Travel and Outdoor Equipment Price Comparison > Rucksacks and Bags
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The CamelBak HydroLock is a streamlined shut-off valve that allows you to confidently transport water in your hydration reservoir (sold separately) without any risk of spillage. The Ergo HydroLock's 90 degree bend is ideally positioned for use with the CamelBak Big Bite Valve (sold separately). 90121
Made of oxygenated chlorine, CamelBak Cleaning Tablets keep your hydration system's reservoir and tube free from taste and odor. Sold in packs of eight, each Cleaning Tablet provides a thorough cleaning in just 5 minutes. 60061
Keep your Antidote Reservoir (sold separately) clean and performing well with the CamelBak Antidote Cleaning Kit. The kit includes a reservoir brush, a flexible tube brush, a reservoir dryer, two dryer arms and two oxygenated chlorine cleaning tablets. 90764
The waterproof outer pocket, for tools, first-aid-kit, bottle, etc., can be mounted to any bag. Fast attachment and removal is guaranteed. The loop on the reverse side allows you to wear the outer pocket on your belt or to attach it to straps. This large size is suitable for larger backpacks or dry bags. The outer pocket comes as a single bag and includes the mounting rails, a punching tool and a template. -Waterproof outer pocket (single bag) with roll closure in two sizes for later upgrading -Size S suited for all ORTLIEB panniers independent of the model type or year (except Office-Bag)or for other bags -Size L suited for larger backpacks, drybags etc. -Mounting system can be fi xed to ORTLIEB-bags or any other bag -Easy mounting and removing thanks to the clamping mechanism -Belt loops allow carrying of the outer pockets directly on your belt or on compression straps ofother bags -Internal stiffener -Height: 8.7 -Width: 6.5 -Depth: 3.1 -Volume: 195 cubic inches -Weight: 5.6 oz
It's no good having a rucksack that is too small to hold all of your equipment. You’ll end up carrying carrier bags and tying things to your rucksack, which isn’t very safe.
On the other hand, one that is too big might tempt you into buying lots of heavy souvenirs or taking too much equipment. You should be careful that your rucksack is not so big that if you filled it, you wouldn’t be able to carry it.
As a guideline, a 60-70 litre rucksack is good for most travelling and hostelling but for camping with lots of equipment, you'll probably need an 80+ litre rucksack.
You should consider the strength of the rucksack, denoted by the denier rating. A 600 denier material rucksack is quite basic and suitable for short trips but you should go for 900 to 1200 denier if you are doing more intensive expeditions and want to be able to throw your rucksack around without worrying about it.
There are a range of security devices to protect your rucksack from theft from being slashed. Some of them are quite expensive but they can save you a fortune in lost baggage and lost time and can prevent a ruined holiday.
You should also consider the water resistance of your rucksack. Good rain resistance is always useful but if you will be camping or on expeditions, look into this in more detail and consider the hydrostatic head (HH or mmHG). The higher the number, the more water resistant the fabric. Realise though, that water will still be able to enter via zips and openings so if you need to be able to dunk your rucksack in water, consider a drybag or waterproof rucksack liner or cover.