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The Best Backpack Deals from REI
REI are one of the world’s best carry retailers. And when they clear out stock and start dropping awesome deals on backpacks, it’s a great opportunity to score amazing gear. But we know you might not have the time to pore over all the drool-worthy offerings. So we’ve rounded up some of their best backpack deals below…
The following packs are designed to help you out when you’re hitting the slopes. From avalanche airbags that prioritize protection, to quick-access storage for skis or a snowboard, these bags aim to keep you safe and your gear within easy reach.
Deuter Ontop Tour ABS 38+ SL Women’s Avalanche Airbag Pack – US$ 998.73 (save $250.27 (20%))
Deuter OnTop ABS 30 Avalanche Airbag Pack – US$ 598.83 (save $600.17 (50%))
Backcountry Access Float 42 Avalanche Airbag Pack – US$ 559.93 (save $140.02 (20%))
Mammut Ride R.A.S. Avalanche Airbag Pack – US$ 349.83 (save $350.12 (50%))
Dakine Heli Pro II Pack – US$ 101.93 (save $43.07 (29%))
Burton AK 20L Pack – US$ 104.93 (save $45.02 (30%))
Multi-day hiking packs should offer a good balance of useful space and carry comfort. Just like the packs below, which will haul your gear comfortably over several days of exploring the outdoors. And for added versatility, they can serve as an alternative to wheeled luggage and tag along on your travels too.
Osprey Ariel 55 AG Pack – US$ 217.49 (save $72.51 (25%))
Osprey Aether 85 AG Pack – US$ 247.49 (save $82.51 (25%))
REI Co-op Traverse 85 Pack – US$ 195.29 (save $83.71 (30%))
Granite Gear Nimbus Trace Access 85 Pack – US$ 276.73 (save $93.22 (25%))
This pack is primarily designed for fishing, but its waterproof design makes it a handy option for other water-based activities too such as boat trips or water sports.
Patagonia Stormfront Pack – US$ 245.73 (save $83.27 (25%))
Need somewhere to store your tech during the daily commute? How about a convenient place to stash some lunch and EDC essentials while out and about during your downtime? These packs are in their element taking care of a variety of everyday carry needs, from hauling work tools to a change of clothing or day-to-day supplies.
Osprey Pixel Pack – US$ 104.93 (save $45.07 (30%))
The North Face Access Pack – US$ 163.93 (save $71.07 (30%))
Arc’teryx Granville Pack – US$ 138.93 (save $60.07 (30%))
Millican The Do Roll Pack – US$ 136.93 (save $8.07 (5%))
Topo Designs Mountain Daypack – US$ 131.93 (save $57.07 (30%))
The North Face Isabella Daypack – US$ 62.93 (save $22.07 (25%))
A lot of bags offer storage for a water bottle, but sometimes you need faster, easier access to hydration. Whether you’re mountain biking or trail rambling on two feet, these packs help you stay easily hydrated thanks to their hydration bladder compatibility, while also offering useful storage for essential tools and supplies.
CamelBak K.U.D.U. 18 Hydration Pack – US$ 134.73 (save $90.27 (40%))
CamelBak Fourteener 24 Hydration Pack – US$ 108.73 (save $36.27 (25%))
If you tackle the daily commute through pedal power, these packs are definitely worth scoping out. Key design elements include protection from the elements, secure comfort for covering the miles at speed, along with space for your tech, work supplies and EDC.
Timbuk2 Heist Roll-Top RF Bike Pack – US$ 118.93 (save $80.07 (40%))
Osprey Spin 32 Cycling Pack – US$ 111.73 (save $38.27 (25%))
Ortlieb Velocity Design Cycling Pack – US$ 99.93 (save $25.07 (20%))
*image courtesy of the Granite Gear blog.