Journal Travel

Choosing a Travel Backpack

Following on from this post, and with the help of friends sending me links, I’ve narrowed it down to 4 potential carry-on companions.

1 | Minaal | | $299 (Yup, Dollars).

This looks like the ‘Apple’ of travel bags, and as such, it has a pretty hefty price tag but it looks amazing and has some great reviews. If I have a sudden windfall of cash and frivolity, I’ll have to hope they’ve got stock for international delivery!

Minaal Carry On Backpack

Journal Lifestyle Travel

The Quest for my Travelling Backpack

In or around September, Charlotte and I are setting off to travel the world. Maybe I’ll do another blog post on that further down the line if anyone is interested. Anyway, travelling requires certain equipment. First and foremost; a backpack.

I’ve been passively looking for a reliable backpack that I can take travelling for the past few months. I’ve seen a couple of good bags that have potential, but nothing that’s made my pull out my wallet.

To make this a bit easier for me, I’m going to make a list, (check it twice) and go from passively browsing, to actively looking. I’m gonna be looking so hard, they’re gonna call me the backpack hunter.

My list will have two sections. ‘Nice to haves’ and ‘Must haves’.

Must haves:

  • Fit all of my stuff in (obviously)
  • Sized so I can carry it as hand luggage (RyanAir is 55cm x 40cm x 20cm)
  • Durable
  • Water Resistant
  • Separate Compartments (one for the main bulk, another for documents, etc.)

Nice to haves:

  • Doesn’t look like a travellers backpack
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Laptop section

I don’t actually know exactly what I’m taking yet either, so that’s something I’ll have to figure out as well. Ideally I don’t want to take much. I don’t really want to take anything but I’ll need at least a few vests, underwear, toothbrush, laptop and a camera so I guess I’ll start with that.

Have you been travelling and are full of tips on what to look for in a bag? Let me know, I need some guidance! Leave a comment here or tweet me @marcusmichaels.