Summer Backpack Guide

Summer Backpack Guide

June 21, 2018

Summer backpack adventures anyone? We all agree that summer is the best time for being outdoors exploring new places: more sunny days, warmer weather, green grass, flowers, the refreshing breeze, the beach, the long days and the stunning sunsets, make every little trip a memorable experience. If you are planning exciting things for this summer, make sure to check out this helpful summer backpack guide, so you can learn new tips and be ready to have fun! 

  • Choose your essentials

For every trip either long or short, you need to identify what are the most essential things you need. Because it is summer you most likely are planning an outdoor adventure, so the first thing you need to select is your backpack. If you are going to visit a lake, a waterfall or the beach, the best choice is a water repellent backpack like the Patriot by TruBlue, that will protect your valuables from getting wet. On the other hand, if your plan is hiking and you know you will walk for long hours, the best choice is the original leather and canvas backpack from TruBlue, lightweight and comfortable so you can carry all your things.

Summer Backpack Guide - Choose your essentials

Once you have defined the space you have available for carrying your things, select only the essential items. It is good to be prepared but carrying unnecessary things will make your backpack heavier and uncomfortable to carry. So, choose summer essentials like sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, water for hydration, snacks, your favourite towel and your camera. If you are spending the day at the beach, you can also bring a ball or frisbee to play with your friends.

As your backpack is also part of your style, make sure to choose a backpack with vibrant colours to complement your summer look! Check out the Marina, Sunset Pt and Dunes backpack from The Original Collection by TruBlue.

  • Pack in advance

For any trip, it is always better to pack in advance, so you can make sure you are bringing everything that you need. There is nothing worse than arriving at a beautiful place, wanting to take a photo and having a camera with no battery or memory card, trust me, I’ve been there! One thing that always works is to make a list of the things you are missing to pack, so before leaving you can check the list and make sure that you haven’t forgotten anything.

Summer backpack guide - Packing

Packing for a trip has its tricks so you can make the most out of your backpack space and bring all your essentials. Put your clothes at the bottom of the bag to serve as a cushion for your camera and lenses. Use small travel bags to organize cables or small items, so you can find them easily in your backpack. For a weekend trip, we recommend you bring your Original canvas backpack, as it's pull string closure makes it more spacious so you can fit all your things, yet lightweight to travel comfortably.

  • Plan your route

Half of a trip is getting ready and preparing all the things you need in advance; the other half is planning your destination and a route to reach that destination. Whether you are going by bus or driving, always make sure you know your route. You don’t want to get lost! And I know we all rely on Google maps to save our lives, but it is always safe to carry a map and a compass, you never know if your service will be spotty.

Summer backpack Guide - Plan your route

Enjoy the summer and plan lots of activities! Don’t forget to tag us in your photos with your TruBlue Backpack! Happy summer time!

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