/ Can't decide on a backpack
Any ideas and what do people find comfy? oh and reasonable price too?
Go to shops try lots on, with weight in, and ideally not those weight bags they use, actually take all your stuff you plan to take, make sure it fits in at the same time, a good shop assistant will not laugh at you for doing this and be happy to spend time making sure adjustable back systems fit you
go for the most comfortable one, in the end they are all just a hole to put stuff in and most of the features are the same nowadays
I can easily get everything I need for a 2-3 day trip into my POD Black Ice (50l I think). Personally I prefer single compartment sacks. Definitely agree with taking your stuff to the shop and trying the sack with it all packed in.
Thanks for advice people, I've been searching round the shops for ages too! I've never thought to take my own stuff to try though, just tend to use the weights there, going with ones that are about the same sizes as my stuff.
currently trying to decide on the Deuter Venture 55+ thats on offer atm :)
Another vote for going into the shop with a kit bag full of the gear you would normally take.
questions in order are:
Is the bag comfy empty?
Can you fit all your gear in it?
Is the bag comfy with all your kit in it?
How light is the bag on its own?
How easy is it to get access to the gear you will need when you need it, without having to rummage everywhere? (This is where pockets are handy, as is a bag slightly too big).
How sturdy is the bag?
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