Deanne Farley Backpack July 11th, 2019 - 13:50:00
First, it is important to note that backpacks can be grouped into four different categories - frameless (your typical backpack for college), external frame (hiking, camping), internal frame (hiking, skiing, sports), and the body pack (overnight camping, long trips). As I mentioned, the frameless style is your best bet for the college lifestyle. These backpacks are usually constructed using synthetic materials and are much cheaper than the other three types.
Also look at how many times a year you will use the backpack. If it's for a one time event, a lower quality backpack might be fine,but when you use it more often you're going to have a lot more fun buying a good quality backpack. This will cost you more but certainly is worth the money.
Backpacks are ideal for other situations and not just for camping and hiking, you can use them for school, college, work, laptops or simply to carry your items. You can purchase backpacks in various different colors and styles and often school children will have their favorite character on their backpack. Once you understand the backpack buying guide then you will be able to choose different ones for different situations. They are an ideal way to carry your stuff around with you and as long as you don't place too much weight in them then they can be comfortable.
Be sure you choose your backpack with padding in the back area and a pack with two wide padded shoulder straps. The padding across the back makes it much more comfortable as well as protecting your kid from sharp book edges or other pointed items stored in the backpack. The wide padded shoulder straps provide more comfort than a thinner straps, and these straps are not as likely to rip away as quickly as the thinner ones under the weight of the backpack.
Next important point can be to purchase adjustable backpacks. Nowadays market is full of good quality adjustable backpacks. No doubt, adjustable back systems are great, but will cost you a bit extra than your bulk standard pack. Actually, adjustable backpacks will allow you to set the height and weight of the pack in the perfect position on your back. Either you can set it yourself or ask your friend or salesperson to adjust and fit your pack on your back by sliding it up and down until you are comfortable. So, when you feel it is right, you lock it off.
Not only do you want a backpack that will be comfortable and well-suited for your hiking needs, you will need a backpack that is durable and will stand up against the wear and tear that multiple hiking trips will require of it. The fact is, you truly do get what you pay for and that includes short-changing yourself when buying the right backpack for the occasion. Be sure to test the zippers, buckles, snaps and other closures, as well as the seams and straps. Once you are out on the trail, you don't want a backpack that is going to fail you.