How to choose the right backpack for your day to day use
All backpacks may look similar at first glance, but in actuality. a backpack has a lot of functional differences from one another. To figure out which backpack is the right one for your day-to-day use. consider these four factors:
- Type of Activity: Think about what you will use the backpack for. This can determine the features that you will need in choosing the right backpack for you.
- Backpack Capacity: The size of the backpack you need depends on the length of your trip and how much weight or gear you plan to take with you.
- Backpack Features: To ensure that you are getting a backpack that meets all your day-to-day needs. you should be mindful of the many features that come with it.
- Backpack Fit: lt’s important that you choose the proper fit for your backpack. The length of your torso and your hip size is the most important fit factors in knowing your proper size. Also, make sure that the backpack fits you comfortably when its loaded.
1. Choosing a backpack by the type of activity
The type of activity will determine the type of backpack you need. Many backpacks are specially designed for specific uses and offer various features specific to that use. For example, choose a frameless or soft-backed and lightweight backpack if you are going to have a short day hiking; or a backpack that with many internal pockets and a compartment for a laptop or tablet for Daily commutes or business trips
Purevave backpack is made of ultra-lightweight, durable and water-repellent nylon material. With storage capacity that can compress contents for daily travel and with Ergonomic Shoulder Straps made for your comfortability.
2. Backpack Capacity
The capacity you need for your backpack varies greatly and the size of your backpack. Keep in mind that you need a bigger backpack for longer trips and a light backpack for shorter trips. If you're contemplating the size that you need for your backpack, picture the gear you will carry in your mind. Can the backpack fit all the gear that you need? And, does it provide enough space for your essentials. Generally, 15 to 30 liters is enough for one day hike, a light backpack with a capacity of 30 to 50 liters will be the right option for a weekend trip. A 50 to 80-liter capacity bag will suit a multi-day trip covering 3 to 5 days. For an extended trip, you may want to pick a bag with a capacity of more than 80 liters.
Purevave right-sized light backpack fits 16L storage capacity and compresses contents which means it's perfect for your daily travels.
3. Backpack FeaturesWhether you're planning to buy a travel backpack for multipurpose travel or a hiking daypack for functional activities, you should be aware of the variety of features that backpacks provide. There are many backpacks that are designed for specific uses and offer different features such as but not limited to:
- The number of compartments
- Good water-resistant material
- Comfortable Straps
3. Backpack FitA right backpack is not only that one can fit all of your gear, but also fit your size. To determine the right size of the backpack you need, measure your torso start from the hips to the base of the neck
The perfect backpack fit should offer:
- The size suitable for the length of your torso (not your total height)
- The comfortably tight grip on your hips.
- Some backpacks also offer waist belts and shoulder straps to modify the fit.Make sure to check if the backpack is sitting properly at the shoulders and hips and try to load your backpack when fitting
From extra small to large, the sizes fit a range of torso lengths. The sizes vary by gender and by the manufacturer. Make sure to check the product specs your backpack for the details of the size. When fitting a backpack, place the hip belt to a position that the top edge is one finger width above the top of your hips and see how the shoulder straps land on the back of your shoulders. If the straps wrap around more than a few inches down your back before they connect to the backpack. then it might be too short for you. If you notice a gap above your shoulders, the pack is likely too long for your torso.If you struggled in finding the right fit for your backpack, there are also backpacks that have an adjustable torso. Which is a good idea if you're sharing your travel backpack or hiking daypack with someone or you're buying it for someone else.