Backpacks for Backpacking Hillsboro OR

Backpacking backpacks come in an assortment of sizes, shapes, frame designs, colors, and materials to fit your lifestyle.

Take Shape for Life - Philip Mandel
(503) 887-0889
6135 SW Erickson Avenue
Bearverton, OR
 
YWCA of Greater Portland
(503) 294-7400
1111 SW 10th Avenue
Portland, OR
 
Kayak Tillamook County, LLC
(503) 866-4808
PO Box 9132
Portland, OR
 
LA Fitness
(503) 228-2626
1115 NW 14th Ave
Portland, OR
 
Genesis Sports Nutrition LLC
(503) 387-3630
6018 SE Crown Court
Milwaukie, OR
 
RiverPlace Athletic Club
(503) 221-1212
0150 S.W. Montgomery
Portland, OR
 
Multnomah Athletic Club
(503) 223-6251
1849 SW Salmon Street
Portland, OR
 
Portland Parks & Recreation
(503) 823-2223
1120 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR
 
Grieg Lodge at Norse Hall
(503) 236-3401
111 NE 11th Street
Portland, OR
 
Pacific Northwest Outfitters
(503) 381-9466
11327 SE Quail Run Dr.
Happy Valley, OR
 

Backpacks for Backpacking

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Backpacking Backpacks

For short journeys or multi-day excursions

Backpacking covers a wide range of activities - such as hiking, trekking, camping, and mountaineering - because of this you’ll find there are many types of backpacks on the market to accommodate various outdoor activities. Some climbers may prefer to use specialized backpacks such as alpine packs ; while adventurers on long treks may use expedition packs . However, most casual backpackers use a general type of pack known as a backpacking backpack.

Backpacking backpacks come in an assortment of sizes, shapes, frame designs, colors, and materials. The type of backpacking backpack that will appeal to you will depend on how, where and when you’re going to use it.

The main thing is to get a backpack that’s big enough to carry all of your gear, clothes and personal items, etc. Backpacking backpacks may have several smaller pockets and compartments or they may only have one or two larger storage areas. Stuff sacks and mesh bags are used to help you organize your smaller items inside big compartments.

Some of these backpacks will have map storage pockets and water bottle pockets. Most of them are also compatible with water hydration systems - which allow you to fill an internal bladder with water and suck it out of a tube while you’re traveling. Some backpacks also have safety whistles, ice axe loops and haul loops.

Most backpacking packs are made out of lightweight materials - such as some form of nylon - and a lot of them are reinforced to fight off abrasions and may also be coated for water resistance. However, a rain cover is a good idea to make sure the pack stays dry. Backpacking backpacks are often made more for comfort than other models - such as alpine packs - and you’ll find they have padded shoulder straps and waist belts. Many packs also have some kind of mesh or foam panel that rests near the middle of your back for comfort. Some may also be ventilated.

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