The backpack is probably one of the most important objects you will take with you to the mountains, trails and forests of the world. You will find yourself forming a strong attachment to your backpack, not just because it spends most of its time attached to you.
When it comes to choosing a backpack, it can be difficult to work out where to start. First of all, you need to ask yourself – what do I need this backpack for? Do you want a large bag for ski touring with room for avalanche equipment and an airbag? Alternatively are you heading off on a multi-day hike and need a bag to carry all of your camping equipment?
“The backpack is one of the most important objects you’ll take with you to the mountains, trails and forests of the world”
Below you will find 12 excellent backpacks from the world’s leading brands, catering for every outdoorsman and woman. Our team got their hands on just about all of these backpacks – here is what they had to say.
Whether you are a first-time hiker or experienced mountaineer, we’ve got the ultimate lowdown on the perfect backpack for you.
Scroll down to view all backpacks, or skip to a particular brand using the links below.
All photographs by Dan Milner