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Best Trekking bags available online in India

man on top of mountain with rucksack bag

‘Travel makes one modest, You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.’ – Gustave Flaubert

We’re all connected by a love for travel!.

A travel bag which one can rely on, is a must have accessory, while exploring new travel destinations. Rucksacks/trekking bags, are designed to withstand some rough & tough conditions while travelling or hiking.

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Rucksack should not be confused with other type of bags. By name, they do mean a bag which carried on the back but they are different in terms of appearance & make material. They are a little large in size compared to normal once. They have many pockets to carry small items. These bags can carry larger items as well. So the demand for products used while trekking and travelling have increased considerably in the past few years.

Understanding Rucksack, Haversack, knapsack & packsack

Apart from rucksack, there are other kind of bags such as Haversack, knapsack, packsack etc.

Knapsack is also a backpack but it is smaller in size. They are mostly used for everyday use. These bags are useful for one day treks in which one do not have to carry more items.

Haversack has just one strap unlike other bags. Like Knapsack, they also carry lesser number of belongings.

Rucksacks can be further divided into alpine, travel, hybrid and bush walking. Alpine packs are designed to use for trekking in snowline areas. Bush walking packs are useful to carry larger items like stove, tent, sleeping bag etc. Travel sacks are meant for travelling on-the-road use. They have multiple openings to carry more items. Hybrid sacks are mix of bush walking and travel pack.

Choosing the right trekking bag

When choosing a travel back pack, some of the most important things to note are,

  1. Make material
  2. Size
  3. Back Padding, Padded Handles, Chest Strap
  4. Number of pouches – shoe pocket and laptop sleeve
  5. Water proof or attached rain cover
  6. Shoulder straps & padding

Some good trekking bag brands in India are,

  1. Wildcraft
  2. Deuter
  3. Mount Track
  4. Amazon basics 3 models
  5. Attache etc

Before buying the rucksack, one must know the purpose for which it is purchased. What kind of material will be carried in it, how frequently it will be used?. For example if you regularly carry your laptop with you, then it is good to choose a trekking bag with laptop pouch.

These bags are usually larger in volume. They these cannot be used for everyday use in office or school as their purpose is different.One must consider the weight of the bag also. Rucksack are meant to be used for trekking. So it should not be heavy enough to carry because during trekking it is difficult to carry bigger weight items on the back. You can quickly get exhausted after walking a few miles. Its height should also be considered while purchasing.

Some companies sell rucksacks and also provide a few accessories like additional holders to carry torch, camera, water bottles etc. It needs to be decided whether these addons are really required or you can do away with it.

You also need to test the bag before purchasing it. You can do some tests by filling the bags with some necessary items which you will carry and walk. It will give you a feel about how easily you can carry the bag.

Though this backpacks are meant for rough and sturdy use, they might sometimes get torn or damaged. In that case, one should know how to repair them. Some brands do have some warranty and guarantee but it is always good if you know how to repair the bag in case of emergencies. Also it goes without saying, that the bags should be waterproof.

They are widely available at different places like malls, sports good shops, speciality shops of that particular brand. They are available online as well on eCommerce sites. There are some brands dealing in this specific category. Following are the five best camping backpacks available online in India.

5 best Rucksack/Trekking bags in India

Attache Rucksack backpack 1025 (black)

Price range – under 2000

Check price at – Amazon, Flipkart

Water proof – Yes

Capacity – 75 Lts

Make materials – Polyester

Rain cover – Yes

Shoulder straps & padding – Back Padding, Padded Handles, Chest Strap, Expandable, Hip Belt

Rain cover, laptop & pouches – shoe pocket and laptop sleeve

Amazon basics ZH1704013

Price range – under 3000

Check price at – Amazon

Water proof – Yes, colour options – green and black

Capacity – Available as 55lts, 65Lts, 75 Lts

Make materials – Polyester

Rain cover – Yes

Shoulder straps & padding -Adjustable straps and padded shoulder straps, multi directional compression straps

Rain cover, laptop & pouches – sleeping bag compartment, ample space, rain cover.

Wildcraft 8903338073871

Price range – under 2000 rupees

Check price at – Amazon, Flipkart

Water proof – Yes, colour options – blue

Capacity – 45 Ltrs

Make materials – Nylon

Rain cover – No

Best for those who are looking for light weight trekking bag. Product dimensions – 34 cms length,  23 cms width and 45 cm height.

Mount Track 9103 (black)

Price range – under 2000 rupees

Check price at – Amazon, Flipkart

Water proof – Yes, Integrated Rain Cover, colour options – black

Capacity – 50 Ltrs

Make materials – Nylon

Rain cover – Yes, included

Other features – Adjustable Waist Belt, Expandable Sack Opening With Laptop Compartment, Laundry Compartment, Chest Strap, Integrated Rain Cover, 2 year warranty.

Inlander 6001

Price range – under 2000 rupees

Check price at – Amazon, Flipkart

Water proof – Yes, colour options – black, grey.

Capacity – 60 Ltrs

Make materials – Polyester Material

Rain cover – Yes, included

Other features – Adjustable shoulder straps, load balancing straps, extra padded straps, chest strap, adjustable sternum straps, comes with rain cover, internal back support, separate shoe compartment, mesh bottle holders.