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Exped Backcountry Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

We have checked a few reviews and found 13 reasons to buy the Backcountry - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Exped Backcountry:

Reviewers like these things about the Exped Backcountry

  • According to users, the Exped Backcountry backpack is comfortable to use.
  • Reviewers mentioned that it has a lightweight design.
  • Users took notice of its firmly sealed seams with bonded tape.
  • Other users thought that its zippers are waterproof.
  • They noticed that it has a roll-top closure that is capped by a conventional lid.
  • They also noted that the back panel provides comfort for longer trips.
  • Reviewers pointed out that it can be opened through its velcroed closure or its two long side zips.
  • They also noted that its velcro panel has a flap over it to deflect rain.
  • Testers said that the bag has robust aluminum buckles.
  • Reviewers mentioned that the bag is durable.
  • Other reviewers also found that it consists of an external daisy chain and attachment points for ice axe and hammer.
  • Reviewers said that the bag might be efficient for long-distance hiking, climbing, and trekking, among others.
  • Other reviewers mentioned that its main compartment is spacious.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A reviewer noted that there was no dedicated attachment point for crampon.
  • Another reviewer said that its fabric might leak.


Crowdsourced specs across all Exped Backcountry models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity45-65 l (2746-3967 cuin)
Weight iconWeight3.5-3.8 oz (1.6-1.7 kg)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Exped Backcountry features:
  • Carry-on size
  • Compression straps
  • Hip belt
  • Sternum strap
  • Waterproof

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

5555 l3.5 oz0.06 oz/L
6565 l3.8 oz0.06 oz/L
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Exped Backcountry
Average for 22,435+ different bags

Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Exped Backcountry vs the Exped Thunder.

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Exped Backcountry vs Exped Thunder

Exped Backcountry
Exped Backcountry


Based on 0 reviews
Capacity: 45-65 l
Weight: 3.5-3.8 oz
Price: $$$

Exped Thunder
Exped Thunder

Based on 4 reviews

Weight: 2.55-3.4 oz
Price: $$$

  • The Backcountry is rated quite a lot worse than the Thunder.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 4 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest Backcountry is 12% heavier than the biggest Thunder (3.8 oz vs 3.4 oz).

Adjustable torso
Carry-on size
Compression straps
Hip belt
Hip belt pockets
Hydration compatible
Ice axe/trekking pole loops
Sternum strap

Both bags are available in these colors:

Only the Thunder is available in these colors:

Bag ID 32334. Images from Amazon Product Advertising API and shop datafeeds.

Last updated on July 03, 2019