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.
Our top-ten list includes daypacks for every occasion, from ultralight models for peak-bagging missions and side trips to comfortable all-day carries for longer trips with heavier loads.
Finding the perfect-fitting backpack is essential if you want to enjoy a comfortable time on the trails. In this guide, we show you how it’s done with step-by-step instructions.
No room inside your pack for your sleeping bag? Worry not! In this guide, we’ll show you five ways to attach your sleeping bag to the outside of your backpack securely and safely.
Whether it’s to remove dirt, that sweaty stench, or for your yearly maintenance clean-up, our step-by-step guide has everything you need to wash your backpack!
If you’re tackling one of America’s great thru hikes or simply heading out for a day trip, having the right backpack is essential. In this guide, we break down how to choose the best backpack for your next adventure.
We believe everyone should be able to enjoy the great outdoors no matter what their budget is. In this informative and no-BS buyer’s guide, you’ll find the top hiking & backpacking packs that won’t break the bank.
Whether you simply want to keep your gear organized or minimize the space taken up by your sleeping bag, our list of awesome compression sacks has you covered!
This guide will break down the most common carry-on standards, list what gear is allowed on board and what isn’t, and help you breeze through TSA so you can stay focused on the trail and your next outdoor adventure.
Love or leave ‘em, fanny packs are here to stay! Learn why you need to ditch your heavy backpack for a lightweight fanny pack instead. In this guide, we’ve included the top 11 fanny packs for hiking and lots of info to help you choose.
In this buyer’s guide, we introduce you to 9 awesome, women’s-specific backpacks for day hikes. From ultralight, minimalist models to fully-featured gear-haulers, our list has something for everyone!
Looking for the best backpack for multi-day adventures? Our selection of this year’s top 9 backpacking packs has something for all budgets and adventure types.
The ULA Circuit is one of the top go-to backpacks for ultralight hikers. It is insanely light, but has so much more to offer on top. Find out what in our ULA Circuit review.
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