Best Way to Ship a Backpack | Packaging Tips

How to ship a backpack by courier

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Shipping hiking or regular backpacks and other hiking gear internationally is easier than ever. At Eurosender, we provide the best courier solutions for shipping backpacks within the country or abroad. Learn how to ship a backpack and get an instant quote from our booking tool to find the best ways to ship a backpack and reduce the hassle of your next outdoor trip.


What is the best way to ship a backpack by courier?

At Eurosender, we offer numerous solutions for shipping hiking backpacks and other hiking equipment:

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How to package a backpack for shipping

If you are shipping a hiking backpack internationally with other items like hiking shoes or walking poles, follow our detailed guide to ensure safe transport:

  1. Pack your backpack ahead. Put in all the items you will need on your next hiking trip.
  2. After you have placed everything you will need inside the backpack, wrap it securely in bubble wrap. Make sure nothing can move inside the backpack.
  3. Find a right size box for shipping your backpack. Place the backpack in the shipping box and fill out the empty spaces in the box with paper or packing peanuts. If you are shiping other hiking gear with your backpack, pack it accordingly.
  4. Close and seal the box with adhesive tape.


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FAQ on how to ship a backpack by courier

How much does it cost to ship a hiking backpack internationally?
The price for shipping a hiking backpack internationally depends on the pick-up and delivery destinations and your parcel's size and weight. You can get an instant quote in our booking tool below and compare prices for shipping a hiking backpack and other hiking equipment with the best courier providers in Europe and worldwide.
Can I ship my backpack by FedEx?
Yes, you can ship your backpack by FedEx or with other courier companies, if you pack it properly. A backpack is not a sturdy piece of luggage, so the best option for shipping a backpack by courier is to pack it in a sturdy cardboard backpack shipping box of an appropriate size.
What is the cheapest way to mail a backpack by courier?
The cheapest way to mail a backpack is our Standard Service, which allows you to send a regular-sized package by courier throughout Europe. To save on the costs of shipping your backpack by courier, try to pack it as compactly as possible. After that, input the data into our booking tool and instantly find the best way to ship a backpack.
Where can I find a backpack shipping box?
You might find cardboard boxes in your nearby store and if necessary, you can use two smaller boxes to create a right-sized box to ship your hiking backpack. If you choose to do so, make sure your backpack is safely packed – you are doing it at your own risk. The box should fit snugly around your backpack. When you ship with Eurosender, you don’t have to buy a new box – you can reuse old cardboard boxes as long they are sturdy.
Can I ship hunting knives or multi-tools with my hiking gear?
We do not recommend shipping these items when you ship your hiking backpack abroad or domestically, as these are often considered prohibited items by many courier companies. When shipping prohibited items, the shipper chooses to do so at their own risk and to cover any expenses for any loss or damages.
Can I ship a backpack without a shipping box?
No, unfortunately, most courier companies won’t accept your backpack for shipping unless it is well-packed in a cardboard box. You don’t have to use a new box – you can reuse any of your old cardboard boxes as long they are sturdy and undamaged.
If I ship a hiking backpack with Eurosender, is my shipment covered by insurance?
Almost every service booked on the Eurosender platform is covered by basic insurance, which is included in the price displayed in the booking tool. If you want extra peace of mind, you can purchase additional insurance during the booking process. Find out more about shipping insurance options when shipping with Eurosender.

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