/ Mens and womens rucksacks - what's the difference?
I'm looking for a new rucksack around the 60/70 litre mark and have seen a good deal on a womens bag. Can't be that much different from a mens bag can it, really?
See if it fits I guess!
The main difference will be in back systems.
I'm sure the website of any of the big pack makers will explain in great detail where they differ.
Same thing is true for women's harnesses as well.
nearly 18 actually, best update my profile!
thanks for the help guys, I guess just going to try it on and seeing if it fits is probably the best plan.
Shoulder straps often have a shorter padded bit, be narrower and be shaped (all to avoid boobs). There is sometimes more of an S curve to the back to accommodate the fact women have larger bums ;-)
But more extensive differences in some brands than others. At the cheaper end of the market, I suspect they're often the same apart from colour.....
Try on and see if it fits. I know at least one bloke who uses a Lowe Alpine girly pack like mine because it was cheap in Keswick and didn't realise it was a female specific one (being an alpine one, rather than a rambling one, they made it in grey.....)
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