Summer is well underway and that means just one thing for outdoor enthusiasts: it's time to go camping! Once summer comes, many outdoor adventurers would rather spend most nights sleeping outside in a tent than in a proper bed, due to the sense of adventure and freedom it gives them.
So, first thing's first when you decide to go camping; you need the right gear. Without the right equipment, camping can be a miserable and unsafe experience, so it is best to be like the Scouts and always be prepared.
A tent is one of the most important things you need for a good camping trip, but there are other essential pieces of gear that will make your camping experience easier and a lot more fun. In this piece we're going to advise you on choosing the right camping backpack.
A camping backpack will act as the foundation of your trip, especially if you are combining hiking and camping and can't just pull up in the car to your campsite. It will carry your gear and quite possibly your tent so you need to make sure that it is strong and reliable in order to do this.
Comfort is extremely important when it comes to camping backpacks or overnight hike backpacks. You will want one with padded straps and extra support straps around the waist to distribute the weight evenly. If you choose a low quality backpack with thin straps, it will dig into your shoulders, as that will be the only place on your body that is carrying the weight. This can lead to soreness and irritation and sometimes cuts. There is also a risk of the backpack breaking if it is low quality, as it will not be able to handle the weight of your gear.
Another thing to consider when choosing the right camping backpack is to get one that is designed well with plenty of different compartments. The right camping backpack will have different pockets so you can reach different things easily. It will have features like a sleeping bag compartment, water bottle pocket and many others. It will also be made of fabric that is breathable at the back but also have a water resistant shell. You will find this in brands that truly understand the outdoor lifestyle and will design pieces to go along with it.