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Never underestimate the importance of the right-fitting backpack. Your body size, type, and even the volume of your load will play an important part in fitting. Like a good fitting pair of women's hiking boots, women in particular should search for packs that are designed for the curves of their bodies. Most backpacks have adjustable hip belts, shoulder harnesses and stabilizer straps to assist in making your load comfortable, but even the shape of the belt or harness will need to suit your physical make-up.