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This range of functional day rucksacks help you stow everything you need for a day out, and then carry it with the best possible comfort.

So that the weight is not only on your shoulders, but carried by hips and legs, the backpack has some helpful features, such as a stiffened back section, an elaborate padding on the back and straps and a reinforced hip belt.

The choice of high-quality materials can withstand extreme conditions. The water-repellent Rip-Stop fabric made of 100% Nylon 420D is very light, yet hard-wearing.

The shoulder straps and straps are easily adjustable to ensure the ideal adjustment to your body height. Straps for load control on hip and shoulder straps, as well as adjustable shoulder straps and chest strap help to carry the pack very compactly and close to the body. Having the weight close to the body is a basic requirement for controlling balance and balance in any situation. So that you don´t sweat so much under your backpack, a clever system has been developed to create an airflow and move the moisture away from your body.

The integrated rain cover can protect the bag quickly and easily, and folds away neatly when not in use from the base of the bag. The Portal Outdoor hiking backpacks also benefit from the option to add your own hydration bladder.

Key Features:

  • IDEAL DAY BAG - Built to accompany you during your everyday life and sports activities.
  • MULTIPLE COMPARTMENTS - Stay organised by making use of the separate compartments.
  • WATER REPELLANT - Manufactured from a water-repellent Rip-Stop nylon fabric to keep your gear dry.
  • RAIN COVER - Built in rain cover quickly pulls out to cover the bag providing the ultimate in protection.
  • DURAFLEX BUCKLE - Strong, high quality Durable buckles ensures that your bag stays where it should.

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    What is hiking?

    A hike is a walk, usually requiring little planning and featuring pre-existing trails. Hikes usually take less than one day to complete, and as such hiking backpacks are designed to carry provisions for this time period.

    Top Tips for Choosing a Hiking Backpack

    Sometimes also referred to as "day packs", hiking backpacks are designed to provide adequate room for a day out on the trails. Here's some top tips to help you choose a bag that fits your hiking needs.

  • Hip Fins / Supports - The better day backpacks will feature padded hip fins. Despite carrying less than when on a trek, comfort is still important, and these fins will help cushion your hips.

  • Trampoline Back - Look for a backpack that offers a trampoline style back. This clever design keeps the main bag from directly touching your back. Instead, your back meets a breathable mesh, which allows air to circulate around your back for a more comfortable and pleasant experience.

  • Waterproof Cover - Portal Outdoor backpacks all benefit from a built-in bright orange rain cover, protecting your gear from the elements and ensuring that you can be safely seen. Look for a bag that includes this to ensure that you are ready for whatever mother nature sends your way.

  • General Fitment Tips - The shoulder straps should wrap comfortably around your shoulders. You should not feel any pinching around your armpits. Check that the hip belt fits well against your lumbar region to avoid any movement when walking.

  • Capacity - When choosing a backpack, you want to select one that has enough room for your required equipment, plus just a little extra.

  • Multiple Compartments - Splitting up your belongings so that you have easy access to those important items is a must. Choose a backpack that offers various pockets and sections, and be sure to plan where you place items when you pack your bag to ensure optimal use.

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    How to Load a Hiking Backpack

    Loading a Hiking Backpack

    Although you will not be packing as much into a hiking backpack as one for a full week's trek, you can still optimise your packing to provide a more comfortable and pleasant experience.

    Pack into the Bottom and/or Middle of the Bag:

    The bottom of your backpack should be filled firstly with items that you do not need instant access to, shortly followed by heavier items such as fluids. The key is to ensure balanced packing that distributes the weight evenly across the bag, and therefore your back.

    Pack into the top of your bag:

    The top of your bag should be reserved for items that you might need quickly. These (usually) lighter items might include waterproofs, rope or other supplies.

    Top Tips when packing your backpack

  • Pack the bag whilst all storage areas are open - this will ensure that you can make the most of the space available.
  • Distribute weight evenly across the backpack, ensuring that one side is not heavier than the other. This will help maximise your comfort when carrying the load.
  • Pack your bag tightly, leaving as little space as possible in between items. This will reduce the risk of the contents moving around and putting extra strain on your back.
  • Avoid attaching items to the outside of your backpack.

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