Amazon has gotten into the outdoor gear game...but is the price of the Amazon Basics 75L backpack too good to be true for a quality pack? Joe and Mike dig down to see if the juice is worth the squeeze.
- Internal-frame backpack with 75 L capacity (70 L + 5 L extension collar); made of durable polyester; ideal for hiking and camping
- Extensive storage pockets and compartments; large sleeping-bag compartment; multi-directional compression straps
- Adjustable straps and padded shoulder straps for a comfortable fit; open-cell foam lumbar pad and molded channels for lower-back support and airflow
- Water-repellent exterior coating and integrated water-resistant rainfly for light rain; waterproof cover included for heavier rain; choice of color
- Measures 26 inches long; backed by an AmazonBasics limited one-year warranty
- Weight approx - 4.2lbs
We found the Amazon Basics 75L backpack to be a well made, relatively lightweight entry-level multi-day pack. It features a large main compartment with a seperate pocket for a hydration bladder (although the opening in the pack for the hydration hose is a bit small). The "brain" top compartment features 2 separate pockets and loops for tie down straps. The the shoulder straps and hip belt are well padded, comfortable and feature many adjustment points. The lack of pockets on the hip belt is a bit of an oversight. The separate compartment for your sleeping bag or sleeping pad is big enough to tuck some other smaller items in and around the main item. One of the unique features of the Amazon Basics 75L are the 4 side pockets. Each pocket will fit a typical 32oz Nalgene bottle. Typically, packs will have the 2 bottom water bottle pockets, the addition of the top 2 zippered pockets give the Amazon Basics 75L more storage options than most.
Overall, we would recommend the Amazon Basics 75L backpack to those looking to get into backpacking without wanting to spend a fortune.
From the Manufacturer:
Gear up for your next great outdoor adventure with the Amazon Basics 75L Backpack with Rainfly. Ideal for hiking and camping, the backpack provides a durable design for reliable performance, and it offers loads of space for all those must-have essentials. Best of all, it ensures a comfortable fit that will help inspire you further along the trail and onto that next beautiful vista.
Made of durable polyester, the hiking backpack comes in a choice of color (green or black) and a choice of size (70L, 60L, or 50L)—each with an extension collar for an additional 5L of optional storage space.
Designed for a variety of body sizes, the backpack provides a secure, fully adjustable fit around the torso, an adjustable waist belt, and adjustable straps at the shoulders for upper-load balance and support. An open-cell foam lumbar pad and molded channels offer important lower-back support and promote increased airflow, while thick padded shoulder straps make even heavier loads comfortable to carry. The backpack’s design accommodates women and men, youth and adults alike.
Let It Rain
Don’t let a little rain slow you down. The hiking backpack features a water-repellent exterior coating, plus an integrated water-resistant rainfly, which prevents light rain from getting inside. For heavier rain, use the included waterproof cover to keep everything from clothing and food to cameras and other electronics safely protected and dry.
Ample Storage Space
Extensive pockets and roomy compartments help keep stored items organized and easy to find. Even more, the backpack comes equipped with multi-directional compression straps, which help hold your gear securely in place and prevent items from jostling around.
Sleeping Bag Compartment
The backpack’s large sleeping-bag compartment provides designated space for neatly packing and transporting your sleeping bag. The sleeping bag remains perfectly rolled and easy to access right when you need it, whether sleeping in a tent or under the stars.
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