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Hiking Shoes vs. Hiking Boots: Which are the Best?

By Thomas

Hiking boots are the larger, heavier, more dedicated option available to most outdoor enthusiasts, yet they are not always practical. With hiking shoes becoming more and more advanced in their engineering and design, their performance often rivals that of top-end professional boots. This being said, hiking boots are the better option for anyone who hikes […]

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How Tight Should Hiking Boots Be?

By Thomas

If you are an ardent and adventure loving hiker, I am sure you will agree with me when I say that a pair of hiking boots are pretty much the most important and the most crucial hiking gear that you will ever invest in. They have the potential to literally make or break a hiking […]

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How to Pack an External Frame Backpack: Some Tips

By Thomas

Depending on what type of activity you’re going to do, you can pack your external frame pack accordingly. Some people think that just throwing their possessions into their pack unorganized is the simplest method, but the truth is that this can be bad on their body and also cause the backpacking experience to be poor. […]

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Difference Between Internal and External Frame Packs

By Thomas

Over the last few decades, many modifications to bags and backpack designs have been made. They all use to have the same structure and were made from similar materials. But, with the increasing demand for backpacks and bags in various styles to accommodate different lifestyles, they have since then changed for us to now have […]

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Hiking Backpack Airline Carry On

By Thomas

While TSA (and similar authorities) have their own regulations for what they will allow through airport security, every airline carrier will also have their own policies in place. Some airlines will allow backpack sizes of up to 50L as carry on, while others will draw the line at 45L, or even 40L.

In this article, we’ll be covering some basic information that should help you figure out if your backpack will have to be checked in, or if you’ll be safe to take it with you as part of your carry-on luggage.

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How Big Is a 40 Liter Backpack?

By Thomas

Relax and take a deep breath. We’re here to help you sort it all out. While there’s a wide range of available hiking backpack sizes and volumes, for most people, a bag with a volume between 30L and 40L will be more than adequate for the majority of your hiking needs.

We personally prefer to use 40L hiking backpacks, for reasons which we will be explaining in this post. Keep reading to find out why it might also be the ideal size for you as well.

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How to Measure Backpack Dimensions

By Thomas

Nearly everyone has owned or will own a backpack at some point in their life. Whether your first backpack was bought when you started school or for some other purpose, just about everyone knows how useful they can be for carrying your personal belongings.

However, despite the fact that most of us have been using them for years, it’s surprisingly common for a lot of people to have no idea how to properly measure backpack dimensions.

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How to Pack a Hiking Backpack

By Thomas

You could certainly just Google for images that show how to pack a hiking backpack with diagrams. However, not all hiking backpacks are made the same.

With that in mind, we can provide you with a few general guidelines that will help you to properly pack your bag.