1. Backpacks – These have a standard backpack design but come in a wide variety of sizes. They are popular for cycling, mountain biking, hiking, skiing and snowboarding. Backpacks are best for users who need to carry additional items such as extra layers, rain gear, nutrition or tools.
2. Hip packs – This style of pack has become popular recently with mountain bikers, but it is a good option for hikers too. Hip packs keep the weight off your back which helps you stay cooler in the warm weather. Additionally, and for cyclists specifically, this style of pack distributes the weight to your lower body and around your hips, helping you maintain balance.