Backpacks & Bags

Backpacks are an essential part of the hiking gear. Hikers need a durable lightweight hiking backpack that is both rip and water resistant. They are generally made of nylon fabric which can bring the weight of the backpack down to under half a pound.

What size backpack are you looking for? The size for each individual is determined by how much hiking equipment you will want to carry. Get a bag that's too small and you won't fit all your gear in. But if you go too big you will be inclined to pack extra and unnecessary gear thereby putting extra weight in your backpack.

When loading your backpack you will be more comfortable if you pack your heavier gear higher and closer to your back, thereby improving your center of gravity. Lighter items, such as your sleeping bag and mat or pad, should be placed lower in your backpack.

Internal Frame Backpacks

The vast majority of new packs sold today are internal framed backpacks.

Internal frame backpacks  have a streamlined shape because the frame is built into them. Because the pack is flexible and carries close to the body, it offers a comfortable fit, a low center of gravity and a greater freedom of movement due to them not being as bulky as the external backpacks.

 

 

Popular Hiking Gear - INTERNAL FRAME BACKPACKS

 

TETON Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame Backpacks

Capacity 55 Ltrs

Weight 4.5 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.5

 

 

 

TETON Sports Hiker 3700 Internal Frame Backpacks

Capacity 60 Ltrs

Weight 4 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.4

 

 

 

TETON Sports Explorer 4000 Internal Frame Backpacks

Capacity 65 Ltrs

Weight 5 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.5

 

 

 

TETON Sports Escape 4300 Internal Frame Backpacks

Capacity 70 Ltrs

Weight 4.7 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.1

 

 

 

Mountaintop 65L Hiking Internal Frame Backpacks with Rain Cover

Capacity 65 Ltrs

Weight 3.2 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.3

 

 

 

Mountaintop 70L plus 10L Hiking Internal Frame Backpacks with Rain Cover

Capacity 80 Ltrs

Weight 4.2 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.3

 

 

 

External Frame Backpacks

 

External framed backpacks have an outside frame to which the backpack and equipment are attached.It is a good choice for the backpacker that carries a heavy load due to the fact that the external frame distributes the weight over the hips.The frame also carries the pack away from your back allowing air to circulate and improving ventilation.

External frame backpacks also allow you to attach other gear or equipment to the frame that you won't fit in your backpack.

 

Popular Hiking Gear - EXTERNAL FRAME BACKPACKS

 

ALPS OutdoorZ Commander Freighter External Frame Backpacks and Pack Bag

Capacity 85 Ltrs

Weight 7.3 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.4

 

 

 

Kelty Trekker External Frame Backpacks

Capacity 65 Ltrs

Weight 5 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.6

 

 

 

ALPS Mountaineering Bryce Nylon Ripstop External Frame Backpacks

Capacity 59 Ltrs

Weight 4 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.0

 

 

 

Daypacks & Bags

 

Casual Daypacks and Bags are ideal for day hikes as well as for children. Most day packs are large enough to carry all of your day hiking essentials. They can carry loads ranging from 5 to 15 pounds quite easily.

Children love to carry day packs and it will also ease your load by sharing around those extra few pounds.

 

Popular Hiking Gear - DAYPACKS



Outlander Durable Packable Lightweight Hiking Daypack

Capacity 20&33 Ltrs

Weight 0.5 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.7

 



Ultra Lightweight Backpack Hiking Daypack

Capacity 20 Ltrs

Weight 0.4 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.7

 



LARGE35L Outlander Lightweight Travel Hiking Backpack Daypack

Capacity 35 Ltrs

Weight 0.7 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.5

 



Gonex 35L Lightweight BackpackFoldable Shoulder Bag Daypack

Capacity 35 Ltrs

Weight 0.7 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.4