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10 Essential Backpacks for Your Camping Trip

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Hiking Backpack
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BACKPACKS

A reliable trail backpack should be easy to wear and hard to destroy. Choose a waterproof pack with comfortable mesh straps so you can hike all day -- or buy one for your dog so he can take some of the weight off your shoulders. Our list of camping backpacks has one for every member of the family.

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NORTH FACE YOUTH SPROUT BACKPACK

Est. Price: $35 | Buy it from the North Face
Perfect for: Toddlers and small children who can carry their own snacks on the trail.

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OUTDOORMASTER HIKING BACKPACK

Est. Price:$37 | Buy it from Outdoor Master
Recommended for: Hiking in inclement weather. This pack includes a built-in waterproof rain cover.

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VENTURE PAL LIGHTWEIGHT DAYPACK

Est. Price: $22 | Buy it from Explorers Outdoor Supply
Ideal for: Backpackers or hikers journeying long distances on the trail.

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CAMELBAK MULE HYDRATION PACK

Est. Price: $80 | Buy it on Amazon
Great for: Staying hydrated on the trail with the easy-open/close cap. This pack also eliminates the need to carry a separate water bottle.

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CAMELBAK WOMEN'S AURORA HYDRATION PACK

Est. Price: $52 | Buy it from REI Garage
Perfect for: Female hikers looking for a lightweight pack that provides instant hydration without a water bottle.

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WATERFLY SLING SHOULDER BACKPACK

Est. Price: $18 | Buy it from Waterfly
Recommended for: Hikers with back or neck problems, who can benefit from the cross-body design.

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ONETIGRIS COTTON CANVAS DOG PACK

Est. Price: $33 | Buy it from OneTigris
Great for: Hikers with large dogs that can carry food, water, and other essential items.

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OUTWARD HOUND DAYPAK

Est. Price: $15 | Buy it from Chewy
Ideal for: Small or medium dogs. This lightweight pack also includes a clip to attach to a leash.

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EVEREST SIGNATURE WAIST PACK

Est. Price: $8 | Buy it from Everest Bags
Perfect for: Easily accessing your belongings without having to reach behind and unzip a traditional backpack.

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EVEREST LUMBAR WAIST PACK

Est. Price: $14 | Buy it on Amazon
Recommended for: Hikers with upper back, neck, or shoulder pain. This option can be worn as a lumbar pack, a waist pack, or a hip pack.