When you’re looking for the perfect CrossFit backpack, there are a lot of factors to consider. You’re going to want something that’s durable and can hold a lot of weight without feeling too heavy, and you’re going to want a convenient storage solution. More than anything, though, you’re going to want to find the right price for the right item.
Amazon is a great place to start because you’re able to compare backpacks and other CrossFit equipment from different manufacturers and skim through hundreds of reviews.
However, that search can be quite time consuming. We’re going to save you a bit of time today – we’ve compiled this list of 15 of our favorite CrossFit backpacks that you can find on Amazon!
King Kong Expandable Lifestyle Backpack
The King Kong Backpack is adequately named – and adequately priced. We wouldn’t recommend this pack to a beginner or to someone looking for the cheapest solution, but it’s certainly the best of the best for high-level CrossFit backpack seekers.
The pack is made of Military-grade nylon, making it abrasion and water resistant. In other words, it will last you awhile. The pockets are expandable to fit your water bottle(s) and the external shoe department allows you to fit more items on the inside.
For those on the road, the “duffle bag style” zipper opening makes it easier for you to open up your backpack and view all your items, plus it makes it easier to pack in an organized way.
It’s a popular Amazon purchase for Crossfitters, hikers, and avid gym-goers.
Osprey Packs Exos 58
If you’re willing to pay over $200 for your CrossFit backpack, Osprey has a good line. The Exos 58 is made of synthetic, breathable material.
The pack can hold up to three liters of water and the pockets allow for ultimate organization. This model in particular is very lightweight and can comfortably hold up to 30 pounds.
This pack is a great choice for long-time CrossFitters and long distance hikers; it’s definitely more than a gym bag.
Osprey Packs Escapist 32 Daypack
This pack is uniquely available in two different sizes (and three different colors).
This Osprey backpack comes with a hydration sleeve that prevents spills from getting to your other items and includes a raincover (with its own pocket).
The hip belt is also particularly comfortable on this model. This one even comes with both a helmet attachment system and a blinker light attachment for ultimate safety, especially at night.
Osprey packs are generally best for hikers, but really the helmet and light systems can be useful for just about anyone.
Mardingtop Tactical Backpack
Retailing on Amazon for less than $50, this may be the best option for anyone who is on a budget but still looking for high quality.
The built-in hydration compartment can hold 2.5 liters (over half a gallon). It includes molle webbing* and hooks so that tents and other items can be easily attached; great for longer hikes and camping.
The pack itself weighs less than three pounds and can hold at least 40 pounds. It’s available in 13 different colors and even comes with a 90-day warranty.
*If you didn’t know, “molle” is actual an acronym for Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment and molle webbing is used by the armed forces.
Bear KompleX Military Tactical Outdoors
This backpack is arguably one of the most practical options for CrossFitters and hikers. It’s made of highly durable military grade nylon.
The side water bottle pockets and shoe compartment are very convenient, and it has a waterproof coating.
Buyers have reported being able to fit all CrossFit gear and more inside this one backpack: belts, ropes, extra shoes, a change of clothes, a first aid kit, and even snacks!
GPS Sporting Clays Backpack
Type-A organizers will love the functionality of the pockets in this backpack.
It’s a popular choice for shooters because it’s easy to store ammo, guns, etc. separately, but you may find it just as convenient for CrossFit or your personal needs.
You’ll be able to store everything you need for the day and more!
K3 Bravo Weatherproof Water-Resistant Backpack
When you see the look of this backpack, you’ll be surprised that it’s considered “weatherproof.”
It is built with a two-ply polyurethane coating and double stitches throughout. The handles are reinforced and allow for both backpack and duffel style.
Without losing practicality, this is one of the more attractive packs on the market.
Gonex 55L Trecking Backpack
This backpack was designed for long treks. It includes a lightweight aluminum rod support, enabling it to carry bigger loads and making it ideal for CrossFitters.
The U-shaped zipper pocket design makes it easy to access your items while you’re on-the-go. This pack also comes with a rain cover. You can’t go wrong with the price of this pack!
Frontino Inc Backpack Tactical Crossfit
This one is particularly nice for shorter folks who have a hard time with long/tall backpacks.
What it lacks in length, it certainly does not miss in storage space. Plus, the molle webbing allows you to attach extra pouches or gear.
This pack was made for CrossFit and hiking; it comes with a built-in hydration department and adjustable, padded straps.
Elite Sports Warrior Boxing Backpack
Designed for boxers, this backpack can hold all your equipment and more. The description boasts that you can fit “MMA gloves, boxing gloves, shin guards, rash guards, shorts,” and a lot more that equates to a lot of Crossfit or gym equipment.
It also includes a waterproof water bottle pocket so that a leak won’t ruin everything you have stored. This Crossfit gym bag has a ventilated mesh compartment for your dirty or wet gear, AND this bag is washable!
It is shown as a duffel bag, but it can be transformed into a backpack.
Under Armour Storm Undeniable (II)
Another pricer option is the Under Armour Storm “Undeniable II” backpack.
This one is made of polyester, meaning it’s not waterproof, but it is tough and abrasion-resistant. This one may be better suited for casual gym use than long hikes.
That said, the pockets on the side are very convenient for water bottle storage, and frequent travelers will enjoy the lined laptop sleeve built inside.
Under Armour Undeniable (III)
Similar to the Under Armour “Storm Undeniable II” model, the Undeniable III is a slightly cheaper option.
Where the II version is made entirely of polyester, this pack is 83% polyester and 17% nylon. It has the same abrasion-resistant bottom panel and lined laptop sleeve and also comes with the duffel-style zippered opening.
This is not the largest CrossFit backpag you will find, but it can carry a lot of weight.
This model seems to be popular for those on sports teams as it can certainly fit a basketball, a pair of shoes, and change of clothes, and a water bottle.
CHICMODA Travel Backpack
For a lighter, more casual style, try the CHICMODA Travel Backpack! This one is listed at just $40.
With that low of a price, you certainly aren’t getting as many of the perks and features as you would with a more expensive pack, but it’s got all a CrossFit beginner needs and works well as a gym bag.
The material is water-resistant and the roomy, organizable compartments are great for travel.
The pack gives you the option to carry it as a backpack or over one shoulder, using a shoulder strap, like a duffel bag.
G4Free 3-Way Travel Duffel Backpack
We like this backpack for beginners because it certainly gets the job done as a CrossFit or gym bag, but you can also use it as carry-on luggage.
It’s one of the cheapest options out there, but it’s made of “water and tear resistant” Nylon.
The mesh and padded shoulder straps are perfect for comfort, and the ventilated shoe compartment makes it easy to keep your dirty gear separate from everything else.
You can also keep your keys, wallet, and cell phone separate in the side pocket.
Totalpac Lightweight Backpack
For its low price, don’t expect the highest quality out of this one. We’re adding it to our list because it does have some really cool and unique features, and it’s a good option for beginners and those occasional Crossfitters.
The pack by itself weighs less than a pound, and it’s completely foldable for compact storage when you aren’t using it. It holds 35 liters, has 11 pockets, AND has a USB cable attached!
There is a universal USB 4.0 port that can connect to just about any battery port for recharging. The straps are 2.5 inches wide with breathable padding and the chest straps are adjustable.
This pack is also 100% returnable if you change your mind. All of this adds up to make the Totalpack the #1 option for beginners!
Each CrossFit backpack we’ve listed here is great for different purposes. If you’re a beginner, you’re not going to want to spend $200 on a backpack.
We would recommend looking in the $40-$75 range to avoid sacrificing quality. On the same token, even the most seasoned Crossfit athletes may not need to spend $200 on a backpack.
If you can find everything you need for $100, we won’t judge! Some of the cheaper backpacks on this list have GREAT features and are wildly popular on Amazon.
If you’ve found a CrossFit backpack or a CrossFit gym bag that you think is even better than the options we’ve listed here, drop us a note!