Outdoor Products Hiking Backpacks
I was in my local Wal-Mart a few months ago and, like always, I visited the camping section to browse around a bit. I’ve purchased quite a bit of my camping and hiking gear from Wal-Mart in the past, and I’ve always been pretty pleased with their products (mostly Coleman and Ozark Trail). I noticed that day that they had a large selection of Outdoor Products, and in particular, quite a few hiking backpacks. I browsed around for a bit and decided to go home and do some research on the backpacks. I was pretty pleased with what I read, so I decided to order a pack off of Amazon. I have been incredibly pleased with the Outdoor Products backpacks I ordered, and since then, I have purchased two more from Wal-Mart. Below is a review of the three hiking backpacks I’ve used from Outdoor Products. These are all great backpacks, especially for the money.
Outdoor Products Pinnacle Internal Frame Backpack
This was the first of the three packs that I purchased, and I couldn’t be more pleased with its performance to date. The Pinnacle has plenty of room (around 3,000 cubic inches) and weighs only 3 pounds, 4 oz. I’ve used this pack on several multi-day hiking/camping trips, and it has been plenty big enough to carry my tent, sleeping bag, food, and other supplies and gear. It has plenty of pockets to store water bottles and other gear you would want to easily access while on the trail. It even has a compressor pocket on the front that can hold all of your bulkier items. A few days after I got this backpack, I picked up one of Outdoor Products’ hydration reservoirs (which are completely compatible with this pack). This pack is incredibly comfortable too, especially for the price. It has padded side straps that make for a comfortable hiking trip.
Women's Day Pack
This is the pack that I bought for my wife, and it is great for day hikes. I got this one for $25 at Wal-Mart. It has plenty of room to store food, water, and other supplies you would use on a single-day hike. We’ve actually used this on multi-day hikes though, and with a few modifications (some carabineer clips) my wife was able to carry a sleeping back and shovel on this pack. This one also includes padded side straps, making it great for comfort.
This is third pack that I picked up. It is also an internal frame backpack. I got the Gama one at Wal-Mart for $40 and it is by far the one I use the most. I’ve used it on a few camping/hiking trips. It’s taken a beating, but it is still in great shape. The Gama has plenty of pockets for supplies, and I really like the two side pockets-they are big enough to store bigger water bottles. It's is set up for a hydration pack too, and the shoulder straps are designed to allow you to run the tube of the pack through so you can take a drink whenever you like without having to stop and remove water from your pack. I also really like the bottom straps that this one has, as they are great for attaching a sleeping back or other bulkier items.
Overall, I am very, very pleased with Outdoor Products’ line of backpacks. They seem to be very durable, and for the price, they offer a much better value than similarly designed packs. If you are looking for an affordable and quality hiking backpack, check out Amazon or your local Wal-Mart for Outdoor Products.