Deanne Farley Backpack July 20th, 2019 - 13:33:55
If you or someone you know is considering taking up backpacking, getting the right gear is of utmost importance. From making a backpacking checklist to buying proper backpacking camping gear, it is vital to 'know before you go' when it comes to backpacking. Because your backpacking equipment is the means by which you will be transporting all of your gear, supplies, food and clothing, it is essential you establish a tried and true backpacking 'packing' list.
Internal frame backpacks have the frame work inside the backpack which lays flat against your back when walking. This type of hiking backpack is ideal as it hugs your body and feels very safe and secure when you are walking. External frame ones are more rigid and although can carry heavier loads they are not as comfortable to carry. They are ideal for longer camping trips as you can fit more into them and over time the weight in them will become distributed making it easier for you.
Backpacks also come with a lot of different compartments. If you go on a longer hiking trip you may want to have a compartment for a handheld gps, or for your cell phone that is easily accessible. If you carry your tent and sleeping bag along you may want to look at easy storage compartments that are accessible through zippers on top and bottom of your backpack. This comes in handy when you need an item that is stored on the bottom of your backpack so you don't need to empty the whole backpack to get to it, but simply open the bottom zippers. When you are hiking in a more challenging dry, hot environment you may want to look for an outdoor backpack that has a hydration pack included. This is a build in water tank that enables you to drink out of a attached water tube without using your hands or holding a water bottle. Also a good backpack for mountain biking or other sports activities.
If my three hours was any indication, buying a good backpack is not an easy task. With hundreds of backpack manufacturers and styles, it can understandably be overwhelming. Whatever you do, don't go cheap. You'll be doing yourself a disservice and end up buying a new one anyways. A good backpack is an investment. You needn't spend $500 on a backpack, but be wary of cheap, no-frills, run of the mill $70 brands, as you'll regret the design flaws and absence of extras. Spend a little more for a good backpack from a trusted brand, and it will be your companion for many trips to come. The Osprey pack I eventually settled on has traveled with me from the U.S to the Middle East for 10 awesome years and I know it has another good 10 years to go.
Owner's personality has something to do with their choice of backpacks. Fashion conscious people would often go for chic or stylish bags that would match their personalities. Nike Womens Ultimate Victory Backpack is a backpack for teenage girls who have training and school on the mind. The bag is colored pink which shows the femininity of the owner. The bag uses sculpt fit system and has an insulated pocket for her food and beverages. It is crafted with many zippered pockets that would not only store her laptop and documents for school but also her stuff used in training sports. For those fashionables who love to travel, JanSport Hookey is the suitable backpack for them. It is engineered with a designated compartment to unzip for fast airport security scanning without removing the laptop. Other features of the bag include the deluxe organizer with layered accessory pockets and mesh zippered pocket, cord storage pocket, dual water bottle pockets, and S-curve straps with yoke style grab handles.
Another point to consider in choosing a laptop backpack is its durability. Bags should withstand not only the test of time but also the tough circumstances where we bring our bags. These circumstances include exploring the great outdoors and the harsh weather. The Cross-country by Trager Laptop bags is made in the USA and is said to be built to withstand a tremendous amount of abuse. The bag fits a 15\" laptop. It is made with a combination of Ballistic and Rip stop nylon, with taped internal seams and has reinforced stress points making it a heavy-duty laptop backpack. This backpack can double up as a straight up laptop bag or a brief case with its available extra bag strap. Like other bags, Cross Country by Trager is made up of different pockets which stores a lot of things needed in work or during the trip.