Olga asked in SportsCycling · 8 months ago

Is an 8kg backpack too heavy for a 3 day trek?

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  • 5 months ago

    Depending on person

    BicyclingMe = not heavy. I ride everyday with 30+lbs backpack. Upwards to 75 lbs when shopping. 

    I figured out every 10 lbs slowed me down 5 mph. I'm use to it. 

    Can ride with 30+ lbs @ 15 mph on city streets. Trolling @ 8 mph at slowest (25+ mph with out backpack) 

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  • 8 months ago

    You talking about hiking or cycling?  If on a bicycle, let panniers do the work.  

    https://www.axiomgear.com/products/bags/

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  • 8 months ago

    I'll assume your "3 day trek" is on a bicycle.  Question posted under cycling.  8kg is about 17.6 lbs.  And that's a hell-of-a-lot to be toting around on your back for 3 days.  Why not use panniers (bike saddle bags)?  I'll guarantee you, I've loaded up my touring bike with a lot more than 8 kilograms.  No strain on my back & the bike still maneuvered or handled great.  Pic below.   

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  • 8 months ago

    Backpacks are terrible to use on bicycles unless you'll need to carry the bicycle some through parts of a trail.  Panniers are much better to use if you don't have to carry your bicycle any.  Have you figured it out by now?  You posted in the Cycling section where questions are answered about bicycles.   You relied on YA to post the question for you instead of doing it yourself.  If this was ment to be a hiking question then use the Edit icon to move your question to the Sports>>Outdoor Recreation>>Camping section. 

    Source(s): Motorized Bicycle Owner and Builder and Builder.
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  • David
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    8 kg isn't much.

    Should be easily manageable for hiking.

    I'd flip the question around - is it enough?

    What weather are you expecting?

    What temperatures?

    How much food will you need to carry?

    How much water?

    Will it be mostly flat

    How do you intend to sleep, tent, tarp, cabins?

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  • 8 months ago

    nah that is about right. I am at 7-9 but I am fit and strong

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    No...way too light...WHERE IS YOUR FOOD AND WATER? You are going on a TREK for pete's sake. I would recommend a 30 kilo pack. Fill it with food and water.

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  • 8 months ago

    personally if i want to include all of my toys and Big macs ill typically have a 2 ton bag but whatever you want i guess, just dont forget the toys ;)

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