How to Pack Your Pack for a Hike
Our favorite way to pack your backpack for a more hassle-free, enjoyable day on the trail.
The Pro Tips Day Hike Checklist
Become one with nature for the day and leave no essentials behind with our Pro Tips day hike checklist.
How to Make Hiking More Interesting for Kids
Prevent young minds from wandering off the trail with these fun ideas to help keep kids engaged and excited before, during and after a hike.
Tips for Planning Your Trail Hike
A little planning can go a long way out on the trail. Follow these prepping tips for your next excursion for added security and fun.
How to Pack for a Spring, Summer or Fall Hike
Enjoy the outdoors for as long as you can before winter’s freeze ushers you back indoors. Stay geared up from spring through fall with these hiking Pro Tips.
The Pro Tips Multi-Day Hike Checklist
Are you planning to spend the next few days out on the trail? Make sure you have everything you need for your upcoming multi-day hike with our Pro Tips checklist.
Hiking Basics: Fitting Your New Backpack
The right frame pack is critical to your hike. Learn how to find the right fit with these tips.
Learn More About Hiking Backpacks & Camping Sacks
Learn More About Hiking Packs & Backpacks
Pack up for whatever the trek has in store-you can relish your time in the great outdoors with hiking backpack from DICK'S Sporting Goods.
A performance-hiking backpack is the difference-maker your journey needs. Choose from hearty internal and external frame packs, day packs and hydration accessories for your excursion.
Are you heading on an afternoon outing or a multi-day hike? Find the backpack that's built for your journey, with the precise features, storage and technologies you need. Get the utility and light pack-weight you need from brands like High Sierra®, Kelty®, Mountainsmith® and The North Face®.
Always consult product information for specifics on your hiking backpacks. There you will find details about materials used, the harnessing system and specific compartments for electronics, hydration and other hiking equipment.
Before purchasing your new hiking backpack consider what your adventure has in store. How long will you be gone? Where will you be staying? What will the weather and environment be like?
Hikers going on day trips should opt for day packs. Day packs offer plenty of room for hydration essentials and snacks, along with key electronic items, clothing and more. They’re light, easily packable and perfect for stowing away the essentials you need for a day or two in the great outdoors.
For more extended trips, try an internal frame pack or an external frame pack. These packs are designed to easily carry the gear you need for several days on the rail. These bags feature an internal or external frame structure that gives you a narrow profile for better mobility. They hug they body for a secure fit and better balance and stability on off-road terrain.
Hydration packs are a great addition to your hiking gear. These packs allow you to easily carry along a supply of water for extended trips in the great outdoors. They’re great for just about any hiking trip or for distance athletes who want to replenish on the go.