Travel Packs Specifically for Women
Although many travel packs are designed to be unisex many manufacturers now produce packs specifically for women. So what are the differences in these packs that make them so specific for the female form?
Torso and Back Length
One of the key differences between men and women is a difference in torso length. Women are generally shorter and as such have smaller backs. So women specific backpacks have short backs or a short torso setting range. However men can also have short torsos and so these packs may not always be marketed as womens such as the Vango Sherpa S Rucksack
Shaped Shoulder Harness
One of the other differences between men and women is the bust! As such women specific packs can have shoulder straps that have a more defined curve from top to bottom. This helps in siting the straps around the bust as much as possible.
Adjustable Chest Strap
Another part of a backpack that can get in the way of your bust can be the chest strap. So on some packs (not just women specific) you have the option of moving the chest strap up or down on the shoulder harness.
Angled Hip Belt
Women have differently shaped hips and so packs with a slightly upwardly angled hip belt fit better and so help with carrying loads more comfortably. In addition some packs also have extra padding in the area where the pelvis meets the belt to add more comfort.
Colour and Style
Ok so one big difference is the colour of the backpack! Of course women's travel packs do come in the usual greys and blacks but the pink backpack
has been around for a few years and it looks like it's here to stay! Well what's wrong with adding a bit of life and originality to your gear?!