The difference between backpack and hiking backpack

Many people don't know how to distinguish between smart backpacks and hiking backpacks, because both have two shoulder straps. And can ordinary backpacks be used as hiking backpacks? The answer is no.

Mountaineering backpacks are used for mountaineering and have their own advantages. The backpack we generally say refers to those business or leisure backpacks, and mountaineering backpacks are a small branch inside, specifically for mountaineering. Here we distinguish these two backpacks from three aspects.

The difference between backpack and hiking backpack

1. Carrying system
Mountaineering backpack carrying system is the top priority of the luggage. It is necessary to consider whether it conforms to the human body mechanics and the design of perspiration and heat dissipation, and whether there is a carrying frame inside, and the big backpack straps, abdominal straps, etc. need to be considered for generous design.

The waist also needs a lumbar pad to increase waist comfort. Ordinary backpacks are simple. Although they have considered carrying systems, they don't pay much attention to them.

2. Internal structure
Generally, the back structure of a backpack is more complicated. For example, there are many inner bags, special inner bags for laptops or tablets, and some lattice inner bags for pens or keys. For hiking backpacks, because the things they carry are different, the internal structure is relatively simple. But the external structure is more complicated because you need to hang some things.

Matein Goff Hiking Backpack

3. Materials
Hiking backpacks generally need to consider environmental factors, such as mountains and forests and other complex areas. Therefore, the material used in the mountaineering bag needs to be thick and equipped with high-strength waterproof and wear-resistant nylon fabric with waterproof coating. It is best to choose seamless waterproof zippers and high-strength engineering fasteners.

But new backpacks are much simpler, mainly using simple and lightweight fabrics. Mountaineering backpacks are more rigorous than ordinary backpacks. After all, hiking backpacks need to challenge ups and downs during the journey. Therefore, hiking backpacks attach great importance to water resistance, wear resistance, and comfort.

The difference between backpack and hiking backpack
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