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  • Hiking is one of the simplest and most beautiful hobbies: With the right equipment, you can rediscover the area on your own doorstep. A good hiking backpack is the ideal companion for recharging your batteries in nature - the numerous models have the right one for every excursion.

  • CRIVIT® Backpack, travel backpack, 60 + 10 l volume, mesh padding, trekkingBack area with comfortable mesh padding
    Major subject: approx. 60 l
    Bottom compartment: approx. 10 l
  • TOPMOVE® backpack, reflective, with laptop compartmentReflective outer material
    Features: with laptop compartment
    Filling weight: max. 8 kg
  • HIGH PEAK Backpack SherpaVolume: approx. 55 + 10 or 65 + 10 liters
  • Vango backpack "Stone 15", 15 l capacity, with AirMesh back system, zipPadded AirMesh back system
    Capacity: approx. 15 l
    Weight: approx. 300 g

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Advantages of a hiking backpack

Whether a short trip to the mountains or a backpacker tour of several weeks in a foreign country: A backpack is often more practical as luggage than a classic suitcase. A special hiking backpack should always be preferred to an everyday backpack:

  • Hiking backpacks are more robust and designed for high loads.

  • The Carrying system a hiking backpack has many advantages over the simple shoulder strap.

  • Trekking backpacks are available in numerous sizesso that the right model is found in any case and the luggage does not have to be squeezed into a backpack that is too small.

Criteria for buying a backpack

Ideally, a good trekking backpack is an investment for life and can serve you well on various trips and trips over many years. To ensure that you can enjoy your new backpack for a long time, you need to consider various criteria when buying it.

Size and capacity

First and foremost is the question of the correct size or capacity. How much fits into a hiking backpack is stated in liters. Depending on the type of trip planned, a different volume will be required. As the capacity increases, the dimensions of the backpack naturally also increase. It is important that above all the Back length Tailored to the traveler: The length of the back should be chosen so that the shoulder straps can be tightened without the weight shifting to the shoulders. In addition, the backpack should only protrude slightly over the shoulders and the Freedom of movement of the head always be guaranteed. The dress size can be used as an orientation aid for determining the ideal back length:

Dress size Recommended back length
XSApprox. 41 cm
S.Approx. 46 cm
M.Approx. 51 cm
L.Approx. 56 cm
XL56 cm and longer

Hiking backpacks for women

Apart from special backpacks for children, trekking backpacks are usually suitable for everyone. However, more and more manufacturers are offering hiking backpacks especially for women, the shape of which takes the female anatomy into account.

Weight

Every gram of additional weight counts, especially on longer hiking tours. This is not only influenced by the packing, but also the backpack itself has a certain weight. The weight of a daypack is usually between 0.5 and 1.5 kg, a trekking backpack with a volume of 50 to 75 l brings you unpacked between 1.5 and 2.7 kg on the scales. Extra-light hiking backpacks usually cost a little more than their normal-weight alternatives, but there are models with a capacity of 25 l less than 400 g to weigh.

material

Nowadays, mainly synthetic fibers such as nylon and polyester are used as materials for trekking backpacks. Cordura nylon is a particularly hard-wearing and abrasion-resistant special nylon that is pleasant to the touch and looks attractive. polyester is a little less abrasion-resistant than nylon, but lighter and UV-resistant. Leather is not really suitable for hiking backpacks: it is heavy and only dries very slowly if the backpack gets wet. Buckles and fasteners are made from unbreakable plastic made, for the padding on the back and straps Foam for use.

Carrying system and comfort

Well-fitting straps and a mesh back are decisive for the comfort of the hiking backpack.

A good carrying system has proven to be indispensable so that the hiking backpack can be carried as comfortably as possible even on long journeys and with a lot of content. While the weight of a backpack for everyday use is carried by the shoulders solely by the two straps, good trekking backpacks also have this Chest and hip straps. Ideally, 70% of the weight of a hiking backpack is carried by the hips - this is easy on the back and enables longer hikes without pain. In addition to the correct weight distribution, other aspects also contribute to wearing comfort. Chest, hip and shoulder straps as well as the back section should if possible well padded so that the backpack does not press or rub and the stability is supported. A Net use ensures improved ventilation and thus minimizes the build-up of sweat and heat on the back.

This is how the hiking backpack is packed properly

If you pack wisely, you can make the backpack even more comfortable to carry. The weight should be evenly distributed so that there is no “list”. The heaviest parts should be stowed at the bottom of the backpack near the back, the outer edges and in the lid area is the perfect place for the lightest items.

Furnishing

The features of a hiking backpack vary from model to model.

  • Side compartments and separate inner compartments help to stow your luggage clearly and avoid lengthy searches. Many backpacks have one Intermediate floorso that a sleeping bag or spare shoes can be stowed and removed in the lower third without the remaining luggage having to be cleared out.

  • If you are traveling with hiking poles, you should choose a trekking backpack with which Attachment loops for the sticks are integrated.

  • Also loops with them a sleeping mat on the lid attached to the backpack can be an advantage.

  • Nylon and polyester are water-repellent, but the backpacks are not 100% waterproof. An integrated or additionally purchased Rain cover reliably protects outdoor luggage from moisture.

Which backpack is suitable for which hike?

How big a rucksack needs to be for a one-day or multi-day trip depends to a large extent on personal packing habits: Those who manage with few things and can do their laundry in between need less storage space than someone who does not want to do without luxury. The following recommendations serve as a rough guide:

Duration / type of trip Backpack type Capacity
Day tripDaypack / daypack15 to 25 l
Two to four daysMulti-day backpack20 to 35 l
Four to seven daysTrekking backpack30 to 40 l
More than seven daysTrekking or expedition backpackFrom 40 l

If children If you want to carry your own hiking backpack, you should focus on that Weight of the packed backpack Care must be taken so as not to stress the muscles and bones of the adolescents too much.

age of the child Recommended maximum weight
3 to 6 yearsMax. 1 kg
6 to 10 yearsMax. 3 kg
10 to 12 yearsMax. 5 kg
13 to 16 yearsMax. 7 kg
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