At around 60+ litres, these rucksacks are amongst the largest available and are perfect for people heading out into the wilderness for a few days and nights on a self-supported trip, or on expeditions such as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or with Girlguiding/Scouts.
Main features include a large padded hip belt and chunky shoulder straps, which help to support and efficiently distribute the heavy load. They will have a large internal section for the majority of your items, as well as internal and external pockets for storing gear that you may want to access more easily.
Many multi-day rucksacks often have a variety of external straps and buckles. Some of these allow items like a tent or a roll mat to be strapped to the outside, whereas others are to compress and stabilise the load. Take time to familiarise yourself with these straps as although they may look alike, they have very different functions.
With a large, heavy rucksacks it is very important that it fits you correctly, this will help you have a more comfortable trip as well as avoiding injury.