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What Is a Rucksack Bag?

Over time, the terms "rucksack" and "backpack" have become interchangeable. So what is a rucksack bag? The term "rucksack" comes from the German "rucken" or back, so a rucksack is a sack you carry on your back. A very interesting split in the interchanging use of...

How to Pack for Traveling Abroad

The thought of getting to your destination is usually exciting and filled with all kinds of plans for how you will spend each day, whether you're going for business or pleasure, but the thought of how to pack may be a little more of a challenge. Will you arrive at a...

What Size Pack Do I Need?

When purchasing a new pack, one of the biggest concerns you may have is what size to purchase. Buying a pack that is much too big for your intended purpose is likely to become irritating for you to carry around, while buying a pack that doesn’t hold everything you...

Stores that Carry JanSport Backpacks

Fantastic backpacks and where to find them. One image that comes to mind for many Americans when they think of backpacks is the iconic black fabric rectangle emblazoned with the JanSport logo. That's because for more than 50 years, JanSport has been providing quality,...

What Does FIT Stand for in Travel?

“He travels the fastest who travels alone," said Rudyard Kipling in his poem 'The Winners'. According to Webster’s, one of the definitions of the word fit is to be “sound physically and mentally.” It certainly helps to be on the top of your game mentally and...

How to Pack for Traveling Abroad

Travel is a mind-expanding opportunity to learn a great deal about yourself and our world, but even the most organized and well-planned trip can get bumpy if you haven't packed the right gear, or if it isn't stored in a logical order. We'd like to help make your trip...

How to Adjust an Osprey Backpack

* Visual guide here.  Those who own, or have recently purchased, an Osprey backpack have probably already done plenty of research on things like capacity, weight, appropriate size for torso length—all the heavy hitters. But equally important is the issue of proper...

What Size Backpack for Carry On

We all know what a pain it is to hang around at the airport after a long flight, scanning the carousel for your checked bags, but determining what size backpack for carry on you need can be a daunting prospect. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps that you can...