Properly Pack Your Gear for
We can easily discuss the bag’s compartments and their
1. Main Compartment
2. Sleeping Bag Compartment
3. Water Bottle Pockets
4. Hip – Belt Pockets
5. Top Lid Pocket
6. Front Pocket
Carry Most Of Your Items In
The Main Compartment
The main compartment is large and will easily carry the bulk
of your items. The reason for its size and why it isn’t
compartmentalized further is to allow it to be versatile with
a vast array of different gear of various sizes.
Weight distribution will make or break your back.
The most important thing in packing is your weight
This will make or break
1. Heavy items need to be center of pack, near your back.
2. Medium weight items get packed around the heavy core.
3. Keep all the weight possible at your spine.
4. If weight is too high, you will be off balanced.
5. If weight is too low, you will lean forward to balance and
overwork your back.
Sleeping Bag Compartments
Aren’t Just For Sleeping Bags
The bag compartment is designed to hold a sleeping bag, so,
you won’t really go wrong here.
My preference is to lash bags and tents to the outside of my
pack, because they take up lots of valuable space. This
compartment would be a great spot for hammocks and mosquito
Water Bottle Pockets Could
Backfire On You
Water Bottle Pockets are the mesh pockets you see on the side
of a pack. They usually have an elastic top to help hold
bottles in place.
Don’t Trust Them!!!
Always lash or clip your bottles onto your bag, even if you
keep it in the pockets for stability.
Hip Belt Pockets Allow You
To Get To Important Items
These pockets are great for small items. These are
convenience pockets. These pockets work well for IDs, cash,
cards, food bars, nuts, hard candies, or other convenient
Use The Top Lid Pocket To
Fine Tune Your Weight
The lid pocket is a great pocket to place lightweight items
into to balance your pack weight a little bit.
You may need to take your pack off to get to this pocket, but
it is still more convenient than attempting to dig into your
The Front Pocket Is A Large,
Yet Convenient Pocket
Keep light items that you will be needing a lot in in all
By understanding all of the pockets and their designed
intent, you can properly distribute the weight of your
gear. By properly distributing the weight, you can save your
back, shoulders, and knees a lot of pain.