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043-How to choose and fit a Backpack

Show notes

After footwear, the backpack is one of the most crucial pieces of equipment most outdoor enthusiasts will own. I mean you can’t even discuss hiking without talking about a backpack. Choosing the correct backpack to suit your needs is just one half of the equation. You also need to make sure that your pack is fitted correctly. This podcast episode discusses considerations for choosing an appropriate pack and outlines the correct fitting process.

The written version of this podcast is contained in the following two articles:

Choosing a Backpack

How to fit a Backpack  (with images)

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