Get ready for your trip by investing in a reliable and secure carrier.
Whether you’re planning an epic, once-in-a-lifetime hike along the length of the USA, a year on the rambunctious buses of southeast Asia, or the hustle and bustle of your daily commute, the right Backpack can make or break your trip.
Choose a pack with plenty of adjust-ability: a backpack that was comfortable when you set off from home, it will feel very different when it’s loaded down with a year’s worth of travel diaries etc.
Sturdiness is also essential, and worth paying for, given that your bag is your home for as long as you’re travelling.
Look for good design when checking out your backpack: generous, external pockets are an absolute must, because while you’ll start out using them for energy bars, you’ll also inevitably end up cramming them with spare layers, a charging cord etc.
Multiple entry points along the length of the bag are handy: with the best will in the world, no one packs efficiently in a freezing cold rainstorm. None of this has to come at the expense of style: a truly versatile backpack, should be as at home at business class check-in as they are strapped to the top of a jeep.
Backpacking tech has come on significantly in the past decade, at a pace to match the demands thrown at it by increasingly ambitious travellers. Where, in the past, a glorified day pack and a bit of string would have done, bags these days need to be versatile: waterproof for that spontaneous trip; light, for a weekend ski-touring; and comfortable, for the hours spent queuing at subtropical train stations.
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