How to Choose a Hiking Pack
The type of hiking pack you need depends on how you’ll be using it. The pack capacity and features you need for the trail are different for a day hike, an overnight hike or a longer backpacking trip.
Make sure the hip straps sit right above your hips and the sternum strap is positioned across your chest. You know the pack fits properly when the top of the shoulder straps are right at the top of your shoulders and the hip straps fit right on the top of your hips.