Start and End Dates must be business days. Call for rentals longer than 21 days.
These are our work-horse packs that fit the needs of most of our customers - those going on casual weekend or longer backpacking trips. We carry several makes and models within this line, mostly models from Osprey and Deuter - top-quality brands that are durable and fit well as you rack up miles on the trail.
The packs in this series are designed for around 40 pounds of gear, but if packed carefully with a balanced load, can satisfactorily carry 50 or more pounds without stressing out too much. But, 40 pounds should be way more than enough to get you thru any common multi-day trip, especially in moderate weather when you don't have to carry so much in the way of extra clothes. I've been out for 8-day trips with these backpacks, and that included a space-eating bear canister. Most of our renters won't need anything bigger. This size pack is also our recommendation for international trips - for example, bouncing around Europe for a month or so.
Typical packs in this series are the Volt 60 from Osprey and the ActLite 65 from Deuter, if you want to check them out elsewhere online. These packs have a lot of comfortable padding, weigh in under 4 pounds or so and have a capacity of around 3500 -4000 cubic inches (mostly 60-70 liter range). They have an adjustable shoulder harness, so the packs can be adjusted to most "torso lengths" unless you're really super tall or a child. What's a torso to a backpack? It's the length along your spine, starting at the top at your C7 vertebrae - that bone at the base of your neck that sticks out when you bend your head forward. Measure down your spine to a point on your lower back even with those hip bones that stick out and support your spare tire - the iliac crest is what that's called. It's tricky to measure yourself, so get a friend with a measuring tape to help you figure it out. As long as you're between 15 - 21 inches (most adults are) these packs should fit fine. For more information on backpacks, check out our All About Backpacks article.
We also have a few packs available that are designed for women, although nearly all packs are reasonably unisex in comfort, form and function. We have some that will fit kids as well - call for details on those and any other questions at 866-994-4537.
Note - this item has a high volume-to-weight ratio - that is, it may be light, but it eats up a lot of box space. Shipments including this item often require a bigger box and is subject to a rate surcharge by UPS, so the effective shipping weight calculated at checkout is higher than the actual weight.
Minimum rental is 3 days
3 Days: $35
Days 4-21: $3 per day
For longer-term rentals, call for quote