Your loyal travel backpack. Let’s take a moment to appreciate our unconditionally loyal, back riding companions that allow us to fill our traveling experience with lots of commodities that would be a pain to bring as it not for them to comfortably storage them.
The thing about backpacks is that the best one will travel with you for years, the worse one will break down throwing all your stuff out in the middle of the road, so you gotta know which to choose. Luckily for you, we already know which travel backpacks are the best there are.
#1 OGIO ALPHA Convoy 525r Rolltop Backpack
OGIO’s new Convoy 525r Backpak is part of OGIO’s Alpha Convoy Collection, which is designed to be rugged, utilitarian, and bold, and follows closely behind the company’s global brand refresh and 30th anniversary. The 25-28L backpack has a modern, multi-configuration rolltop closure for adjustable storage. This pack is unique in that in addition to the rolltop access, it also features a zippered side entrance for access to the main compartment. This bag also includes a dedicated laptop and tablet sleeve, reflective hits, and two large water bottle pockets, perfect for long vacations or a weekend trip. The bag comes in black and camo.
#2 STM Goods Myth 15″ Laptop Backpack
The Myth pack combines innovative features and style, debunking the myth that you can have a bag with style or substance, but not both. The pack features SlingTech™ technology, which suspends the laptop away from the edge of the pack, isolating it from the bump zone. The Myth makes for the perfect travel companion. The backpack is available in granite black, slate blue and windsor wine.
#3 Ebags Motherlode TLS Weekender Convertible Junior
This is a great product because you can carry it in different ways so it can adapt to different situations. It’s a good size and can act as a weekend carry-on or an additional bag for a longer trip. This product is relatively inexpensive and goes on sale often. It’s durable and water-resistant, and has a pocket for everything so you can stay organized.
#4 eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible Carry-on Travel Backpack
The Mother Lode is 9 x 22 x 14 inches, comes in 5 different colors, and holds a *ton*! It has a zippers that lock, allows easy access to your laptop, and fits just right in an overhead compartment. Fantastic for a family flying to Disney World that doesn’t want to have to worry about checking bags!
#5 Union Street Traveler Backpack
The Acme Made Union Street Traveler Backpack is an expanded version of the Union Street Commuter Backpack. With designated compartments for laptop, tablet, sunglasses and water bottles, this bag keeps busy jet-setters organized. And, its spacious central compartment provides ample storage for the rest of your gear. Cushy padding at shoulders and lower back along with adjustable sternum strap make this bag comfortable to carry no matter the distance you need to cover. This backpack also features the premium fabrics, sturdy hardware and precision stitching that has made Acme Made famous around the world.
#6 Kosan Travel Pack System
The Kosan Travel Pack System is the world’s most comprehensive travelling system. A counter balanced, 5-in-1 detachable carrying system designed specifically for travellers, this incredibly durable two-bag system will change the way you travel, making your journey easier, safer and more comfortable than ever. It is water resistant, abrasion resistant and backed by a lifetime warranty!
#7 Osprey Packs Farpoint 55 Travel Backpack
Personal Recommendation: I need to recommend the Osprey Farpoint backpack by Osprey. This carry-on, lightweight backpack equipped with a comfortable padded hip belt which comes in differing sizes is your number one travel companion. This is guaranteed make your travelling experience more enjoyable, hands down!
#8 Pacsafe Vibe 20 Liter Anti Theft Travel Daypack
This is a comfortable lightweight (less than 2 lbs.) backpack with numerous safety features, including slashguard material and straps, smart zippers and locking mechanisms, and RFIDsafe pockets.
#9 Classic 44l Travel Cabin Bag
Personal Recommendation: I am currently traveling with a CabinZero Classic Black 44L bag. Durable, light and affordable, its measures meet most airline cabin specifications! Simply perfect to me, as I aim to travel as minimal as possible, hand-luggage only. Unless I am off to somewhere like the French Alps in Winter. Then my snowboarding equipment comes with me and I need to check in one bag. Otherwise, bringing more stuff with you on your adventures around the world not only will weight you down, but it will incur in more costs long term. This bag has also lost and found tags built-in, it is ultra-light and looks awesome! So happy to finally have found a bag I can take everywhere.
#10 Heritage Rolltop Leather Laptop Backpack
Business Recommendation: We’ve handcrafted this backpack to last decades. It’s made of the highest quality leather on the market and the copper rivets have been hand-pounded to reinforce the bag at key stress points. The Roll Top is perfect for tech, it holds up to a 15 inch laptop and is weatherproof. Need more room? Simply unfurl the top and expand the bag. We warranty all of our bags for the next 25 years so our customers can travel with peace of mind.
#11 “Rolling Stone” Backpack – Famous George
The “Rolling Stone” will tote all your gear whether you’re hitting the trails, commuting to work, or heading to the airport for your next trip.
With a dedicated laptop and tablet sleeve, secret stash pouches, RFID-pocket, and constructed from durable, water-repellent snow fabric, this pack has got you covered in any situation!
The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.
Hayley Kerr from CrowePR
Hayley Kerr from CrowePR
Aimee Engebretson from One Chance Travel
Daneen Kiger from Acme Made
Karyna McLaren from Kosan Travel Co.
Ollie Smith from ExpertSure
Nicolette Kay from Nic&Cam
Inma Gregorio from A World to Travel
Naomi from Pad & Quill
Jack Charles from Famous George