When preparing to enter the pit outdoors, the first piece of equipment many people buy is a backpack, for old drivers they have a wealth of hiking experience, know how big they need a backpack, but for newcomers, have little experience, so generally try to choose a larger backpack, here is a reminder, for inexperienced newcomers, even if you are given the largest backpack, sometimes are not necessarily able to fit your list of Equipment, you need to be trade-offs, throwing away things that are useless on the road.
Because we all have different heights and physical strength, so the backpack doesn't have to be too big, nor too small, just suitable. Moreover, the bigger the capacity of the backpack, the more and heavier the designer has to consider when designing it, so high capacity backpacks will use thicker fabrics and more complex backpacking systems, all these small changes will make the high capacity backpack itself heavier, the whole backpack hasn't been loaded with The entire backpack is not yet loaded with anything, the weight of the backpack itself is already several pounds, even several kilograms, and this weight is not to eat, not to drink, we have to carry down the whole process.
Why now a lot of outdoor equipment are saying that their products are aerospace material, in fact, it means that its stuff is not only high quality, but also light, and light this attribute has conquered a lot of outdoor enthusiasts, because senior outdoor enthusiasts will pursue lighter equipment. So no matter what, we should make our own equipment lighter.
In fact, reduce the equipment is not only the backpack this one, there are tents, sleeping bags and so on, is because we carry too much, too heavy, so large backpacks are generally designed separately backpack system, and the backpack system itself is very heavy, if we carry the equipment itself is very light, then there is no need for any backpack system, but also to reduce the weight of a lot of equipment.
At present, climbing equipment is changing day by day, before, 60-70L large backpack, its own weight is basically around 2.5-3 kg, and now 50-60L backpack self-weight many have been able to do 1.5 kg weight, for long-term hiking or mountaineering, these weight itself is a great burden, so, when we choose a backpack, we should not only look at the appearance of the backpack, function, car The stitching, etc., but also the weight of the backpack itself.
If the backpack is good or not, the main thing to look at is whether the size of the backpack system is chosen correctly. The good thing is, most backpacks nowadays have adjustable backpack system sizes, mainly divided into S, R, L, etc. New backpacks must be adjusted in size first before going out.
There are also a lot of lightweight backpacks available today, in fact the design of these backpacks is relatively simple, they will simplify the backpack system, the simplified backpack system only leaves two shoulder straps and a waist belt, so you must pay great attention to the backpack packing skills, in addition to the following rules.
1, try to pack according to the manufacturer's labeled weight.
2, Do not fill the backpack hard.
3、Avoid putting in things that are too hard, so as not to pierce the backpack fabric.
4、Newer lightweight backpack fabrics are thinner. To protect your backpack when using it, please try to use a backpack cover to protect it from being scratched.
5、Avoid rubbing the backpack for a long time.
Finally, some more suggestions for backpack transformation, if you feel your old backpack is very heavy, then you can completely lighten the backpack yourself, remember the movie "Mars Rescue" there is a clip of Mark in Mars in a rocket to fly space, but the rocket is too heavy, so experts let it remove the rocket, only a frame, just like a convertible car. We can also follow suit, the first thing that can be removed from the backpack is the top cover, this thing is not very useful in practice, just to take something convenient, and now many manufacturers have removed this thing. There are also some unwanted straps that can be cut off, in short, you look at the cut, you remove a little more, the backpack can be lighter, a one-time reduction of 1-2 pounds is no problem.