A backpack manufacturer list is just what you need if you're In the market for a hiking pack.
You also need information on how to buy backpacks without overspending or making a mistake.
You are probably wondering:
An even better question for females: Which backpack brands are getting the fit right for women hikers?
This backpack brand list was put together for two reasons:
Quite literally, let's call out the names of the most popular, and most reliable backpack makers.
In alphabetical order, the brands I trust to make great packs that perform year after year in all sorts of conditions, are:
How do I know which brands to give high marks?
BecauseI've purchased packs from these companies, and have quite literally over-used the packs to the point the straps disintegrated or the stitching finally gave up: years upon seasons upon weather events full of usage.
Brands I've never used, but which receive high marks in gear reviews, are
I'm open minded about trying these packs, but haven't had the opportunity, or need, to buy much outdoor gear from them.
Side note: If you're interested in lightweight or ultralight backpacking gear, you'll need to use a more specialized backpack manufacturer.
Maybe you, like me, want to keep life simple.
Brand loyalty is one way to minimize your hiking planning and angst.
So how do you find that perfect backpack provider?
Stick to this simple strategy:
1. Look at the packs being worn by the hikers who hike the way you want to.
3. Read gear reviews.
4. Ask questions! If you're about to buy a new pack, ask hikers for their opinions. You can use the CONTACT link at the top left of this page to send me your questions.
My intention is to build an inventory of the features peculiar to each manufacturer of backpacks.
A handy backpack brands list to explain:
Lots of questions, and I'll get to answering all of them eventually.
Again, feel free to send me your questions.
Check back as I go through the hiking gear companies, one at a time, and detail what sets them apart from all the rest.
I'll tackle them alphabetically, beginning with Arc'teryx.
WooHoo! Sounds like fun!
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