Hiking | Backpacking

Hiking or Backpacking

There tends to be some confusion around hiking and backpacking especially in Australia and selecting the correct backpack.

In Australia we tend to think of Backpacking as the international tourists tripping around with everything in a gigantic backpack for months on end and Hiking as everything from a day hike to a multi-day trip. And then you throw in “Trekking” and “Through-Hiking” just to confuse you even more.

The fact is that “Backpacking” is a term most used in North America and that is why some brands some as Osprey label their bags as either Backpacking bags or hiking backpacks. But to try and clear it up a little, at the bottom of this page is a definition of each one of the terms to help make you backpack search a bit easier.

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