The 16 Best Hiking Backpacks for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

You can't go exploring without a durable bag for your supplies.

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It doesn't matter if you're an avid outdoors person or just enjoy a little fresh air every now and then: If you're going hiking, you'll need the best hiking backpack for your supplies. Whether you have a little one in tow, need a bag that can be carried all day long, or want a something that can be folded up into a pocket-sized pouch, there's a bag out there that's perfect for you. Plus, complete your look with these best hiking sandals.

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ORICSSON
Oricsson Foldable Backpack

$18

This lightweight bag is equipped with reflective strips to keep you safe and visible while you're exploring at night.

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L.L. Bean
L.L. Bean White Mountain Pack

$200

This fuchsia bag got redesigned to be lighter and and more streamlined. Plus, with padded straps that keep your shoulders pain-free, it's as useful as it is pretty.

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The North Face
The North Face Women's Terra Backpack

$150

This top-rated North Face backpack is ideal for shorter hikes.

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ZOMAKE
Zomake Ultra Lightweight Backpack

$16


Fold this nearly weightless bag into a sandwich-size pouch that takes up virtually no space.

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Outlander
Outlander Lightweight Travel Hiking Backpack

From $17

This water-resistant option has a four-and-a-half out of five star rating from nearly 7,000 people who loved how they could fit all their personal items in the deceptively deep bag.

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Kaukko
Kaukko Outdoor Backpack

$40


This fashion-forward bag comes with a smaller matching pouch to hold your smaller personal items. With 43 colors to choose from, it can match anyone's style.

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L.L. Bean
L.L. Bean Stowaway Day Pack

$40

A moisture-wicking mesh back panel will keep you cool even on the hottest hiking days.

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Loowoko
Loowoko Hiking Backpack

$40

Thanks to this bag's eight adjustable straps and rain cover, you'll be prepared.

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TimBuk2
TimBuk2 Command Backpack

$96


Go from the city to the trails without transferring all your goods with this bag. It's plenty big to hold all your personal items and comes with a protective pocket for your laptop or tablet.

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Jansport
JanSport Javelina Backpack

$60

You'll fall in love at first sight with the cute floral pattern, but JanSport's lifetime warranty means that love will last.

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Deuter
Deuter Kid Comfort 2

$250

A contraption with its own "child cockpit" is a must if you're exploring with a little one in tow. It's built with safety features including an adjustable harness and folding kickstand, and even comes with a cute Teddy bear.

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The North Face
The North Face Women's Jester Backpack

$65

This mint-colored bag is made with moisture-wicking padded panels, so you'll feel as cool as you look.

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Fjallraven Kanken
Fjallraven Kanken Mini Backpack

$70

Be the hiking fashionista with a bag made by trendy Swedish brand Fjallraven Kanken.

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Jansport
Jansport Helios 28 Backpack

$85

One reviewer writes that his no-fuss, nicely sized bag is "everything" he wanted. "So much room but not crazy big," he notes.

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Paraffin
Paraffin Canvas Vintage Backpack

$40


Go retro in the wilderness with this piece on your back. The durable canvas and genuine leather look sophisticated but can still withstand the elements of the outdoors.

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Free Knight
Free Knight Hiking Backpack

$40

This backpack has three-dimensional shock absorption to cushion your body on those tougher trails.

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