The Treehugging Outdoorsman


Choosing A Backpack
April 19, 2008, 10:10 pm
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backpackWell, somebody already mentioned that backpacks are crucial for successful hiking adventures. And I couldn’t agree more. Every outdoor enthusiast knows this, everyone who ever dreams of conquering the mountains, no matter how high or low is it, will depend and need a great backpack. But with so many choices of backpacks sold in stores these days, how will you know which is the best? Backpacks range from expensive to cheap, lightweight to ultra lightweight, fashionable to basic.

For me, the first thing I consider when buying a backpack is if it sits comfortably on my shoulders. A lot of bag that i’ve tried are really uncomfortable once used but there are some brands from Deuter and The North Face that are so soft in the shoulders and protect the back pretty well. It is quite an important factor because you’ll be lugging the weight whether on short or long trips alike. Choose a certain size that fits you or a size that has the correct frame as you as lugging backpacks that are bigger (or heavier) than you is absolutely a waste of time, money and effort. remember that backpacks will contain all of your important belongings in the wilderness so make sure to make the right choice.

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