Backpacks are often called rucksacks, knapsacks or packsacks. In its most basic form, it is a sack made of cloth which is being carried on someone’s back and secured with two durable straps over the shoulders. However, there are backpacks like the lightweight type which can only be worn with one shoulder strap. These backpacks are most of the time preferred than handbags for the purpose of carrying any kind of equipment. This is because the capacity to carry heavy weights by the hand is limited.
Large backpacks like the backpacking backpacks can carry loads of more than ten kilograms usually putting the load on the padded hip belts making the shoulder straps for stabilizing the load. The potential to carry heavy loads is enhanced given that the hip area is stronger than the shoulders. Also, there is increase in agility and balance because the load is situated near the center of mass of the wearer. Backpacking haversack compose of metal or plastic frame in order to support as well as distribute the pack’s weight. The main compartment is also subdivided and often has pockets on the outside portions of the packs.
While there are backpacks for travelling, in ancient times, haversack were also used to carry the larger game of the hunter so that transportation will become easier. Meanwhile, the backpacking backpacks are usually designed for haversacking and other activities to be done outdoors. Compared to the backpack used daily, backpacking backpacks are made to carry loads which are considerably heavier. In order to evenly distribute the weight of the pack from the back down to the legs, padded heavy belts are used.
The frequent materials to be used for these backpacking haversack are canvas and nylon. They are designed primarily for specific outdoor activities. For kayaking and canoeing trips, you can use waterproof backpacks. Designs for the backpacks fall into four classifications namely, frameless, external frame, internal frame as well as body pack. Closure for the backpacks can either be through a buckle mechanism, a zipper or a dry-bag type of closure.
An internal frame haversack is the latest innovation which has a huge fabric section surrounding an internal frame which will consist of strips from aluminum, titanium or plastic. This also has additional metal stays in order to support the frame. Basically, there are backpacks for every purpose which will be suitable to your needs and will provide you comfort and convenience.