Explorer 85L Backpack
TETON Sports Explorer 85L Backpack
TETON Sports Explorer 85L Backpack
TETON Sports Explorer 85L Backpack
Explorer 85L Backpack
TETON Sports Explorer 85L Backpack
TETON Sports Explorer 85L Backpack
TETON Sports Explorer 85L Backpack
TETON Sports Explorer 85L Backpack
TETON Sports Explorer 85L Backpack

Explorer 85L Backpack

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Well-rounded and popular, just like you! The TETON Explorer Backpack is ready and waiting for multi-day adventures. At a surprisingly great price, this p... + Read More

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Well-rounded and popular, just like you! The TETON Explorer Backpack is ready and waiting for multi-day adventures. At a surprisingly great price, this popular full-frame pack now offers more color options and exciting new features, making it the standard of backpack excellence. The 65L high-quality pack is our classic size, while the 75L and 85L deliver the same quality, but with room for the bulkiest loads and longer adventures.

  • Multipoint adjustments and handy compression straps
  • Adjustable in the shoulder, torso, chest, and waist
  • Full frame for longer torsos
  • Innovative water-bladder compartment
  • Convenient sleeping bag compartment
  • Exterior pockets for strategic packing
  • Water-repellant exterior and integrated rainfly pack cover
  • Lifetime Warranty


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    Product Reviews

    4.9
    Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
    Based on 27 reviews
    Total 5 star reviews: 25 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 1 Total 1 star reviews: 0
    96%would recommend this product
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    27 reviews
    • J
      Justin
      Verified Reviewer
      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      4 days ago
      Good pack

      Used this pack one time for a 3 day backpacking/camping trip. My previous setup was a smaller normal sized backpack and a duffel bag. It was definitely not fun to hike long distances with. But I found this in the store and purchased it, and it saved my back and shoulders from having to do what I had been doing on previous trips. It was certainly an upgrade and it’s my first actual backpacking pack I’ve used and I had no issues.

    • GW
      Gary W.
      Verified Buyer
      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      1 month ago
      Truck bag/Scout Organizer

      Huge bag. Seems well made. I'm not really planing to backpack with this bag(I have ultra light gear for that). I'm using this for what I call a Truck bag. It keeps items I need for scout camping and rank advancemnt organized and available. I have carried it about a mile with 70# of gear and it feels good on the body. In the bottm compartment I keep a 35 degree bag with a UL Tent, tarp, and ground sheet so I can always just grab this and camp or I have backup incase someone else forgets something. Mostly I keep items in here for quick access and will then switch them out to my day pack as mission requirments dictiate. (Photo is of fully loaded pack with a Teton Adv Reg Cot (20#) loaded on top, + 2 Devos Lightranger tripods and 3 empty 5gal water cans haning off the back.) It can carry a load if you can.

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      Jason N.
      Verified Reviewer
      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      1 year ago
      Best bang for the buck.

      I’ve been looking for a good backpacking pack to replace my old Jansport relic. I’m a big guy, 6’6”, 250 and not many options under $200. This bad boy has all the bells and whistles and then some I never thought of, lightweight and durable as all ****, all under $120. I found mine at Sportsman’s warehouse and thought I stumbled across a pricing error. No, that’s just Teton being awesome again. Best in the biz.

      bigexplorer10!

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      AA1PR
      Verified Buyer
      I do not recommend this product
      Rated 2 out of 5 stars
      1 year ago
      85L Explorer Not True to Size like the 65L

      I purchased 2 weeks ago the 65L explorer 4000 it wasnt true to size and had to return it, now neither is this 85L version true to size

      Not True to Size, Teton states "34" x 22" x 16" , I am not sure how they get these measurements

      yes it may be 34" long but its not 22 inches wide nor 16 inches deep

      mine with brain lid is 36: Long 18" wide to outside of external pockets and 12" deep from back of frame to outside pack material

      is this a quality control issue? I feel robbed let alone cheated

      I can not fit my compressed -10* mummy bag in the sleeping bag compartment, it measures 12:X16" so this must be designed for the ultralight hiker and really small gear???

      my 30* mummy fits but thats it, which is really sad

      the top hood aka brain needs to be redesigned, it hangs too far forward

      I purchased this to carry all my hammock gear in the back of my jeep, not to hike with and I feel it just barely works for that

      its a good pack if you can live with these issues, not sure I can

      it does have some cool features given its price point which is the most frugal 85L pack on the market I know of

      TETON Sports Australia
      1 year ago

      Hi there. Thank you for your review of the Explorer 85L. I'm sorry that the one you received wasn't true to size! We measure our packs while they are fully packed out. Measurements can be tricky because there are so many ways to measure this pack. We understand there are sometimes inconsistencies, though the difference shouldn't be too far off what the specifications tab shows. The sleeping bag compartment for the 85L is 18" x 11" x 11". Most mummy-style bags should fit in it, but there are some that may not. I'm sorry if the dimensions are not adding up as expected, though I did confirm with our product team that the volume will always remain the same even if the dimensions happen to be off. If you'd like to chat with a customer experience representative to ask more about it or start a return, please contact us at info@tetonsports.com.

    • K
      Kyle
      I recommend this product
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      1 year ago
      Very happy

      I have yet to go camping with it yet but I’ve stuffed everything in and there is still enough room to add additional items. The pockets are still free to use to. Quality is great and this is definitely the best backpack you can get for the money

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