Whether you’re hiking to your next camping spot, climbing a mountain or hunting in the woods, a quality backpack is a must have.
Poorly designed packs will have you sweating and chafing in all the worst areas, and if you’re carrying heavy weights its so important to have the correct weight distribution to prevent long lasting back injuries.
TETON sports are one of the leading brands in hiking and camping gear and offer a range of hiking packs of different sizes, all of excellent quality.
The following are my picks for the best packs TETON has to offer for your next camping, hiking or hunting trip.
TETON Sports Scout 3400
The sports scout 3400 is the smallest backpack in the list today, the 3400 refers to cubic inches (55 litre capacity).
This is TETON’s entry level pack for beginner hikers and is perfect for shorter hunting or hiking trips.
The sports scout is an affordable pack with the quality and features usually reserved for much more expensive gear.
The mesh side pockets are ideal for carrying water and trail snacks while hiking and the front mesh pocket is great for stashing shoes, climbing ropes, jackets or sunscreen.
The Scout has two sturdy zippered pockets on each side and two hood pockets, one inside and one outside of the bag.
The main pocket is large and contains clips to secure a water bladder for staying hydrated on long walks.
The empty pack is lightweight and durable with lumbar support, padded support straps, and bendable aluminum stays, it weighs in at only 4.4 pounds.
Coming with a limited lifetime warranty it’s a great pick up for hikers of any skill or experience and will last for years and years.
A great quality pack from someone just starting out, you can check out over 1000 user reviews on Amazon below.
TETON Sports Hiker 3700
The Hiker 3700 is slightly larger than the previous pack at a 60 litre capacity but is actually lighter!
Weighing in at just 4 pounds it’s incredibly lightweight considering the size and range of features included.
The 3700 is a rugged pack suiting all purposes, large enough for three or four day hikes or camping trips.
It Includes features to provide a much more customisation in the fit such as split waist wings for adjustment at the waist and hips, a contoured harness with chest straps, torso lengthener for the taller hikers and forward tightening straps to correctly distribute heavier loads and save your back and shoulders from injury and chafing.
The Hiker 3700 also comes with padded lumbar support and aluminum stays to support those heavy loads as well as seven pockets, two pouches, multiple compression straps, gear loops, the main compartment and sleeping bag compartment.
Straps in front of the sleeping bag pocket are perfect for securing a bedroll or small tent.
The pack once again comes with a limited lifetime warranty and is of the highest quality and value for money. For more information on color or sizing options check it out on Amazon.