Goods packed on the way: touring rucksacks
Which includes the term backpack, is a very broad field. A backpack (E.g. Mammut backpack tours or Gregory mountain backpack) can be a great daypack for hiking, a technical Alpine rucksack or a small backpack.
Sizes and types of tours backpacks
General, a backpack is an Alpine equipped, robust backpack used during activities in the mountains and the snow like snowboard and ski touring, mountaineering and glacier tours. Also outdoor sports such as (Alpine) climbing and hiking (mountain) require often however large or specially equipped and rugged backpacks, that fall under the category of backpack.
There are touring rucksacks in sizes from 20 litres volume to expedition-grade models with a capacity to 80 litres. Usually go with storage space and usage purpose of the tours backpack, hand in hand. Guidance should therefore help to keep track with the touring backpacks of various sizes (Note: only approximate!):
20-30 liters: suitable for day trips and minimalists with little equipment. Fields of application are mainly: ski tours, walks, climbing. 30-40 litres capacity: suitable for input up to three day tour or short companies with high material costs for hiking, mountain climbing, mountaineering, or long alpine climbing tours. 40-50 liters: suitable for trips of up to five days or with heavier or much material: mountaineering, mountain trekking, glacier
As these are only rough guidelines should when purchasing on the recommendation for the purpose of the tours backpack, as well as the robustness of the material and of the carrying system be taken into account (loading)!
Properties of touring backpacks
In contrast to hiking and cycling backpacks, touring rucksacks are generally tall, slim and close-fitting cut. Just so is ensures that the luggage well at the back sit remains on rough terrain and high weight. < Br/> instead of a distance between the back and backpack to create (power back system), is characterized the backpack due to its stable fit close on the back of the carrier.
That something is suffering the ventilation, is less decisive, we think that such backpacks at home already are in the mountains. The materials for touring backpacks are designed for durability and abrasion resistance. Contact with rock and ice must ensure a high level of robustness. Only a few models are designed specifically for lightweight enterprises (speed-hiking) and less robust.
Austattungsdetails of touring backpacks
Storm and also with gloves to meet, the conditions of use in snow and ice, touring rucksacks are provided, with some special features regarding the facilities. In addition to ski and snowboard mounts, most models also have fixtures for ice axes, sticks, carabiners and ropes. A few models are coated and therefore waterproof. You have a roll closure. Little things like a separate bag for avalanche probes and a whistle give also a good backpack the right twist!