Comprehensive hiking backpack guide
Choosing a reliable hiking backpack might not be that straight foreword. Essentially you are carrying your house for the next few days on your back. You rely on it to keep your equipment and food safe and dry.
You also rely on its ergonomics not to damage your shoulders and lower back. A proper fit to your torso length is essential.
A good tent, a warm down sleeping bag and comfortable hiking boots might be the three most important items you don’t want to skimp on. But I would add a good backpack to that line up because that is what is going to hold all your gear. And you need your backpack to be reliable because of that.