Compact and easy on your back, this internal frame backpack provides 3,400 cubic inches of storage space. It's lightweight and built for day trips, but it's comfortable thanks to the padding on the straps and the lumbar area. The wide straps will help to stabilize the backpack, and you get plenty of additional pocket and compartment space.
Size: The torso length pack fits just about anyone - unless of course you're under 5'3" then it becomes too tall. It features adjustable shoulder and waist straps so that you can really customize the fit. The 55-liter backpack is the perfect size to carry everything that you might need on long distance treks. It sits comfortably on the waist and shoulders, and if packed right, is well balanced. This lightweight backpack weighs in at 4.5 lbs.
Durability: Every part of this backpack is extremely durable, including the pockets which are made with ripstop material. We couldn't find one person that complained about the quality. If for some reason you do happen to rip your bag, Teton will send you a new one thanks to their Lifetime Warranty.
Extra features: Teton has really gone above and beyond when it comes to extra features. The side mesh pockets hold your water bottle snugly and give you easy access to snacks while the front mesh pocket and bungee storage are perfect for stashing your shoes, jacket, sunscreen or map. This backpack features zippered pockets on each side in addition to internal and external hood pockets.
You'll be able to keep a water bladder cool in the padded pocket inside of the main compartment. However, the bladder isn't included. We love that this pack also features a safety yellow rainfly that stays hidden until you need it. If it starts raining during your hike, simply pull it out to protect your pack and gear. This backpack also has gear loops to hang ski poles and a top carry-loop to make it easy for loading into the car.
Price: For such a comfortable and quality-made backpack, you really can't beat the $60 price. Other backpacks this size cost twice as much.