Jackie Hodges Backpack July 10th, 2019 - 13:28:32
Well, a right backpack is the one that sits comfortably on your shoulders and back and make you comfortable to carry your load during long and short trips alike. To select a right backpack you need to consider many things, such as comfort, load distribution on your spine, important features and functionalities you required in your back pack and finally the budget. Among other things, comfort should be on your first priority, because you are buying backpack for comfortable journey. Therefore, to make a good selection decide which feature is important for you, how long is your journey, what is the actual weight you wish to carry etc.
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.
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.
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.
Included on your backpacking gear list would be backpacking guides to ensure you know where you're going once you set out exploring the great outdoors. To have a positive experience on one of your outdoor adventure vacations, be sure to learn how to pack a backpack for hiking before leaving the comfort of your home. Hiking for beginners will only be as successful as the preparation process allows. That is why it is so critical to take all the backpacking advice you can to heart.