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Packs for fully loaded adventures

Made for big objectives and gear-intensive missions. Expedition backpacks from Osprey, Gregory, MEC and more haul whatever’s required for extended backcountry trips.

Burly suspension systems and padded hipbelts distribute the weight for comfortable carrying. Durable fabrics stand up to bushwhacking and tight squeezes between boulders. Multiple access points let you grab lunch or an extra layer without unpacking everything.

Find backpacks that fit

Large-capacity backpacks come in different sizes to fit different body shapes and heights. Measure your back from the base of your neck to the top of your hip bone to get your torso length. Then check the manufacturer’s size guide to find the right size pack for you.

Learn more about how to fit a backpack to find what feels right. MEC staffers can help you dial in the fit so it feels like an extension of your body. If the first pack doesn’t feel right, no sweat – you might need to try on a few before you find the best backpack for you.

When you’re carrying a large pack, it’s important to pack efficiently so you stay balanced on tricky terrain. Follow these tips to pack a backpack like a pro.