Keep your essentials close whilst exploring with hiking daypacks
Get kitted out and ready for the trek ahead with hiking or camping daypacks. Look out for ones that have relevant features and functions to suit your needs from frame types and size to activity type.
The basics that you need to look out for when choosing a hiking daypack include compatibility with hydration reservoirs and water bottle pockets, as well as torso sizes and suspension designs as you'll need the pack to perfectly fit your body and be lightweight to prevent any unnecessary pressure on your walk.
When choosing a capacity, you'll first need to think of what gear you need to take with you on your hiking trips. Your bare essentials include hydration, nutrition, insulation, sun protection and first aid, as well as your usual kit and equipment.
If you're planning to travel on shorter hikes, then a 10 litre capacity day pack should be plenty but you'll need a larger capacity for anything longer. Generally, 21 to 35 litres is the ideal capacity as you'll be able to fit in all of your essentials, plus a few little extras that you'll want to take with you such as a camera, for example.
If you're looking out for quality you know you can trust, you'll want to keep an eye out for day packs from respected brands. Caribee, for example, has to be Australia's most well-known outdoor brand for backpacks, day packs and travel equipment. They are known for their high quality and practical designs as well as accessible prices.
Californian brand Osprey is another option. Known for their innovative designs and pioneering spirit, Osprey have been designing and building backpacks since 1974. Their products are environmentally friendly and built to last.
Or, check out BlackWolf, who focus on hiking and travelling as well as surfing, biking and camping. BlackWolf pride themselves on the quality and features of their products.