Tuesday, 14 May 2019

5 Best Rucksacks in India 2019 - Reviews & Buying Guide

Beas River, Manali

Q - What capacity of the Rucksack should you go for?


Trip length - are you going out for an overnighter or for a week or more.
Weekend (1–3 nights; 35–50 liters) 
Efficient packers using newer, less-bulky gear can really keep things light on 1- to 3-night trips by using a pack in this range. fantastic use for weekend trips. 

Multi-day (3–5 nights; 50–70 liters) 
These are the most popular backpacking packs sold in India, and they’re an excellent choice for warm-weather trips lasting 3 or more days. 50–80 liter packs are also used for extended weekend trips. There would have more compartments to carrying accessories like binoculars, camera, ,map, Books, torch etc.

Extended-trip (5+ nights; 70 liters or larger) 
Extended trips of 5 days or more usually call for packs of 70 liters or larger. These are also usually the preferred choice for:
Idea for adventurous trips like Himalayan tracking, North eastern state trip, western ghats trip, Winter treks lasting more than 1 night. Larger packs can more comfortably accommodate extra clothing, a warmer sleeping bag and a 4-season tent (which typically includes extra poles).



Q - What is the difference between a Backpack and a Rucksack?


In India a backpack will always be smaller in size and a rucksack will be larger. However, both terms are often used interchangeably.



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Features to look out while purchasing a Rucksack

1) Pockets and Compartments: Required for organizing and separating of contents
2) Heavy Duty Fabric for longer durability. 
3) Airmesh Back System: It is a is a nylon or polyester net or mesh, with fibres underneath which "suspend" the mesh upwards. This allows airflow through the fabric.
4) Chest and Waist belts
5) Front Access Zipper: It is the most important feature to look for, a Rucksack should also have access from the front so that you can easily store or withdraw your content in the bottom of the Bag.
6) Compression Straps: To reduce the volume of the pack and to minimise movement of your contents.
7) Rain Cover: A rain cover is useful for covering your rucksack to stop the contents getting wet in the rain. If your rucksack doesn’t come with a rain cover you can buy one separately.
8) Fitting: Most of the Rucksacks come with an adjustable back strap to ensure comfort and security.
This is the picture of mine from my recent trip to Manali, Himachal Pradesh. I own a Quechua Forclaz 60L Rucksack.


These are the top 5 best rucksacks in India 2019:

1) Wildcraft Cliff 45L

1. Its capacity is 45 litres
2. It is made of polyester an nylon material
3. It has 2 compartments to store clothes and other trekking equipment.
4. Its ergonomic build helps increase comfort and reduces the pain on the back.
5. It is made with durable material and fabric with high tension fabric.
6. It is suitable for 3-4 night trips.
7. 5-year manufacturer warranty

2) Attache 1021R

1. Its capacity is 75 litres
2. It has padded straps & Rain cover for climate control.
3. It has Mesh pockets at both sides for carrying different things easily.
4. It has detachable metal rods stay for back support
5. It has zip opening in the front of the main compartment so that you can pick and keep the bottom of the things without disturbing the upper things.
6. It has fibre padded cushioned back to provide comfort while trekking and hiking.
7. It has an additional bottom compartment for the soiled linen.
8. It has Tools carry loop in the front so that you can hang the extra tools on those loops.
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3) NOVICZ 55 L Travel Backpack

1. Its capacity is 55 litres
2. It is made of waterproof synthetic material.
3. It has three compartments to store clothes.
4. It is lightweight and durable
5. It has some small and large pockets to keep trekking essentials.
6. It has padded back and shoulder straps to provide comfort.
7. It is suitable for 5-6 night trips.
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4) Wildcraft Cliff 60L

1. Its capacity is 60 litres
2. It is made of polyester an nylon material
3. It has 2 compartments to store clothes and other trekking equipment.
4. Its ergonomic build helps increase comfort and reduces the pain on the back.
5. It is made with durable material and fabric with high tension fabric.
6. It is suitable for 3-4 night trips.
7. 5-year manufacturer warranty
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5) POLE STAR Rocky

1. Its capacity is 60 litres
2. It is made of water-resistant polyester material.
3. It has multiple compartments to store clothes.
4. It has adjustable shoulder and padded back straps.
5. It has some small and large pockets to keep trekking essentials
6. It is suitable for 5-6 night trips.
7. It has separate space for keeping the water bottles.

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