Equipment purchase knowledge: four tricks to choose an outdoor backpack

2021/04/07

Many travel friends said that they first joined the ranks because they saw someone carrying a huge backpack. After slowly falling in love with the outdoors, I found that a backpack is one of the most important equipment for outdoor sports. An outdoor backpack that suits you can not only improve the convenience of outdoor sports, but also reduce the effort of traveling.

Trick 1: Choose a backpack according to the itinerary

Single-day round trip outings, cycling, mountaineering activities, choose a backpack under 30 liters. For camping for two to three days, you can choose a 30-40 liter multifunctional backpack, such as the KingCamp outdoor backpack KB3291, which is light in weight and versatile. It has a sliding chest adjustment system, a suspended air adjustment system, a quick shoulder strap adjustment system, and waist storage. It is convenient, practical, safe and comfortable.

For hiking for more than four days, outdoor equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, and moisture-proof mats should be placed. You can choose a backpack of 45 liters or more. In addition, the backpacks used for general field activities are different from those used when climbing high mountains. The backpacks used for mountaineering do not have many parts. Those who like mountaineering should pay attention to it.

Trick 2: Choose a backpack according to the number of people

For a solo outing, you can choose a backpack of 25 to 35 liters. When taking family and children out on holiday, from the perspective of taking care of the family, you need to choose a backpack of about 40 liters, and there are more external systems to help family members carry umbrellas, cameras, food and other items.

Trick 3: Choose a backpack according to your body length

Before choosing a backpack, you first need to measure the length of your back upper body, that is, the distance from the protrusion of the cervical spine to the last lumbar spine. If the length of the torso is less than 45 cm, you should buy a small bag. If the torso length is between 45-52 cm, you should choose a medium-sized bag. If your torso is longer than 52 cm, you should pick a large bag.

The standard of reference is that the hips and legs should be visible from the back when carrying the backpack. If you only see a big backpack and two lower legs, it is wrong and dangerous.

Trick 4: Choose a backpack according to gender

Due to the different body types and load-bearing capacities of men and women, the choice of outdoor backpacks is also different. For a short outing of one or two days, a men's and women's backpack of about 30 liters is sufficient. For long-distance travel or camping more than 2 to 3 days, when choosing a backpack of 45 to 70 liters or larger, men generally choose a backpack of about 55 liters, and women choose a backpack of 45 liters.

In addition, the style and comfort of the backpack must be tested personally before choosing. Avoid touching the frame or the top pocket when you look up. All parts of the backpack that touch the body must have enough cushioning, the inner frame and seams of the backpack. The thread should be strong. Pay special attention to the thickness and quality of the shoulder straps, and check whether there are chest straps, waist straps, shoulder straps, etc. and their adjustment straps.