The Blaze offers serious carrying capacity—up to 50 pounds comfortably—for an astonishingly light pack. This 3-pound beast has the chops thanks to its burly plastic, vented framesheet and ample hipbelt foam. Its spacious main compartment easily swallows all the gear you’ll need for a week in the woods, and the Blaze’s large exterior pocket can stow wet clothes or a tent fly while you trek. Given its high performance and longevity—Granite Gear introduced the Blaze in 2011 and refined it in 2019—we awarded it an Editors’ Choice Gold Award in 2019. Score it now for 30 percent off ($188.97) during Granite Gear’s sitewide sale in both the men’s and women’s models.