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How to Choose a Mountain Backpack

 
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Choose a Mountain Backpack
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Choosing a mountain backpack can be challenging if we do not have enough knowledge about hikingand hiking accessories. If we want to get the right backpack, it is essential that we choose the right frame and belt size. If you are a beginner in hiking and do not know how to choose a mountain backpack, read this OneHowTo article where we teach you how to do it.

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Steps to follow:
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The frame is the part of the backpack that transmits the load to the belt. That is why, if you want to get a good mountain backpack, it is essential that the frame has good rigidity. It can be made of different materials: carbon fibre, plastic etc...

How to Choose a Mountain Backpack - Step 1
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Another important detail is the material of the part of the backpack that touches your back. In order to avoid excessive sweating, when choosing a mountain backpack, check that the material is breathable and facilitates easy evaporation.

How to Choose a Mountain Backpack - Step 2
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Another aspect that we must look into when choosing a mountain backpack is its size. Many brands lack distinct sizes and sell single sizes that can be adapted to the length of the torso. It is precisely the length of your torso which will vary the size of your mountain backpack. To calculate the length of your torso, you must measure the distance between the base of your neck and your waist.

How to Choose a Mountain Backpack - Step 3
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The belt of the mountain backpack will be responsible for properly distributing the load you carry. A good belt must grasp well onto the sides of the hips and not let the weight fall down. Try on the belt and evaluate its quality when you choose your mountain backpack.

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For the physical structure of women it is better to carry the belt of the backpack above the hips, reducing the length of the torso which we have said is so important when choosing the size of the mountain backpack. Some brands have specific backpacks for women that comply with those features. Consider them if you are a woman and you need to choose a mountain backpack.

How to Choose a Mountain Backpack - Step 5
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Choosing a backpack is not easy, and you should defenetly not choose it considering price only. Remember that, similarly to shoes, choosing a good mountain backpack may help you avoid suffering from back and knee problems.

What you pack in your mountain backpack is equally important. Read our article on how to do it well.

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