Looking For Your Next Backpack?

Looking For Your Next Backpack?

Looking For Your Next Backpack?

When it comes to hiking, having the right gear can make or break your experience. One of the most important pieces of gear you'll need is a backpack that can carry all of your essentials comfortably and efficiently and with so many different backpack options on the market, it’s easy to get overwhelmed trying to pick the right one for you.

Here are some of the key factors we think you should consider when picking your best new hiking backpack.

Capacity: The first thing to consider when choosing a backpack is the capacity you'll need. Is your bag big enough to hold everything you need for your hiking adventures? Backpacks are typically measured in litres, and you'll want to choose a size that can accommodate all of your gear. If you're planning a day hike, a backpack in the 20-30 litre range should be sufficient. For overnight hikes, you'll want a backpack in the 30-50 litre range. If you're planning a multi-day hike, you'll need a backpack in the 50+ litre range.

Fit: A backpack that doesn't fit properly can be uncomfortable and even painful to wear and that is not something you want to worry about when you’re out hiking, camping or walking. It’s important to look for a backpack that is adjustable and can be customised to fit your body. Pay attention to the shoulder straps, hip belt, and back panel to ensure a comfortable fit.

Features: Consider the features you need in your new backpack. Do you want a hydration system? How about multiple pockets? Do you need a rain cover? Think about the features that are important to you and look for backpacks that offer them.

Weight: The weight of your backpack can have a huge impact on your hiking experience. Look for a backpack that is lightweight but also durable enough to handle the rigours of hiking and camping. Remember that the weight of your gear can really add up, so make sure to choose a backpack that won't show (or weigh) you down.

Price: Hiking backpacks can really range in price. They can be found for under £50 to over £500 so it’s really important to consider your budget when choosing your next backpack. It’s also important to remember that investing in a good quality backpack can make a big difference so don’t just opt for cheap or convenience.

At Serious Country Sports we offer a range of backpacks to fit all of your different needs and budgets…happy hiking!