Margery Parks Backpack July 24th, 2019 - 13:26:27
Being lifelong travelers, we all love our lightweight, multipurpose gear that can withstand the rigors of the road. Gear should be dependable, multifunctional, durable and perform beyond expectations. Nothing could be truer when it comes to buying a good hiking backpack, especially considering it's going to be your home away from home. Traveling, especially long-term, will literally test the limits of your bag and your body, and as such this decision should never be made impulsively. Buying your backpack should not be a rushed decision and factors like trip length, capacity, material, functionally and comfort should always be considered. When I first got serious about investing in a good pack, I was at REI for a good 3 hours -I think they started to suspect I was applying for a job.
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.
When deciding what backpack you want to buy you have to consider several different things as there are so many different ones available on the market. You will have to look at a backpack buying guide and research all of the different backpacks to get an idea of what you need and want. Deciding what you want your backpack for is essential and how much weight it will need to carry has to be considered. Hiking backpacks are one of the most bought backpacks and if this is the style you are looking for then you will need to narrow down your search.
Lastly, the comfort of carrying the backpack should be the main concern in buying a laptop backpack. There are a lot of chic, durable and multi-functional laptop backpacks in the market but there are only a few which considers the comfort of the carrier. Among the few that I found in the net is the Lincoln Park bag by Mc Klein. The bag is made from Full Grain Napa Cashmere Leather and has an advanced, non-slip, shock absorbing neoprene Comfort Flex shoulder strap which stretches for comfort, and alleviates body strain. Another bag made for comfort is the High Sierra Swerve Laptop Backpack. The bag is great for professionals and students alike. It has lots of pockets and has a VAPEL mesh padded back panel and S-shaped Vapel mesh Airflow padded shoulder straps to add to carrying comfort.
According to him, your correct frame size can be found by measuring your torso from the seventh vertebra down the spine to the point in the small of your back which is horizontally level with the top of your hip bones. To find this point, use your fingers to trace the hip bone upwards till you feel the point where the top edge of your hip bones curve inwards, on the side of the hip, creating something of a shelf. This measurement is the torso length, especially useful to consider those packs with non-adjustable back system. In fact this system that is used throughout the outdoor industry today to measure the exact body size and to determine the correct frame's size.
Next is to choose the correct frame size. Remember every backpack is useless (regardless of your good height and top quality of backpack) unless it has a correct frame size according to your body and shape. Gone were the days when people think 'one-size-fits-all'-it far from the truth. Experts strongly believe that your torso size and your overall height are two completely separate measurements when it comes to backpacks. Actually Wayne Gregory was the first backpack designer who thought seriously about the importance of correct frame size to fit your torso.