Full Size Internal Packs

While we have used Externals, we are firm believers in using Internal’s. Internal backpacks conform to your body perfectly. They offer a wide range of carrying options and they are the ideal choice for off-trail hiking. Here’s a few of the internal backpacks that we think provide the best function – and value:

Osprey Packs Men’s Argon 70 Backpack

Designed for three-day weekends or possibly abbreviated summer weeks in the backcountry, the Osprey Argon 70 for men gives you the features of a larger multi-week trekking or adventure travel backpack without the excess weight. The Argon 70 features Osprey’s distinct AquaSource ReCurve hydration pouch, a hydration harness compartment that connects to the internal backpanel of the backpack through buckle connections. You can also place the AquaSource ReCurve hydration pouch on top of the Argon 70′s internal contents or beneath the top compartment. The removable top pocket converts to a lumbar pack for day hikes around your base camp. Osprey’s Argon 70 backpack also includes stretch side pockets, a front panel zipper for easy content access and a separate sleeping bag compartment to help you keep your clothing and backcountry gear organized.

Osprey Packs Men's Argon 70 Backpack

Gregory Palisade 80 Backpacking Backpack

When you’re loaded to the brim for a week in the backcountry, the Gregory Palisade 80 Backpacking Backpack delivers the goods to get you there. This classic trail favorite is a hardcore hauler built to comfortably transport loads of up to 70 pounds and deliver performance by combining stout materials, ample storage, and an innovative suspension system. Employing a Response Custom Fit Suspension (CFS) System, this pack automatically adjusts to your hip angle and pivots to mirror your body’s movements for even weight distribution, increased load support, and exceptional comfort. Dual contoured aluminum stays stabilize your load and are enhanced by a supportive cross stay, ensuring that weight remains effectively distributed and the pack maintains its structural integrity throughout a long day on the trail. The waistbelt that is padded and precurved is fully adjustable for a custom fit and allows you to quickly change between five waistbelt settings with an integrated quick-release tab. A chimney-style ventilation channel between the padded back panels allows air to freely circulate and reduces the sweat associated with carrying heavy loads.

Gregory Palisade 80 Backpacking Backpack

Mountainsmith Apex 75 Backpack (Recycled)

The Apex 75 Backpack (Recycled) from Mountainsmith is designed for oversized loads and ambitious outdoor adventures with separate sleeping bag compartment, side stash pockets, and tool mounts to keep your gear organized and accessible. With up to 90L of carrying capacity, this multi-day expedition pack can handle anything you throw at it.

Mountainsmith Apex 75 Backpack (Recycled)

Gregory Women’s Deva 85 Backpacking Backpack

With side compression straps and customizing fit cinches, the Gregory Deva 85 Backpacking Backpack – Women’s keeps your load centered; saving tons of energy as your pack moves with you. Exclusively designed for women, this backpacks specific suspension incorporates a Response CFS (Custom Fit Suspension) that independently cams the waistbelt to automatically match your hip angle, while its customizable pivot control mirrors your body’s movements.

Gregory Women's Deva 85 Backpacking Backpack

Arc’teryx Men’s Altra 75 Backpack

Designed in ultra lightweight silicone coated Mini Ripstop nylon, the new Arc’teryx Men’s Altra 75 Backpack is dialed for those trekking or multi-day enthusiasts who are passionate about weight-saving. During a traverse of Backbone Ridge or a light and fast Na Pali Coast out and back, this lightweight pack combines a AC2 (Advanced Composite Construction) technology with GridLock suspension that features anatomically shaped shoulder straps, a modular sternum strap, breathable shoulder straps and hipbelt, adjustable shoulder straps, and a thermoformed triple-density hipbelt for the ultimate in gear carrying. Four compression straps stabilize the load, while stretch-mesh stash pockets on the hipbelt, a map pocket, kangaroo pocket with top compression strap, and two stretch-mesh pockets stow easy to reach essentials.

Arc'teryx Men's Altra 75 Backpack