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Tips: How to choose the right backpack

October 13, 2011

Backpacker

Backpacker

We love backpacking and always encourage travelers to go light, which means you should carry less stuff and pack them in a light and sturdy backpack. This also means that you have to decide which one is right for you. Factors such as your height, weight, immune system, etc. can decide which backpack is really the right one for you. In this digital world, you can shop online, but we still advice our friends to go to the nearest shop and try one on.

And it’s not easy to find the perfect backpack considering they come in different sizes, styles, durability, side or top loading and fit. Earlier, we had reviewed the Caribee Thunder Bay 65L which is a 65 Large size.

Our friends at Travel Backpacks have great tips on selecting the right backpack and how to use them. For example, they say that a backpack’s weight should sit on your hips rather than pull down on your shoulders. Weight should be close to your body, not pulling you backward awkwardly.

And as we mentioned in our travel tips section, once you select that perfect backpack, it’s a good idea to walk with a packed bag, for about 30-60 minutes, preferably on a sunny day on a hilltop. This will give you an idea of what not to carry and make that backpack lighter.

Read more: How to choose a backpack | Travel Backpacks



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