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Day, Hike and Travel Packs

Backpacks are considered more practical than any other kind of bag because of the ease it provides in handling. Pouches, shoulder bags and slings are all designed for lighter load. Backpacks are made for heavier loads and the overall design makes them quite practical. These kinds of bags can conveniently be carried because the weight is equally distributed to a person’s body. One of the most popular backpack lines is the Swiss Army backpacks. These are heavy-duty bags that are originally designed for camping. They have more extensive designs these days that let people choose depending on their needs.

Swiss army backpacks can either be daypacks, hiking backpacks or travel backpacks. Daypacks are much smaller compared to the other two and would be ideal for commuting to work or other activities that would require people to bring some things. These would be ideal for activities such as an afternoon picnic with the family, spending the night over in a friend’s house or bringing in gear for a game in a court or a field.

Swiss army backpacks designed for hiking would be bigger and would also have more reinforcements. For instance, they would have more pockets to make it easier to organize the contents of the bag. At the same time, straps and belts would be ideal for supporting the carrier’s body while carrying the weight of the bag. This is assuring in the sense that the backpack will not end up swinging or sliding off the person’s back while they are trekking. Travel backpacks would also have a lot of dedicated pockets, straps and locking systems to make the bag perfect for traveling. These can also come in wheeled models that provide the carrier more comfort. These would all come in different designs and colors that people can be quite expressive and still make a statement with their bags.

Ultralight Hiking Gear

Hiking and backpacking have become an increasingly popular pastime, but ultralight backpacking, and ultralight hiking have become a bit of a specialised art. Keeping down the weight of what you are carrying on your back, means that you can travel further in less time. Or you can travel at a more leisurely pace, giving you time to enjoy your surroundings.

Ultralight hiking and backpacking is really only suited to the warmer times of year, such as late spring through to late summer. This is because the biggest weight saving will be on things like your tent and sleeping bag, which are usually two of the heaviest items in your backpack.

For instance instead of lugging around a heavy tent, you could consider taking a hooped Gore-Tex bivi bag. This is just a small single skinned tunnel tent. Just large enough for one person and their gear it offers quite good protection from the elements, as it is both waterproof and breathable. It can however be a bit claustrophobic, and I always tend to feel shut off from the outdoors, unless I leave the door open.

Another alternative to a tent is a lightweight tarp, or basha. These are very versatile, and just with the aid of your hiking poles can be erected in various ways. Used in conjunction with a waterproof, breathable sleeping bag cover, this is about as light as you can get. If used in a sheltered location away from strong winds, they give you a true sense of sleeping in the wilds. It is so quick and easy to set up that it can even be used for a shelter from the rain during the day, or even just to cook under.

One other alternative which is enjoying something of a comeback is the good old hammock. This type of camping is ideal for the ultralight hiker who is more interested in the actual hiking as apposed to the camping side of backpacking.There are some excellent hammocks on the market that come with their own waterproof fly sheet, and are complete with mosquito- midge netting. If you are using one of these you don’t even need to carry a kip mat, so saving even more weight.

High Sierra Travel Backpack

Traveling is one of lifes most wonderful experiences. It could be a small travel to the city next door for shopping or an international trip. The experiences that you will enjoy will last a lifetime. One of the most important things to consider when you are going on your trip is your packing. What are you going to take with you? What will you pack your belongings in? High Sierra backpacks are designed for those individuals who want to have a comfortable and versatile backpack to bring with them.

1. Carry On Size: One of the first things you want to look for in a high Sierra backpack is the size of it. You want the back pack to be small enough to be able to use it as a carry on a piece without having to check it in before your trip. You want your sierra backpack to be no more than 22 inches long, by 14 inches wide, and 9 inches. This will provide you enough room to carry all or most of your belongings without the extra expense of checking a bag.

Another option that you have is to have a larger backpack that you can check and also carry a smaller lighter back. The smaller lighter back can be used as a carry on, and you will still have access to your most important things during your trip.

2. Front-Loading: the biggest problem many individuals have when choosing a high sierra backpack is that they choose a hiking backpack instead of a travel backpack. The difference between a travel backpack and the hiking backpack is where you load it. The hiking backpack is a top loader that you load from the top. This makes it easier to distribute the weight you are carrying in your backpack on long hikes. While a travel backpack is loaded from the front. Known as front loaders, these backpacks are great for traveling because of the way you load it can be better organized for easy access to the things that you need.

3. Secure: When it comes to security of your backpack there are a few things you want to keep in mind while choosing one. The first is that you want to choose a backpack with zippers. Thieves are less likely to take the time with a zipper than they will with a draw string.

Also, zippers can be secured with small metal locks, to secure the most valuable items in your backpack. This way a thief will decide that your backpack is not a target and move onto an easier one. If, you do not want your backpack to walk away without you can also get a small alarm that will be audible if it goes s too far away from the main source signal. So there are many ways to secure a backpack along with a little common sense.

4. Comfortable: The biggest thing about a backpack you want is, comfort. When traveling with an uncomfortable backpack it can be daunting having to lug it from place to place. This will cause turmoil that can easily be avoided by just choosing a backpack that has the comfort fit you are searching for before you buy it.

First, you want to make sure that the back pack can hold the weight correctly on your back. So, if you are able to fill it with stuff that you would normally carry it can help you determine where the weight will sit. The majority of the weight should sit on your hips and not your spine. This includes all the other straps. Make sure you strap every strap to ensure that the backpack fits properly with the weight you want to carry.

Another factor you want to keep in mind is the shoulder strap. The shoulder straps are made with a variety of materials depending on which one you choose. This can have many benefits if they should straps are padded. This will help ensure that your shoulders do not get hurt with the plastic straps that common on cheap backpacks.

Just following these few simple tips can go a long way in helping you ensure that the backpack you choose will be around for awhile. When you choose High Sierra Backpacks, you are getting the unparalleled quality that they are known. You get an exceptional, 5 year warranty on any backpack you choose. So, make your trip a delightful one with a quality made High Sierra.