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Osprey hiking backpacks and camping backpacks

Osprey: comfortable carrying since 1974

From epic thru-hikes to the kids’ first backpacking trip, Osprey packs are ready to tackle any challenge you can dream up. Gravity-defying suspension systems distribute the weight of your load to keep you balanced. Ventilated back panels let cool air circulate so you don’t overheat while hiking in hot and humid conditions. And recycled and bluesign®-approved materials reduce each pack’s environmental impact.

How to choose a backpacking pack

To find the right pack for you, think about the length of most backpacking trips you’re planning to take. For weekend trips, choose an overnight pack that holds 35L to 55L. Larger multi-day packs (55L to 75L) hold the additional food and clothing you’ll need for longer trips.

Next, measure your torso and check the pack’s size guide. A well-fitting backpack should feel like an extension of your body. Since 1993, Osprey has designed women’s specific packs to fit hikers with narrower frames, shorter torsos and curves at their chests and hips. It’s a good idea to try on a few types of packs to see which one fits your body best.

Need help? Check out our tips on choosing a backpack or chat with an MEC staffer online or in-store.