When it comes to choosing a multiday backpack, forget about pockets, zippers, ventilation, access panels, materials, color, and any other number of design elements. Focus instead on the single most important feature: a good fit. Sizing up and adjusting a pack for a proper fit isn’t difficult, yet it may be one of the most crucial gear skills you’ll ever learn. Here’s what you need to know to prevent a poorly fitting pack from turning your next hike into a miserable slog….
This column originally appeared in the May/June edition of AMC Outdoors. You can read the entire story here.
Photo by Ryan Smith.
Labels: Backpacking, Backpacks, Hiking