This backpack is the perfect mix between quality, features, and affordability.

We love this hiking backpack for a few reasons. Of course one reason high on our list is the low price. Whenever we find a good product at an amazing price, it’s something we take notice of. The backpack is a fairly simple design, but has everything you need. Plenty of storage space. This backpack has one main zipped compartment, two zipped front pockets and two side pockets. It’s extremely lightweight, and when you aren’t using it, the backpack can fold into an inner zipped pocket for easy portability. That’s really nice if you are travelling and want to pack it in your luggage.

The Venture Pal is available in 5 colors, and has tons of great reviews on Amazon, and also maintains 4.5 stars with over 900 ratings.

For all of these reasons we have chosen this as our top pick for the best hiking backpack to buy in 2017.



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Perfect middle of the line hiking backpack. Great for trips spanning 2 to 4 days.

This backpack is a 2017 top seller, and there are several reasons. First of all it is reasonably priced, but very well-made. It is adjustable enough that it can be worn by both children and adults. It has a large sleeping bag compartment, multi-directional compression straps, and multiple compartments and pockets to fit everything you need to bring for a few days out in the wilderness. And of course it has an internal frame that helps to distribute weight, which is a critical feature in backpacks that will carry a lot of weight for a long period of time.

As far as user experience goes, we took a look at the ratings and reviews on Amazon, and with over 1,400 ratings this hiking backpack maintains a 4.5 star rating, and has tons of great reviews.

These are the reasons we chose this backpack as one of our top hiking backpacks to buy in 2017.





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Higher quality and more features for serious trekking.

This hiking backpack is aimed more towards the serious hiker with a bunch of features that you will appreciate for longer treks. The backpack material itself is water resistant, but it also comes with a waterproof cover. It has a main compartment, secondary compartment, sleeping bag compartment with divider, bladder compartment with hydration access, hip-belt pocket, top lid pockets, side zipped pouch and mesh side pockets. A lot of space to take your things with you. It also has D-shape hooks, compression straps, bottom loops, soft latching loops, key rings and bottom straps for hanging tools, trekking pole, tents, sleeping bags, and other accessories.

This backpack also has an internal support frame that helps transfer the weight taking a lot of the stress off of your back and shoulders. Anyone that has gone on a long hike knows how completely critical this is.

As far as what people are saying, on Amazon we noted over 100 ratings averaging out to 4.5 stars, and a lot of positive reviews.

For these reasons we have added this as one of our top picks for best hiking backpack of 2017, and certainly at the top for the more serious adventurers as well.