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Backpack 33L - Unisex -
Snowleader has put together this handy guide to backpacks, with plenty of tips and information to help you choose the best backpack for you. So whether you’re looking for a backpack that’s suitable for day hikes, long-distance treks into the hills, skiing in the backcountry, trail running, or high altitude adventures, we have the right backpack for you. Volume, storage, weight, back length, shape and style... these are all aspects to consider before making your final choice from our great selection of backpacks from top brands including Osprey, Millet, Lowe Alpine and deuter.
The first factor to consider for your hiking backpack is capacity: for day trips, you should go for a backpack with a volume of 30 litres - Daysacks. While for hikes lasting several days, a backpack with a volume of 40 to 80 litres is ideal. A framed rucksack is preferable for carrying more than 10 kilos, while expandable backpacks, which enable you to adjust the pack’s capacity, are also available. Storage options should also be considered when choosing your backpack. Pockets and compartments will help you stow and organise your stuff, and don’t forget to take into account any accessories you’re used to bringing along too. Finally, make sure you don’t choose a model which is too heavy. Depending on what sort of terrain and activity you are taking on, you might want a backpack aimed more towards mountaineering or one that is better for expeditions.
Above all, a backpack has to be comfortable! It should’t restrict your movements, nor should the shoulder straps pull. Back length is also an essential factor when choosing a backpack. So to ensure it perfectly fits your physique, remember to measure your torso, back and hip size before referring to each manufacturer’s size chart.
Snowleader has a great selection of trail running backpacks and mountain biking backpacks too. These bags are specially designed to be more breathable and secure on your back, preventing them from moving so much during your activities. They are lightweight and the perfect size for all your trail running or MTB accessories.
We also have a range of kids backpacks, smaller in size and designed to fit the younger generation perfectly, so they too and get out and explore the hills and mountains. If your kids are still too small to carry their own weight, then check out our range of baby carrier backpacks, so even your youngest can get out and enjoy the family hiking trips as well.