Backpacking Gear | Trekking Gear | Hiking Gear
I bought the Variant 37 and it has impressed me so I bought the Variant 52 for larger hauls.
I highly recommend Osprey packs over MEC (Canadian REI) packs and they are jus…
- Peter, 06/25/13
NEVE HAVE I EVER OWNED A MORE COMFORTABLE FITTING PACK , I ACTUALLY BOUT MY PACK ON EBAY FOR 60 BUCKS MORE FOR THE PRICE MOOSEJAW OFFERS, SO THIS HERE IS AWESOME PRICE THE PAC…
- SEAN, 10/24/10
I used this pack everyday for a week straight during my vacation trip to Florida in the summer of 2013. We went to Disney World, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and S…
- Eric, 02/17/14
Got this pack for day trips up the mountains. This pack has plenty of room for everything needed. Extra bonus is the hydro pack. Now I don't have to carry bottles of water wit…
- Lyn, 01/04/15
I bought this to put my climbing gear to take to the gym instead of using a regular backpack-works great, its the perfect size I need, nothing too big, not too small. I reall…
- laureen, 04/11/12
The Shot pack is a great lightweight small sized bullet backpack! Perfect size for carrying a water bottle or two, snacks, a sweater/rain layer and your handy dandy guide book…
- Michael, 02/16/12
I bought this pack to use for one or two day ultralight backwoods camping. I have to say that I'm impressed with it so far considering the price. The waist belt sometimes sl…
- Oscar, 04/26/13
Pros: Very versatile, can fit more than it would seem, nice fit, side packets provide easy access to items, better than many more expensive packs
Cons: removable hip belt w…
- Tesia, 10/18/13
The guy who sits across from me is way cooler than I am, and a total BA, so I had to ask him about all this stuff. He might have lied to me just to make me look dumb. So this is either all true, or none of it is true. So, don't look any of it up.
So, according to this guy people do this thing where they put a bunch of stuff in a bag, put the bag on their back, and walk around for like a couple days or a week or whatever. People call this backpacking. So, anyway, this guy gave me the whole rundown on this whole backpacking thing, and all the gear he likes to take when he goes backpacking.
So this guy says the first thing you need is a pack: the right size pack. Check out a big day hike backpack for a fast and light overnight trip. Multi-day backpacks are the best for when you're taking a little more gear on an overnighter or you're hitting the trails for two to four days. You'll need room for your tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and all your accessories like your stove and some grub. But you want to make sure you're not over packing, because you're gonna have to, you know, carry it. Crazy, huh?
So anyway, we've got tons of backpacking gear, and you should probably wander around and check it out. While you're at it, check out the Moosejaw Companion. That BA I was talking about earlier put together a whole bunch of kits for backpacking, broken down by the length of trip you take. He's really so much cooler than I am.