I’ve just stumbled across this brilliant infographic over at Brian’s Backpacking Blog, created by the folks at REI.

When I bought my pack I had been suffering from quite severe and recurrent lower back pain, so choosing the right one was essential. At the time I remember being surprised by how hard it was to find solid information on the subject. It’s all summed up very well here. Not to mention beautifully presented.

I’m not looking for another backpack, but I still need to pay more attention to the way I load the one I’ve got. I’ll be referring to this for my next trip.

[REI via Brian’s Backpacking Blog]

How to choose & use a backpack (Infographic by REI)


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