Looking for your next backpack or lumbar pack? We have you covered. From lightweight daypacks to backpacks that will see you through a longer expedition or thru-hike.

Whether you are trekking across mountain ranges or just out for the afternoon on a day hike, you need something that’s tough, dependable and easy to use.

We have a wide range of options, from weatherproof and tough-wearing options to lighter, more casual options. 

Think about trip duration, weather conditions and size of your luggage load and try to meet these criteria first. From there, making the decision as to whether you'll require a lightweight option or a more sturdy option should be easy.

Looking for extras for your backpacks or lumbar packs? Head to our backpack accessories.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to wash a backpack

Below are instructions on how you can safely wash a backpack:

1. Check the label - Before you wash your bags, check the care label to see if it is safe for machine washing or requires hand washing or spot cleaning.

2. Empty the backpack - Ensure the back is empty. You should remove all of the contents in the bag. Check all of the pockets. Also, double-check if there are no electronic devices, such as lights, within the bag to avoid it from getting ruined.

3. Fill the sink or bathtub - Fill the sink or bathtub with warm water and gentle soap, such as a mild detergent or specialized backpack cleaner. Avoid using harsh chemicals like bleach, as they can damage the material.

4. Scrub the backpack - You can gently scrub the backpack with a soft brush or cloth, paying extra attention to any dirty or stained areas.

5. Rinse thoroughly - Rinse the backpack thoroughly with warm water to remove all soap and dirt.

6. Hang to dry - Hang the backpack to air dry, either by using a clothesline or by propping it up with towels. You can also let it dry from the sun, but you have to double-check that once dry, you can put it back indoors to avoid too much heat or getting wet from the rain, as it may damage the fabric and may cause discoloration. Also, avoid using a dryer, as high heat can damage the backpack's material.

7. Store properly - Once the backpack is dry, store it in a cool and dry place. Avoid storing it in direct sunlight, as this can cause fading or damage to the material.

These steps help clean your backpack thoroughly, prolong its lifespan, and keep its color and condition as long as possible. However, please take note that each backpack may require a different cleaning method, so make it a habit always to check the care label first.

What is backpacking

Backpacking is an outdoor recreational activity where people carry all their supplies, gear, and shelter into their backpacks and hike into the wilderness. It can be a day or multiple-day adventure. It is usually done in remote areas, camping overnight and carrying all the essential food and equipment.

Backpacking will allow a person to explore and enjoy nature, challenge themselves mentally, spiritually, and physically and escape any distraction of daily life.

Backpacking requires thorough planning, preparation, and an understanding of wilderness safety and ethics, but it can also provide a sense of freedom and adventure. Whether a weekend trip or a month-long journey, backpacking can be a fulfilling and enriching experience for those who enjoy the outdoors and the challenge of self-sufficiency.

What size backpack to use for travelling

Several factors are involved when you want to pick the correct backpack size, for example, the length of your trip, the type of travel, and the items you need to bring. Here are some guidelines to help you choose the correct size for you.

1. Daypacks - backpacks that are designed for short trips or day excursions. Daypacks have a capacity of 20-35 liters. It's a compact and lightweight backpack making it easier to maneuver or carry its user.
2. Weekend Trips - if you are going on a weekend trip, you will need a backpack with a 40-60 liters capacity. This bag size will allow you to carry all your essentials, clothes, personal items, and gear.
3. Extended Trips - for those trips longer than a weekend, you may need a backpack of 60-85 liters capacity. This bag size will help provide enough storage for all your essential items, clothes, food, and gear, such as your sleeping bag or camping equipment.
4. Multi-day backpacking - if you plan to go backpacking for several days, you will need a backpack with a capacity of 70 liters or more. This bag will give you enough space to bring your clothes, gear, food, water, and shelter.

The size of your backpack for camping should be based on what you need and the camping trip you are taking. This would ensure that your backpack is efficient, comfortable, and fits you well for a shorter or longer period.

How to pack a backpack for camping

Here are seven simple steps to help you pack a backpack so that you will be ready for camping:

1. Make a packing list: Before you start packing, list all the necessary items to bring, including clothing, camping gear, food, and personal items.

2. Pack the heavy items first: Try to pack the heaviest items, such as your tent, sleeping bag, and stove, at the bottom of your backpack, close to your back. This technique will help distribute the weight evenly and improve stability.

3. Fill the main compartment: Fill the main compartment with the rest of your gear by placing the heavier items at the bottom, and the lighter items are placed on top. Consider using compression sacks or stuff sacks to help keep your gear organized so that it will take up less space.

4. Use external pockets: The external pockets on your backpack allows you to store smaller items, such as your first-aid kit, headlamp, and water bottles. This makes accessing these items easier and helps keep the main compartment organized.

5. Pack clothing in stuff sacks: Use stuff sacks or compression sacks to save space and keep your gear organized when packing your clothes. You can also use clothing items, such as your jacket, as cushioning around fragile equipment.

6. Balance the weight: Make sure to balance the weight of your backpack evenly on both sides to help prevent discomfort and reduce the risk of potential injury.

7. Check the fit: Before setting out on your trip, check the fit of your backpack and adjust the straps as needed to ensure comfort and stability. By following these steps, you can ensure that your backpack is packed efficiently and comfortably for your camping trip. Remember to bring only the necessary items at home to minimize the weight of your backpack.

What is a lumbar pack?

A lumbar pack, or a waist pack, is a type of backpack designed to be worn around the waist or hips instead of wearing it on the back. Lumbar packs are generally smaller than traditional backpacks since they can only hold a capacity of 5-20 liters, which is ideal for day trips, hiking, or running. It can also supplement a larger backpack for carrying smaller items.

The design of lumbar packs allows easy access to your items, as the pack rests close to the body and can be accessed without any difficulties since it does not require you to take off the pack. They are also useful for keeping items close at hand and as a way to unload some weight from the shoulders. Some lumbar packs come with hydration systems, which allow the user to carry water in a bladder and drink through a straw.

In addition, lumbar packs are a convenient and versatile option for carrying essentials on outdoor adventures or for everyday use. They also come in various styles, materials, and sizes, making it easy to find one that suits your personal needs.