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Product: Backpack Light 50

Brand: My Trail Co

July 01, 2018

Bottom Line

The Backpack Light 50 did perfectly fine hauling my non-ultralight gear. All the right straps were in all the right places. This pack was great for me. The large front pocket was perfect for a pair of clean socks, sunscreen, full 100 oz. hydration bladder, and snacks.

Field Notes

Complete transparency: I don’t have much in the way of experience with modern backpacks or backpacking gear to offer a valid comparison to other products. But I can say that the Backpack Light 50 fit comfortably. It was snug and accurate. I am 5’7″ 150 lbs. and I used the medium size for this trip. Weight of pack was probably around 40 lbs., and the bulk of the weight distributed correctly to my hips/waist.

Read the full review here: Backpack Light 50 from My Trail Co

testing environment

Desert hiking in the Havasupai Reservation, Arizona.


  • Super lightweight and durable.
  • Great price point.
  • Snugly comfortable.
  • Accurate weight distribution.
  • Large accessible front pocket.


  • There is no top flap, which will allow rain to get to gear easier...however rain isn't much of a consideration in UT and AZ deserts.