The transparent backpack is equipment designed for those who practice hiking, from a Sunday trip to multi-day trekking. Therefore it must be chosen with extreme care based on actual needs.

The first thing to know is what type of activity you want to carry out, for short excursions we recommend a backpack with an approximate capacity of 30/40 liters (measured in liters), while for demanding trekking and long-lasting excursions the recommended capacity is 60 and above.

Even the season in which the backpack is used can influence the choice: in summer the dimensions are smaller having to load it with less accessories, while in winter the need is for a larger volume to carry more clothing and equipment. It is therefore advisable to have two backpacks that can be used in the most appropriate situations.

How To Choose The Backpack

For the purchase of a transparent backpack it is necessary to consider some important factors: the shape, the lightness, the padding of the shoulder straps, the adjustment systems, the number of pockets and openings and the possibility of being able to secure the material comfortably and safely that you intend to transport.

Make sure that the backrest is adjustable to better adapt to your height and anatomy: the shape of the backpack must be such as to allow correct weight distribution. Large backpacks must be able to rest mainly on the hips, so that the weight does not go too much on the back.

The ventral belt must be generous, well padded, with a full-bodied texture, tending to hard, wide enough that it can rest on the hips, in order to unload the weight on the pelvis, relieving the shoulders from the load. This is one of the parts of the backpack which is often underestimated but which helps, if well placed, to relieve fatigue and pain in the shoulders and back.

The width of the backpack also affects your comfort:

  1. A compact backpack that develops more in height allows a more fluid and balanced walk compared to products with a larger footprint that, especially in the more demanding passages, could make you lose your balance.
  2. A large backpack must be equipped with a rigid frame, absolutely internal, in order to make the adherence to the back more stable.

If the use is specific (ski mountaineering, climbing, mountaineering, etc.) make sure that the backpack is equipped with all those accessories suitable for the specific transport of the objects you use (skis, crampons, rope, ice ax, sticks, etc.).


The shoulder straps must be padded with non-deformable materials in order to maintain their effectiveness over time, and must be equipped with a chest strap to prevent slipping outside, thus ensuring better balance. It is necessary that the backpack, especially if of large dimensions, is equipped with straps for the return of the load; these are two adjustable buckles placed on the upper parts of the shoulder straps which are used to regulate the pressure of the load on the shoulders. Depending on the variation of the slope of the ground, the pressure of the backpack on the shoulders varies if you walk uphill, downhill or on level ground.