The Explorer's pack comes with a backpack and a bunch of stuff that (I assume) goes inside.
A Backpack can fit 30lbs in it. But the stuff - a bedroll (7), a mess kit (1), a tinderbox (1), 10 torches (10), 10 days of rations (20), and a waterskin (5) - totals 44lbs.
My party holds the weight of stuff a bit loosely, rather than playing RAW. But if you did play RAW, you wouldn't be able to carry all the stuff you're given. Why would the game designers do that?