Backpacks & Rucksacks

One of the most vital camping equipment is a Backpack or as sometimes called a Rucksack. A good backpack can free your hands and make you travel light by removing the load on your shoulders and back, which is an effective way to keep your body comfortable when burdened.

The following detail, therefore, will give you some basic guidelines on how to choose a good backpack for your trip. This is probably not the most comprehensive guide, but it is suitable for a beginner who wants to learn how to choose them properly.

Firstly, identify your needs. Please also bear in mind that every individual has their preference. Some people are minimalists, which means they usually only take things that are necessary for the trip; they don’t like to take everything, especially the stuff that is not going to be used.

On the other hand, some people may love to carry a lot of stuff for their trip, especially people who love hiking and go for 2-5 day excursions for example. So, it’s necessary for you to identify your own needs and determine which kind of backpack you will need.

How to purchase an ideal backpack

When choosing a backpack, pay enough attention to factors like material, size, loading type and the other main features.

Choosing the Right Material

Some of the more popular materials such as Cordura, ripstop or nylon are the common ones to make good backpacks. When picking your backpack, you have to check those easy-to-wear-out areas to see if durability measures have been taken by the manufacturer to ensure a long-term use. The material of the hip belts indicates whether it is a good backpack. Thus, make sure the hip belts are properly manufactured with a comfortable material without compromising usability.