women’s backpack

Best Backpacks for RTW Trips

The backpack is the single most important gear item for your round-the-world trip. Your backpack will be your home for the next 6 months or how ever long you’ve been lucky enough to score off for travel – so you’re going to want it to be perfect. If your backpack is too small, not padded enough, or poorly designed for […]

GoLite Odyssey Pack

GoLite Odyssey Pack – sweet RTW bag made from recycled materials I can’t imagine every needing a pack this size, but if I did the GoLite Odyssey Pack would be it. Holding up to 78 liters, the Odyssey is perfect for a multi-week backpacking adventure or a round-the-world kind of a trip. Made from 50% Tier 1 recycled ripstop nylon, […]

The Best Women-Specific Backpacks of 2010

What’s the deal with women-specific packs? Do I really need one? Are they really that much better than unisex packs or are they just a marketing ploy to appeal to women? Trust me women-specific backpacks are much more than backpacks with pretty colors and designs. Women-specific packs are designed to conform to the unique shape of a woman so they […]

Osprey Ariel 65 Women’s Packs

Osprey Ariel 65 Women’s Packs – women’s backcountry pack with superior load stability The Osprey Ariel is one of the bestselling packs in the 60-70 liter range.  The newly updated pack features a custom heat-moldable hipbelt and a women’s specific fit. The fit of this pack is simply superb – the custom molding hipbelt conforms to the shape of your […]

Gregory Jade 50 Women’s Pack

Gregory Jade 50 Women’s Pack – award-winning multi-day women’s pack The Gregory Jade 50 pack has been updated for 2010 with a newly designed ventilation suspension system.  The redesign is so fabulous that it was awarded an Editor’s Choice award from Backpacker Magazine for Best All-Around pack.  This pack must be amazing because the competition in the backpack category is […]

REI Flash 50 Women’s Pack

REI Flash 50 Women’s Pack – great lightweight weekend pack for women The REI Flash is fast and furious.  The minimalistic pack weighs in at less than 3 pounds so you fly through those trails without being held back by a cumbersome pack.  The pack is easy to adjust and a precurved hipbelt cradles the hips for a more natural […]

Deuter Futura Pro 34 SL Women’s Pack

Deuter Futura Pro 34 SL Women’s Pack – slim-fitting women’s pack for overnight trips The advent of women’s specific backpacks has totally revolutionized the sport for women.  I will never forget my first backpacking trip mostly because of that oversized external frame pack I had to lug through 33-miles of Alaska wilderness.  A poorly fitted pack can seriously spoil your […]