The Top Backpacks for Travelling This Year
One of the most crucial pieces of equipment you can take when going away is a travel backpack. For travelling folk who practically live out of them, it’s really important to choose the best from the start.
Choosing backpacks that not only can fit everything needed in them, but ones that last the test of time, and elements, is vital. As importantly as that, they need to be comfortable. It’s likely that they will be sat on the body for a large portion of time, so the snugger one can fit on the body, the better.
With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at some of the very best travel backpacks you can buy this year.
World renowned for high quality gear, Berghaus has done it again with the Trailhead 65 travel backpack. Ideal for beginner travellers who are going backpacking for the first time, this piece of kit won’t let you down, and that is a guarantee*
A wealth of pockets and divvys means you can pack your kit with a high level of organisation. It’s even got attachments for walking poles on the sides, which no doubt will be handy for other uses whilst travelling.
A superb piece of equipment and well worth the £110 price tag. One of the best backpacks for travel we’ve seen.
* This product is covered with a “Lifetime Guarantee” (see site for details).
Vango Sherpa 65 Backpack
This little beauty comes as recommended by the Duke of Edinburgh award, so it must be doing something right. With 65 litres of capacity there is plenty of room here for those travelling for a long period of time. Handy zip pockets live all over the bag for your travel maps and gadgets alike.
You are also covered if it rains, quite literally, with a bright orange rain cover to protect the backpack from wet weather. The straps are also high quality and adjustable to ensure those heavy loads are much more comfortable on your back. An absolute snatch at £77, you won’t go far wrong with one of these.
Osprey Farpoint 70 Backpack
An excellent travel backpack, Osprey have created a product with backpackers in mind with the Farpoint 70. The Farpoint Suspension system on this pack is specifically designed for comfort, keeping the bag as close to the body as possible. Pair this with a hip belt and you have a piece of equipment that is optimal for weight distribution on those long journeys.
The separate detachable daypack is ideal for taking city day trips and leaving the main sack safely locked up back at the hostel. A great idea to save you lugging around everything on shorter trips. Great value for £117.
Berghaus Ridgeway 65 + 10 Backpack
Berghaus have been in this game for years and it certainly shows with the Ridgeway. 65 litres of pack for your day to day equipment and provisions means you will have ample space to fit your essentials. Organisation of your things is key when travelling though and this has definitely been taken into account with this backpack. A multitude of different pockets allow you to get things where you’d expect them to be and reduce the stress of digging around in your sack.
Are you one of those people that carry a hydration pack to down some H20 after a long trek? The pack also has a pocket specially designed to incorporate the most common shapes and sizes of water pack. In addition this product is also covered with the Berghaus “Lifetime Guarantee” (see site for details).
So, What Are The Best Backpacks for World Travel?
So there are three of the best backpacks buys of the year that tick our boxes. When producing this article we searched for products with the following in mind:
- Comfort. How snug does it fit on the body?
- Features. Why does this backpack make a long journey easier?
- Durability. How sturdy is it, and will it last the elements?
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