The Best Hiking Backpacks for Trekking in the Alps

31st July 2017

Every true hiker needs a great quality backpack to go on adventures with. Finding a good one isn’t hard, as there are so many good brands out there, but how do you find the one that’s perfect for your exact needs? We’ve been thinking long and hard about this question, and we’ve come up with a list of 11 fantastic hiking backpacks that won’t let you down the next time you’re in the Three Valleys.

Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60

This award-winning backpack has been praised for its comfort and durability. Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 is an adaptable lightweight backpack that can carry up to 35 pounds of your gear. And with comfortable padding around the shoulder and waist, this backpack is certainly suitable for heavy loads. No matter what, you will always have room for any clothing, food and other accessories.

Osprey Atmos AG 65

The Osprey Atmos AG 65 is an all-round backpack that’s perfect for trekking and camping. It is known to offer high levels of comfort and offers great organisational features, which make packing much easier! With ventilation features, you will always stay cool with this backpack, so it’s no wonder why Osprey Atmos is popular among professional hikers!

Deuter Aircontact 65 + 10

Don’t be fooled by the size, Deuter Aircontact 65+10 has been known to be quite light and a breeze to carry whilst tackling any harsh weather. With plenty of space, Deuter Aircontact 65+10 also offers a range of inside pockets, compressions straps, an adjustable lid with lid pocket and an aircontact system. This backpack may come at a higher price than some of the other ones on this list but it will last you a lifetime!

High Sierra Titan 65

One of the larger packs in their collection, the High Sierra Titan 65 backpack makes long journey’s a breeze! To start with there’s plenty of space to fill your stuff in, it’s waterproof and extremely durable so, you can put them in buses, trains, cars and airport security checks. A great companion for any journey!

Gregory Baltoro 75

The Gregory Baltoro 75 is no stranger to comfort and organisation features. It’s a great beginner for those who are new to the hiking experience and wants a strong, durable backpack to last a lifetime. The Gregory Baltoro offers adjustable straps to best fit your body and provides loads of flexible pockets to put your valuable in. This life-saver comes in many different colours and can be used for multiple day trips.

The North Face Banchee 65

A brand that needs no introduction, The North Face has been one of the most popular stores to provide high quality hiking and camping equipment, and that includes their backpack collection! The North Face Banchee 65 offers comfort and efficiency that makes it amazing for multi-day trips. With built-in perforated foam straps, you can expect to keep cool with this backpack during summer!

Waterfly Waterproof Frame

If you’re expecting some heavy rain on your journey, consider investing in a real waterproof backpack to protect all your belongings. Waterfly Waterproof Frame is perfect for this! Let’s not forget to mention the built-in lifesaving whistle and a comfortable, unique strap to ease the pressure on your shoulders. Waterfly Waterproof backpack is great for short journeys and for those who prefer a smaller pack on their hiking trip.

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Teton Sports Scout 3400

Coming in 3 different colours, the Teton Sports Scouts 3400 is not just stylish but affordable, comfortable and tough. The outer layer of the pack is made of polyester which prevents items from getting ruined. The adjustment for the torso length is from 15 inches to 19.5 inches so you don’t need to worry about fitting to your body!

REI Traverse 70

Need a backpack for summer hiking? Well you’re in luck! Unlike most hiking backpacks the REI Traverse 70 is created to tackle hot conditions. With a smartly adjustable hip belt that locks onto your pelvic bones, this backpack fits to your body shape with ease.

Black Diamond Speed Zip 33 Backpack

As the ultimate stylish backpack for winter and mountain adventures, Black Diamond Speed Zip truly is great, no matter the weather. Combining lightweight material with a strong clamshell design, the pack provides a stable and comfortable performance, which makes it the perfect winter companion in the Three Valleys.

Arc’teryx Altra 65

Save the best to last! Arc’teryx Altra is known to be quite popular with hikers and there are so many reasons why. First off, it is incredibly comfortable and very durable. With plenty of room to fit in your food and water the Arc’teryx Altra is built to be weather resistant, so no matter the weather – your valuables are protected.


So, there it is! 11 of the best hiking backpacks for your adventures. With one of these by your side and your perfect Three Valleys chalet booked you have everything you need for an amazing holiday in the French Alps.

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