The choice of a travel backpack is a difficult task due to the wide variety of models, brands and existing types. But you always have to think well what you want to buy because, as in so many other things, what cheap is expensive and the most expensive does not have to be the best and most suitable for final use that we’re going to give.
On the other hand, once bought a backpack, it is not always used in the right way, and as a result, inconvenient and painful lesions may be favoured.
Know what you buy and know how to use correctly the acquired is therefore essential to.
What to keep in mind when choosing a backpack?
Within the wide range of existing backpacks, there are two fundamental characteristics on which to pay attention when choosing: the volume and the armature or frame, according to handbagpicks.
The volume of a backpack refers to inside of the same capacity and usually refers in liters. More more litres capacity and size. Usually the indication of the volume is usually displayed on the outside of the backpack. Your choice is important, since the capacity must be appropriate to the type of trip.
The armature or frame refers to the structure built to the backpack to give stability and increase the fixation to the body, improving convenience to transport it. It usually consists of aluminum or plastic materials, in order to make the structure as light as possible.
Not all backpacks are equipped with armor, though the majority itself, and its structure can be fixed or mobile. Being preferable to this second because it allows the user a more personalized fit.
Armor is complemented with different belts and straps to adjust the load to the back, waist, chest and shoulders. Increased width of these fasteners greater stability, and also a greater cushioning of the same comfort.
In terms of construction materials , they increasingly incorporate more waterproof and abrasion-resistant fabrics. The most common being Nylon, PVC, and famous sanity.
Last, but not least, it should be emphasized that backpacks have size and sex. Thus during the election should check what size best fit our complexion and body structure, starting from the idea that design is conditional depending on whether the user is male or female, incorporating adjustment systems designed specifically for each sex. But will not be just to ask, also need to try to see how to conform to the body and the level of comfort when it already that, like that with footwear, if he is not made the right choice will have pulled money and put into play the health.
How to load a backpack?
Load depends on the type and duration of the journey to make, but it is advisable that this never exceed the Maximum weight 12 Kg (including the weight of the backpack itself), for what would be enough a volume of between 50 and 60 liters maximum.
To find out the weight of the backpack once filled in a simple way, a simple way to do it may be using the typical home scale. Step on the scale with and without the backpack (on the chest) and then subtract the difference in weights will give us a good approximation of the weight being carried. This can also be very useful to not exceed the weight of baggage in the cabin on flights low cost.
But you must always carry your essential to not carry unnecessary weight. Surely in the first thing that you think to bring you over more than one half.
We must encourage that load is distributed evenly, favoring transportation effort to stand on legs mostly and not so much upon the back. Heavier baggage must go the more glued to the body as possible and toward the bottom of the backpack.
Seek does not carry things heavy out of the backpack and less subject in the outer upper part, that favors the instability, and that the back suffered unnecessary efforts.
The armature or frame must be adjusted so that the base of the backpack is directly to the waist.
Do not abuse the external pockets. Carry in them the most essential and most frequently used (e.g.: first aid kit, documentation,…), non-fragile and always favouring the compensation of loads.
Use straps and belts properly, so the backpack go well supported on the shoulders, back, chest and waist. Avoid the use of any of the settings will cause the imbalance of weight and overload in other parts of the body.
Use plastic bags to store and classify the luggage, this all it will be more orderly, saves time to empty and fill the backpack and protects the content of moisture and odors.
What you can not miss in a backpack?
- The documentation required for the trip.
- A travel kit.
- A small flashlight.
- Paper and pen.
- A roll of toilet paper (never know when may need you and you’ll always be thankful to have it when you need it).
- Plastic bags (to store, classify and protect the luggage).
- A small bag (to carry the basics when the large backpack is left safe for visits within the trip)
- Waterproof backpack (if the acquiree has it and is expected to be exposed to heavy rain)