Our Best Packs For 2022

Whether you’re going backpacking, heading out on a day hike or planning a multi-destination trip, you’ll need the right pack to make the most of your adventures. To help you find the right one, we asked our buyers for their favourites for every type of outing. Regardless of where you’re heading and what adventures you have planned, you’re sure to find some great options.

When backpacking, it’s important you stay comfortable no matter where your trek takes you. Your bag needs to be the right fit for you while offering the space to carry everything you need. It should also come with useful features for your travels like trekking pole attachments and a separate sleeping bag compartment to help spread the weight.

When it comes to choosing a day hiking pack, you’ll want to look for a smaller pack but one that still has enough space for all the essentials you need for a day’s trek - like water, food, and layers. Packs with a range of different compartments allow you to keep your kit organised, so you can quickly grab what you need when you need it.

Although a lifestyle pack might not see the same level of adventure as a backpack, it is still important you choose a bag that does everything you need it to. The best lifestyle packs are both stylish and offer the space you need for all your daily essentials.

No matter what your activity, it’s important you stay properly hydrated. One of the most convenient ways to carry water on the move is through a specially designed hydration pack which provides maximum capacity while taking up minimal space. 

Designed for fast-paced activities such as running or climbing, active packs are designed to be close-fitting and as small and light as possible, but still big enough for a few essential items like food, water, an emergency layer and a map or GPS. 

Being prepared for all conditions will help ensure you have the best time, so finding the best dry sacks to keep your kit protected and fit for use is a must.

Even the best packs and luuggage can be made better. With the right accessories you can start to tailor your pack to your specific needs and help look after the pack itself too.

Whether you’re jet setting to another country or just want optimum convenience for your staycation, a wheeled suitcase makes transporting luggage so much easier.

Duffel bags are versatile luggage loaders offering plenty of capacity without taking up as much space as a rigid suitcase. They look great too, making them the perfect companion for your travels. 

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