At around 60+ litres, these rucksacks are amongst the largest available and are perfect for people heading out into the wilderness for a few days and nights on a self-supported trip, travelling on a gap year or doing challenges such as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Their features include a large padded hip belt, and chunky shoulder straps, which help to support and efficiently distribute the heavy load. Multi-day rucksacks have a large internal section for the majority of your items as well as a number of internal and external pockets for storing gear that you may want to access more easily.
Many multi-day rucksacks often have a number of external straps and buckles. Some of these allow items like a tent or a roll mat to be strapped to the outside, whereas others are to compress and stabilise the load. Take time to familiarise yourself with these straps as although they may look alike, they have very different functions.
With large heavy rucksacks, it is very important that it fits you correctly, this will help you have a more comfortable trip as well as avoiding injury. All members of Cotswold Outdoor staff are expertly trained in how to correctly fit a rucksack. To find out more you can watch our rucksack fitting video.
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