As an avid backpacker since 1969 and a backpack fitter at the REI Arcadia, Calif., store, I’ve seen and heard a lot of misinformation regarding choosing the right backpack. This is the first of 3 blog posts intended to provide solid beta, quash rumors, right wrongs, overthrow dictators… okay, I’m overreaching here. You get the point, though.
Below are the mysterious and heretofore carefully guarded secrets for making the backpack choosing process as pain-free (literally!) as possible: