Backpack Reviews and Bargain Buys

We review most major backpack brands and pack styles, and many others, to alert you to all the available choices on the market.

Whether you’re searching for a large capacity hiking or travel backpack, the best laptop pack for business, or a smart daypack design for college or school, this one-stop backpack guide puts you on the path to make the right decision.

The variety of backpacks is overwhelming. How do you know what’s good value? Spending a few minutes online can lead to satisfaction and savings.

Nothing is worse than buying a bad fitting backpack or ordering one that is either too big, too small or missing a critical feature for your outdoor adventures and travels.




Why Trust Our Backpack Reviews?

Best Backpack Guide gathers the information in one place so you can compare models and brands on the spot. We research the opinions of everyday users and gear specialists to offer a range of assessments and advice that are real.

Our reviews aggregate online opinions to provide user comments that highlight cool features, pinpoint unexpected benefits and discuss potential problems.

Why spend hours and hours searching online for information, when our reviews can save you the time? We have already picked out the most pertinent aspects of dozens or even hundreds of comments from forums and online merchants to deliver a concise overview of backpack products.

We rely on our own backpacking experiences in the wilderness, in the jungle and traveling overseas to ensure comments are valid and useful to you. That way you can avoid both the over-hyping and ridiculous rants of some reviewers.

How Do You Get the Best Deals on Backpacks?

Top Brands and Popular Styles

There are plenty of reviews of most major backpack brands, like The North Face, JanSport, Kelty and Osprey, and on hiking, travel and everyday packs. Whether you prefer brand loyalty or something new, know which brands and models offer the right size and features for your backpack choice.

Backpack Tips for Buyer Satisfaction 

Be selective and understand the factors to consider when choosing a backpack. Our reviews provide information on quality and durabilityconcerns besides price and function. Buying a comfortable pack requires some insights into capacity, weight and bulk criteria, and knowing how it loads and performs. Plus there are special tips for designs for women and short torso lengths.

Backpack Review Highlights

Backpack model reviews not only provide an overview of features and general user comments, but list specific highlights, both positive and negative, that help you determine if the pack is right for you. These highlights result from assessing dozens of reviews to evaluate a concensus opinion.

Backpack Sales, Coupons and Cheap Backpacks

We monitor the monthly sales and discount offers of all the major outfitters and broadcast these “good buy” opportunities every day on the website. Get in the habit of searching under the SALE banner to find incredible bargains, coupons and promotions on all kinds of backpack brands and outdoor gear.

Where to Find the Best Buys on Backpacks?

Searching endlessly for the best bargain takes a lot of online time and effort. The Best Backpack Guide combines some of the best prices on the market with some of the best discounts to be found.

And throughout the year outdoor outfitters offer excellent buys on clearance items and seasonal gear campaigns.

Best Prices at Amazon for Starters

For reasonable prices and reliability it is hard to beat Amazon on a day to day basis. Though you may not find the exact backpack brand model, there is always an alternative to consider. If you combine good prices with SuperSaver shipping fees, then there are plenty of good bargains to choose.

Best Discounts at eBags for Selection

For overall selection of backpacks and bags, plus the added bonus of discounted prices, then eBags provides some really excellent buys on name brand packs. The savvy buyer can always find a good deal on stock reductions and seasonal sales.

Outfitter Outlets and Clearance Offers 

Most major outdoor outfitters not only offer special deals during the year (e.g. Back to School, Summer Clearance) but reduce inventory with big discounts at their outlet stores. Always check for outlet bargains after the end of winter and summer for gear purchases on closeout items and older models.

Check Now for Current Deals at Outfitter-Outlet Stores

  • Altrec
  • Backcountry
  • CampSaver
  • Department of Goods
  • Moosejaw
  • Oregon Mountain Community
  • REI
  • Rocky Mountain Trail
  • US Outdoor

Why Sign Up for Our Free Backpack Guide Alerts?

Take advantage of our free service to hunt down bargain deals and find clearance discounts on winter and summer backpack sales on brand name models.

Every month the major outdoor outfitters promote special gear sales, reduce inventories or run promotional campaigns. Don’t waste your time searching online, just wait for us to send you an email with the latest pack and gear specials and discount prices. Don’t miss out on these great savings opportunities due to finding out too late.

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