Atmosphere Hiking guide

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How to choose the right backpack

Day backpacks and backpacks (15-35 litres)

If you like hiking for a day or less, a daypack is perfect for you. Light and easy to carry, a daypack is ideal for carrying a windbreaker, water bottles and snacks. For extra stability, choose a model with a belt at the waist. Some models are also padded where the bag meets your back or have an arched frame for added comfort.

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Hiking and expedition backpacks (30-55 litres)

If you’re leaving for a multi-day excursion, you’ll need a hiking backpack or an expedition pack that can hold a lot of weight. These types of backpacks come with an integrated frame that evenly distributes the weight across your back, shoulders and hips, which is key if you’re carrying lots of gear.

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Travel backpacks (55-75 litres)

Travel backpacks are similar to hiking and expedition packs, but they’re better suited for urban spaces and can be taken more easily onto planes and trains. They sometimes come with wheels, can be carried over the shoulder, and may have straps that can be tucked in. They make great all-purpose backpacks.

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How to choose the right travel backpack

Travel packs

Light, versatile and available in many models, a travel pack can generally support light loadsalthough some models are similar to expedition backpacksWith its pockets in front instead of on top, it provides easy access to its contents. It can come with straps or belts (or both, if they are removable) and sometimes is a detachable part of a larger bag.

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