Finding a suitable backpack that is both functional and comfortable can be difficult if you are a shorter person – so we’ve put together this list of 7 backpacks that have been recommended for shorter people. Take a look below!

Lekesky Laptop Backpack

This product was recommended by Osama from Outfitrs

It is medium in size and fits many things, it has an internal frame that makes it rigid and retains its shape, it is also waterproof and very resistant.


Slim Travel Backpack by MATEIN

This product was recommended by Tim Bigknee from SightsAndInsights

This 15.6 inch backpack by MATEIN is the ideal backpack for a short person. The slim design contains added storage for necessities while being comfy and sturdy. Although short people might have just the same baggage as their taller counterparts, their backs shouldn’t really carry the weight. This design allows for the best of both worlds with adjustable and breathable shoulder straps and a foam padded handle.


Osprey Sirrus 36 XS

This product was recommended by Diane Vukovic from Mom Goes Camping

At just 2lbs 11oz, the Osprey Sirrus 36 XS is an incredibly lightweight women’s backpack for travel or backpacking. Even though it is so lightweight, it is still capable of carrying a lot of gear. Most other lightweight backpacks would buckle but this pack’s LightWire alloy internal frame is up for the task of hauling heavier loads. The torso length is adjustable from 13 to 17 inches, so can be sized to get the perfect fit. This makes it one of the best travel backpacks for short people since most packs only go down to 14 inches in torso length. The ventilated back panel makes the backpack particularly comfortable to wear. It has S-shaped shoulder straps which are preferable for women or people with slimmer upper bodies. There are also a lot of nice built-in features like seven pockets and attachment points for trekking poles. Gear can be accessed from the top, bottom, or a side panel. The pack is also incredibly affordable, making this one of the best all-around travel backpacks one could buy. It’s also available in 50 liter size if you need more space.


Gregory Mountain Products Zulu 30 Liter Men’s Day Hiking Backpack

This product was recommended by Erik Levi from AdventureSacks

I like the Gregory Mountain Zulu 30L backpack. It’s only 21 inches long but can hold 30 liters which gives it plenty of room inside without being too bulky on your back. It can also hold up to 25 pounds.


SportsChic Vegan Midi Backpack

This product was recommended by Karin Shoup from SportsChic

The SportsChic Vegan Midi Backpack is the perfect travel bag for smaller body frames and is available in metallic Titanium, Pewter and Bronze. The pebble grain exterior is UV protected and waterproof. Three easy access insulated pockets keeps drinks and snacks hot or cold. The front pocket is perfect for cell, passport and boarding pass. The secure back compartment carries an iPad or up to 10” mobile device. The waterproof nylon interior has multiple pockets and plenty of room for gear. Measures 10” Wide x 13” x Tall x 5” Deep.


Granite Gear Crown 2 60 Backpack

This product was recommended by Julie Bacon from Granite Gear

Our Crown2 Series backpacks are the perfect travel backpacks for a shorter person. The Crown2 torso sizes come in short, regular and long and using Granite Gear’s patent-pending RE-FIT technology, the hip belt can be adjusted as well. You can choose from 38L or 60L depending on how long the trip is. The lid is also removable to save weight or use as a chest pack to hold valuables while traveling.


The North Face Jester Backpack

This product was recommended by Melanie Musson from BroadFormInsurance

This bag holds a surprising amount of gear for its size. Shorter people won’t have to worry about the backpack hanging down uncomfortably because both the bag and the straps are comfortably designed to fit them properly.


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