Can I Carry On a Hiking Backpack? Answer To FAQs


As a hiker, you’ll probably be carrying a lot of equipment with you on your next adventure. But one of the most common questions a beginner hiker will have is “Can I carry a hiking backpack?”. If you’re new to hiking, you might be wondering if carrying a hiking backpack is something you can do.

Or, you might have started hiking recently and you’re wondering if it’s safe for you to carry a backpack. If that’s the case, then you’re in the right place.

In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of backpacks and how you can safely carry one on your next hike. Check out our suggestions below to see if you’re ready to start carrying a backpack.

Can I Carry On a Hiking Backpack?


Does a Backpacking Backpack Count as a Carry-On?

Before you start carrying a backpack, it’s important to know if you can bring your backpack with you on the plane. If you plan on heading out on a long hike and want to take your backpack with you, then yes, it’s possible.

However, if your hiking trip is only a day trip and won’t be over 24 hours, then it’s not necessary to pack your backpack with you.

If you want to carry a backpacking backpack onto an aeroplane as part of your carry-on luggage, many airlines will allow this. Many airlines have specific size restrictions for what they allow in their carry-ons; so make sure that your backpack is within these measurements before you pack it in your luggage.

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Written by Jane Miller

I'm Nomadic Jane, a digital nomad and travel blogger. Since 2009, I've been traveling the world and exploring cultures through my travel blog.