backpack is one of the very first pieces of gear you’ll need to get started hiking. Considering you’ll be wearing it for hours at a time, you’ll want to make sure you pick the right one. The best backpacks for hiking aren’t cheap but it’s an investment to add to your hiking gear list that will last for years. If money is an issue, look for seasonal deals on gear.
OSPREY AETHER/ ARIEL
“CARRY HEAVY LOADS COMFORTABLY”
The Osprey Ariel is the the pack that I use for all my multi-day hiking adventures.
It’s Osprey’s classic backpacking pack that has all the bells and whistles you’d expect. The Ariel has lots of pockets and compartments which is great for staying organized on the trail.
Its AirScape back panel lets air ventilate through which is great for when you are hiking up steep terrain during warm weather. The best thing about this pack is it’s capable of carrying a lot of weight and still be comfortable. The men’s version is the Osprey Aether.