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Tips for buying and packing backpacks for short-distance riding in summer

1. Backpack

First of all, regardless of the brand, choose a backpack, the first is to see its capacity (unit is L, also written as liters or volume). Generally speaking, for a short ride of three to five days, a 28L backpack is completely sufficient. When riding a bag of 30L or more, because of the bending of the body, the top of the backpack may reach the back of the head when the backpack is full. However, one thing that must be explained here is that the logos of various brands on backpack capacity can only be used as reference values, not absolute. Different brands will also have different calculation methods. Backpacks of the same capacity may seem to be of different sizes, while backpacks of the same size may seem to have very different capacities.

Secondly, for the wide variety of backpack types on the market: mountaineering, rock climbing, hiking, cycling, etc., the styles are all the same from the outside, which makes it easy to make choices. The simple solution is: According to the type of activity you want to perform, for example, if we want to use it when riding, then look for the keyword "cycling" in the product name. These backpacks are the same as road bikes and mountain bikes. At first glance, they seem to have similar functions, but in fact they are quite different. Pay attention to the choice when buying.

Again, the backpack carrying system is also a very important selection indicator. The biggest difference between a good backpack and a bad one is the carrying system, which is also one of the facades of the technology on a backpack. A good carrying system can not only distribute the weight evenly across the back, but also ensure ventilation and provide the most comfortable feeling for users. Of course, as shown in the figure below, it is not strictly a carrying system, but a breathable back pad:

Tips for buying and packing backpacks for short-distance riding in summer

Finally, you can also pay attention to the weight of the backpack. For example, the Deuter 20L hiking backpack used by the editor now weighs 1110 grams, which is already a bit heavy. If you want light? No problem, just spend a little more money.

Tips for buying and packing backpacks for short-distance riding in summer

▲For cyclists, it is recommended to choose a backpack with a helmet device design (strongly insert a hard broad: Meiqi Tesco, a professional cycling backpack shopping portal)

2. Packing skills

Tips for buying and packing backpacks for short-distance riding in summer

▲You can roughly refer to the order of items, pay attention to "top-heavy", the bottom of the sleeping bag can act as a cushioning "shock cushion" when putting down the backpack

1. Two sets of short-sleeved cycling clothes, two sets of underwear, one set of pajamas: all the clothes and soft textiles such as towels are rolled up and then put in the bag, which can reduce a lot of space;

2. "Top-heavy": Put heavy things on the top, light things on the bottom, and the weight should be above the waistline. Put commonly used things on the top or consider external hangers;

Tips for buying and packing backpacks for short-distance riding in summer

▲The commonly used part of the external hanging-quick hanging, is a very useful equipment, you can hang a water bottle and a compass to hang everything you want to hang (such as socks that have not been dried before you leave, hang them on the bag and dry them)

3. Since it's a short-distance ride, don't bring any camping three-piece set (tent sleeping bag moisture-proof pad), rice cooking utensils, and the like. If you can't think of three reasons why you must use it, be decisive. Throw it away. All the weight you carry should be based on the premise that you can carry it on your back;

4. After installing the bag, tighten all the fixing ropes that can be tightened to prevent the contents of the bag from shifting. The buckles on the chest and waist are also fastened, and the elasticity is adjusted so that the back is close to the backpack to distribute the weight;

5. Be sure to choose a backpack with a rain cover (most of them will be delivered in the package), not only for rain, but also for mud and dust.