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What kind of bag do you usually carry when you go out? There are a variety of packs to put your (valuable) things in, so you have to be sure to be using a quality-made bag that you can use every day, wherever you go, whatever you plan to do.

Picking an active everyday pack is a decision you should take in because it involves you putting your things, some of them may be too valuable or expensive, inside and making sure it keeps them safe from leaving home to reaching your destination, until getting back home.

Aside from carrying other equipment, backpackers must also carry clothes, gears and consumables such as water, food, and in other cases, fuel. Some people save load weight by removing items from the pack or not bringing those other items on their trip. That’s kind of a bummer, isn’t it? In long trails, it becomes more difficult to carry the load on your back, oftentimes it becomes even uncomfortable as time passes by, probably because of the strain of the weight and the quality of straps. How could you even go on further with too much hassle?

If you are going to choose outdoor backpacks, remember that sturdiness, load capacity, space capacity, comfort in carrying and adjustability are what you need to look to have the best one.

Case Logic Backpack DLBP-114

Compliments Complaints
  • Compact with impressive capacity 
  • It is lightweight 
  • Can hold big gadgets 
  • Has different compartments inside 
  • Seams are of quality
  • No water bottle net on the sides 
  • Straps are uncomfortable 
  • Lacks padding on the bottom

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AmazonBasics Backpack 17-Inch

Compliments Complaints
  • Lots of room and compartments
  • Can survive under rugged conditions 
  • Straps are adjustable and cushioned 
  • It is lightweight 
  • Good price for quality
  • Side pockets for water bottles a bit small 
  • Compartment can easily tear because of thin material used 
  • Some straps come off

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Swiss Gear SA1923 ScanSmart

Compliments Complaints
  • Has plenty of pockets
  • Can put in different stuff 
  • Zippers work smooth and opens all the way 
  • Comfortable to use 
  • It is water resistant
  • Not that durable 
  • Straps begin to wear after few uses
  • Not enough room in the pockets

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Venture Pal Lightweight Packable

Compliments Complaints
  • Light and compact
  • A lot of pockets 
  • Side mesh pockets can fit large liters of water 
  • Easy to pack 
  • Straps are comfortable
  • Material used is thin 
  • Interior rips or peels after using 
  • Has no structural support so it sags

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OGIO International Soho Pack

Compliments Complaints
  • The inside is spacious 
  • Back is breathable 
  • It is comfortable to use 
  • It is stylish 
  • Padding gives extra support
  • Straps are not placed well 
  • Some buttons are loose 
  • Not that sturdy

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Kelty Redwing 50 Backpack

Compliments Complaints
  • Has a lot of room 
  • Holds up so well 
  • Comfortable waist belt 
  • Panel loading packs are convenient 
  • Simple pack with few needed compartments
  • Zipper won’t fully open 
  • Flimsy fabric 
  • Shoulder straps not that comfortable for hiking

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Adidas Strength Backpack

Compliments Complaints
  • Insulated compartments 
  • Offers enough room for more stuff 
  • Straps are comfortable 
  • It is water resistant 
  • Strong and sturdy
  • Side pockets not deep enough for tall water bottles 
  • Some straps rips off 
  • Fabric wears off

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