Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Daypacks

Patagonia Altvia Pack 36

The most eco-friendly backpack of 2021

Lock Icon

Become a member to unlock this story and receive other great perks.

Already have an Outside Account? Sign in

Outside+ Logo

All Access
$0.28 / day*

  • A $500 value with everything in the Print + Digital Plan plus 25+ benefits including:
  • Member-only content from every title in the Outside network like Outside, SKI, Climbing, and more
  • Try out best-in-class outdoor gear and apparel for free before you buy
  • Gaia GPS Premium with hundreds of maps and global trail recommendations, a $39.99 value
  • Online skills and fitness courses
  • Coming Soon: Premium access to Outside TV and 1,000+ hours of exclusive shows
Join Outside+
Backpacker

Print + Digital
Special Price
$0.07 / day*

  • Annual subscription to Backpacker magazine
  • Access to all member-exclusive content and gear reviews on Backpacker.com
  • Ad-free access to Backpacker.com
Join Backpacker

*Outside memberships are billed annually. You may cancel your membership at anytime, but no refunds will be issued for payments already made. Upon cancellation, you will have access to your membership through the end of your paid year. More Details


Specs

Weight

1lbs. 11oz.

If Captain Planet had time to hike, he’d spend his weekends wearing the Altvia. This all-purpose pack gets eco cred for a few reasons. First, the shell fabric, bottom, rain cover, and lining are all 100-percent recycled—and the DWR coating is PFC-free. Second, the 140-denier ripstop nylon exterior and 210-denier packbottom offer hand-me-down toughness. Our tester spent a season in the Altvia trekking around the desert outside Moab, Utah, and saw no wear, even after slinging it through sand, cactus, and talus. The pack’s suspension handled up to 30 pounds during overnights. Our only complaint: The toplid pocket is integrated into the cinch closure, so when it’s full it weights the pack shut, making it tough to dig around the main packbag one-handed.

unisex S/M and L/XL