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Intro to Packs

It's all here: how to pick a pack that fits your needs, and your back. And equally important: how to fit your stuff in that pack.

Choosing a Backpack

What to look for when buying a backpack. Information about use, design features and construction, suspension systems, sizes, and pack fitting. Read more

Backpack Fitting

Backpack fitting is the biggest part of choosing a pack. Find a pack that fits your body well, so you can carry gear in comfort and stay happy on the trail. Read more

Women's Backpacks

What goes into the design of women's backpacks? Learn the fit features to pay attention to when you're sizing up a pack. Read more

Backpack Packing

Before packing your backpack, spread everything you plan to take on the floor in front of you. Leave behind those things you may not really need, and make sure you haven't forgotten any essentials. Read more