The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Backpack - Tatooine Nomad

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Perfect Backpack

Are you in the market for a new backpack? If so, you're in luck! This is the ultimate guide to choosing the perfect backpack. We'll walk you through everything you need to know, from deciding what type of backpack is right for you to find the perfect fit. So whether you're going for one day hike or a long trek, we have just the backpack for you!

Trip Length and Group Size

The first question to ask yourself is: what type of backpack do I need? There are many different types out there, from day packs to overnight bags and everything in between. If you're planning on going camping then you'll want a larger pack that can hold all your gear and supplies while still being comfortable enough to carry around with ease.

The next thing you'll want to consider is the size of your group. How many people are going on the trip? For example A family of four could use three large backpacks while two small ones would suffice for two children who won't need as much space since they're not carrying anything heavy themselves! The same goes if there's only one adult.

This table should help you decide the right capacity based on your trip length. 




Less than 20L

All Day

20L to 39L 

1 to 3 days

40L to 56L

3 to 5 days

60L to 80L

+ 5 days

+ 80L


What type of Gear? and How do I pack?

The second question to ask yourself is: how do I pack my backpack? Do you want everything in one main compartment with smaller pockets on the outside for easy access, or would prefer an open-top bag that lets air flow through while keeping things organized inside? What about those who like their items separated and divided into different sections so they can easily find what they need without having to search through everything? There are no right or wrong answers, it's all about personal preference.

Special Features

Once you've decided what type of backpack and how much gear you'll need, it's time to start looking at features. What is important to you? Do you need a water bottle holder or special compartments for your sleeping bag and tent? How about a built-in rain cover in case of sudden showers? Something that converts into a daypack for shorter trips? Make a list of the features you want and then start comparing different backpacks to find the one that has everything you need and more.

Examples of some common features

  • Ventilating Mesh
  • Adjustable Tosro Harness
  • Adjustable Hipbelt
  • Stretch MESH
  • Front and Side Pocket
  • Rain Cover
  • Lower separated compartment
  • Zipped Hipbelt Pocket
  • Trekking Pole attachment

Is It used for a secondary activity?

Another thing to consider before buying your pack is whether or not you'll be doing any other activities while on the trip. For example, if you're just going for an overnight hike then a daypack will probably do fine but if you plan on mountain biking or Sking too then it might make sense to get something that can carry both types of gear in addition.

Some backpacks have a child-carrying system. If you have children, it's important to get a backpack with an easy access compartment for their things. This way when they need something quickly like snacks or drinks during breaks from hiking up steep hillsides; the parent won't have trouble finding what he/she needs without having to take off all his/her clothes first!

The price factor

Most of the time people think that if they spend more money on something, it will last longer but this isn't always true when buying backpacks! There are some cheap ones out there which can hold up just as well over long periods of use compared to those that cost hundreds of dollars or even thousands of dollars (if you're going big).

In some cases, it's not necessarily about how much money you're spending but rather what kind of materials are used in the manufacturing process. For example, cheaper backpacks may be made with inferior material which won't hold up over time while others use high-quality fabric that won't tear easily even after years worth of wear and tear.

So, what's the bottom line? The truth is that there isn't one specific backpack that will be perfect for everyone. It all depends on your individual needs and preferences! With so many different options available on the market, take your time to do some research, ask around for advice and test out a few backpacks before you make any final decisions.


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