Whether you’re taking a 1 month holiday to Mexico or taking a year off to explore Europe or Asia, you’re going to need the right hiking rucksack. But how do you know which one is right for your needs? Here we’re going to go over how you can choose the right size, shape and type of rucksack to get the job done. Let’s get started!
Know Your Sizes
I don’t care what anyone says, size is the determining factor for any rucksack you buy. Rucksacks, Backpacks and Daypacks are measured a little strangely, capacity is measured in litters. One of the best rucksacks is the Caribee Trail Daypack.
Daypacks are pretty small rucksacks with enough room for snacks and some clothing. If you’re literally taking a daytrip, they’ll work for you and your gear. These generally range between 10L to 35L in capacity; visualize that many fizzy drink bottles in a bag and you know how much room you have! Like mentioned above, the Caribee Trail Daypack falls into this category.
Medium Range Rucksacks:
There are two types of packs that will run in this range – Alpine hiking rucksacks and Lightweight Backpack packs. Alpine packs are the smaller of the two, and are good for weekend to week long trips. These will be softer but will end up a little ragged if you pack too much into them. They’ll go from 35L to 75L, giving you plenty of room to take everything you need on the road with you.
Large Range Rucksacks:
Trail rucksacks, expedition and travel packs give you a big space to take everything you need with you, but with a heavy-duty durable frame that will make you a more respectable traveler. These will range from 75L and above 100L; they can be compared more to luggage on a frame that you can carry on your back or on the top of your car. You’ll know that you’re dealing with a large range hiking rucksack when you can feel the frame that bares a larger load.
Get the Right Fit
Getting the right fit for your Hiking rucksack is important; if you can try it out before you buy it you’ll know if you can carry it day in, day out. You’ll want shoulder straps that are broad, but not so broad they dig into your arms. If you’re slight in stature, you don’t want to get a lightweight backpack that will go from the top of your head to the backs of your knees. The Caribee Trail Daypack fits all these, but be sure to explore your options.
If you can’t try out the rucksack in person, check out reviews; has a short or tall person used this with or without problems? Is the lightweight backpack durable, or does it fall apart if the weight’s not distributed evenly? Can you set it on the ground or use it as a pillow/seat if need be? See if it has a hip belt to keep the weight distributed evenly. The more straps the better the balance will be; but no matter what, you want to make sure you get the right size rucksack and the right fit.
The Gadget Show selected the Caribee Trail Lightweight Backpack as it’s top choice for a lightweight rucksack for hiking and general use. The right rucksack will make your next holiday or lightweight backpacking adventure more fun, easier and a lot more comfortable.
Beauty, style and substance are key requirements for any reputable fashionista. In 2012 Caribee has taken the lead to create a material that would not only look good on the catwalks of Milan, but also the beaches at Bondi. Caribee introduces the limited edition Signature range that is available on selected styles across the 2012 range. This new series allows Caribee customers the ability to further express their chic personality and vibrant flair through their use of our latest backpacks and travel bags with this stylish new material.
Developed in conjunction with our international design team and combined with our already legendary Caribee backpacks & travel luggage, Caribee’s Signature range makes the ultimate impression in any situation. Combined with our new 2012 colour palette, you can mix and match your Caribee portfolio to suit mood and destination.
Many of the Caribee backpacks have been given the Signature treatment in 2012 and don’t forget to match your new limited edition pack with the popular Centurion Plus travel bags that also have the Signature Edition treatment to complete your new look.
Check out the Caribee Hot Shot Small Daypack Signature Edition. If you don’t want to carry a lot of gear around with you the Hot Shot mini backpack is the answer. Need to go larger, what about the Force 12 Small Lightweight Daypack Signature Edition. Or even bigger with the Blizzard Light Weight Backpack signature print edition. There’s even an Exec Laptop Backpack signature edition in case you need to look great while on business.
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