im looking for a backpack that i can bring to school and double as a camping bag also. i dont wasnt it to be huge, just a standard size backpack.
No, not really the Army 3 day assault packs are not very big at all. My 13 yo son uses a USMC issue bag for school.That's going to be a very big school bag. Even the most hardcore ultralight minimalist hikers still use packs that would be huge for a school bag.
The big question is: How much space do you require for camping?
That's still pretty big for a school bag, yet from the specs, appears incredibly small for a camping bag for most people. I'm finding a capacity of anywhere between 1500-2500 cubic inches for the pack. Not many people can camp with that little capacity, especially on this site where people pack so much heavy duty gear. As I said, an ultralighter might be able to make this pack work with everything inside, but most people are going to have to find a way to store their sleeping bag and pad outside of the pack.No, not really the Army 3 day assault packs are not very big at all. My 13 yo son uses a USMC issue bag for school.
This looks like the first recommendation for a pack that's actually big enough to go camping with. It's a pack that's over 4000 cubic inches, which I think is the minimum that should be recommended unless the person is a professed hardcore ultralight minimalist backpacker.If you'd like to save a little cash, you could pick up this particular 3-day: