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wbmkk

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Re: What size back pack for wild camping
« Reply #15 on: 16:35:32, 23/03/21 »

if you a new to backpacking, perhaps start with a cheap pack, then if you like the hobby or gain more experience, you can go for a better bag


This 65 litre bag is under £15

https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15905046/hi-gear-nepal-65-rucksack-15905046

richardh1905

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Re: What size back pack for wild camping
« Reply #16 on: 17:49:59, 23/03/21 »
Good grief, that is cheap!
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Re: What size back pack for wild camping
« Reply #17 on: 19:11:19, 23/03/21 »
Good grief, that is cheap!

Cheap, yes. A bargain, maybe not as much as it appers.

AFAIK, Hi-Gear is a budget own-brand / exclusive of Go Outdoors. So GO can offer this price as a loss leader to drum up trade. The 'but' is that the price will be reflected in the design, quality and durability.
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Re: What size back pack for wild camping
« Reply #18 on: 19:20:18, 23/03/21 »
I am a believer in you get what you pay for although there is the odd exception to the rule.


I am sold on the Osprey Talon just want the shops to open to go and try one and have a look at the size.




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Re: What size back pack for wild camping
« Reply #19 on: 20:28:41, 23/03/21 »
Cheap, yes. A bargain, maybe not as much as it appers.

AFAIK, Hi-Gear is a budget own-brand / exclusive of Go Outdoors. So GO can offer this price as a loss leader to drum up trade. The 'but' is that the price will be reflected in the design, quality and durability.
Absolutely. At that price I would suspect that it is clearance stock.
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Re: What size back pack for wild camping
« Reply #20 on: 08:04:10, 24/03/21 »
I've a 55l Osprey that I use for camping. I can carry most things for a few days for myself and my son. On a 4 day trip (2 nights camping), on the journey there his rucksack was hurting so I ended up carrying everything but his sleeping bags and his crocs.


Definitely make sure you try a rucksack on first. I tried a Bergaus one but the lid hit the back of my head. Can you imagine how annoying that would be on a hike?

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Re: What size back pack for wild camping
« Reply #21 on: 08:23:51, 24/03/21 »
The lid hitting your head really would be annoying on a four day hike. I think I would end up cutting the lid off.

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Re: What size back pack for wild camping
« Reply #22 on: 09:44:27, 24/03/21 »
I've been looking online at the Osprey Rook 50 and Rook 65, as my son has just ordered the  65 - rather puzzlingly, they quote a weight of 1.6kg for each. Now whilst I don't believe for a minute that they weigh exactly the same (the weights have obviously been rounded to the nearest 100g), it does emphasise that there is a minimal weight penalty in going for a slightly larger pack.
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Re: What size back pack for wild camping
« Reply #23 on: 09:51:13, 24/03/21 »
As an aside, one thing that I would insist upon in a new backpack is a zipped hip belt pocket for a phone or camera, such a nuisance having to take my pack off to take a photo.
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Re: What size back pack for wild camping
« Reply #24 on: 10:00:55, 24/03/21 »
As an aside, one thing that I would insist upon in a new backpack is a zipped hip belt pocket for a phone or camera, such a nuisance having to take my pack off to take a photo.


Thatís a good point about access nothing worse than having to take a rucksack on and off repeatedly.

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Re: What size back pack for wild camping
« Reply #25 on: 10:01:17, 24/03/21 »
As an aside, one thing that I would insist upon in a new backpack is a zipped hip belt pocket for a phone or camera, such a nuisance having to take my pack off
to take a photo.

I use a Satmap pouch permanently attached to my hip belt for that very purpose. I found it a bit too tight for the Satmap, so I use it only for my phone...


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Re: What size back pack for wild camping
« Reply #26 on: 12:01:20, 24/03/21 »
Does anyone still use a chest rucksack, just secures to the front shoulder straps. I used to own one (4L size) and it was very useful and had a map pocket but it was not waterproof so I stopped taking it with me. I think it was made by OEM?

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Re: What size back pack for wild camping
« Reply #27 on: 12:23:35, 24/03/21 »
Yes I use an OEM chest pack.

It was not brilliant on the waterproof front. So I dipped it into some fabsil gold and it certainly is now.

I tend to be a great believer in that product, simply because it does the job.
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Re: What size back pack for wild camping
« Reply #28 on: 15:52:24, 24/03/21 »
I use a Satmap pouch permanently attached to my hip belt for that very purpose.


Yes, I use something similar on my dog walking belt. Great for poo bags and the phone - in separate compartments, of course!
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Re: What size back pack for wild camping
« Reply #29 on: 17:47:22, 24/03/21 »
As an aside, one thing that I would insist upon in a new backpack is a zipped hip belt pocket for a phone or camera, such a nuisance having to take my pack off to take a photo.


The other 'must have' for me is an ice axe/walking pole loop or loops.
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