The best lightweight trekking backpacks: a weight off your shoulders

We've rounded up the best lightweight, technical backpacks for long day hiking or climbing without the strain. (image credit: Austin Ban/Unsplash)
From tent pegs to waterproofs, maps to crampons, knowing where the essentials are is vital, so here's our pick of the best backpacks to carry it all. (image credit: Mountain Hardwear)
Weighing in at a mere 1.3kg, this technical pack can be stripped down further by removing the framesheet and the top lid. (image credit: Arc'teryx)
Affordable, light and practical, this backpack features a dry-bag-style roll top closure that's super-easy to operate in all conditions. (image credit: Berghaus)
A wallet-friendly option, this light backpack sports plenty of pockets and dividers. It's also very comfortable. (image credit: Decathlon)
Weighing in at a mere 765g, this is genuinely lightweight, and with a 35 litre volume, there’s plenty of space for all but the biggest kit list. (image credit: Mountain Hardwear)
Osprey's AntiGravity and Airspeed suspension system is one of the best out there, keeping backs dry and comfortable all day. (image credit: Osprey)
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