Backpacking in the Alps with a loaded rucksack

The best value backpacking pack in 2024

By Kenny Stocker

Discover the impressive features of the Alpkit Pacific Crest 65l backpack in our detailed review. Perfect for weight-conscious trekkers seeking value and performance.

Our Pacific Crest 65 litre backpack has been awarded Best Value backpack in The Great Outdoors list of Best Backpacking Packs for 2024. Designed for the weight-conscious trekker, it's highlighted for its value and performance compared to other models in its category.

They say

The Alpkit Pacific Crest is rated for its durability and adjustability, with a back system that allows for a custom fit and large air vents to keep you cool.

The pack's storage options are a standout, especially the side zipped pocket that offers easy access to larger items. The main fabric's water resistance is reliable, providing ample protection during rainfall.

"This pack has weight-saving features you might expect from much more expensive models."

The fastenings and compression straps, despite feeling cheaper, have shown durability. The pack includes all the expected extras, such as hydration ports and loops for attaching gear.

We say

This review shows just what incredible value the Pacific Crest 65l offers, proving that you don't have to spend a fortune to get a reliable, well-featured backpack for long treks.

£60 cheaper than the heavier Lowe Alpine Sirac and a whopping £155 cheaper than the 0,37 kg heavier Jack Wolfskin Highland Trail. The Pacific Crest 65l continues our commitment to offering expert gear at accessible prices. With its thoughtful design and robust features, it's a top pick for trekkers looking to maximise value without compromising on performance. For a more in-depth look, check out the full review by The Great Outdoors, Francesca Donovan.

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