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Rucksacks for Day Trips

A rucksack or backpack, is an essential for days out and activities including walking, hiking, biking to work and even carry-ons for flights. The right rucksack will have your back for years to come if it’s the correct material and fit. With a wide range of rucksacks on the market with a variety of different functionalities, choosing the correct one can prove to be difficult. Let’s help you out.

Things to consider:

  1. Comfort (always our number one) – The back of the rucksack should be comfortable and include padding on the back panel and shoulder straps. We would recommend a gripped carry handle for when you’re on-the-go and need to be considerate to others on public transport.
  2. Weight – The weight will determine how comfy the rucksack is. We would recommend considering backpacks for when you’re travelling as any extra weight will eat into your luggage allowance.
  3. Multiple Access Points – Rucksacks that are user friendly and feature multiple compartments is what you should be looking out for. This comes down to the design of the bag and pocket placement. Internal as well as external zipped compartments are perfect to split up your valuable items.
  4. Durability – The materials of the bag can make all the difference. We would recommend a synthetic fabric that is breathable and waterproof to withstand all seasons. Some rucksacks come with separate rain covers which are great to have to hand if you’re out and about in unpredictable weather conditions.

Backpacks for Day Trips

Gentoo DLX 20L Waterproof Roll Top Backpack £59.99

For those on the go, the Gentoo is the best day hiking backpack. With a roll top opening and welded seams, the sleek modern design contains several compartments both internally and externally which will keep all of your belongings safe, secure and dry. The material is also waterproof so that you’re able to get out for longer no matter the forecast. The Gentoo also features a grab handle for ease and padded back straps which are effortlessly altered to the specific user.

Rolla 30L Roll Top Laptop Backpack £32.99

It’s in the name. Rolla has the capacity of 30 litres with a roll top opening featuring a spacious main compartment. The roll top opening eases the packing process with an adjustable fastened clip closure to ensure all of your belongings are compacted, safe and secure. The adjustable padded shoulder straps offer comfort and support that are easily adjusted which helps you find your perfect fit. The grab handle alternative offers for multiway transportation, ideal for on-the-go.

Aabner 18L Casual Backpack £29.99

Available in colours of the rainbow, Aabner is one of our smaller 18 litre rucksacks featuring a main compartment, a concealed inner zip pocket and an easy access front zipped pocket. The main compartment is spacious and the dual-zip fastening allows for a padlock if you’re travelling, enhancing your security. With a modern, stylish design in various colourways – there’s one to suit every personality.

Idie 27L Backpack £9.99

For £9.99 how could you say no? Stand out from the crowd with this luminous orange backpack. If you’re heading out for a day on-the-go, Idie is the best way to keep everything safe and secure whilst on your back. With a large storage space of 27 litres in the main compartment and zips on the front and side for extra items, you definitely won’t struggle for space. Reflective piping is an additional feature to help keep you safe if you’re out in dim lighting.

Best Backpacks for Day Hikes

Trek 66 Litre Rucksack £99.99

The Trek 66 litre would be the rucksack for large families going for a day hike. With plenty of storage, Trek 66 features padded shoulder straps, a supportive back system and a padded hip belt with numerous compartments. Featuring various straps with clips to fasten and drawstrings to compact all of your items making it easier for you to manoeuvre. A rain cover is also included which is useful to keep to hand for when the weather is unpredictable. Available in a variety of colours to suit your personal aesthetic.

Inverary 45L Rucksack £39.99

Inverary is our medium sized 45 litre rucksack, perfect for the solo explorer. Featuring zipped compartments, side mesh pockets and contrast elastic binding. The directional design on the front of the bag resembles a trail vanishing into the distance. Available in a mixed navy blue and black and grey with yellow highlights. The colourful designs will bring light to any adventure.

Trek Rucksack 33L £73.99

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