How to Pick and Pack a Great Backpack

Comfort is typically something people want to include in there vacation itinerary; But effortlessly carrying your valuables around when traveling is nearly impossibly to do without a backpack. Don’t have one yet? Read on to learn how to pick out a backpack and how to pack it for your next trip.

Are you a hiker?

If you don’t plan on hiking during your travels, then there really isn’t a need for you to buy a hiking backpack or any variation of. The design of a hiking backpack is perfect for those spending time on the trail, possibly taking long rest stops in between. These backpacks, specifically designed for hiking, has an opening at the top and plenty of vertical space.

Less is more

Bigger isn’t always better. Remember that your back will be supporting the weight of your bag. An excessively large bag can quickly become cumbersome during your journey. Bigger backpacks are heavy and frequently get in the way. As a rule of thumb, grab something moderate in size; Small enough for you to carry, big enough to fit necessities.

Look for signs of comfort

Since you will be carrying your backpack for long periods of time, it is essential for the pack to be comfortable. If possible, go to the store where you can physically see the backpack. Try it on, walk around with it for a little while in the retail store. If it doesn’t provide comfort during your walk around the store, you will regret the purchase when you begin your vacation. A small suggestion, try to find a backpack with some padding on the straps. The padding relieves the tension in the upper body when you carry weight for a long time.

Pack it right

Don’t throw stuff in your bag. Distribute the weight of everything, evenly. Keep the things you will be using frequently at the top. You will avoid the stress of feeling like what you’re looking for may not be in your bag. You will also save yourself the humiliation of holding a long line back, while rummaging through the bottom of your backpack.

Protect your backpack

A good backpack can last through various vacations; However, things like natural disasters can still damage the sturdiest of backpacks. Secure your valuables with Single Trip Travel Insurance.

Date of publication Nov 12 2014