We'll help you choose the right hiking pack for the length of trip and how much gear you carry. Our size ranges are based on the capacity of the item.
Small (up to 1,999 cu. in.)
Sized for short day hikes or everday use, with room for an extra layer, food, camera, and water.
Medium (2,000 to 2,999 cu. in.)
Sized for long day hikes & 1 nighters, with room for clothing, food, camera, water and other gear.
Large (3,000 to 4,499 cu. in.)
Sized for hikes of 4-7 days, with room for clothing, food, water, sleeping bag, camp gear.
X-Large (4,500+ cu. in.)
Sized for expeditions of 7+ days, with room for clothing, food, sleeping bag, tent & camp gear.
Best of the Best
An item achieves "Best of the Best" distinction when eBags customers give it exceptionally high marks in their post-purchase reviews. In order for an item to be "Best of the Best," it must meet the following criteria:
The overall rating must be 4.5 out of 5 stars or better.
90% or more of customers must say they would recommend it.
"This is a great bag and very well made. While it is a little bit smaller than I thought, it is still big enough for what I need it for, plus, I can make it as big as I want, or as small as I need it to be. I like all the molle connections and I have added a water bottle holder to it. I love the back straps and they fit my large frame plus they have a chest and waist strap. For the money, this is a great back and I have also bought a smaller Red Rock sling pack for "everyday use". Ebags was great to deal with. Note: Do not order from Opticsplanet, they are very deceptive in their advertisement."
"It's awesome. Just plain old awesome. It does everything I need it to, and then more. Even being used as a tactical bag it's really nifty, coming from an old SF guy. Good amount of pockets for bulk items and plenty of attachment spaces on the exterior. It feels durable enough, and thick straps for supporting the load on your back. While reading the reviews, I noticed some people said, they thought it would be bigger. It is not a ruck, it is a backpack style bag, which in my opinion holds it's fair share of materials."
"Great pack with one problem. I bought this pack for my primary bug out bag. I needed molle attachments in front and on the side along with multiple compartments. This bad has all that I need in this regard. My one complaint, but it's a big one, is that this pack STINKS, literally. There is some sort of chemical smell on the pack that is offensive and persistent. It smells like a surplus wool blanket I bought last year. I'm hanging this stinky green puppy outside for a while hoping that the fresh air and sunlight will dissipate the smell. Otherwise an excellent and well made pack."
"I bought this for my son when his other backpack gave out. He found it online after a recommendation from one of his friends. It is roomy enough and has a lot of pockets and straps, etc. He loves it and is totally happy with it!"
"This bag appears to meet all advertised specifications, I find the organization to be simple and convenient, the material to be (at first blush) durable and well-made, and the closures to be durable enough for the torment I'm about to deliver them. We'll see in a few months, but this bag meets my current needs and is definitely a great bang for the buck."
"This is a very recent purchase (along with the small assault version) and the backpack has not really been used in the field. My intended purpose is to use it for a 'Go Bag', while using the smaller assault pack for day pack usage.
I have found that the design, organization, and quality of materials is quite good for this price point.
The compression straps are well placed and functional and, most importantly, the quality of the various buckles is quite good compared with those found on other bags in or near this price range. Zipper quality also seems to be good and during my use of them during packing and organizing the contents of the bag they have functioned smoothly and seem to be sturdy.
The features, such as the three sided zipper on the main compartment, allowing the pack to be laid fully open, the hydration bladder compartment and contoured, comfortably padded shoulder straps and back are nice to have and not always found on lesser bags. The waist strap is unpadded but adequate.
The bag appears to be one that will wear well for the most part. I have some question about the plastic like lining inside the bag in this regard but for my intended purpose this will, most likely, be a non-issue. Overall I am well satisfied with the functionality and quality of this bag, especially considering its cost. I would, and have, recommended this brand of bag to others."
"By far an excellent backpack. Material/feel are of high quality. Working in Law Enforcement I use to use a duffle bag that fell apart at the seams carrying extra items (leg restraints, cuffs,med. Kit, binoculars, flares, blanket). I'm hoping that through my daily grind it holds up? Fingers crossed that it will."