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’.
- Fit all of my stuff in (obviously)
- Sized so I can carry it as hand luggage (RyanAir is 55cm x 40cm x 20cm)
- 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.