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Hello backpackers!

Today I want to write about the most necessary article needed while travelling, if you are confused about the article I am talking about then rest assure that I am talking about your backpack. It does’nt matter whether you are on a camping trip, hiking trip, backpacking around the country or on an all-inclusive holiday, it is vital that you carry the pack that is right for you and all your essentials.

There are a couple of things you should remember while choosing your backpack:

a) If you are out on a trekking trip or mountaineering always choose a pack that is light-weight and waterproof.

b) Carry a pack that is durable and can carry heavy loads.

c) Choose a medium to small pack for your own convinience.

d) Keep it in mind that it has reflectors and if you can find one with emergency beep light consider yourself to be lucky.

Below are a few backpacks I have selected for you, the features of each product are copied from the sites for your convinience, please feel free to click here for reviews on more backpacks.

The North Face

The North Face Jemma

The North Face Jemma


Comfortable stitched foam back panel, Ultra-padded shoulder straps. Main compartment with universal sleeve

Secondary compartment with women’s specific organizer

Backsaver bottom panel. Large front mesh pocket with padded compression panel

Mesh water-bottle pockets, X-bungee, Removable waistbelt, Reflective hits




The North Face - Women's Isabella

The North Face - Women

Basic organizer in front pocket. Carry handle. Designed and sized specifically for women to fit torso and hips comfortably. Mesh side water bottle pockets. Main compartment with multiple internal pockets to organize small essentials. Reflective hits for nighttime visibility. Removable hip-belt comes off easily keeping it out of the way when not in use. Torso length is shorter to accommodate a woman’s build.
Hip-belt is designed and patterned specifically for the shape of women’s hips. Shoulder straps avoid the chest for comfortable load carrying. Simplified bungee system on pack face lets you easily secure essentials like an extra layer. Small stash pocket on pack front for little items.



The North Face Circle

The North Face Circle

Women-specific shoulder harness. Comfortable, stitched foam back panel. Main compartment with internal divider. Secondary compartment with organizer. Small mesh side pockets. Reflective hits










REI Stroke 9 Pack

Zippered hydration pocket holds your 2 liter reservoir (sold separately) for hands-free drinking on the trail. Innovative feature directs hydration sip tube out through either shoulder strap—your choice!Backpanel is lined with highly breathable, moisture-wicking ventilating mesh to move sweat away from your back. Egg-crate-like foam backpanel follows the contours or your body, keeping contents close and stable. Perforated foam shoulder straps wrapped with breathable mesh increase air circulation. Hipbelt webbing system lets you use a natural forward pulling motion for quick, easy cinching and precise adjustment. Panel-loading main compartment carries the essentials you might need for a workout on the trail




Panel loader. Two torso adjustable sizes. Top zippered mesh pocket. Side compression straps. Front and side stretch woven pockets. Mesh covered perforated hipbelt with zippered stretch mesh pockets. Mesh covered perforated harness straps with stretch goo pockets. Bungee tie off for trekking poles. Easy access exterior hydration compartment.






Marmot Whirlwind Pack

Marmot Whirlwind Pack

Air Flow backpanel moves away excess moisture and body heat for day-long comfort. Tensioned, trampoline mesh backpanel provides a form-fitting and stable carry while allowing full air circulation. Padded, adjustable shoulder straps make for comfortable carrying and a stable load. Hipbelt helps stabilize the load during rides and aids in transferring weight to the hips as you walk. Zippered mesh pockets on hipbelt are large enough for your compact digital camera in one and snacks in the other. Main compartment is large enough to hold trail essentials and an extra layer of clothes. Built-in rain cover can be pulled out in a flash, protecting pack contents from sudden downpours. 



Marmot Garmsal

Marmot Garmsal


Airflow™ Frame System Airflow Frame System
Hydration Pocket and Port Designed to Hold Hydration Pouch Systems
Lightweight Side Cinch
Split-Wrap Waist Belt
Waist Belt Pockets For Convenient, Quick Access






That’s all for now, see you soon with more reviews about interesting equipments, Hasta la vista.


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Hello backpackers!

The first thing you need to focus on is your footwear. Most of the time it is evident that you will be crossing muddy terrain and streams, especially if you are in the Chittagong hill tracks or you just decided to explore the forests of Bangladesh. Here is a small list of footwear that is sure to make your trip easy and fun. The one thing to keep in mind is no matter what you choose it should be waterproof and lightweight and in addition you legs and feet will feel better at the end of a hectic trail. I have listed down my personal favorites and copied down the descriptions from different websites, please copy and paste the links I will be providing with each product for more information.

Timberland  (Waterproof Cadion Mid Hiker w/ Gore-Tex XCR® Membrane) Men’s



Lightweight Schoeller® textile fabric for comfort, durability and abrasion resistance (a material that is reinforced with aramide fibers to make it super strong)

    Gore-Tex XCR® membrane provides breathable waterproof protection for extended periods of time

Removable, dual-density, three-zoned EVA footbed, covered with Dri-Lex® lining material and perforated to keep your feet dry and odor freeExternal molded heel counter supports the heel and provides rear foot stability during active outdoor pursuits 

Salomon (Ladies 3D Fastpacker Mid GTX Trekking Boots)


OrthoLite® footbeds provide extra cushioning and moisture management; treated with an anti-microbial agent to help control odours.

Full Bootie Construction is exclusive to Salomon and is the only way to kepp your boots waterproof to the top.3D Advanced Chassis™ midsole supports help control twisting Gore-Tex keeps your feet dry from the outside as well as from the inside.

Merrell (Chameleon Wrap Stretch Gore-Tex® XCR®) Men’s


GORE-TEX® Gasket Construction, GORE-TEX® XCR® Fabric Lining.

Waterproof Nubuck Leather/Breathable Mesh Upper

Protective Molded Rubber Toe Bumper

Nylon 6.6 Injection Molded Arch Shank

Adjustable Elastic Cord Lacing System, Friction Cordlock


Nike (Air Max Assail 5 Men’s Trail Running Shoe)


juta4 Features:

FIT: Dual system of webbing straps and synthetic overlays plus an external heel counter for added support and stability

CUSHIONING: Full-length Phylon midsole for lightweight flexibility. Visible maximum Air-Sole unit for superior cushioning.

TRACTION: BRS 1000 heel crash zone. Sticky rubber in a Wafle Fill configuration for great multi-surface traction.


La Sportiva

(Trango Trek Micro EVO Gore – Tex) Women’s


la-sportiva-trango-trek-womDescription:New updated 2008 version with new Vibram® sole. Added to the technical contents of the 2007 version, the advantages which come from the Impact Brake System is the reduction of impact on terrain and maximum grip on any type of surface both in traction and in braking. It adopts the ankle 3D Flex System multidirectional joint which ensures ankle support and mobility in all directions. Thanks to its characteristics and to the new sole, this model is ideal for walking off trails on rough terrain, difficult trekking and walking with heavy loads.

(Sandstone GTX/XCR) Men’s

New multi-purpose low cut shoe with modern design. Suede leather upper with antiabrasion inserts. Collar and tongue in breathable mesh. Structured shock absorbing EVA midsole, with increased stabilising base in the rear. Vibram® Impact Brake System rocker sole, featuring remarkable grip in any condition with excellent shock absorbancy.





(Exum Ridge) Men/Women


Multi-purpose and performing, Exum Ridge is ideal for technical use from approaching crags to dirt roads and trail running. The FriXion® sole and the special shape of the suction lugs guarantee great adherence and precision. The extremely breathable upper and the snug fit make it extremely comfortable.



620896brn1r Description:

For multi-day hiking trips, or quick overnight excursions into the backcountry, the Vindicator GTX is a trusted choice for outdoor enthusiasts. Designed with a Gore-Tex® membrane, this waterproof, breathable hiking shoe is built to withstand relentless use and offers optimal support, stability, and traction over varied terrain.





There you go, now you know what kind of shoes you need if you want to go out for an adventure. Watch out for what kind of backpacks to carry when you are out, until then…


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