How to Choose a Backpack

The market offers so many possibilities and variations that is impossible for me to talk about it all.
For example, there are backpacks that are divided into two zones (above and below) and you can access the lower part via a hinge. Useful, especially in the backpacks of bigger size, but not essential.

Some backpacks have small pockets on the fascia, useful to keep the handkerchief, coins and little more. Also this useful, but by no means essential.

And while in the profit (but not in the indispensable) to experience I have seen that need the ability to stick a small little bag with the shoulder strap, little bag that contains for example the camera.
I saw people running with the bag of reflex: decidedly awkward and unwise solution, both for the camera (that is constantly rattling right and left) is for the hiker who has to bear this weight unbalanced him walking. I personally have adopted the use of a compact car, which I keep on hand, attacking the shoulder straps of the backpack.

It only remains to see how to prepare the backpack, but I will talk about in a future episode at Thesciencetutor. If you are a ciaspolatore, you have to consider some changes in most choice in the backpack.
It will be happen to you to have to do some stretches of the route, which is totally missing the snow.
In these cases the problem is: where the hell I wear snowshoes, since I can not mettermele the foot?
Leaving aside the little urban responses, I donot keep snowshoes in hand: if it happens a slip, having your hands are not a good solution.
So snowshoes are attached to the backpack. So you’ll have both hands free to hold the sticks, useful in those stretches of the route where there is only a dusting of snow and are moreover scivolosissimi.
The problem is: how do I attack snowshoe backpack?
The backpack for snowshoers must have:

  1. The flap that closes above the same backpack (and therefore does not fit a backpack with zip, as the first shown above)
    Here’s how:
  • It opens the flap
  • They rely on snowshoes with the soles against each other
  • It closes the flap after adjusting adequately the ties
    Arrows indicate the two strings that close the upper flap and even snowshoes

Pro: This system is the fastest, does not damage the surface of the backpack with the snowshoe crampons
Cons: backpack must have space in it or else the patella will not close. Snowshoes out laterally from the backpack profile

  1. Or the straps lockable to which “hang” snowshoes
    In this example snowshoes will be hung sideways, one on each side

This opens the closing of the belt

It hangs the tail of the snowshoe to the bottom of the backpack

It passes the chinghietta to block the snowshoes

Et voila … done with snowshoes, you now have to do with each other on the opposite top of the backpack.

Pro: backpack can also be full as an egg .. Snowshoeing is very sympathetic to the backpack
Cons: this system is a bit ‘more complicated and can ruin backpack surface of the snowshoe with crampons.