How to choose a daypack(2)?

- Jun 17, 2020-

Compartments and pockets

The backpack provides various storage compartments, pockets and sleeves. Some people prefer a simple, streamlined packaging with a main compartment, while others prefer to store mobile phones, food, kettles and other smaller items in multiple places.

Main cabin

This is the largest space in the backpack. Store tents, food, stoves, fuel and most equipment here. Most large backpacks are allowed to enter from the top. Some travel bags, plus many smaller backpacks, are panel loaders and can be accessed from the front of the bag.

Sleeping bag warehouse

Sleeping bags are usually stored on the bottom of the backpack. Many backpacks have sleeping bag compartments separated from the main space.

Other compartments/pockets

Top cover-This pocket also prevents rainwater from entering the main compartment. Front pockets-Many backpacks have large front pockets and zip closures. Others provide a "shovel" pocket that can hold a bulky jacket. Side sleeves and pockets-When combined with side compression straps, the side sleeves can secure the tent pole. The larger sleeve can also accommodate water bottles. Hip belt pocket-a good place to easily handle small items.

How you place different items in the packaging will affect their comfort. The heaviest items, such as water, food, stoves and fuel, should be moved near the rear panel and at the vertical midpoint (or higher). The lightest objects can be taken away from the body.

Packing shape

The large backpack should be tall and narrow. This allows greater stability and freedom of movement.

Packaging fabric

Nylon and polyester are the most popular packaging materials. The higher the denier, the stronger (heavier) the fabric. The bottom of the package should be made of high denier fabric to withstand abrasion.

Ladies bag

In addition to the body shape suitable for women, the women's special backpack should also be equipped with shoulder straps and belts to better fit the body shape of women.

External framework package

The outer frame package has an easily discoverable metal frame on the outside of the package. Because they are wider and carry farther away from the body, they are less stable than internal frame packaging. They are easy to organize, and because there is a certain space between your body and the backpack, your back will not sweat.

Hydration compatibility

Some packages have an internal sleeve specifically designed to hold the hydrated bladder. A backpack with hydration function should also have a hydration port (a small built-in hole) to accommodate a rubber beverage tube.

Compression tape

There are compression straps on the side of the backpack. They will shrink and pull the contents of the package towards the body for better balance and stability.

Snowboard compatibility

The side compression straps of the backpack can usually be used to carry skis. Just slide the skis into the belt and tighten the belt. There are also backpacks that can carry skis.

Spindrift collar

The collar extends upwards from the main compartment, allowing you to pack more equipment into your backpack. Packaging with a rotatable neckline can usually be filled with a prescribed volume.

Attachment point

Bungee cords, retaining clips, daisy chains, and ice axe rings all allow you to bundle or clip extra clothes and equipment outside the bag. Remember, if you are struggling with bushes and other obstacles, these attachment points may catch.

Rain cover

Unless you are only backpacking in the desert, please purchase a rain cover that fits your backpack size. Due to all the seams, the backpack is not waterproof.