Whether you’re approaching a crag, an alpine peak, or the rock gym, it’s important to have the right pack for the job. You won’t enjoy lugging all your sport gear to the crag with your 18L summit pack, and you certainly won’t want to scramble an alpine ridge in a hulking 50L pack. Right now, Backcountry.com has discounts up to 40% on packs for all of your climbing needs. Note: Sale varies by color. If you don’t see the listed price, try a different color option.
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Mountain Hardwear UL 20L Backpack
$59.96 (25% off, was $79.95)
This backpack from Mountain Hardwear weighs just 10.7oz and packs down into its own pocket, making it the ideal summit pack for extended backcountry trips. If you’re hiking into the Cirque of the Towers in Wyoming or up Glacier Gorge in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, to set up a basecamp, you can easily pack this guy into your larger backpacking bag and bust it out when it comes time to climb. Twenty liters is the perfect size for all your essentials while up on the wall, without being too cumbersome to climb with.
The North Face Griffin 65L Backpack
$191.94 (40% off, was $319.90)
For reaching those far off places like the Cirque or Glacier Gorge with all your gear, the Griffin 65L is a great option. It has an aluminum frame and full torso adjustments meant for tackling heavy loads over long distances while minimizing strain on your body. It has side pockets, internal and external zippers, and lash points for gear organization.
Osprey Packs Xena 70L Backpack
$210 (40% off, was $350)
Osprey calls the Xena their “heavy-load hauler for backpacking and mountaineering.” The BioForm foam on the shoulder straps and hip belt make it comfortable to carry, while the rigid peripheral frame gives it stability. Seventy liters is a healthy size for lugging all your climbing and bivy gear deep into the backcountry, and the brain detaches and converts into a daypack for your summit bid.
Deuter Gravity Motion 35L Daypack
$60 (40% off, was $100)
The Gravity Motion is a great option for a crag bag, just big enough to fit all the essentials for a day at the cliff, with a thoughtful design to keep it sleek and compact. The main compartment has a duffle-like panel access that makes it easy to access gear, with internal pockets for organization, and daisy chains for external attachments.
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Ultimate Direction Halo Vest
$101.97 (40% off, was $169.95)
Running vests are becoming more and more popular among climbers. For scrambling in areas like the Flatirons or fast-attacks on multi-pitch climbs, a running vest is a great option to pack water, snacks, and an extra layer, while being super lightweight and low-profile for the climb. The Halo has a breathable construction, stretch pockets for your essential gear, and comes with 500ml water bottles.
Topo Designs Klettersack 25L Backpack
$113.40 (40% off, was $189)
Looks may be deceiving for a piece like the Topo Designs Klettersack. It certainly has a coffee shop aesthetic, but is made of a rugged 1000D cordura fabric, fit for taking a beating in the hills above town. However, when it is time for the coffee shop, the Klettersack has a laptop sleeve, internal compartments, and an appearance that doesn’t scream: “Look at me! I’m a climber!”
Edelrid Ridge Hiker 18L Rope Bag
$41.97 (40% off, was 69.95)
This is a shoulder bag designed specifically for your gym climbing essentials—shoes, harness, and chalk bag. It has plenty of pockets to stash your keys, wallet, and phone, and even a dust-proof pocket for your chalk bag. The cherry on top is that the shoulder strap is made of upcycled climbing rope.
Mammut Trion 18L Backpack
$69.96 (30% off, was $99.95)
The Trion is an alpine climbing machine. Its 18 liters are enough for your water, snacks, approach shoes, and an extra layer, while its ergonomic shape doesn’t inhibit movement while climbing. The Trion has a rope attachment flap on top, as well as straps for ice axes. Its suspension system helps lift the load away from your back, ensuring airflow and comfortability.