As the name suggests, perhaps the most important piece of backpacking gear you'll own is, in fact, your backpack. A good backpacking pack doesn't just get you from point A to point B, it keeps you comfortable along the way. Meaning that you'll find yourself enjoying the scenery and setting up camp at a reasonable hour each night instead of battling blisters and struggling to get your gear back into your pack each day. A good backpack can make or break your next adventure, and there are plenty of great options right at your fingertips from Deuter, Gregory, Lowe Alpine, and more. Choose wisely.