For me, backpacking trips usually involve excessive strap-adjusting and aches in my back, shoulders, and hips. I'd started to believe that's just how she goes. But Mystery Ranch's Women's Bridger 55 Pack has redefined my experience on the trails.
With a starting weight of only 5.2 pounds, this pack holds everything I need and more, and keeps me feeling light. Plush padding around the shoulders keeps the straps from digging in. The two shoulder pockets resemble the conveniency of a running vest, making quick grabs easy. And it has a multitude of storage options, which helps me stay organized. Available online; $329.