As climbers, we can become a little obsessed with our gear. However, we sometimes overlook the one item we use to get that gear to the wall—a good backpack. Here at Climbing, we may not be as stoked about backpacks as our sister publication Backpacker, but we will admit: a backpack beats carrying gear from the car in our arms over multiple trips, and a good comfortable pack is especially important for long approaches and multi-pitch climbs. In the market for a new pack? You should be able to find what you need among the options below, and they're all on sale now.
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Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Dyneema Ice 40L Backpack
$400 (20% off, was $500)
This pack comes at a premium price, but there's a good reason for it. Built with Dyneema, the same material used to make your thin and light sewn slings, this 40L pack is built to carry all the ice and alpine climbing you need, and it only weighs two pounds.
Mountain Hardwear Multi-Pitch 30L Backpack
$96 (20% off, was $120)
Haul loops. Rope carry straps. Stowable stretch-mesh pockets for stinky shoes. The Multi-Pitch 30L pack is an excellent, climber-friendly option for cragging or taking up long routes when a small summit pack isn't enough.
Camp USA M-Series Backpacks
$60-145 (15-60% off, depending on the model)
Camp's M-Series packs were designed with versatility in mind and are equipped to carry skis, ice tools, ropes—whatever you need for your mountain adventures. They also feature steel wire frame stays right down to the 20L model, so the carry is comfy. If you want one pack to do it all, instead of one pack per outdoor sport. Give these a look
View the Camp USA M-Series packs on Backcountry.com:
Deuter Gravity Motion 35L Backpack
$50 (50% off, was $100)
Coupling a streamlined build with 35L in carrying capacity, this pack will stay out the way while easily carrying everything you need on your next multipitch adventure. Furthermore, lots of straps and pockets make it easy to organize and find what you need.
Deuter Gravity Rope Bag
This rope bag is unique because it has two straps that allow it to be carried like a backpack. Those who prefer can also move it around using the two tote handles.
Deuter Futura Pro SL 38L Women's Backpack
$115 (36% off, was $180)
A high level of support, ample space, and tons of pockets to organize all your gear is what you'll get with this backpack. The outside of the pack features attachments for ice axes or trekking poles for those backcountry climbing adventures.
Deuter Guide 45+8L Backpack
$135 (25% off, was $180)
This cavernous backpack is designed to meet the needs of climbers who carry a lot of gear for big adventures. The ample space makes it easy to trek camping and climbing gear for miles in the wilderness.
Gregory Targhee 32L Backpack
$135 (29% off, was $190)
Although technically designed for backcountry touring, this pack is also a great option for alpine and mountaineering adventures. With specific areas to carry ice axes, a helmet, and a splitboard or skis, it can handle any winter mission—whether you're skinning up snow or climbing up ice.