Outdoor Quotes: (Backpacking)

Backpacking: An extended form of hiking in which people carry double the amount of gear they need for half the distance they planned to go in twice the time it should take

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Shooting Bags & Packs

Shooting Bags & Packs

There is a very wide range of Shooting Bags & Packs that will provide a place for everything while out shooting, hunting and stalking.

Shotguns and rifles need to be kept protected while in transit, and you will also need cases and bags for your cartridges, decoys and other shooting accessories.

Shotgun Slips & Rifle Slips

Shotgun Slips and Rifle & Sight Slips, from brands like Jack Pyke and Deerhunter, are padded to protect your rifle or shotgun as well as making it easier to carry them around.

A shotgun or rifle is an expensive piece of equipment, so you need to make sure you have something to protect it when not in use.

Cartridge Bags & Cartridge Belts

Cartridge belts and cartridge bags are often important items of your shooting equipment, although some will prefer to use the pockets on their shooting jacket or waistcoat.

Many of these bags and belts are available in Cordura, which is incredibly tough and durable, as well as in leather which is also very tough but a bit more stylish.

For those who want quick access to their cartridges, look for cartridge bags specially designed for this, like the Jack Pyke Speed Loader Cartridge Bag.

Decoy Bags, Dog Bags & Game Bags

There is also a great range of decoy bags, dog bags and game bags available to keep all the rest of your shooting accessories.

Holdalls & Kit Bags

Holdalls & Kit Bags

For those who do not like rucksacks and backpacks for carrying their outdoor clothing and equipment, there is still a good range of holdalls and kit bags available on the market.

Many leading Brands like Snugpak and Jack Pyke, make kit bags and holdalls specially designed for outdoor country activities.

Jack Pyke Holdalls

Jack Pyke have a selection of holdalls, including the Trojan and the Countryman, which have been designed with the country sportsman in mind.

They have various pockets and pouches to help you organise your field gear.

Snugpak Kit Monster

Snugpak produce the Kit Monster range of holdalls, which range in size from 65 litres up to 120 litres. The 120 litre version was originally designed for the military, and will hold the contents of a full size Bergen.

Both sizes also have the option of roller wheels and extending handles making them ideal for global travellers.

Daypacks

Daypacks

Daypacks have become very popular recently, and as well as being used for day trips in the country and day hikes, they are frequently seen being used by people on their way to work, or out shopping.

A daypack is generally considered to be a rucksack of 35 litres or less, but the larger and stronger among you would also include rucksacks up to 45 litres.

Stylish & Feature Rich Daypacks

Many of the daypacks available today are stylish and feature rich.

Many have pockets for CD players and MP3 players with a hole for the headphone lead.

They may also have handy organiser pockets which are particularly useful for those travelling abroad who need to keep their passports, maps, tickets and insurance documents easily to hand.

Daypacks often have reflective piping to keep you safe at night, and handy ladder lock or bungee cord to quickly attach a jacket when not needed.

Rucksacks & Backpacks

Rucksacks & Backpacks

There is a large range of rucksacks and backpacks available on the market, at various price points.

These range from about 50 litres up to 120 litres or more and includes military bergens, all of which are ideally suited to hiking and backpacking.

Rucksacks which are 45 litres or less are generally classed as daypacks.

Adjustable Back Systems on Rucksacks

Modern designs mean that a rucksack is more comfortable to carry than ever.

Most rucksacks from about 55 litres and over have an internal aluminium frame and will also have an adjustable back system so you can adjust it to suit your height and build.

When carrying a heavy load on your back, it is important that the rucksack sits in the right position.

Your shoulders should NOT carry all of the weight.

Adjust the back system so that most of the weight will be carried on your hips. A good rucksack will have a thick, padded waist belt to make this more comfortable.

Ventilation Channels on Rucksacks

Good padding and ventilation channels on your rucksack will ensure that you won’t get a build up of perspiration. This will make it more comfortable and will help to prevent chafing.

Pockets & Dividers for Versatility

Side pockets mean that you can ensure that frequently used items are readily accessible without having to unpack the whole rucksack.

Some backpacks have 2 main compartments with a zipped divider for maximum versatility, and some have a built-in rain cover for protection in wet weather.

Rucksacks, Packs & Bags

Rucksacks, Packs & Bags

Rucksacks, Packs and bags are essential items of your outdoor equipment, whatever type of trip or activity you are planning. They are not only useful for carrying your equipment, but will help to protect it as well.

Rucksacks & Backpacks

Here in the UK we call it a rucksack or haversack, and in the US they call it a backpack (previously knapsack or sackpack).

Modern designs mean that a rucksack is more comfortable to carry than ever.

The larger models have an internal aluminium frame and an adjustable back system so you can adjust it to suit you.

Good padding and ventilation channels mean that you won’t get a build up of perspiration and the pack will be comfortable to carry even when full.

Daypacks & Holdalls

Daypacks have become very popular recently, and as well as being used for day trips in the country and day hikes, they are frequently seen being used by people on their way to work, or out shopping.

Specialist Packs & Bags

There is also a fantastic range of Specialist Packs & Bags designed for specific outdoor activities, like hunting, shooting and fishing.

These include gun slips, cartridge bags, fishing pouches and much, much more.

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