Tag Archives: hiking backpacks

Backpacks: An Owner’s Manual

The Pack Expert Kevin Rosenberg started peddling gear on the sidewalks of Brooklyn in 2009 and eventually grew his business, Gear to Go Outfitters, into a rental, guiding, and retail company, which is now based in Buchanan, New York. He’s a self-proclaimed pack geek known to stop people on the trail to offer fit and adjustment […]

Necessities for a day hike packing list

As well as the 10 essentials for hiking, there are also a number of other hiking necessities that you’ll want to take with you for your day hike.  1. Day pack Obviously, a day pack is an essential item on a day hike packing list. You will need a way to carry everything that you […]

What to Wear For Your First Dayhike

Hitting the trail for the first time? Time for a ‘fit check. Fashion might not be very important while hiking, but what you wear can make the difference between a fun time and a miserable one. However, that doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe for your first hike—in fact, […]

How to Pack a Backpack for a Hiking Trip

Backpacks have come a long way since the 70’s, when hikers swore by (and at) bulky external frames and nifty side pockets were few and far between. Nowadays, there’s any number of high-tech packs that help you lug more gear longer, and farther, than ever before. But it’s still critical that you know how to pack a backpack […]

How to Clean a Backpack

Dirt and general wear and tear can take its toll on rucksacks. Regularly wiping them down can help to minimise dirt building up, but if your rucksack is really dirty or has started to smell, you’re going to have to wash it properly. This guide runs through exactly how to clean your rucksack in the washing […]

How to Wear Your Backpack for Back Pain Prevention

Paying attention to how you wear a backpack can help you prevent back and shoulder pain. It’s easy to grab your backpack as you head out the door, even simply slinging it on one shoulder. But wearing a backpack wrong can lead to more pressure on the neck, shoulders, and back. It’s never too early for […]

Guide to Hiking Backpacks—Styles and Uses

DAY PACKS: BACKPACKS FOR DAY ACTIVITIES Day packs are typically smaller in volume (most are 30 liters or less), but this can vary greatly. They also tend to have many different features, including lots of storage space for small items and a space for a hydration bladder or water bottles. Sometimes day packs can be broken up […]

Hiking Backpacks: Choosing the Right Pack for the Right Adventure

Every trip into the wilderness, whether near or far from home, requires a different set of essentials, and those essentials should be carried in a pack best suited for the excursion. In the outdoors, a hiking backpack is your best friend, but navigating through the abundance of brands, sizes, colors and different bells and whistles […]

Backpacking Tips for Women

There are more people backpacking today than ever before. And the jump in number of hikers, especially women, shows no signs of abating anytime soon. Whatever motivates us to hit the trail, most find our backpacking experiences to be empowering, soul-enriching, even life-changing. Whether we hit the trail solo or with others, for a single weekend or for […]

How to Size and Fit a Backpack

Above all else, the best backpack for you is the one that fits your body the best. One of the keys to finding that right backpack is to get one that is the correct size (e.g., small, medium, large). Your torso length—not your height—is the key measurement. This article also covers how to adjust the fit […]