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Which kind of backpack fits best?

Which kind of backpack fits best?

In this longread, we will discuss the different types of backpacks and what to look out for when choosing the right one for your specific needs.

A backpack is an indispensable item for anyone who travels, goes to school or simply needs to carry things with them on a daily basis. But there are so many different types and sizes of backpacks on the market that choosing the right one can be a challenge. In this longread, we will discuss the different types of backpacks and what to look out for when choosing the right one for your specific needs.


Types of backpacks

There are different types of backpacks, each with their own characteristics and specific purposes. Below is an overview of the most common types of backpacks:


      1. Daypacks
        Daypacks are small to medium-sized backpacks suitable for everyday use, such as going to school or work, a day's walk, or as hand luggage on a plane. They usually have a capacity of 10 to 30 litres and feature several pockets and compartments for storing different items.

        1. Trekking backpacks
          Trekking backpacks are designed for multi-day hiking or backpacking. They have a larger capacity than daypacks, ranging from 30 to 80 litres. Trekking backpacks often have a frame to distribute the load and make them more comfortable to carry. They also feature compression straps to make the backpack as compact as possible and to stabilise the load.

        2. Travel backpacks
          Travel backpacks are similar to trekking backpacks, but have a larger compartment for clothes and usually feature multiple pockets and compartments for storing other items, such as toiletries and electronics. Travel backpacks are designed to spread the load as comfortably as possible and provide easy access to your belongings.

        1. Laptop backpacks
          Laptop backpacks are specially designed to protect and carry laptops and other electronics. They have a padded compartment for a laptop and additional pockets and compartments for other items, such as a mouse, cables and documents.

      1. School backpacks
        School backpacks are designed to carry books, papers and other school supplies. They have multiple pockets and compartments to separate items and often a special padded compartment for a laptop.


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What to look out for when choosing a backpack


When choosing a backpack, there are several factors to consider. Below is an overview of the most important considerations:


      • Capacity
        The capacity of the backpack is an important consideration when choosing the right one. Consider how much stuff you want to carry and choose a backpack with an appropriate capacity for your needs. For example, a 20-litre daypack is suitable for a day hike, while a 60-litre trekking backpack is suitable for a multi-day trek.


      • Fit
        A good fit is essential for comfortable backpack carrying. The backpack should fit your body well and not chafe or pinch your shoulders, back or hips. When trying on the backpack, make sure the shoulder straps, hip belt and chest strap fit well and are adjustable.


      • Weight
        Backpack weight is an important consideration for hikers and backpackers travelling long distances. A lighter backpack means less strain on the body and more energy to cover the distance. However, the weight of the backpack should not come at the expense of durability and functionality.


      • Compartments and compartments
        The backpack's compartments and pockets determine how your stuff is stored in an organised way and easily accessible. Consider how many compartments and compartments you need and whether they are suitable for your specific needs.


      • Material and durability
        The backpack's material determines its durability and water resistance. A good quality backpack should be resistant to abrasions, tears and other forms of wear and tear. Also consider whether the backpack is water-resistant and suitable for use in wet conditions.


      • Brand and price
        There are many different brands and price ranges available for backpacks. Consider which brand and price range suits your specific needs and budget. New Rebels has a backpack for every budget.




Choosing the right backpack is essential for carrying things comfortably and easily, whether for daily use, travelling or hiking. There are different types of backpacks available, each with their own features and specific purposes. When choosing a backpack, there are several factors to consider, including capacity, fit, weight, compartments and pockets, material and durability, brand and price. By considering these factors and choosing a well-fitting backpack suitable for your specific needs, you can enjoy comfortable and easy travelling or hiking with all your belongings within easy reach. 


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