Hiking packs are space efficient containers designed specifically to be carried on the backs of travelers in the outdoors. This type of backpack frees the arms and maximizes the utility of the legs. Hiking packs are typically made from tough weather resistant materials, such as nylon, with straps meant to secure the load around the shoulders and chest without compromising comfort. Relatively expensive versions will be larger, tougher, and more compartmentalized than the inexpensive versions, making them suitable for long treks spanning days or weeks. Such models can be several feet tall with load capacities that exceed one hundred pounds. Hiking backpacks allow beginner to advanced hikers ample space for storage needs to fill it with the appropriate provisions for your journey. The ideal hiking pack should be the one that gives the required space for your standard items and emergency use, yet is small enough for the enjoyment of the trip.