Packs & Bags

Packing it all in

When it comes to hiking backpacks, there are a few things you need to take into account before making your purchase. The type of hike you will be doing, the amount of gear you need to bring with you, and your own personal preferences will all play a role in what type of backpack is best for you.

There are three main types of hiking backpacks: day packs, multi-day packs, and ultralight packs. Day packs are the smallest and lightest of the three, and are typically used for short hikes where you don’t need to bring a lot of gear with you. Multi-day packs are larger and can carry more gear, making them ideal for longer hikes or backpacking trips. Ultralight packs are the lightest and most minimalist of the three, and are designed for hikers who want to travel as light as possible.

While this is a start, there are many other factors you should consider when choosing a backpack for your needs – our guides will run you through the options and how to choose the best bag for your needs.

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