A hiking backpack from Academy Sports will hold everything you need while exploring the rough and rugged outdoors. Our assortment of backpacks for hiking are made from sturdy, durable and high denier count materials like polyester and nylon to ensure that your pack will withstand the trails right along with you. We feature hiking backpacks with water- and weather-resistant finishes that provide an extra layer of protection and resilience so neither you nor your pack need to stop for bad weather. For short treks, choose a small hiking backpack to hold everything you need with less weight. For longer trips, we offer a range of hiking backpacks that include zippered and buckled pockets and top-loading compartments for secure and streamlined storage, plus internal frames for support. Shop trusted name brands like JanSport and CamelBak to find the best hiking backpack for you!
Planning to take a long hiking trip with an assortment of heavy climbing or camping gear? Make sure you don't strain your back with an imbalanced or poorly weighted pack. Pick a hiking backpack from Academy with a range of customizable features to keep you comfortable as you tackle the trail. Adjustable padded shoulder straps let you to modify your pack so it rests comfortably high on your shoulders. Some of our hiking backpacks also feature hip belts that secure the hiking backpack around your body for more stability, support and weight distribution. For overnight and extended trips that demand the most equipment, choose a hiking backpack with suspension systems that evenly distribute the load. We also have handled hiking backpacks for an additional carrying option. Keep cool with ventilated back panels that provide breathability.