If wheeling your luggage is not your thing and conventional suitcases simply do not do it for you, you might just be a carry-on backpack kind of person.
Seamlessly mixing the spaciousness of a suitcase with the easy mobility of any backpack. Carry-on backpack luggage represents the ultimate option for travelers that favor high mobility on their journeys and that have the stamina in them to, quite literally, carry everything they could possibly need with them at any time. In what carry on backpack luggage concerns, here are the best options available.
#1 Adventurist Classic Backpack
The Adventurist Classic backpack is lightweight and made with ultra durable and water-resistant 1000D Polyester, so it can hold up through any adventure. It is perfectly sized to fit as a carry on or personal item on a flight, and is also padded front and back for more protection for camera gear or electronics.
#2 Holston & Hayes Large Duffel
For longer trips that are five days or more I suggest either the Holston+Hayes large duffel in Obsidian or Black. It is super roomy so you can pack an ample amount with some space to spare in the event you want to grab some souvenirs while traveling.
#3 Roll Top Backpack / Distressed
For an alternative to the everyday style of a backpack, Holston & Hayes roll top backpack is a great option! Features a waterproof tarpaulin bottom, mesh exterior side pockets, rear exterior zipper for quick interior access as well as an additional interior open pocket for laptops or iPads.
#4 Standard Backpack / Distressed
For the classic style with the same great waterproof elements and storage pockets, try the Holston & Hayes Standard Backpack.
#5 Osprey Packs Porter 46 Travel Backpack
For all of my recent travels I have been using the Osprey Porter 46L Backpack. There are a few reasons I would recommend this bag. Whether it be a weekend trip or a week long vacation, the Porter backpack can fit it all. I have had no trouble packing 1+ week worth of clothing, shoes, electronics, and more into the bag. There are numerous pockets throughout to better organize the bag and keep everything in place. One of the best features is that the backpack actually can be zipped all the way around, which means it is a great mix between backpack and suitcase – you can even hide the backpack straps into the bag if you would like. All in all it has been a fantastic choice and I would highly recommend the product for anyone.
#6 Helikon Raccoon Mk2 Backpack
Helikon Raccoon Mk2 is a multifunctional backpack made of durable Cordura 500D, with a 20L capacity and enough space in its padded main compartment and external admin pocket to comfortably carry all your travel essentials, including laptop and travel documents. With its spacer mesh-padded and stiffened back panel, along with adjustable shoulder, chest and waist straps Raccoon is comfortable to wear and move around, while its dimensions make it air travel-friendly.
The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.
Kelly Belknap from Adventurist Backpack Co.
Heather Patt from Heather Patt PR
Charles Breitbart from TripTins
Lukas from Military 1st