Outdoor Federation

Best Backpack for Bad Pain

Outdoor Federation is supported by its readers. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Also, as an Amazon affiliate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Packing your things inside your bag for a wild camping trip could be crucial at times. All your camping gear, personal necessities such as clothes, water, and snacks, and other kinds of supplies are tightly packed into one bag, and if you have constant back pain, finding the right camping backpack is very important.

Best Backpack for Bad Backs

Camping trips are mostly long. It could take two to three hours to get to your destination since we all want to get out of the city and be one with nature with a couple of friends or with the whole family. Long trips can be a factor for back pain, and on top of that, the heavy backpacks you need to carry on your back when you hike on a mountain or ride a mountain bicycle. Back pains can be a bit troubling to your form, conditioning, and your overall fitness.

In this blog post, we reviewed five of the best backpacks for back pain!

Mammut TrionSpine Mountaineering Backpack

Mammut Trion Spine 50L Backpack - Olive/Black

If you are an alpinist, a ski tourer, or a trekker, then Mammut TrionSpine Mountaineering Backpack is the perfect backpack for you. This is one of Mammut’s heavy-duty backpacks specially made for stimulating adventures.

With its suspension system built-in with the active spine technology, it supports a natural movement in the way you walk, unlike other backpacks, whether you are going up a steep hill or going down. You can also adjust the backpack in accordance with your height, thanks to its integrated height adjustment system. These features definitely make carrying a lot easier.

The Trion Spine 5 can hold 5 liters. This is why it has a high-density, 2-layer EVA padding, and a hug zipper to access the spacious main compartment. It also comes with a chest buckle and a hip belt that is covered with stretch fabric for security and stability on the back.

Fun Outdoor Quiz

The backpack comes in two colors too! Black and Olive. Not only is this backpack long-lasting, very practical to use, and good for back pain, it has a beautiful exterior which is a perfect match with nature as well.

Osprey Women’s Ariel 55 Backpack

Osprey Women's Ariel 55 Backpack, Vermillion Red, Small

This Osprey travel backpack targets women, especially those who love trekking. With the Osprey Ariel 55 Backpack, you can easily pack up your bulky items such as cameras, heavy boots, and big clothes – perfect for cold weather. You are also secure with its firm and cushioned hip belt and chest buckle! With its LightWire peripheral frame, it effectively transfers the heavy load to the hip belt, which takes the weight off your shoulders and at the same time supports your lower back.

The backpack’s unique features include its anti-gravity technology, paired with a customizable fit and a new convertible top lid which converts into a daypack that creates a more equipped and convenient pack for a long-day haul load on any multi-day adventure. You don’t even have to worry about the pain (on your back) of carrying it all day long!

The Ariel 55 comes with three different colors and three different sizes. This is perfect for women who want a stylish backpack for their next backpacking, and trekking adventure.

Nomatic 30L Travel Bag

NOMATIC 40L Travel Bag- Duffel/Backpack, Carry-on Size for Airplane Travel, Everyday Use, TSA Compliant Backpack with a Built in Laptop Sleeve and Tablet Sleeve

Nomatic travel bags are known for their classic, minimalist style, and their Nomatic 30L travel bag is no exception. Its flat and structurally sound backside, which rests firmly on the back, prevents back pain.

Not only is the bag travel-friendly, but it truly is an on-the-go bag whether you’re at the gym or the office. With its patented strap design, it allows you to convert your backpack into a duffle bag! With its abundant number of mesh, water-resistant storage pockets in its hip belt, a laundry bag in a pocket, gadget sleeves, a compartment for shoes, wire organizers and lots of other features, this bag is a must for hikers, and travelers who tend to be fully and well-organized during long trips, and are always on the go.

The travel bag also comes in handy during the rainy season, thanks to its durable and water repellent material. You never have to worry about wet equipment and necessities anymore. Everything is safe with this travel bag, (including your back!)

Black Diamond Bullet 16 Daypack

Black Diamond Bullet 16, Adriatic, us:one Size

The Black Diamond Bullet 16 Daybag is perfect for people who love off-trail, and high-mile hiking, especially with its excellent bullet panel loader. This bag has everything you’re looking for in a daypack: zippered panel opening, an outer stash pocket, inner mesh pocket, the removable foam back panel, and the contoured shoulder straps for comfort and relieving back pain.

You can also tuck away the shoulder straps and easily remove the 20mm webbing hip belt that makes your hiking adventure a lot easier. Aside from great back support, what makes the Bullet 16 durable is its nylon material. This bag may be simple, but it’s practical for travelers.

You can also choose from 5 different colors! So, if you want a sleek style to the trails, this daypack is for you.

Granite Gear Crown VC 60 Backpack

Granite Gear Crown VC 60 Backpack (Cactus/Moonmist, Regular)

Of course, we are saving the best for last. The Crown Gear VC 60 Backpack may be the best backpack there is for your back pain. It has a high capacity of 60 liters, and at the same time, it feels very lightweight, thanks to its Vapor Current, which makes the pack’s center take gravity away from your back. Now, how does the Vapor Current exactly work?

The Vapor Current is Granite Gear’s newest suspension. The ventilation channels are molded into the cushioned back pad, allowing the circulation of air from bottom to top, taking full advantage of heat transfer to aid the cooling effect. This top-notch feature is what makes the Crown VC 60 the best backpack for your bad back. And like many other backpacks, it also has a chest buckle and a hip belt that also helps the back support system.

Aside from its excellent back support system, other features include a hydration system, a lightweight feel, and external gear storage loops and bungees. It also comes in 2 colors and 2 sizes, perfect for men and women!

Whether you’re traveling, backpacking, or always on the go, back pain shouldn’t be part of the problem with this set of backpack options we’ve laid out for you. Hopefully, you’ve already found yours!

And with that, we officially end this blog post. But before you go, can you do us a solid and spread the love (or laughter) by sharing this on your social media? Who knows, maybe we might even find someone who can relate to our content and benefit from it... Wink