6 of the Best Hiking Backpacks for Men

Heading out into the wilderness is looking like a more attractive proposition with each passing day truth be told and if you’re after some great outdoors action in the coming months, you’ll need a sturdy, versatile and functional backpack in tow. Well, luckily the guys at Huckberry have some amazing backpacks to suit every budget that will be perfectly suited to hiking and trekking through woodland ravines and coastal walks in spring and summer.

Check out our pick of 6 of the best hiking backpacks for men below:

Topo Designs Heritage Rover Pack – $159

We love the vintage look and feel of the Topo Designs Heritage Rover Pack ($159) here at Coolector HQ and it is definitely the sort of carry we’d take on our own outdoor adventures. This first class accessory has a fair price for such an accomplished carry and each one is built with premium materials in Colorado, USA. The materials used include a tough, 1000D Cordura® exterior and Horween® leather base which is incredibly hard-wearing and will stand up to years of daily use. It boasts a spacious main compartment and 20 litre size which will be more than enough to hold everything you need in day of hiking or urban adventuring. ($159)


WANDRD PRVKE 31L Backpack – $204

Stealthy in design and functional in performance, there is an awful lot to like about the WANDRD PRVKE 31L Backpack ($204) and it will make sure that all your adventuring essentials are at arm’s reach at all times. This first class carry from WANDRD has a roll-top closure, clamshell opening, and side access which gives the user three ways to access their gear and EDC essentials. Each one is crafted from exceptionally robust and highly weather-resistant materials: namely, TPU-coated tarpaulin and 1680 D ballistic nylon so it won’t let you down whatever weather conditions you find yourself in during the coming months. It has four zippered pockets for organising small gear: hidden passport/wallet pocket, side pocket, microfibre-lined electronics pocket, and flat front pocket. ($204)


Goruck GR1 21L Backpack – $295

No nonsense in the extreme, everything about the Goruck GR1 21L Backpack ($295) screams functionality and performance. It’s perfect for hiking as it has space for a 3L hydration bladder and is made from military-grade, highly water-resistant materials. Each one of these American-made bags is strength-tested at over 400 pounds, and ships with an ironclad Lifetime Guarantee such is the confidence in its performance. It has two rows of MOLLE webbing for accessories, one interior and one exterior and comes with extra padded shoulder straps for heavier loads. ($295)


Matador Beast 28L Packable Backpack – $89.99

The fact you can get your hands on a backpack of this considerable quality and still have change from $100 is nothing short of miraculous. The Matador Beast 28L Packable Backpack ($89.99) has a 28L capacity and it is ideally suited to long hikes and ultra-light overnight adventures. It boasts ultra-durable Nifco hardware all around and not only is this carry ridiculously rugged, ready for any adventure, and crafted from premium materials, but you’ll hardly be able to believe your eyes when you see the way it packs down. An excellent carry for any hiking adventures you’ve got planned over the next few months and beyond. ($89.99)


Mystery Ranch 2-Day Assault 27L Backpack – $199

There is a real military vibe to this Mystery Ranch 2-Day Assault 27L Backpack ($199) which means it is well suited to wilderness sojourns and outdoor adventures. The 27L capacity is sufficient enough to fit all your gear for a weekend backpacking trip or everything you need to get you from home to the office to the gym. The main compartment has large open area for plenty of clothes, gear, and daily EDC such as phone wallet and keys. It has a full-length frame which stabilises the bag and ensures a more even weight distribution when you’re hiking long distances. ($199)


Peak Design Everyday Backpack 30L – $290

The guys at Peak Design know what it takes to create the ultimate in adventure backpacks and that’s why they earned an unprecedented $6m in funding on Kickstarter. This Peak Design Everyday Backpack 30L ($290) has newly designed UltraZips which are built to withstand decades of use and are vastly superior in construction and abrasion-resistance compared to conventional zippers. This cleverly conceived carry has FlexFold organisational dividers, numerous access points, and a striking contemporary design that we’re big fans of here at Coolector HQ. ($290)

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