Leave nothing behind on your backpacking trip with the Mountain Hardwear Koa 55 Backpack ($190). Designed for heavy loads and minimal weight, the Koa 55 offers plenty of room for all the essentials for a long haul. It features FL suspension, a padded hip belt with ventilated mesh panels, contoured soft-edge shoulder straps, a stretch mesh front compression panel, an extra-large side pocket and a hydration sleeve.