The best backpacks the ones that last the longest and stay in good condition no matter how much you abuse it have all the following characteristics that make them durable, long-lasting, and will protect your stuff from the rain. Dont get a backpack that doesnt check off all the boxes on this list.
While your pack does not need to be 100% waterproof (that is unless you are going on some long multi-day hike), make sure your bag is made out of a semi-waterproof material so everything doesnt get wet in a drizzle (most travel backpacks come with tarps you can put over them in case of a severe downpour). Moreover, make sure the material wont stay wet long and thereby get musty. I look for material that is thick but lightweight. Treated nylon fiber is really good. You should be able to pour a cup of water over it without the insides getting wet. Im not traveling a lot during torrential downpours or monsoons, but I have been caught in small rainstorms before, and because my backpack is made out of a good material, Ive never opened my bag to find wet clothes. Extra info : sports equipment online shopping at SportyOuta!
Hiking gear : It is a good idea to always have a hard shell jacket to protect you from the elements. A great all-round hardshell is the North Face Resolve Jacket.
In addition it is always worth carrying basic waterproof rain gear that you can quickly throw on should you encounter rain is a must when trekking. You can either get a rain suit top (with a hood) and bottom, or a poncho. We quite like the latter as they are easy to put on and often come with enough rear space to fit over your day pack or hiking rucksack. Make sure they are 100% waterproof, lightweight and store easily.
Backpacking Essentials : When buying a sleeping bag, decide which climates youll most often be camping in, and purchase a bag to suit your needs.
35 Degree bags tend to work great for most of the year, with a 20 degree or 0-degree bag for really cold weather.
Its hard to get away with just one sleeping bag if you want to backpack in all seasons.
On most trips I use the Mountain Hardware Lamina 35 Degree Bag.
If its really cold I use the Kelty Cosmic Down 0 Degree.
Hiking shoes : Low-cut models with flexible midsoles are excellent for day hiking. Some ultralight backpackers may even choose trail-running shoes for long-distance journeys. Materials impact a boots weight, breathability, durability and water resistance. Synthetics: Polyester, nylon and so-called “synthetic leather” are all commonly found in modern boots. They are lighter than leather, break in more quickly, dry faster and usually cost less. Downside: They may show wear sooner due to more stitching on the outside of the boot.
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