When I started looking at backpacks, I knew that top-loading packs were not an option for me. I used a top-loading pack during my 500 mile Camino de Santiago hike and learned that I did not want a top-loader. Read about my review of my Camino pack, the Osprey Kyte 35L here.
I knew that everything I would carry for a year needed to go in this bag, so it was a decision that would matter more than most. So, how do you even chose which bag to carry your life around in for a year? Follow these simple decisions to find the bag that is best for you!