How to Pack Your Backpack for Summer Adventures

How to Pack Your Backpack for Summer Adventures

Are you excited for a summer filled with adventures? With the sun being just around the corner, you should be getting ready to spend some time outdoors, hiking in the beautiful countryside, or plan a little family excursion in the nearby park. In this blog post, we will include four main tips and tricks on how to pack your backpack like a pro

Tip 1: Pick the Right Backpack for You

Before we jump into the backpack itself, and all its clever little pockets, we need to choose the right one! With backpacks being so convenient, there are many backpacks to choose from, in size, style and functionality. For a small adventure, you want to stay agile, so opt for a smaller, day-to-day backpack that has multiple compartments and comfortable straps to help distribute the weight evenly across your back. For extra stability, look for a backpack that has a waist belt and chest straps. Bonus points for a backpack that matches your hiking boots!

To help you get started we have gathered some of our favourite day-to-day backpacks underneath: 

1. Waterproof

Rains: The Trail Mountaineer Bag

If you are looking for a waterproof backpack, Rains got you covered. We recommend The Trail Mountaineer Bag for its high quality, multiple pockets and chest straps. It also comes in four different colours! 

2. Ergonomic

Douchebag: The Freya backpack 16L

For those seeking a backpack that has the comfort and stability we spoke about above, might want to take a look at The Freya backpack. It is designed with ergonomic shoulder straps and lightweight material. If that is not enough, the six different colours and organisational pockets might just win you over! 

3. Lightweight
Kaptain & Son: The Lund Pro All Black

Another great lightweight backpack choice is the Lund Pro. It got multiple accessible compartments, as well as ergonomic, padded and adjustable straps. Also, if you are looking for something that is both animal friendly and a more sustainable option, be sure to check out this backpack, as its materials are a mix of vegan imitation leather and recycled PET!

Tip 2: Make a Checklist (And boys: check it twice!)

Make a checklist of everything you need to bring. This will ensure you don't forget anything important. Your list might depend on where you are going, who you are taking with you, and for how long  the trip might be. To help you get started we have written a list for either option: 

  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks and food
  • Tissues
  • Rubbish bag
  • Camera
  • Power bank
  • Windit

For a bigger adventure, you may also want to bring:

  • Insect repellent
  • First aid kit
  • Map and compass
  • Extra clothing and rain gear
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Toolkit

Tip 3: Pack and Stack for Comfort and Access

Now it's time to pack it all down! When packing your backpack, start with the heaviest and largest items at the bottom, close to your back. This will help to distribute the weight evenly and prevent any unnecessary back pain. The middle of the backpack should be kept for lighter items such as clothing and snacks, while the top of the backpack should be packed with frequently used items such as a map, compass, or sunscreen. Don't forget the convenient side compartment for easy access!

Tip 4: Don't Forget Windit


Last but not least, let's talk about sweat. There is nothing we hate more than to find ourselves getting wet and cold when being on a trip. And we have all been there - enjoying the beautiful scenery whilst on a hike, only to realise our backpack, which is lying securely on our back, has now covered us in a cold, wet sweat stain. Luckily, we have a solution! Windit is an attachment to your backpack that prevents you from getting uncomfortable sweat stains, making it perfect for hiking in hot weather. So, say goodbye to sweaty disasters and hello to stress-free adventure!

In conclusion, packing your backpack for a hiking trip requires careful planning and organisation. By choosing the right backpack, making a list, packing your backpack correctly, and remembering to bring Windit, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable hiking experience. So, get out there and enjoy the beauty that is nature!