The 5 Best Travel Backpacks

I have been traveling the world for several months, and I will continue so much of 2018. In this time I have learned in my own flesh what a good travel backpack is and what I would not buy or crazy.

When planning a trip, one of the great doubts that every backpacker has is: what is the best travel backpack for my great adventure?

That is why for more than 2 years I have been studying the market, and I have decided to analyze and investigate the options, see them, touch them, try them out and finally tell you my conclusions in this article.

The 5 Best Travel Backpacks

Do You Dare to Discover the Best Travel Backpacks on the Market?

If you are a backpacker who wants to have the answer already, I will not make you wait to make me the interesting one so that you read the whole article. I am going to show you here and already, but I recommend that once you see them, you read the whole article and go down to look at the characteristics of each one since it is good that you know their characteristics and their differences to choose the one that suits you best.

The ones I’m going to show you are the best backpacks for backpackers that I’ve seen in the market and that I have contrasted to see other travelers taking them around the world. An advance, the Osprey brand takes the cake.

The Best Travel Backpacks for Backpackers

Preparing a trip is not just buying the ticket and launching into an adventure. Among other things, you will have to prepare your luggage and know how you are going to take it.

I, like any traveler/backpacker, I had to face the difficult question: what travel backpack I bought? And as always I study everything I’m going to invest in, I’ve become an expert in the best travel backpacks in the market, and today I’ll tell you.

In the market, there is a huge offer, many brands of travel backpacks, many different models, many prices, which is easy to end up overwhelming and do not know which to choose …

That’s why today I’m going to help you. I have read a lot, and I have tried many of the best travel backpacks, and I am going to make a selection of the 5 that I have found the best travel backpacks I’ve seen in this 2016.

Do not worry, to select them I’ve also taken into account the price, so I’m not going to ruin you with my list.

Characteristics of a Backpack to Travel

First of all, I’m going to explain very quickly what to keep in mind when choosing a travel backpack for backpackers.

You should know that the vast majority of backpacks are not explicitly designed for travel but are made for hiking and mountain. That means that not all the bags that you find in a store are worth to travel the world.

The 5 Best Travel Backpacks

When it comes to choosing, there are certain characteristics of a travel backpack that for me are non-negotiable. Certain aspects that make a backpack good or not to travel. Let’s see them:

Comfort

Little to add, you will be carrying your backpack many hours, and if it bothers you it will give you the trip. The word comfort will come out a lot in this post because a travel backpack should make your life easier.

Being between 40L and 60L

The fewer liters, the better, you will load and weigh less. Between 40L and 50L is ideal because, in addition to carrying only what is necessary, many of them you can put as hand luggage and have them well controlled. Later we will talk about recommendations for backpacks of 40, 50 and 60 liters.

Breathable Back

Nowadays, almost all backpacks are prepared with a breathable ventilation or back system. Take advantage of it because you will spend enough heat while moving to exotic countries. Very important for your comfort.

Easy Access to the Interior

Many backpacks only have access to the luggage at the top, but that makes it difficult for you to quickly access things you have in the lower or middle part of the backpack. Today there are many that come with a zipper or medium-low access to access other parts of the backpack without having to remove all the luggage that is on top.

Integrated Rain Cover

Basic, not only to protect the backpack from water when it rains but to cover it when you leave it somewhere and you want to make sure it’s difficult to open it …

Very Adjustable to the Back of Each One

A backpack should be tight so as not to disturb and to distribute the weight well. Many have male and female versions, and others have sizes to make them more comfortable. Choose yours well.

The More Compartments, the Better

A good backpack for traveling backpacking has to have many compartments. We are travelers, and we have to store many things, so we want pockets.

Accessory to Keep the House Keys

It seems silly, but for me, it is very important. I am the one who takes the plane, leaves the house keys in a pocket and forgets the rest of the trip. The bitch is that when I return I have to enter my house and I always end up undoing my whole travel backpack until I find them … With a pocket that has an inside hook where to leave them tied is enough, and there are many who wear it !!

The Best Brands of Travel Backpacks

As I told you before if you go looking for backpacks without knowing a bit about the subject you will go crazy. I am going to present you the best brands of backpacks for backpackers, that is, to travel around the world. I have chosen 3 taking into account the quality of the materials and the price.

Travel Backpacks for Men and Women

There are usually 3 backpack designs: unisex, masculine and feminine. What usually happens? That the unisex is not often well adapted to the female back to what the girls are reduced options.

They do not usually adapt well because the countenance of women is different. The shorter back, the narrower shoulders and the shape of the chest, make the restraints subtract comfort.

That is why the ideal is to go to the models of backpacks for women specifically designed for them.

The 5 Best Travel Backpacks

The 5 Best Travel Backpacks and Which One to Choose

I have been traveling the world for several months, and I will continue so much of 2018. In this time I have learned in my own flesh what a good travel backpack is and what I would not buy or crazy.

When planning a trip, one of the great doubts that every backpacker has is: what is the best travel backpack for my high adventure?

That is why for more than 2 years I have been studying the market, and I have decided to analyze and investigate the options, see them, touch them, try them out and finally tell you my conclusions in this article.

Travel Backpacks for Women

There are usually 3 backpack designs: unisex, masculine and feminine. What usually happens? That the unisex is not usually well adapted to the female back to what the girls are reduced options.

They do not usually adapt well because the physiognomy of women is different. The shorter back, the narrower shoulders and the shape of the chest, make the restraints subtract comfort.

That is why the ideal is to go to the models of backpacks for women specifically designed for them.

The 5 Best Travel Backpacks

 

I have written a more specific article in which I analyze the best travel backpacks for women (I recommend you take a look), but since today I am generous, I will advance the 2 that I like the most for girls:

Travel Backpack for Woman Osprey Kyte

Osprey Kyte

The backpack of maximum quality, with great materials and finishes. Well adapted to the female back. It is the female model of the Osprey Kestrel that we will see later. There is the 36, 46 and 66-liter model. The 46L is ideal.

Travel Backpack for Woman Vaude Asymmetric

Vaude Asymmetric

Travel backpack designed especially for women (there is also a male model, as we will see later). Great accessibility, plenty of compartments, comfort and total adjustment to the back of the girls and good weight distribution.

The Best Travel Backpacks

As I said, after looking at and reviewing the best travel backpacks on the market, I have selected my 5 favorite ones to help you choose.

Almost all these travel backpacks meet the characteristics and requirements that we have seen before, so the choice will be a matter of price, taste and how good you stay.

The 5 Best Travel Backpacks

All the backpacks to travel that you will see below are very good so you choose the one you choose you will take a backpack cucumber, do not suffer for it.

The last one that I am going to present to you is the one that I have chosen for my trips, it is the one that has fitted me best within what I was looking for. Like you fit another better but if you doubt, you do not know which one to choose and you trust my criteria, I would go for that

  Osprey Farpoint

The Osprey Farpoint is the only backpack really designed to travel. It has one of the features that all other backpacks are missing and is that it opens and closes with a zipper, which can ensure its total closure with a padlock.

This travel backpack is a combo of 2 backpacks, is composed of a large backpack and a small handbag that can be unified or carried separately.

This is great if you are looking for both a travel backpack and a backpack because you will have a two in one.

They are super suitable sizes to travel. In addition, the good thing about this backpack is that it can be used both as a backpack and as a travel bag. It is amazing how well designed it is.

  Vaude Asymmetric 52 + 8

The Vaude Asymmetric is a very comfortable backpack, one of the most comfortable I’ve ever tried.

It has a capacity of 52L that can be extended 8L more if necessary. This is fine if you usually buy things and you have to carry the backpack more for the trip back home.

It is a very adjustable and quite comfortable backpack, which complies with all the features that a good travel backpack should have.

It is one of the lightest travel backpacks on the market, which backpackers appreciate, and is specially designed to carry a laptop or laptop and that is well protected.

  Osprey Kestrel

The Osprey Kestrel is a marvel. The finishes of the Osprey brand are unbeatable, they have a lot of details that make them the best travel backpacks on the market.

One of the shop assistants in which I checked the backpacks chosen, he told me that for him the Ospreys are the Ferrari of the backpacks and I quite agree.

The Kestrel has everything, light, comfortable, robust, good capacity, compartments everywhere and is full of little details.

The only thing I would say is that it does not open frontally, but only on the side. Access is somewhat more complicated but it is not traumatic, the lateral access is great and you get to communicate with the lower part of the backpack.

  The North Face Terra 50

The backpack also very prepared, with a good capacity and made with good materials. Many pockets and compartments to store your things. Another backpack that has little to envy the rest.

In my case, when I had it in front of me and tried it on, it was less comfortable and less tight on my back, but that’s everyone’s business. What seems comfortable to me is not what it seems to you.

The Best Backpack for Me: My Choice

  Deuter Futura Vario 50 + 10

And why travel backpack I decided? In the end, I chose the Deuter Futura Vario 50 + 10.

This backpack had everything for me:

  • Adequate capacity: 50L expandable to 10L more if necessary.
  • Comfort: breathable, adjustable back, good weight distribution.
  • Access to the interior through the central area
  • Integrated rain cover
  • Compartment below that can be separated from the rest or together in the same package
  • Pretty design
  • Incredible material quality: with this, I have a backpack for 10 years
  • Small details that made it perfect for my trips

The price was somewhat higher but I really think it was worth it to bet on the Deuter Futura Vario 50 + 10.

Deuter is a great brand both in materials and finishes. I have preferred to invest a little more to have a backpack that will be useful for both short and long trips.

Let’s go with the Deuter Futura Vario 50 + 10 and I can go explore the world.

In fact, all the travel backpacks that I have presented to you are perfect for your adventure. The decision at the end will be based more on feelings, tastes, brand or small details.

This was what made me opt for the Deuter Futura Vario 50 + 10 but, if I had opted for any of the other travel backpacks, I would have guessed right.

The 5 Best Travel Backpacks

   5 + 1 – Bonus Extra: Vaude Wizard 30 + 4

If you are not looking for a backpack for so many days of travel and you are looking for something more for small getaways or short trips of maximum one week, the Vaude Wizard 30 + 4 is undoubtedly your backpack.

When I saw it and tried it on, I was amazed at its capacity. It is a 30L backpack that can be extended 4L more and ends up being ideal for short trips. It really fits a lot more than it seems, it’s an amazing backpack.

As soon as I need a backpack of these characteristics, I will not hesitate to buy it because it is the best in the market.

Which Backpack to Choose According to the Liters You Want to Carry

As I said before, these are the best travel backpacks on the market, both for quality and price. This means that whatever choice you make is going to be right.

One of the main characteristics that should make you decide for a backpack or another is the capacity they have and the one you need. You know that the more liters, the more you will fill your backpack (yes, we are like that) and, therefore, more weight you will carry over.

I recommend that before buying a backpack think about what you are going to wear in it. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to take and what not to take on a trip.

So that you leave doubts, I recommend you this complete article by my friend Marcio Barrios in which he will show you what you should carry in your backpack to travel light.

Once you know this, you can decide how many liters you want the backpack. To help you in your decision I teach you my favorite backpacks of 40, 50 and 60 liters (approximate) in case you do not want to break your head a lot.

Now you know everything you need to decide which backpack suits you best to live your adventure. Now it only depends on you, choose the one that suits you best or the one you like the most. If you trust my criteria, do not hesitate, buy one of those I propose because you will have success assured.

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