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  1. Kavita Favelle
    December 11, 2018 @ 11:52 am

    I think you only really appreciates what is required of a good travel backpack if you have travelled in that style yourself, as you have done extensively. I really like the way you’ve presented your recommended backpacks, highlighting what each one is best for, and covering design, comfort, durability and any negatives. For me, the small size of the Wildhorn Highpoint Backpack is probably best for my needs.

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    • dankiteski
      December 11, 2018 @ 2:33 pm

      Thank you, Kavita!

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  2. Rachelle
    December 11, 2018 @ 5:31 pm

    It’s so amazing how much having the proper hiking backpack can help you on your trek. I used to use a basic backpack for the first few treks I embarked upon and was so ignorant to the numerous options out there. I have a similar Osprey to the Atmos and just LOVE it. It’s like night and day. I agree with you – there aren’t any real downers or cons for me when using it. I don’t really have an issue with the straps…I just tuck them in! 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      December 12, 2018 @ 4:26 pm

      Indeed, Rachelle! I’ve been using it for a while and it’s one of the best ones I ever had

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  3. Jen Morrow
    December 11, 2018 @ 6:13 pm

    Great round up and evaluation of the backpacks. I am not a backpacker per se, but I am an avid day hiker. Waterproof backpack is an absolute must have for me!

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    • dankiteski
      December 12, 2018 @ 4:26 pm

      Thank you, Jen 🙂

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  4. Shreya Saha
    December 11, 2018 @ 7:24 pm

    I really want to thank you for detailing so much about the durability, design, comfort and also mentioning the cons. I personally liked the rainfly hiking backpack. It seems to suit my needs. I am heading for Iceland soon and I guess I have to reconsider my luggage choices.

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    • dankiteski
      December 12, 2018 @ 4:27 pm

      Thank you, Shreya! I’m glad you could get some useful information from this post.

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  5. emman damian
    December 12, 2018 @ 8:49 pm

    I think I should get the Rainfly Hiking Backpack. Seems like a good bag for me. Great review by the way. I learned a lot from you. I’ll should definitely buy it.

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    • dankiteski
      December 13, 2018 @ 8:23 am

      Thank you, Emman- I’m glad you could get some useful information from this post.

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  6. Martha
    December 13, 2018 @ 1:02 am

    I’m actually in the market for a new backpack, so this post is very relevant to me. I love that you broke down the backpacks for different activities. I would be using mine mostly for hiking, so I think I would fall under the category of a passionate backpacker. I previously had an Osprey, so I think I’ll take your advice and stay within the Osprey family for my next back as well.

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    • dankiteski
      December 13, 2018 @ 9:24 am

      I’m glad you could get some useful tips here, Martha. Thank you for your comment.

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  7. Emilio Marcos Sierra
    December 13, 2018 @ 2:31 pm

    Thank you for sharing this article. I love how you compare the backpacks durability, comfort and design as these are so important whilst travelling. I need to get a new backpack so this article has come at a really good time for me! I love the article depth and it was a great read.
    Thanks again!

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    • dankiteski
      December 13, 2018 @ 4:03 pm

      Thank you, Emilio, I really appreciate it!

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  8. blair villanueva
    December 14, 2018 @ 4:04 am

    I have a friend who decided to quite his 15years in corporate desk job, and now decided to go backpacking. Its Christmas season, so we are looking for a perfect good-luck gift for him, and I think your recommendations are perfect. We are all excited about his decision!

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  9. Sinjana Ghosh
    December 14, 2018 @ 6:51 am

    This is surely the post all aspiring backpackers should read. It must be really annoying when the backpack you put all your miniature life into for a long trip fails you. I love the way you have critically analysed each and every aspect of what a good backpack should have . I would pick the rain fly if I go backpacking.

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