Before strapping on a backpack for your next hike or outdoor adventure, make sure it has everything you need to enjoy your excursion. We’ve put together information and reviews on our seven women’s backpacks to help you find the perfect fit, whether you’re looking to rent or buy one.
Osprey Aether AG 70
Taking home Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year Award in 2017, the Osprey Aether 70 backpack is a good option for larger and/or longer trips. It features anti-gravity technology, an internal hydration reservoir sleeve, a 35- to 60-pound load range and a removable top lid that converts to a daypack.
Osprey Atmos AG 65
From its anti-gravity suspension system and Fit-on-the-Fly adjustable hipbelt to multiple storage areas, this pack balances comfort with accessibility. It also features a variety of organizational features to keep everything where you want it.
Osprey Sirrus 36
Enjoy a comfortable fit with this backpack’s adjustable torso lengths and design that’s customized just for women. The internal hydration reservoir sleeve makes it easier to stay cool, and its front panel has a vertical zipped pocket in the center for quick access to items.
Deuter ACT Lite 60+10 Slim Line (SL)
Having trouble finding a pack that fits your slender waistline? You might want to try out this lightweight option, which has an adjustable torso, stretch front pocket, separate bottom compartment and more.
Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
Another lightweight option, this Deuter backpack has slim pull-forward hipbelt straps, an extendable collar, front stretch pocket and bottom zip compartment. Its sleek, comfortable design and other convenient features make it a contender.
This pack’s back panel, harnesses and Response AFS suspension are designed specifically to perform well for and fit women. You’ll also find plenty of space to store all of your items, including in the zippered gear pockets.
Don’t let this simple design fool you: The lightweight pack can hold up to 30 pounds. Its enhanced lumbar foam also helps provide more comfort when carrying larger loads.
Test out backpacks
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