Choosing a holiday destination, booking flights, buying travel insurance and having accommodation all arranged and ready to go can be an amazing feeling. Now for the planning, yes the dreaded organisation that comes with realising that you actually need to have some idea of all the things you need to take. Most people pack the night before, we’ve all been there. The question is, what do you pack your stuff into? If you’re an intrepid traveller, itching to get out on the open road and explore different cultures, then one of your biggest considerations will be a backpack. What do you need? And how do you choose the right one?
The most important thing you need to do is identify your specific activity, think about what environment you will be in and how long you’ll be there - that will dictate what sort of pack you’ll need.
There are three standard types of trekking packs to choose from:
Hydration packs are an excellent solution for staying hydrated when you’re out travelling. Keeping your fluids up is the best way to stay energised and ready to tackle the adventures you have planned for your holiday.
Multi-day packs are perfectly suited for longer treks and also come in an assortment of sizes. Packs are commonly measured in litres - with standard day packs often coming in around the 15-20L range. Multi-Day packs can be anywhere from 40L to as much as a whopping 100L for extended treks. These are an excellent choice for hiking trips where you need to be self-sufficient and carry a lot of gear.
At the end of the day, with flights, travel insurance and the perfect backpack - you’re perfectly positioned to enjoy your travels!