Choosing a backpack is a very serious decision in the hiking community! After all, you are going to be spending a lot of time with this pack and it is responsible for carrying everything you own while out on trail. Your pack has the power to keep you happy on trail or make you miserable depending on many factors that are constantly changing. Trying to nail down all the options that amount to your ideal pack make this a decision not to be made lightly. There are as many options out there as there are needs to be met: pack capacity, frame or frameless, comfort like a Cadillac or ultralight
as you can get? Make sure you check off all your greatest needs when choosing a pack. It is important that its fits you not only physically but also that it fits your hiking style. When purchasing a pack, do yourself a huge favor and never base your decision off of colors or looks, but feel and functionality!