 55L Backpack - Women's Nike Radiate Training Graphic Backpack - Women's Osprey Packs Kitsuma 7L Backpack - Women's Gregory Deva 80L Backpack - Women's Fjallraven Kajka 75L Backpack - Women's DAKINE Shuttle 6L Hydration Pack - Women's The North Face Banchee 50L Backpack - Women's Osprey Packs Sylva 5L Backpack - Women's Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre ND60:80L Backpack - Women's
Kelty Coyote 70L Backpack - Women's Osprey Packs Raven 14L Backpack - Women's Osprey Packs Raven 10L Backpack - Women's Fjallraven Kajka 55L Backpack - Women's Nike Radiate Training Graphic Backpack - Women's Osprey Packs Kitsuma 7L Backpack - Women's Gregory Deva 80L Backpack - Women's Fjallraven Kajka 75L Backpack - Women's DAKINE Shuttle 6L Hydration Pack - Women's The North Face Banchee 50L Backpack - Women's Osprey Packs Sylva 5L Backpack - Women's Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre ND60:80L Backpack - Women's
Rating ★★★★★ ★★★★★ - - - - - - - - - -
Access top panel top top, side top, front panel top U-zip top, front panel top, front top top panel top
Brand Fjallraven Nike The North Face Fjallraven Osprey Packs Gregory Kelty Lowe Alpine Osprey Packs Osprey Packs Osprey Packs DAKINE
Claimed Weight 6.8lb - [x-small, small] 3lb, [medium, large] 3lb 2oz 6.8 lb 12.32oz [x-small] 5lb 9oz, [small] 5lb 13.8oz, [medium] 5lb 15.9oz 5lb 1oz 5lb 11oz 1lb 9.9oz 1lb 4oz 1lb 11oz -
Compression yes - adjustable straps yes - yes yes yes yes, side straps yes yes -
Dimensions 28.3 x 13 x 10.6in 23.2 x 11 x 6in 25.6 x 13.8 x 12.2in 28 x 13 x 10.6 in 17.3 x 6.7 x 5.7in 25.6 x 13.8 x 14.2in 33 x 17 x 14in - 16.9 x 8.3 x 9.8in 15.7 x 10.4 x 6.7 in 18 x 9 x 7in 16 x 11 x 4in
Hydration Compatible yes - yes - yes yes yes yes yes yes yes 2L
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year limited lifetime 1 year lifetime limited lifetime limited lifetime lifetime lifetime lifetime lifetime limited lifetime
Material 600D polyester 100% polyester [body] 70D IronLite nylon, [bottom] 210D IronLite nylon Vinylon F, 600D polyester [face fabric] 100d nylon, [bottom] 600d polyester double-diamond ripstop nylon, flat weave nylon, [frame] thermomolded polypropylene, HDPE, aluminum - TriShield Grid [main] 210D nylon dobby, [bottom] 600D polyester [main] 100D nylon Mini Honey Comb, [bottom] 500D nylon packcloth 70D x 100D Nylon Shadow Check 600D polyester
Pockets [exterior] 2 hipbelt zip, 2 side water bottle, 2 side zip, 1 front zip, [interior] 1 lid zipper, 1 multi-function [external] 1 side, [internal] 1 zippered [external] 2 zippered front, 1 beaver tail, 2 mesh side, 2 zippered hip, 1 zippered lid, [internal] 1 hydration sleeve 2 hip belt zip, 2 side water bottle, 2 lid zip 1 zippered slash, 2 mesh side, 1 zippered front 2 top zip, 1 bottom security, 1 stretch mesh, 1 hipbelt, 1 large front with organization, 2 side zip, 1 stretch front shove-it pouch, waistbelt pockets 2 hip belt, 2 stretch water bottle, 1 front, 1 lid, 2 bellowed side 1 tool, 2 zippered hip, 1 front stretch, 1 sunglasses 1 tool organization zip, 1 slash zip, 1 front stretch 1 tool, 2 zippered hip, 1 front stretch, 1 sunglasses 1 zippered main, 1 zippered eyewear, 1 zippered front, 1 pump sleeve
Recommended Use backpacking, camping, alpine & expedition casual backpacking, ultralight backpacking backpacking, hiking & camping hiking, trail backpacking backpacking backpacking commuting, downhill, enduro, hiking, trail, travel commuting, downhill, enduro, hiking, trail commuting, downhill, enduro, hiking, trail downhill, enduro, trail
Shoulder Straps 2 padded adjustable padded, adjustable 2 padded mesh QuickSwap 3D, LifeSpan EVA hex mesh padded, adjustable, sternum strap BioStretch BioStretch BioStretch air mesh
Support/Suspension PerfectFIT - Dyno Lite System, T6 aluminum frame PerfectFIT - Response AFS women-specific suspension PerfectFIT adjustable Axiom 7 AirScape AirSpeed, LightWire frame Airscape back panel, Atilon foam -
Volume 55L (3356cu in) - 50L (3051cu in) 4577 cu in 7L 80L (4882cu in) 70L (4250cu in) 60 - 80L (3661 - 4882cu in) 14L (854cu in) 5L (305cu in) 10L (610cu in) 6L
Waist Belt yes - padded, adjustable yes removable, webbing LifeSpan EVA yes, HDPE reinforced rotating Airmesh wrap hipbelt yes yes removable
Reservoir Included - - - - Osprey Hydraulics LT 2.5L - - no yes, Hydraulics 2.5L yes, Hydraulics 2.5L reservoir yes, hydraulics 2.5L reservoir 2L Hydrapak

Kelty Coyote 70L Backpack - Women's

We suggest using a pack animal to haul your load on your next multi-day backpacking trip. No, we don't mean a mule or yak, but rather the Kelty Women's Coyote Backpack. Designed to help you comfortably haul a week's worth of gear down the trail and specifically designed to work with a woman's body, the Coyote gets the job done when you have a lot of miles to cover.

While the Coyote shares most of the same features as Kelty's Redcloud pack, it sets itself apart with a new sleeping bag compartment so you can manage space more effectively. Like the Redcloud, the Coyote starts with the PerfectFIT suspension system. This suspension system offers on-body adjustment to accommodate all body types and eliminate the need for retail-assisted measurements, not to mention it allows you to carry heavy loads mile-after-mile in comfort. Adding extra support are dual Lightbeam aluminum stays and an HDPE framesheet. Hex mesh shoulder straps, an HDPE-reinforced waistbelt, and lumbar support aid in stability when crossing uneven terrain.

The Coyote features a traditional top lid access, with an additional front panel access so you can layer up or down on the trail with ease. The top lid converts to a detachable sling pack for smaller side journeys launched from base camp. Kelty integrated a zippered pocket at the top lid for electronics, zippered side pockets for snacks, a large front pocket with organization for books and layers, and a pocket at the waist belt for energy gels. This backpack also features straps to lift loads, stabilize the waist belt, secure the shoulder straps at your sternum, and compress smaller loads for a secure hike.

  • PerfectFIT adjustable suspension system;
  • HDPE framesheet;
  • Dual Lightbeam aluminum stays;
  • Sleeping bag compartment;
  • HDPE-reinforced waistbelt;
  • Hex mesh shoulder straps, waist belt, and lumbar;
  • Lid converts into sling pack;
  • Ice axe loops;
  • Hydration compatible;
  • Stretch mesh belt and zippered side pockets;
  • Item #KEL004O.

This is the Kelty Catalyst 80 Internal Frame Backpack. It's got a ton of storage capacity. A unique set of organizational features and an adjustable suspension system that you can tweak while on the move.

Let's take a closer look at what makes the Catalyst 80 so unique. I've turned the Catalyst 80 around so we can look more closely at its suspension system and what enables it to carry heavy loads comfortably. You can see that you've got contoured shoulder straps, nicely padded. Padding on the lumbar region as well as across the hip belts. You're getting a nice comfortable wrap there. You can also see that foam padding here on the back panel. As far as the structure of the pack is concerned you have twin aluminum stays that offer support and rigidity.

There's also a hope frame sheet in the back here which gives the pack more structure, more stability, makes sure that loads remain balanced. There are some HDPE stiffeners in the hip belt as well which also gives some stability there. The real standout feature, however. On this suspension system is called out right here. Perfect fit suspension with most backpacks. You've got to put it on. You've got to possibly take it off fiddle with it get it set in the right position. If it even has adjustability with the perfect fit suspension system you can put it on and with these straps that you can easily reach behind your back.

You can adjust that suspension system up or down. So that you get the fit you need. That will accommodate torsos ranging from as little as 15 and a half inches all the way up to 21 inches or a really broad range of adjustability that enables this pack to fit a wide range of backpackers and hikers.

A couple of other points of adjustability here. You've certainly got belt stabilizers shear cinch which is pull forward motion on the waist belt. Which again lets you decide exactly where that wrap settles in got load lifter straps. You've got sliding sternum straps. Just a number of different places in conjunction with those pulls on the perfect fit that gets you situated properly to be comfortable all day long.

Want to turn the Catalyst around and show you. It's an interesting set of organizational features definitely a little bit different than when I'm seen on most packs. Got somewhat of a traditional entry to the pack to start off with. So top-loading big broad opening here at the top of the pack to get into the interior. It's a 5,000 cubic inch or 80-liter packs. So certainly a ton of storage here on the Catalyst 80 that lid is what we would call a floating lid.

Osprey Packs Raven 14L Backpack - Women's

Women who need a pack that carries comfortably and doesn't roll around while they're railing down dirt will find what they're looking for in the Osprey Raven 14 Hydration Pack. With women-specific shoulder straps, waistbelt, and torso sizing, this pack is built just for the ladies. A three-liter hydration system with an ergonomic shape keeps you quenched and energized while you're rolling through aspens or hauling butt down the hillside. And with plenty of space to pack a rain jacket, a snack bigger than an energy bar, and a removable tool pouch for quick trail-side repairs, the Raven 14 will be the perfect companion to all of your singletrack adventures.

  • Women-specific pack designed for all-day bike rides;
  • Spacious interior carries all the essentials on the trail;
  • Hydraulics reservoir limits sloshing and offers quick hydration;
  • Breathable and supportive back panel adds stable, dry comfort;
  • Blinker light attachment and reflective patch adds visibility;
  • Removable tool pouch keeps essential tools secure and organized;
  • LidLock bike helmet attachment saves interior space;
  • Item #OSP00CQ.

Osprey Packs Raven 10L Backpack - Women's

Whether you're mounting up for a cross country loop or crushing downhill runs at the resort, shoulder the Osprey Women's Raven 10 Hydration Pack for an unrivaled fit and easy thirst quenching. The three-liter Hydraulics Reservoir is shaped to match the profile of the back panel for improved balance and less sloshing, while the magnetic bite valve keeps the hose from whipping around when you fly down steep straightaways. Although fairly compact, the Raven has plenty of room for a light layer, a substantial snack, and all the tools you need to get your bike back to the trailhead after a mid-ride breakdown.

  • Women-specific pack for long mountain rides and quick hikes;
  • Included hydration reservoir limits sloshing;
  • Supportive and breathable back panel encourages mobility;
  • Removable pouch secures bike tools;
  • Helmet carry system gives brain buckets a secure home;
  • Item #OSP00CR.

Fjallraven Kajka 55L Backpack - Women's

The Kajka Women's 55 Backpack from Fjallraven is a trekking backpack loaded with features to help you out on your next adventure. The Perfect Fit Adjustment suspension system and women-specific shape make it easy to dial in a great fit. The wooden frame is both lightweight and environmentally-friendly, while still maintaining strength. With three ways to access and load the main compartment, it's easy to store things quickly and grab what you need when you're on the go. For short trips from camp the top cover can be converted to a waist or chest bag. The built-in raincover is reflective, making you easy to be seen in low-lighting conditions, and the compression straps on the side let you fasten down your load to keep from bouncing around on the trail.

  • Perfect Fit Adjustment suspension system;
  • Wooden frame;
  • Women-specific shaped shoulder straps;
  • Top-load main access with snow lock;
  • Front vertical opening access;
  • Bottom front opening access;
  • Top cover converts to waist or chest bag;
  • Polyester and vinyl outer material;
  • Reflective raincover built in;
  • Zippered pockets in top lid, sides, and hip belt;
  • Side compression straps;
  • Whistle on chest strap;
  • Item #FJR0052.

For this episode, we have the Fjallraven Abisco 55 liter packs. 360 time you guys have seen this pack before. A winter storm coming. We were just going through the woods like crazy. This pack is tough as nails. It's awesome. Go ahead get comfortable. Let's take a look at it now. So here is the Nabisco pack. This is the 55 liter version. Now this is the older version of this pack from what I understand. The 55-liter male version has been discontinued. It's no longer available. I'm sure you could find it used on ebay and so on but there's a 65-litre version and now the 55-liter version is for women.

If you go out you're looking for one of these packs you come across one right here. On the back, you should be able to see that it says Abisco 55 right next to. It will either be an M or a W and that will signify it if it's for the male or for the woman. So with that being said if you get the 55 litre version or the 60 liter either way you're getting an awesome pack.

We'll go ahead and start by taking a look at it right here. At the very top, you have a drag handle, right below that, you have a zippered pocket which gives you access to the lid. Very good quality zippers. These are ykk zippers. Good quality. Pull on them too good action. You have some bungee cord right here on top so you could put your sweater whatever you want to your brain jacket out here. Maybe let something dry. You have a drawcord with that so you can cinch it down real tight. Of course, there's the fox leather very good quality. The lid is hunkered down to the pack thanks to these two straps.

On the inside of the lid, you have this large zippered mesh pocket which includes the rain cover included. It even has the fox on it. You have this buckle right here with plenty of straps it's. So you can cinch down your load or expand it. You have a drawstring pull right here at the middle and then this does extend up with another drawstring pool so you can expand your load to fit your gear to fit your needs.

Going down in the center. You do have a pocket very good amount of space. You can fill up this entire section right through here. Flipping the pack over to the side. Compression straps with strap keepers. Very nice quality. You do have water bottle pockets down here at the bottom which are stretchy too. You can fit anything that you need to in there.

You have the same features on the other side of the pack. So as you can see here the pack is now laying completely flat because this is a cool feature. On each side you have a zipper and another zipper. Check this out you can zip all the way down on this side and peel this open and that grants you access to all the contents of your bag. I love this feature on backpacks Fjallraven got it right. I haven't seen a pack that uses velcro at the top but this really does work well. You just simply line it up, smash it together and you are good to go. Being able to access all of your gear like that. It`s just fantastic. It's very smart.

Now my friends take a look here at the bottom of this pack. It is nice and flat and it's molded to be that way that was. Your pack will stand up. Most packs are not able to stand up but this one can. It's absolutely awesome. It's definitely different. I haven't seen a pack like this before that has that formed bottom. It's very cool. It works well. When it comes to the harness system it's what you expect. Just terrific quality added extremely comfortable. You have load lifters sternum strap with emergency whistle. You have a very large padded waist belt with one pocket on the right-hand side. It's like I left something in it from my last trip. All the typical adjustments that you would expect. You can also pull the load of the pack closer to the hip belt very nice now.

There are a couple things I would like to point out. That really just show of the type of quality, the type of thinking that went into this pack. Check out this d-ring right here. Metal very solid, very sturdy. Let's fold this back here. Now check this out. You have one of the compression strap buckles and you see this. You can take this out and adjust it. You can move it up, you can move it down any place that you need to. That is incredibly smart. That is a very good feature. Having fixed compression straps really limit the way that you can load your pack, the way that you hunker it down. So being able to move those up and down really opens up a lot of doors for the way that you can hunker down your load and get it comfortable.

Nike Radiate Training Graphic Backpack - Women's

When you're headed to and from the gym, load all your gear into the Nike Radiate Training Graphic Backpack. Its coated bottom keeps everything dry when you set the pack down and the top-loading closure with a drawcord keeps everything secure. Keep your smaller items easily accessible in the interior zippered pocket and bring along your favorite bottle in the side pocket.

  • Top-loading backpack to carry your gear to and from the gym;
  • Coated bottom protects your essentials from ground moisture;
  • Top opening has drawcords to keep the bag's contents secure;
  • Internal zippered pocket securely stores your smaller items;
  • Adjustable shoulder straps deliver a customizable comfort;
  • Item #NKE023P.

Osprey Packs Kitsuma 7L Backpack - Women's

When you're hitting the trails for mountain biking or hiking but don't need much except water and a few essentials, reach for the Osprey Packs Kitsuma 7L Backpack. Its front zippered pocket holds your extra tools, a spare tube, and a rain jacket while behind it, the external hydration sleeve holds the 2.5L reservoir to keep you hydrated on the trail. The backpack has an AirScape backpanel for ventilation and comfort while the light and airy harness with rolled edges deliver stability and comfort for your ride or hike.

  • Low-profile hydration pack for light, fast missions on the trails;
  • Included 2.5L reservoir ensures hydration while you bike or hike;
  • AirScape backpanel delivers breathable comfort for your ride;
  • Magnetic sternum strap bite valve attachment keeps liquids close;
  • Dual side mesh pockets hold extra water, snacks, and small items;
  • Front zippered pocket holds tools, spare tube, and extra layers;
  • Blinker light attachment offers visibility in evening and low light;
  • Osprey designs comfortable, lasting packs for mountain pursuits;
  • Item #OSP00D6.

Gregory Deva 80L Backpack - Women's

Putting capacity worries to rest, the Women's Deva 80L Backpack is Gregory's largest all-season pack that refuses to compromise comfort and support. Its women-specific Response A3 Suspension system hauls loads as heavy as 65 pounds over challenging terrain that goes on for multiple days. Highly ventilated and cushy LifeSpan foam covers the back panel, shoulder straps, and waist belt for breathable comfort from the trailhead to the campsite. You can move, replace, and interchange the QuickSwap shoulder straps for a customized fit, and the removable LumbarTune inserts add 10mm of support to your lower back when you need it.

The Deva is a traditional top-loader, and Gregory added a U-shaped front access for convenient unpacking. This backpack also comes with Gregory's superlight SideKick daypack that doubles as a hydration sleeve, and the girth-hitched compression MultiStraps can act as a webbing belt for the SideKick when you want extra support on ultralight day hikes. The Deva also features a sleeping bag compartment with internal dividers, a WeatherShield waist belt pocket to protect electronics, an ergonomic SideWinder pocket for water bottles, more pockets, and multiple attachments for ice axes and trekking poles.

  • Multi-day, women's-specific pack teeming with features;
  • Durable fabric resists abrasion through tough trps;
  • LumbarTune insert adds support and an exact fit;
  • Hydration-compatible allows easy access to water;
  • Ultra-light, removable daypack handles quick runs to town;
  • Dual ice axe loops free up your hands when not in use;
  • Removable raincover breaks out at a moment's notice;
  • External access sleeping bag compartment keeps bag dry;
  • Item #GRE009E.

Fjallraven Kajka 75L Backpack - Women's

Fjallraven Kajka 75L Backpack - Women's
Fjallraven Kajka 75L Backpack - Women's

The most worthwhile trips demand durable gear that won't let you down when you're the most remote. With its simple design and solid construction, the Fjallraven Women's Kajka 75 Backpack will allow you to go deep into remote mountain ranges while maintaining a high level of comfort on the trail. The Perfect Fit Adjustment System allows you to adjust the Kajka to fit your individual back length and shoulder width. For support, the pack utilizes Forward Stewardship Certified (FSC) wood, which is comparable to aluminum frames in terms of both weight and strength.

Packing and accessing gear is made easy through both a top loading design and zippered front panel. The height adjustable top lid will accommodate heavy loads when you're headed out for a weeklong trek, and it can be removed and used as a summit or day pack when you're doing day hikes from an established camp. Compression straps secure your load, while wet and dry storage compartments allow you to keep wet rain gear separate from your camping equipment. When a rogue storm does blow through, an attached rain cover can be deployed. Gear loops on the front of the pack will secure trekking poles and an ice axe, and an hydration system compatible design allows you attach a hydration bladder.

  • Perfect Fit Adjustment System (adjustable torso and shoulder width);
  • Wooden frame (FSC certified birch);
  • Top access with zippered front panel;
  • Adjustable and detachable lid;
  • Water-resistant Vinylon fabric;
  • High visibility rain cover;
  • Hydration system compatible;
  • Top lid pockets;
  • Wet/dry storage compartments;
  • Expandable side pockets;
  • Slanted side pockets;
  • Gear loops for ice axe or trekking poles;
  • Compression straps;
  • Ergonomical, supportive hip belt;
  • Item #FJR004Y.

I'm going to be reviewing the Fjallraven Kajka 75-liters backpack. It's pretty hard to review a pack like this in a short amount of time because there's so many features. But I'm going to do my best.

My first use with this thing was 7 days in the mountains of Norway. It's amazing. I love it. One of the things right off the bat that I'll point out. That's amazing compared to other packs is that you can take. You can peer into the pack from either side. So these buckles back here it's so convenient depending on where you're standing to be able to open it and not have to you know undo a bunch of straps etc.

Another thing that this thing can do. You can pull it off completely and kind of make it like a kangaroo pack. It snaps on to the front of the straps. Here you can have it hanging on the front I thought that might be super useful for like photography equipment. I didn't end up using it but I'm sure you can find a pretty good use for that. This thing super cool.

The fabric on this bag is really durable. It's really nice. I'm glad I got this one over then Abisko. It's a little bit heavier but the carrying system that comes with this bag is amazing. Its super easy to adjust it. You just literally pull this thing up and down so whatever height you want. If your back's killing you can put it really high and put it really low whatever feels good for that day. So that's frickin cool.

I really like that one of these pockets is mesh on the belt. You can find it greasy gooey stuff, you can leave it in there whereas. If you have something like electronic or something that you might want to hold on to more carefully put on the other side.

The waist belt is phenomenal better than any other backpack I've ever owned. It's so easy to adjust and I think part of the reason is that these adjustable things are actually coming from the side over here as opposed to from the middle. So the way that this bag grips you when you pull it tight feels so good on your waist. I didn't have any chafing on my shoulders or my waist anywhere and it was a very strenuous trip. It felt so good another thing that's cool about the carrying system is that. There're these snaps back here. I don't know if you can really see it but four snaps. So you can adjust the actual width of the shoulder straps. So if you're a bigger guy you can make it bigger. You're skinnier guy or a woman you can make it closer to the middle so it fits great. I guess they use bamboo here. I don't know why but I guess that's for the lightness. Pretty cool. These side pockets puff out like cargo pants you can really load them up I think a lot of the 75 liters is actually found in the side pockets.

It's really nice to have the ability to open the entire pack from the front. You can see everything just exactly where it lays. I was never more organized in my life than when I started using this pack because I had a specific place for everything new exactly where all my stuff was at all times. It was like of kind of cool to not be thinking about where my stuff is ever. Just kind of memorized where you put it once and have it there granted this top pockets still cool.

When you want to find your food or something on the trail but you know when it's time to actually unpack at the end of it's so cool to be able to open it up. I will forever hate curved zippers and literally, this curved zipper is the only thing about the pack that I don't like. It's just like kind of irritating especially when you're tired or whatever in the morning. You're just trying to zip your sleeping bag up and you have to kind of wrestle with this curve. I don't know how they'll ever get around that but that's the only thing that I don't really like.

They say that this mesh area is for like airing out wet clothes but I don't know what you're supposed to do with the rest of your stuff while you're hiking with your wet clothes in here. I just kind of used it for like an extra pair of shoes or something that I'm literally not going to need till the end of the day when my sleeping bag is out. So it's kind of nice to have like another organizational pocket but other than that. I'm not sure exactly what you would use it for so that was fairly quick.

I think I showed you all the main features. Um these uh yeah that's annoying these here. I think of for trekking poles and I did use them for my pole so that was cool. And again the bag you know when you got it all compressed it doesn't look too insanely big but you can pack the hell out of it and make it really tall. But again I was so organized with this bag.

Really happy with it the fabric. Super durable. I think after a few years of use. It's going to look even better. Once this fabric kind of like get some texture and some life into it but super impressed with the carrying system. It was amazing. It was a very hard trip. I was totally out of shape going you know up and down really intense terrain and I didn't feel it at all. I would have been dead in any other pack. So this is an amazing bag.

DAKINE Shuttle 6L Hydration Pack - Women's

DAKINE Shuttle 6L Hydration Pack - Women's
DAKINE Shuttle 6L Hydration Pack - Women's

70 ounces of water, a snack, your tools, and a layer should be sufficient for any ride up to about 15 miles. Coincidentally, that's exactly what the Dakine Shuttle Women's Hydration Pack is designed to carry. It includes a Hydrapak reservoir with a high-flow Phaser valve to ensure you make the most of each gulp. It also has a fleece-lined sunglasses pocket to keep your shades safe when you pull out the goggles, and a breathable air mesh back panel and shoulder straps to help you avoid cold-and-sweaty-back syndrome when you stop to take a photo or grab a bite. An internal pocket and pump sleeve keep your tools and extra supplies from turning into a mess, so if you have to stop for something unpleasant you can get back to riding faster.

  • Streamlined hydration pack for dropping in fully prepared;
  • Hydrapak reservoir packs two liters of water;
  • Air mesh backpanel and straps maximize airflow;
  • Fleece-lined pocket protects your sunglasses;
  • Organizer pocket stores your tools and accessories;
  • Removable waist belt for optional support;
  • Sternum strap has an integrated rescue whistle;
  • Item #DAK016M.

The North Face Banchee 50L Backpack - Women's

Delivering the roomy storage and fine-tuned support desired for weekend backpacking trips and minimalist backcountry missions, The North Face Banchee 50 Backpack offers eight-plus pockets, an adjustable Dyno Fit System, and a dynamic aluminum frame for bolstering heavy loads up to 45-pounds while allowing freedom of movement. This Dyno Fit System allows you to adjust the back panel on the fly while still wearing the pack and features a newly designed trampoline-style back panel for airflow. Additionally, this back panel is constructed with The North Face's FlashDry technology for fast drying and breathable comfort through the miles.

Organization and gear accessibility are simple with the Banchee. Its top-loading main compartment provides ample room for all your clothes, camping gear, and backpacking food, with external-access pockets for multi-use tools, energy snacks, and other trail necessities. The breathable beaver-tail pocket provides well-ventilated storage space so wet gear can dry out while you're on the move. Other key features include hip belt pockets, tool-attachment points, as well as compression straps for reducing overall bulk and stabilizing your load.

  • Lightweight pack for weekend trips or minimalist multi-day outings;
  • 50L accommodates food, gear, and clothing needed for your trips;
  • T6 aluminum frame provides load control and allows high mobility;
  • Dyno Lite System allows back panel adjustments while pack is on;
  • Self-equalizing, adjustable load lifters deliver carrying comfort;
  • New, full trampoline back panel offers cool comfort on the trail
  • Breathable FlashDry technology dries quickly for added comfort;
  • Multiple pockets, tool keepers, and lash points aid organization;
  • Item #TNF05CC.

Today I'm rocking the North Face woman's Banshee 50. This pack is a 50-liter capacity pack, fully featured. Ideal for your weekend trips anywhere from 1 to 3 nights maybe even longer.

Came to ultralight backpacking. We have a two-piece t6 aluminum frame for flexible and dynamic support. So the Banshee has a trampoline back panel with perforated foam padding. This provides ventilation and comfort with heavy loads while the pack doesn't come with a reservoir.

It's nice to know that it's hydration compatible. So really nice aspects of this pack are the optical suspension. This combines with a women's specific harness for on-trail comfort. Another cool feature of this pack is that it weighs. It just three pounds 5.6 ounces which will really keep your pack weight down on long terms.

Osprey Packs Sylva 5L Backpack - Women's

Osprey Packs Sylva 5L Backpack - Women's
Osprey Packs Sylva 5L Backpack - Women's
Osprey Packs Sylva 5L Backpack - Women's

If you want lots of hydration on your next ride in a minimalist package, turn to the Osprey Sylva 5L Backpack. Equipped with an AirSpeed suspension system and BioStretch shoulder harness, the Sylva is streamlined, breathable, and comfortable on the back while being highly functional and supportive at the same time. An included Hydraulics 2.5L reservoir ensures that water is never far from reach, while the integrated high-visibility raincover keeps your pack and gear dry through unexpected rain on your ride. It also features a simple helmet carrier to free up internal space, as well as a multitude of zippered pockets, inside and out, to keep all of your tools, tubes, snacks, maps, and tunes organized.

  • Minimalist, ventilated, and lightweight pack for trail rides;
  • Tough fabrics hold up through demanding rides;
  • Hydraulics reservoir carries 2.5 liters of water for drinking;
  • AirSpeed backpanel lets you feel the breeze on the descent;
  • BioStretch harness adds a stable, cushioned carry on bumpy rides;
  • High-visibility, integrated raincover protects your gear;
  • Multiple pockets throughout stash all the necessities;
  • Helmet carry frees up space on the roomy interior;
  • Item #OSP00CW.

Lowe Alpine Cerro Torre ND60:80L Backpack - Women's

Whether it's a multi-day trek above treeline or a long weekend getaway to your favorite alpine meadow, shoulder the Lowe Alpine Women's Cerro Torre ND 60:80 Backpack before starting up the trail. The adjustable women's specific VT Flex Back System suspension allows you to comfortably pack up to 70 pounds of gear, and the extendable top lid allows you to cram a few extras in to keep you going on a longer expedition. Lowe designed the hip belt to pivot with your hips for more comfortable walking, and it added padded, adjustable straps to help keep your shoulders from suffering.

It's tough to stay organized during an extended trip, but the Cerro Torre makes life a little easier with a zip-out divider in the main compartment and a series of pockets, including two on the hip belt. There are special loops to carry ice axes, trekking poles, and extra gear on the outside of the pack. The Cerro Torre's party piece, though, is the removable day pack, which has room for a reservoir, food, and a layer to help you travel efficiently on short trips away from base camp.

  • Backpack built for multi-day treks through technical terrain;
  • Capacity expands from 60L to 80L from trip to trip;
  • VT Flex back system has a weight capacity of 70 pounds;
  • Waist band rotates with your every step for better mobility;
  • Three access points to main compartment: top, front, and bottom;
  • HeadLocker and TipGripper attache ice axes and trekking poles;
  • Detachable top lid doubles as a daypack;
  • Item #LWA007A.


Use this article as a buying guide and it will help you to know more about different types and styles of backpacks.

Under each item, there is a detailed description and list of features.

All of the packs are available for online order.