Now that the sun is shining on us it’s time to hit the trails and with that we’ve rounded up the best ultralight backpacks with every traveler in mind. Whether you’re camping, hiking to the Half Dome on a hike, or going for a run, we’ve got a great backpack for you. The bonus of an ultralight backpack means you can walk further, climb higher, and reach new places every time you use it, because nothing weighs you down. The benefits of an ultralight backpack can mean less storage, but they often have the best pockets for the most important items, like water and easy-to-reach snacks.
While you can’t store your laptop in it, you can hide electrolytes and water filters for a long day in the mountains. Leave the world behind and go exploring with an ultralight backpack and take only what you need.
1. The North Face City Voyager Backpack
This backpack is a lightweight dream for commuters, whether they use public transport and travel by bike, and it doubles as a cool backpack for traveling. Going on a fast trip? This ultralight backpack has room for all the essentials like your laptop, water and an extra set of clothes. Check out this 100% polyester backpack for a cool commute or for a weekend.
The North Face City Voyager Backpack
2. Large Osprey Arcane day bag
The Osprey Daypack is a sleek and stylish choice for any adventure or daily commute, weekend or hike. This versatile bag can hold up to 20 liters of material. With a separate laptop sleeve and a lock that works as a security to attach your bag to a chair. The Osprey bag is a great choice for a day in the city or a hike in the mountains. This versatile ultralight backpack will take you further than you ever thought you could go. Made from recycled polyester wrapping fabric, this durable bag is great for you and the environment.
Large Osprey Arcane day bag
3. Rainy campaign bag
This ultralight backpack is super minimalist, with only two compartments, hardly any pattern and only a logo in the far corner. It’s small enough to be nice for a spontaneous weekend getaway or for a bike ride. Lightweight with padded and adjustable shoulder straps, the Rains Field bag features a waterproof coating that almost guarantees it will become your favorite ultralight backpack. Whether you’re heading out on the town or on an adventure, check out the Rains Field Bag for all your needs.
Buy: Rains Field Bag $ 69.99
4. Heimplanet monolith backpack
This ultralight old school backpack style backpack is a great option for outdoor adventures. With its minimalist style, this bag is light at just 500 grams but has room for a laptop if needed. Take this bag for a walk in the city or in nature, the choice is yours. With 18 liters of storage, this is the ultimate lightweight bag for all your upcoming summer adventures.
Buy: Heimplanet Monolith Backpack $ 99.00
5. The North Face Terra 65 Pack
For the rugged hiker, The North Face makes a medium ultralight backpack. Now it’s the ultimate lightweight hiking backpack designed to store all of your life gear while you’re on the trail for a week or more. Be sure to pack this 65 liter bag with only what you need as the weight will start to add up quickly. With an internal frame design to keep the weight off your back and off your hips, the Terra 65 bag is a great choice for anyone looking for an ultralight backpack for hitting the trails.
The North Face Terra 65 Pack
6. Osprey Rook 65 Pack
Osprey is another great choice for backpackers looking for this ultralight backpack. With 65 liters of space and a weight of less than 4 pounds, this pack will take you anywhere in the world. The mesh back relieves tension and lets you breathe as you walk, releasing the tension from your shoulders while the compression straps help you stabilize your load. With a built-in removable rain cover, keep your gear dry at all times. This backpack features two side mesh pockets for easy storage of water and snacks, headlamps and other easy-to-grab valuable items. Discover the mountains and travel in style with an Osprey backpack.
Osprey Rook 65 Pack
7. Burton Prospect 2.0 Backpack
Burton’s classic style is reflected in his commuter backpack, perfect for long days exploring the city or traveling by bike. It has room for a laptop, two handy side pockets for water and an internal mesh pocket with a zipper for small valuables. The Burton Prospect 2.0 comes with a lifetime warranty and is a great choice for anyone looking for a sleek and stylish ultralight backpack for summer exploration.
Buy: Burton Prospect 2.0 Backpack $ 59.95
8. Osprey Radial Bike Commuter Backpack
The Osprey brand has long been on our radar for favorite outdoor gear, and the commuter backpack is on our list because of the comfort on the bike. If you travel by bike, you know the difficulty of lifting weight and placing it comfortably between your shoulder blades, which is why we are happy to include the Osprey bag in our list of the best ultralight backpacks. With a padded laptop sleeve that can accommodate most 15 inch laptops, mesh side pockets for easy access, a built-in rain cover for rainy days and separate pockets inside for shoes and clothing, this ultralight backpack can’t be beat. You won’t be disappointed with the Osprey Commuter Backpack.
Buy: Osprey Radial Bike Commuter Backpack $ 178.98
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