Halti Inari 65 Backpack | Review - Outdoors Magic

Outdoors Gear, Equipment, News, Reviews, Forums, Walking Routes and More at OutdoorsMagic.com



Halti Inari 65 Backpack | Review

An eco-friendly, versatile and roomy trekking pack with an adjustable fit and a removable daypack that is ideal for impromptu excursions or summit missions

Why We Chose It: Comfortable, adaptable, eco-friendly

We’ve been pretty impressed with almost all the gear we’ve tested from Finnish brand Halti in recent months, which has included everything from hiking boots to trousers to waterproofs.

Most recently, they sent us their Inari 65 pack, and once again, we like it a lot. It is a versatile and roomy trekking backpack with a sturdy aluminium frame, ensuring good load-lugging capability. It also has a couple of unusual and well-designed additional features that add considerable versatility for multiple different adventure scenarios.

Photos: Chris Johnson

What Is The Inari 65 Backpack Best Suited To?

This would be a great backpack for humping on a long-distance trail anywhere in the UK, Europe or further afield. That includes some of the world’s greatest treks, say the Inca Trail or the Annapurna Circuit.

But it would also make a brilliant travel rucksack. For example, we’d have loved to have this pack back when we were teenagers and spent a summer backpacking around Europe. Why? Well, first up, it’s comfortable to carry, even when fully laden, thanks to a fully adjustable back system and harness. It’s got a roomy main compartment, a separate zipped lower compartment and loads of pockets, including a front stretch pocket to stash a jacket or your rain gear.

But best of all, it has a removable 8-litre daypack that can be attached inside the main pack or to the main pack shoulder straps. This would be great if you’d just arrived in a new city and wanted to dump most of your stuff at your hostel before heading out to explore the streets and see some sights. Alternatively, for those days when you’ve bought a load of food or extra supplies, you can just stick it all in the daypack and wear it on your chest, rather than having to try and cram it all under the lid of your main bag.

Eco Credentials

The main fabric of the Inari 65 is made from recycled polyester, derived from used PET bottles. As well as reducing the use of petrochemicals that are needed to manufacture virgin polyester, this diverts plastic waste that might otherwise end up in landfill or even worse, the ocean. Top marks.

Construction and Performance

This rucksack has all the features you’d expect from a high-quality trekking pack. This includes an easily adjustable, ergonomic carrying system, a pre-shaped aluminium frame, big stretchy side pockets, a top lid pocket, a roomy main compartment with a bottom zipped divider, a big zipper pocket and a front shove-it pocket, a chunky hip belt and a rain cover. There’s also that super-useful additional daypack.

It feels well made and robust, so it should stand up to plenty of punishment on the trail or on your travels. The fabric is also PU-coated, which adds further durability and water repellency.


With an array of features, the Inari 65 is a great pack for trekking and travelling. It’s not the lightest pack around, but it delivers excellent carrying comfort and has the stability to handle heavy loads – ideal if you’re lugging everything but the kitchen sink. We also like the fact that it is made from recycled polyester, which can only be a good thing for the planet.

Halti Inari 65 Backpack

Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.