The North Face Terra 35 Backpack
Our fifth pick is the North Face Terra 35 Backpack. This backpack was made to function as a daypack or an overnight hiking backpack. Its compact, so you can use it for a summit attempt but it has enough space so you can store extra gear for hiking adventures lasting up to a week. North Face even has a built in safety whistle on the chest strap in the event you find yourself needing help or medical assistance on your hike. If you are looking to become a regular weekend hiker, this backpack is a good choice for you. The design allows for diversity in your hikes while accommodating for any equipment you may need to carry. Overall, this is a reliable, heavy duty backpack that is perfect for beginner hikers.