If there is this much research to be done to find the best backpacks for traveling, why travel with one at all, wouldn’t a suitcase be easier? The easy answer is no, it would not. The cobbled streets of Europe, dirt roads of Nepal and busy bus stations around the world are not suitcase friendly. Your suitcase is likely to get damaged, get in the way and in general, piss you off. Trust me, carrying your suitcase because the wheels have fallen off while you search for the hostel, is not a great start to a trip plus you look like an idiot. Backpacks to the rescue!
The best backpacks for travel make life when traveling, easier. Strapped to your back, with a good hip strap you’ll barely feel the weight on your back. On your travels, you will often pick up your luggage and hoist it over your head to access luggage compartments, lofts, tree houses, bunk beds etc… This is significantly easier with a backpack compared to a suitcase.
Crucially, when traveling with a backpack your hands are free to use google maps to find your hostel, tackling stairs is not a problem and you can officially join the backpacker hordes!
The best backpacks for travel are made with budget travelers in mind! If you travel with a compact backpack you can save a fortune on luggage fees and simply take your backpack on a flight as carrying on.
Still not convinced? What if I told you that once you invest in the best travel bag you shouldn’t ever need to buy another one! Good quality travels backpacks last years and does not get damaged as easily as suitcases. I’ve been dragging my pack around the globe for nearly ten years and it’s still going strong… even better, my pack has a lifetime guarantee.
The best backpacks for travel will be flexible in size and shape so when they are not full, there is more chance that you can take them on board planes. Some traveling backpacks even come with detachable day packs to make things even easier.