8 of the best backpacks for summer adventures

Backpacks are a mainstay of any summer adventures and you’ll need a reliable brand in order to make the most of your wilderness sojourns and ensure you’ve always got your essentials within arm’s reach. Luckily, there is certainly no shortage of excellent backpacks to enjoy the great outdoors with and we take a look at 8 of the best below:

Matador Beast28 Ultralight Technical Backpack ($149.99)

The Beast28 Backpack from Matador ($149.99) comes equipped with everything you require to take on your pursuit, including hydration compatibility, gear loops for alpine tools and hiking poles, and daisy chains for enhanced external storage. Ultralight at just 1lb 8oz, the Beast28 is ready and waiting to help you fight gravity without excess weight. ($149.99)

Bellroy Classic Backpack (£119)

The Bellroy Classic Backpack (£119) is for urban adventurers who want a dependable everyday companion and comes in a wide array of colours. Its internal storage keeps tech, apparel and more sorted, while external pockets give easy access to other key items. (£119)

Topo Designs Rover Pack Classic ($99)

With its timeless styling and robust, no-nonsense build, the Rover Pack Classic from Topo Designs ($99) is the brand’s most iconic daypack silhouette. It has built for versatility in town or at the trailhead, this hard-wearing, nylon pack will hold up in any environment and stand out in all of them. ($99)

Danner Daypack 26L ($190)

The Danner Daypack ($190) is built from durable nylon reinforced with leather panels with a large main compartment that holds extra layers and larger gear. It has two smaller zippered storage areas keep you properly organised and the ergonomic memory foam padded straps offer maximum carry comfort. ($190)

Mystery Ranch Mission Rover – 43L ($185)

With a smartly organised interior and an abundance of space, the Mission Rover Pack from Mystery Ranch ($185) is ready for one-bag travel and beyond. It makes a superb carry-on, slipping into overhead bins with ease, and boasts three ways to carry to ease the aches and pains of traveling — both mental and physical. ($185)

Wexley Stem Daypack – Cordura ($129)

The Wexley Stem Daypack ($129) is a lightweight and technical daily-use backpack with a 17 liter capacity and each is crafted from a hyper durable 1000D Cordura exterior. This adventure ready carry has a padded and suspended compartment that fits laptops up to 15 inches inside the main compartment. The main compartment has a combination of zipper, drop-in, and mesh pockets for keeping your accessories organised. ($129)

Filson Journeyman Backpack ($395)

Filson’s excellent looking Journeyman Backpack ($395) is the ideal example of versatile functionality in action. It offers a generous capacity and carries your load effortlessly on the trail or on the job. With a design that’s minimalistic and uncluttered, without unnecessary bells and whistles, the Journeyman just goes about its business in a understated, workmanlike way. ($395)

Boundary Supply Errant Pack ($189)

Made from a combination of robust materials including 500-denier nylon Kodra with a durable, water-repellent finish, this Boundary Supply Errant Pack ($189) is made for the long-haul. It has multiple carry options with padded backpack straps and top and side grab handles and the easy clamshell opening lays flat for access to the bag’s entire contents. ($189)

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