Ask the Gear Guy

How to fit a backpack

Watch as Eagle Scout Jon Almquist, who works for national outdoors retailer REI, shows you how to fit a backpack in this exclusive BL video.

Learn more about picking the perfect backpack in the May 2009 issue of Boys’ Life magazine.


Comments about “How to fit a backpack”

  1. tenderfoot says:

    you should do an external frame pack!!!

  2. mr. says:

    very helpful

  3. T-Man says:

    Thanks! I’m looking for a good backpack between 35 and 45 litres.

  4. rmj4evr says:

    What kind of backpack did you demonstate in your video?

  5. baseballbatter says:

    Very helpful.

  6. troop69-tenderfoot says:

    This video is awesome. I need a backpack!!!!!

  7. skyrock51 says:

    i found the perfect backpack thanks

  8. qwerty says:

    this is a problem I had going on a hike I wish I had seen this video earlier.

  9. Scout for Life says:

    Great tips thanks Mr. Almquist!

    First Post Gear Guy rules

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