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Hike Packs

HP1 What are the features of a Hiking Pack?

HP2 Top Loading

White Mountain Backpacks™ hike packs open from the top and have a full dual draw cord storm collar to effectively protect your gear from the weather. The lid on the Main Peak and Basecamp series extends for extended loading. Hike packs are often designed for extended loading with the minimum of depth to keep the load close to your back. When loading your hike pack and carting a number of heavier articles, you should consider the information on our page loading the backpacks to determine the best method of placing your gear. This page will also explain how to best use the lower compartment of your backpack.

HP3 Dual Compartments

White Mountain Backpacks™ hike packs and most hike packs on the market today have an upper and lower compartment, with either a dual zip or draw cord division. The dual zip or draw cord division allows for separate packing or can be opened completely to utilize the pack as one compartment only. The advantage of the dual zip division is the ability to open the pack on the one side only to store a longer item, yet still maintain the dual compartments. The draw cord facility on the other hand opens from the middle and although possible to utilize this feature to store a longer item in the centre, it is a little more awkward.

HP4 Extendable Lid

White Mountain Backpacks™ provide on some of the hike packs an extendable lid allowing up to an extra 20 litres of storage. Providing extra storage in this manner keeps the weight closer to the body, and is much more preferable than increasing the backpack width or depth.

HP5 Compression Straps

All White Mountain Backpacks™ travel packs and most travel packs on the market today have external compression straps. White Mountain Backpacks™ have two or three compression straps either side of the backpack and two sleeping bag compression straps on the lower compartment. The sleeping bag compression straps are long enough to accommodate the external attachment of a ground mat if required. Some of the White Mountain Backpacks™ range of hiking backpacks have up to five Compression Straps on the top lid, allowing you to extend the capacity of your backpack by as much as 15 litres.

HP6 External Attachment Facilities

Most backpacks, particularly hiking backpacks have external ice pick support loops, webbing daisy chains, or elastic cord, for easy attachment and access to any choice of tools and equipment.

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White Mountain Backpacks™, travel backpacks, hybrid backpacks, hike packs, daypacks, designers, wholesale direct, backpack fitting specialists, anatomically correct quality backpacks at the lowest prices. Backpack fitting experts specialising in FREE CUSTOM FITTING of internal frame travel packs, hike packs, and framed daypacks, including any brand purchased from other suppliers. To correctly customise and contour the Internal Staves of online orders, all we need is the correct Torso Length of your back. We offer premium quality, anatomically correct, high functioning backpacks at extraordinarily low prices when compared to any high quality competitor product, we guarantee exceptional performance, fit, comfort, and quality.