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Different Backpack Types

Backpack Types for Every Occasion

No two adventures are alike, and neither are the backpacks that carry your gear. Whether you're hiking a mountain peak, heading off on a weekend camping trip, exploring a new city, or simply commuting to work, the right backpack can make all the difference.

For example, outdoor adventure enthusiasts should opt for a high-quality hiking rucksack with a sturdy frame and ample padding for carrying heavy loads. Whereas city dwellers would be better suited to a sleek and stylish daypack with compartments for a laptop and other daily necessities.

At Basecamp, we understand that the perfect backpack is as unique as the journey itself. Keep reading to explore the benefits of investing in the right backpack, or if you already know what you need, head straight over to our website and browse our collections of daypacks, laptop bags, and hiking rucksacks

Daypacks: Your Everyday Sidekick for City Life

Whether you're squeezing onto the morning commute, dashing between lectures, or hitting the shops after work, the right daypack can be a game-changer. It's your trusty sidekick, keeping your everyday essentials organised and within easy reach, no matter where the day takes you.


Take the Classic Kånken 16L from Fjällräven, for example. This iconic backpack isn't just a pretty face – it's built to last. Made from tough Vinylon F fabric, it shrugs off spills and showers, perfect for unpredictable Irish weather. Plus, it's got plenty of room for your laptop, books, and even a sneaky snack or two. And with its removable seat pad, you've got a comfy perch for spontaneous picnics or lunch breaks wherever you go. Explore our diverse selection of daypacks or browse our full collection of backpacks and rucksacks now.

Hiking Backpacks for Every Adventure

Choosing the right hiking backpack is crucial for a comfortable and enjoyable trek. Whether you're going on a short 1-day hike or a multi-day adventure, the right backpack can make all the difference in how you carry your gear and whether you end up with back pain that could cut your trip short.


Here are some options to suit every type of hiker:


Breathable Comfort: If you prioritise comfort and ventilation on your hikes, the Deuter Aircontact Lite 40+10 is a great choice. Its innovative Aircontact Lite back system provides breathability and moisture-wicking capabilities, keeping your back cool and dry even during strenuous hikes. It also features a 40-liter capacity that can expand to 50 liters, offering plenty of space for all your gear and supplies.


Versatility for All-Day Adventures: For those who need a do-it-all hiking backpack, the Lowe Alpine Yacuri 48 is a top contender. Its got an adjustable V-TRAX carry system and dual-density foam which provides targeted cushioning for optimal comfort on extended treks. Need to grab a snack or an extra layer on the go? Its U-shaped front zip offers easy access, while the stretch mesh side pockets are perfect for water bottles or a quick map check.


Lightweight Agility for Speedy Hikers: Experienced hikers who value speed and agility will love the Rab Tensor 10. This lightweight hiking backpack has a breathable AirContour back system and a removable waist belt, keeping you nimble and cool during fast-paced hikes and even mountain biking adventures. With its hydration compatibility and secure zipped pockets, you'll stay refreshed and organised even when pushing your limits on the trail. 


Sustainable Comfort for Eco-Conscious Explorers: If you care about the environment, the Montane Trailblazer 32 is a sustainable choice crafted from recycled materials. Its reinforced base handles rugged terrain, while the molded foam back panel and harness offer comfort and stability. Plus, its T-Hook system allows for customisable storage on the fly, so you can adapt to changing needs.


Explore our diverse selection of hiking backpacks or browse our full collection of backpacks and rucksacks now.

Laptop Backpacks Designed for Lifestyle

In today's digital age, our laptops are more than just tools; they're our lifelines to work, communication, and entertainment. That's why a reliable and stylish laptop bag is a must-have for any tech-savvy person. 

For the modern professional seeking a blend of classic design and practicality, Fjallraven's Kånken Laptop 17" is a perfect choice. Its padded laptop compartment and spacious interior offer a portable workstation that's as chic as it is functional.

Need a bag that can brave the elements? The Fjallraven Raven 20, made from durable G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco, is your go-to. It not only safeguards your laptop but also has a security pocket for valuables and tons of space to keep you organised on your daily commute or outdoor adventures.

Whether you're a student, a professional, or someone who embraces the digital nomad lifestyle, a well-designed laptop backpack is more than just protection for your tech; it's an enabler. It allows you to carry your world with you, ensuring you have everything you need at your fingertips, wherever your journey leads.

Explore our diverse selection of laptop backpacks or browse our full collection of backpacks and rucksacks now.

Ready to Choose Your Next Backpack?

Every adventure starts with the right gear, and at Basecamp, we're your one-stop shop for all things backpacks. Whether you're a seasoned hiker tackling multi-day treks, a weekend warrior hitting the trails, or a city dweller navigating the daily grind, we've got the perfect backpack to match your needs.

So, why not take a closer look at our full range and find the perfect backpack that matches your everyday adventures? From hiking backpacks and climbing backpacks to laptop backpacks and daypacks we have the right backpack for everyone. Browse our full rucksack collection now!

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