Hiking packs usually have two aluminum stays on the inside of the pack to provide some rigidity while traveling. These packs, called internal frame packs, are designed to carry the load closer to the hiker's center of gravity, making them well balanced while traveling over rocky, uneven terrain. While these packs have a lot of advantages, organization isn't always one of them, as the packs often have a single main compartment and a top pocket. Modifying the packs is not too difficult, if you are handy with a needle and thread.
Article Written By Candace Horgan
Candace Horgan has worked as a freelance journalist for more than 12 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including the "Denver Post" and "Mix." Horgan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and history.