Life is all about making memories and nothing except a travelling experience can give you more memories. So when life is giving you the right opportunity to make memories why not make it perfect with the perfect moments and definitely the perfect backpack?
The most neglected part of travelling is choosing the right travel backpack for you. Those who are frequent at traveling and exploring new places or simply like living life with an adventurous spree they know the best how just a bad backpack can ruin your journey!
Oh my God! I never thought of that.
We know you are thinking that. Don’t worry!
To reduce your pain we have made a checklist for you to decide if your backpack is really the right one for travelling:
Consider your kind of trip before considering a backpack
Yes. Not exactly the right backpack material but also the best type suited for the type of journey you are going for matters a lot while choosing the right backpack. You will walk through roads with dirt, puddles and if lucky then grass and concrete roads. You will be jumping from plane to train or walking miles or simply standing in a long queue. So consider all your situations and choose wisely.
Should be water resistant
You never know where life may take you. Wherever your journey takes you be sure that nothing can harm you or your materials. Tripping, slipping or raining; anything can happen and you will never want your clothes or documents or even your food to get spoiled. So better get a backpack of water resistant material that will protect your things and you can proudly say “Come what may!” 😛
Get the right size
It would be utterly foolish getting a backpack just for your things. Even you matter (yes, you are J). Getting the right size of a backpack according to your travel needs as well as big or small as you can carry or be comfortable with is extremely important. It can be a big pain to carry a backpack almost equivalent to your size. So the next time you select the size, keep yourself first.
Must have multiple compartments
Always making a blueprint of how to put things in your backpack is not always feasible. You might have a plane to catch in an hour. Having a backpack with multiple compartments is the best way of having your things packed in an organized manner in the least amount of time. Best for lazy lads.:p
Must have lockable zippers
Lockable zippers are a must for every backpack. It’s not just about security, it is also about the assurance that there is no one taking something out of your bag or putting something in. Multiple zippers have this big advantage that they can be pulled together and locked safely.
Must have padded hip belt and shoulder straps
Most of the weight you will be carrying around will be pushing down on your hips, so a padded belt will be the best. The hip belt should also be adjustable so you can tighten it for extra support.
Padded shoulder straps will make carrying your load comfortable and will put less pressure on your shoulders and also help take pressure off your lower back.
The best price
Make sure to get the best quality product at the best price. Compare brands and prices and buy the best. Do refer to some expert recommendation before buying and don’t forget to carry this list when deciding on the right travel backpack.