Packing your backpack properly
There is a difference between packing a pack for a hiking trip and for a skiing trip. Here are some smart tips from and advice Bergans.com about how to pack your pack correctly, paying particular attention to the distribution of weight.
Concentrate first on the five heaviest items on your equipment list. If you are walking, pack the heavy things in the middle and towards the top of the backpack, in the section that is right next to your back.
If, on the other hand, you are going skiing, it is smart to place the weight low and towards the back. It is also important to balance the weight in order to prevent the backpack from being too heavy at the top, rear or sides. Several Bergans models offer an opportunity for dividing the main compartment and/or an extra large opening at the front.
How much can the backpack weigh?
The weight you can carry on your back varies a lot from one person to another, but a rule of thumb is 1/4 of your own weight on longer hikes and 1/3 of your own weight for those who are well-trained and used to backpacking. Also remember that it can be smart to undertake a test hike with a fully packed backpack before you go on a long hike.
Whether you are planning a daytrip to the mountains, a weekend away or longer expeditions, it is important to choose the right carrying system to have a comfortable backpack. Bergans has a wide range of rucksacks to suit various requirements.Read more