From carrying practice gear to scaling the mountain with everything on a traveler’s shoulders, sports backpacks organize and hold equipment safely and securely. Depending on the function and activity, packs come in a variety of styles so athletes can select the most appropriate pack for their sport.
Near the campground, nature trails offer many sights to see. Campers can observe wildlife while carrying their essentials with lightweight daypacks. Camping packs have a soft back and a frameless design, making them ideal for short trails. To prevent the load from thumping the lower back, waist belts keep the pack stable and comfortable.
For urban commuters and sport cyclists alike, biking packs are easy to wear on and off the bike. While biking, a pack sits on the biker’s lower back to create a lower center of gravity for more balance. The pack’s outside mesh pockets make reaching for water bottles easy. For long-distance bikers, hydration packs offer hands-free access to water from the reservoir.
While the slopes present all-day enjoyment for snowboarders, athletes need to be prepared for potential dangers on the slope. Snowboarding backpacks have an easily accessible compartment for avalanche gear. When going into the backcountry, a rear pocket holds skis or snowboards. The streamlined, narrow profile backpack design prevents interference when maneuvering down the slopes to guarantee an enjoyable time.
Outside of sports, backpacks can be used for other purposes such as carrying school supplies or packing clothes and essentials for a weekend trip. No matter the use, the right backpack should provide comfort and utility.
Fitting & Size
Backpack straps should be sturdy enough to hold 10 to 15 pounds and offer enough cushioning for shoulder support. Selecting the proper backpack depends on the user’s torso length. Suspension sizes vary from small to large so packs support a user’s lower back.
Backpack capacity options vary depending on the amount of gear. A pack with a 3,500 to 4,500 cubic inch range can be used for weekend trip while packs with a 5,500 to 7,000 cubic inch range can be used for week-long trips.