Clever Tricks to Lighten Your Load While Backpacking
While nothing sounds sweeter and more thrilling than embarking on an adventurous backpacking trip with your beau, many people tend to overlook the importance of research and end up having a bad experience.
If you've been hearing sob stories from Negative Nancies and Debbie Downers who ended up having not-so-pleasant experiences, don't let them get to you. With the right care and precaution, backpacking across the exquisite countryside with your beau can be one of the most memorable experiences of your lifetime!
To make the experience as swoon-worthy as it sounds, it's essential that you get down to the nitty-gritty by starting with backpack tricks!
We've rounded up some clever ways to lighten your load while backpacking to help you have a seamless, fun, and memorable adventure!
1. Repackage Away!
Can't stand the thought of leaving your favorite moisturizer and delicious chocolate-chip protein bars at home? You don't have to! Simply replace the bulky packaging with cling film (or eco-friendly alternatives) that occupy less space and keep your belongings safe and secure.
For items that can't be wrapped so easily, opt for smaller containers. We also recommend using a resealable bag and removing the air to ensure efficient space occupation.
2. Invest in a Smart Tent That Pitches With Trekking Poles
Switching your regular tent with a smart alternative that easily pitches with trekking poles will help you save a ton of space. Tent poles occupy a substantial amount of space, thereby weighing you down and limiting space for other essentials.
3. Tempted to Pack Books? Think Again!
While books keep you company during long backpacking trips, you may want to invest in e-books instead. Switching out books and other bulky items will help you pack lighter and feel more relaxed.
We also recommend opting for compact travel-friendly alternatives that can easily fit in your daypack or backpack. Make a list of the essentials you plan on taking along and consider which items can be replaced with e-friendly alternatives.
4. Use a Body-Friendly and Science-Smart Backpack
Using a spacious and high-quality backpack that molds to the contours of your body will help you feel lighter.
We recommend choosing a backpack based on the duration and intensity of your backpacking trip. If you're embarking on a day-long trip, opt for a lightweight day pack. For longer trips that require efficient packing, opt for a spacious and waterproof backpack that helps you pack essentials without causing bulkiness.
Browse through our pack selection guide for a better understanding of which pack you should opt for! We offer a wide range of options with sizes, ranging from 12 liters to 80 liters.
5. Invest in a Collapsible Bottle
It's time to wave your regular water bottle goodbye! Instead, invest in a collapsible bottle that helps you save on space with its flat, circular structure.
Kick-start your backpacking trip by investing in lightweight and comfortable hiking backpacks. We offer a wide range of options for diverse hiking requirements—including our exclusive DayLite Packs, StrongLite Packs, and UltraLite Packs. You can also make the most of our hiking gear accessories for an added touch of functionality to your trip!