So, I plan to take up hiking, now that I'm 50# lighter. Nothing extreme, just 1-several mile trips, rocky/sandy terrain. I plan to hike into some easy accessible local sights, eat lunch (I have a good day pack that carries plates, silverware, cups, wine, water), and hike back out. So really, nothing extreme. Price is not a big factor, just want some brands/models to research for me and Mrs. Piob.