If you’re like us, you’ll be traveling via many different means and you want a quality backpack brand that’s going to last and is practical for all travel occasions!
You’re going to be spending a lot of time with your backpack whilst you get on and off public transport, climb stairs, navigate airports, stand in queues, walk city blocks or down dusty roads in Africa looking for your accommodation.
Your backpack will become your new best friend carrying your gear, so there are some important considerations.
Researching what are the best travel backpacks are is time-consuming. With so many options between different backpack brands, price points, and features it’s hard to know where to start and what is best for you?
The main things you want to keep in mind is having a backpack for travel that:
- Fits your body shape and height
- Has good weight distribution
- Can carry and protect your belongings
- Is functional and comfortable to carry
- Is easy to pack and unpack
- Meets your budget
Consider your physical fitness
If you’re not used to walking around with a backpack, it will be added pressure on your shoulders and lower back so you want a bag that fits your body style and height properly.
Don’t assume that just because one of your friends loves their backpack, or a blogger suggests a particular backpack, that it will be right for you. We are all built differently and have different travel gear requirements to carry!
And make sure that you get the correct bag for your sex. Travel backpacks for women are designed to fit, you guessed it, women! They are not necessarily smaller but manufacturers consider that women generally have a shorter torso and wider hips.
If you are a tall female, like Caz, or have broader shoulders and slim hips you might be better off with a male backpack.