Finding The Best Backpacks For Travel

One of the most convenient means of hauling your clothes around is with a backpack.

Backpacks for travel come in many shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common – if you’re prepared to have half your wordly goods on your back, they take away a lot of the inconvenience of other forms of luggage.

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Of course, ideal backpacks vary greatly depending on what your requirement is. If you’re planning on using one simply to have a convenient way to carry a few items as you pass from one place to another, you should look towards cheaper, smaller backpacks for travel purposes.

At the other extreme, you might be heading off on a mammoth hike. On occasions such as these, rather than simply a few items of clothing going with you, you might have to carry various things such as cutlery and – almost – the kitchen sink. Obviously where this is the case, bigger, more robust ones will be required.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at five great backpacks.

1) The Pro Action 50 Litre Rucksack offers value for money as well as durability. Backpacks for travel purposes centred around shorter journeys don’t come much better than this.

Boasting a 50 litre capacity, three external pockets, one internal pocket and adjustable, padded shoulder straps, it’s designed with comfort in mind, and delivers.

It’s also light but hard-wearing, making it good for hiking or for regular travel.

2) Cabin Max Backpack Flight Approved Carry On Bag.
As its name suggests, this is tailor made for airport usage, actually measuring the exact maximum requirements allowed on for IATA carry-on luggage. It’s also lightweight, has adjustable straps and is water resistant.

3) Jansport Driver 8 Wheeled Backpack
As backpacks go, this is among the most impressive I’ve encountered. The beauty of this is not only that it can be worn as a conventional backpack, but that its eight wheels mean it can be used as a more conventional travel suitcase. Perfect if your transit involves stairs!

4) The Eye Mountaineer 60L Rucksack Backpack Camping Hiking Bag
This sits firmly in the echelon of backpacks that involve walking, and lots of it. With a generous 60-litre capacity, if its size seems intimidating, don’t worry. It’s designed with comfort in mind as the waist belts help the weight disperse to the lumbar area, meaning you can happily hike away without feeling as though you have the weight of the world on your shoulders.

5) And finally, for shorter hikes or a simple transit from place to place won’t get much better than the Borderline 23.18 Litres Hiking Backpack which is hardwearing, has a modest capacity and comfortable to wear.

Hopefully this article will help in your quest to pick the perfect one for you, depending on your specific needs.

As a general rule of thumb, though, your main objective should be to purchase one that is the right size for your needs. Get this part right, and you’ll be halfway there where it comes to comfort and convenience.

First-hand experience has taught me how overwhelming it can be to plan for a trip and often it’s the little things that can contribute to a stressful situation.

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