Planning to forgo traditional checked luggage and carry-ons and make do with just a large backpack?Perfect for students and 20-somethings, the pack is best organized with the heaviest and densest items (in red) placed closer to your back.You want the pack to adopt a tall, thin profile. Remember to maintain side-to-side balance as well – a pack that leans over to one side places excessive pressure on your spine and irritates your shoulders.
Should I Pack It? (Don't forget to make a packing inventory and outfit list with the app Stylebook!)
How to Choose and Fit a Backpack: Hit the trail with a pack that fits your trip and your body. This infographic shows you how. It includes instructions for measuring your size and making all the right adjustments for a custom fit.