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How to choose a backpack for small hikes

If you started reading this article, it means that you like to spend your free time outdoor and are ready to discover new horizons. First of all you have to get yourself a backpack. But how do you choose the right one?

In this article, we will not touch serious backpacks for multi-day hikes, but only light roomy backpacks for a weekend hike.

What should you pay attention to when choosing? – Read about it below. We share both general recommendations and personal experience.

Backpack inner volume

dog in a backpackAs the saying goes: “The amount of things that you need to fit in a backpack is twice of its volume.” Therefore, the first thing you need to decide is the internal volume of the backpack.

For a tourist trip to a new city, a small backpack or even a shoulder bag is suitable enoough. For a hike in nature, you need a larger backpack.

Pockets and additional features

When choosing a backpack for hiking and traveling, special attention should be paid to the presence of pockets and other additional features that can greatly simplify your life on the way.

Additional pockets are a small but very convenient detail that will definitely help you out more than once on a hike. Their main function is quick access to the phone, water and other small accessories.

In addition, models with a division into two sections are popular.


When choosing a backpack, it is very important to pay attention to the quality of zippers, fasteners and clamps. After all, in the campaign there is not always time and mood to repair broken parts.


Do not rush when choosing a backpack for hiking and travel! The more comfortable the backpack, the more comfortable you will feel on the trip and get the most out of it. Check backpacks available in our store.

And final thought: who can prohibit you to have several backpacks for the different occasions: everyday use in the city, for car travel, country walk with the dog, for short or multi-day travel and tourism. No one!