Choosing the “right” backpack
Mar 28, 2021 at 2:16 pm #3706678Frans VBPL Member
Have (only) been active as a hiker since 2019 and have done a number of multi-day trips inland (Netherlands)
Since then the hike virus has gotten to me. Over time I have gathered some materials together to the point where I am now.
To get an impression of what to include, I used Lighterpack. The bill of materials can be viewed here: https://lighterpack.com/r/wp0887
Now I am looking for a backpack that is a bit lighter than the current one. I have doubts between a 50 liter and a 60 liter backpack. I lean towards the 60 ltr. With regard to the brands, I am interested in:
My preference is for a backpack with a frame.
Does anyone have experience with any of the above backpacks?Mar 30, 2021 at 6:05 am #3706949Erica RBPL Member
Is that 9 kilos without food? I have the Arc Blast.
9 kilos with food would be great. Oh, I see you are carrying 1 kilo of water… no water filter?
Maybe not enough pack for that kind of weight? I’d feel better about recommending the Arc Blast if you can drop a kilo. You would drop some weight substituting the Arc for your present pack.
I talked to ZPacks and they said the Arc Blast is more durable than the Arc Zip – no zipper to break.
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