How to Pick the Right Backpack?
From designer brands that give out limited-edition backpacks that only the ultra-rich can afford or get to lay their hands on to the ones found in your nearby store, backpacks are one of the accessories that can make or break the look that you are trying to achieve. This is the reason why there are some many different styles available in so many different materials. From waterproof bum-bags to translucent limited-edition bags from brands like Louis Vuitton here are some of the best ways to pair and match the backpack lying in your closet.
Where Do You Intend to Use It?
Backpacks come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from ones that are light and meant to hold a thing or two to large bags that have a volume anywhere from 30 to 90 litres that are built for trekking and camping and can house a wide range of things. This is why before you start delving into the world of backpacks you first need to be sure of what purpose you wish to fulfil with the backpack. If you want something that you wish to use every day, you need to go for something that is made of a material that can withstand wear on a day-to-day basis. Then comes backpacks that you use every once in a while, for instance, a trekking backpack for when you take the yearly bike ride to the mountains or a bum-bag for the beach strolls where you wish to be as free as the waves.
The colour is something that you should take into account, try going for a colour that matches 80 to 90% of the clothes in your wardrobe. This is because unlike having a wardrobe full of clothes most people have very few backpacks usually one or two and these have to be paired with the rest of the wardrobe. Going for colours like black and navy blue keeps you in the safe zone as these colours go well with almost every shade that you might have.
When you have a clear idea of the purpose that you will be fulfilling with the backpack you will have a good idea of the size that you should be looking for. When going for daypacks you would want something that is neither too big nor too small, when going for a camping backpack you will want to go for the highest volume that you can probably get ensuring that nothing gets left out when you pack for the trip. Put the backpack on and walk around to get a feel of what it will be like when you have it loaded and the comfort that it will be offering you.
*A pro tip: always test your gear on short trips before you indulge in adventures that last more than a couple of nights, doing this will let you know how far you can push the limits of your gear before really putting them to the test.