5 of the best backpacks for camping

If you’re thinking of heading out into the wild now that lockdown is drawing to a close, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got the right accessories in tow and few things are more important than a quality and robust backpack. The guys at Huckberry have some of the best brands in the backpack business on their digital shelves and you’re sure to find something that fits the bill for your next outdoor adventure.

Check out our pick of 5 of the best backpacks for summer camping trips below:

Topo Designs Heritage Rover Pack – $159

Vintage vibes abound with the Topo Designs Heritage Rover Pack ($159) which has a storage capacity of 20L which will be more than enough for any summer camping trips afoot. Each one of these iconic Rover Packs from Topo Designs is crafted from premium materials in Colorado and has a tough, 1000D Cordura® exterior and Horween® leather base which will stand up to years of regular usage. It has a large zippered pocket on the top flap provides quick access to your EDC and zippered pocket at the bottom which holds larger necessities and valuables with adjustable water bottle pockets at either side to hold your water or other gear. ($159)


Matador Beast 28L Packable Backpack – $90

Another no-nonsense offering, this Matador Beast 28L Packable Backpack ($90) won’t let you down wherever your camping trips take you this summer. It has a 28L capacity which is ideally suited for hikes and ultra-light overnight adventures. It has gear loops and daisy chains for attaching gear to the outside of the bag and ultra-durable Nifco hardware all around. This brilliant backpack has PU-coated nylon for water resistance and it is packable to the size of a football when not in use which makes it ultra-handy for camping trips and short breaks. ($90)


WANDRD Duo Daypack – $219

One for the campers who love to take their photography kit out on their adventures, this WANDRD Duo Daypack ($219) will definitely tick all of the right boxes. It has dual side access gives you access to both sides of the bag quickly and easily and includes a Pop Camera Cube that pops up when you need and folds down out of the way when you don’t. Boasting a clamshell zipper design which gives you access to the whole bag at once when unzipped all the way and it is covered by WANDRD’s lifetime “Wander More, Worry Less” guarantee — if anything goes wrong, they’ll fix it. ($219)


Sandqvist Bernt – 20L Rolltop Backpack – $195

Each one of these stylish and durable Sandqvist Bernt Rolltop Backpacks ($195) is constructed from extra tough Cordura® EcoMade polyester which makes them perfectly suited for wilderness excursions. It has a 20 litre capacity and large main compartment which can effortlessly handle the gear you need to get through your camping adventures. The clean design and subtle leather patch detailing delivers a stylish and contemporary look that we’re loving at Coolector HQ. Made from water-resistant fabric with a roll-top design keep out the elements, this backpack from Sandqvist has padded and adjustable shoulder straps for all day carry comfort. ($195)


Evergoods CHZ22 Backpack – $189

This single-cavity daypack is built from high-quality, PU-coated, 500D nylon and won’t let you down out in the wild. The Evergoods CHZ22 Backpack ($189) has been engineered for an ergonomic, comfortable fit even when filled to capacity and both the shell and lining have a polyurethane coating for dependable water-resistance during an inclement weather conditions. It rides high on foam-padded straps for active, comfortable carry all day long and an angled half-zipper opens the top half of the bag wide for great visibility. The two exterior side pockets built from tough 4-way stretch material for stowing water bottles and other quick-grab gear. ($189)

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.