The 8 Best Sustainably-Made Hiking and Camping Backpacks

Going to Yosemite but don’t have the right backpack for the trip? Don’t worry! We’ve gone through Amazon to find the best sustainably-made hiking and camping backpacks for your next adventure. Each of which has been certified by a trusted sustainability organization. 

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This lightweight, 20-liter backpack is great for your upcoming hiking trip this summer! It’s perfect for day hikes in the Bay Area and Tahoe as it has highly breathable shoulder padding, an integrated, detachable rain cover, and many pockets for all your hiking essentials. It is made from over 89% recycled materials and comes in 5 different colors: Black, Highlime, Hot Red, Sapphire, and Woods.

The Jack Wolfskin Crosstrail is a 32-liter backpack that is the perfect medium-sized bag for any backpacking trip! It comes with a large, dual-access main compartment, elasticated mesh pouches on the front and sides, and is even equipped to hold a hydration system. The backpack is also certified by Bluesign for being responsibly manufactured by using safer chemicals and fewer resources.

This unique, but stylish-looking bag is climate-change friendly and is great for carrying all your hiking essentials. It has ergonomic, padded shoulder straps, a detachable waist belt, 2 water bottle holders on each side, and a drawcord closure on the main compartment for extra security. There’s nothing better than looking stylish while being eco-friendly.

The Mammut Lithium 25L is the perfect sustainable hiking backpack for women. The bag’s carrying system and shoulder straps were specifically designed for the female anatomy. It’s lightweight, breathable, and eco-friendly, what more could you ask for?

Looking for something a little simpler? The Burton Kettle 2.0 is perfect for carrying your small necessities on causal hikes or walks through the park. It’s simple yet sleek design looks great on anyone, especially because it has been certified for being a sustainably made product!


The Jack Wolfskin Highland Trail 50 is the ultimate, eco-friendly backpacking bag for Men. It has 50 liters of space to fit everything you need from sleeping bags to hiking poles. If you’re planning on doing some extreme backpacking in Tahoe or Yosemite this summer, this backpack is an essential. 

Going camping? The Deuter Modern is the perfect travel bag for any outdoor-related trip. It can either be carried over your shoulder or on your back, thanks to the adjustable straps. The lightweight structure of the bag makes it effortless to carry, despite it being 70 liters!

Why bring a cooler and a backpack separately? When you can have both at the same time! The Maelstrom Cooler Backpack is an insulated backpack that can keep food hot or cold for up to 16 hours. It has been certified as being Climate Neutral by ClimatePartner and is 100% leakproof.

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