How to choose a backpacking pack
Backpacking packs are designed to carry all your gear on hiking and camping trips ranging from one night to months in the backcountry or venturing across countries.
Capacity: How you choose your pack capacity depends on how much gear you’re bringing; the more liters, the more gear you can fit inside.
Weight: Backpacking packs distribute weight evenly and comfortably on your back, with features like compression straps to help pack down the load; the weight of the pack itself isn’t necessarily important, however if you are looking for a super light pack, ultralight packs are made of lightweight materials to take a bit of extra weight off your back.
Fit and adjustability: The key to the best pack is proper fitting; following a guide or getting fitted in-store ensures that your pack is adjusted to your body and prevents uncomfortable rubbing, shifting or pain.
Other features like compartments and pockets help to keep you organized. Hydration compatibility allows you to slip your hydration bladder into your pack to keep hydrated on the go. Check out backpacking packs from brands like Gregory, Osprey, MEC, Blue Ice and Deuter.