Backpacking Gear | Trekking Gear | Hiking Gear
I realize that stealing is (supposedly) a sin but do yourselves a favor and make an exception for this and damn near any Osprey pack. I day hike often with my two sons and we…
- Timothy, 03/20/10
I won't lie, I just got my pack in the mail yesterday. But upon opening the packaging, I threw in my gear and went off to a hike. The pack is extremely well made with many dif…
- Erin, 09/25/11
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
This pack is great! I was sick of day packs that have flimsy harnesses. The Sirrus has a really comfortable harness, no more bruised hip bones! The pack is just the right size…
- Laurel, 05/25/11
This is the best daypack I've every worn. I wanted to try the Sirrus 24, but was thinking it was going to be too small. I was pleasantly surprised at how much space is insid…
- Sandy, 10/14/11
This is a well made, very user friendly daypack. I have used this pack numerous times and I am pretty happy with it. The ventilation is awesome. The pack is very comfortable.…
- Rick, 12/04/11
Hiked with a person once who complained about the 24 so I decided to go with the 26 and it's perfect. It fits anything i need and the arched back keeps my back from sweating l…
- Jared, 11/08/10
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.