Choosing the correct travel backpack for your vacation is crucial. Should you buy the improper size or style of pack, you will certainly regret your decision, if not ruin your trip. Get the right backpack, and you’ll own a trusted travel companion that will survive for years. In this article, you’ll discover how to choose the right travel packs for guys.
Look at the dimensions of the bag. You should get a bag that could be a carry on during flights. Most airlines demand that carry on packs be no greater than forty-five linear inches (length + width + height). Ordinarily, carry on packs are 22″ x 14″ x 9″. Buying a carry on bag ensures that you can carry it on you during your flight. This is important because checked baggage is regularly broken or misplaced. Additionally, when you only bring carry on luggage, you can escape the airport faster. As a busy guy, you understand how bothersome delays at the airport are.
Whether you’re a mess or neat, a front-loading backpack will keep you more organized. Most backpacks open from the top. If you use a top-loading bag, you’ll have to unpack all of your stuff to get to the stuff at the bottom of your bag. Alternatively, buy a front-loading pack, which swings open like a suitcase. Everything will be organized and effortless to grab. Want to quickly reach your swimsuit and dart off to the beach? Easy.
Most importantly, you want a backpack that’s comfortable. Even though you won’t be hiking through the great outdoors with your bag, you will be standing in airport security lines and walking across the city to your hotel. If your bag isn’t comfy, you won’t use it. Don’t waste your cash, choose a bag that’s comfortable on your back.
At the very least, the straps and back panel should have thick padding to soften the weight of your pack. Definitely give the pack a trial wear before you buy it. For optimal weight distribution, the bag needs a cushioned belt. Cinching the waist belt will take the weight off of your back and spread it to your hips. Plenty of guys think that the belt looks dorky and won’t wear it. Not many guys understand the health benefits of using the belt to prevent back, neck, and shoulder strain.
When choosing a mens travel backpack, select a bag that’s carry on sized, loads from the front, and is comfy on your back. Many packs are made of inexpensive fabric and aren’t durable. Invest in a high quality piece of luggage, and you’ll be able to fly around the world without worrying about your bag.
As an avid hiker and biker, my boyfriend at the time and I would often take day-long excursions, each of us taking turns carrying “the backpack” toting our essentials. It wasn’t until years later, by chance, I discovered the enjoyment of carrying a backpack that actually fits me – a 5 foot, 3 inch women weighing approximately 110 pounds.
My best-friend and I decided to go climbing together and she was toting a Violeta 25L, one of the models of Patagonia backpacks designed specifically for women. Patagonia offers two packs made for shorter torsos; the Violeta 25L and the Cascada 30L.
Apart from the shorter torso, these bags come with plenty of pockets to organize all of a woman’s essential items as well as the extras.
The Violeta 25L has a single compartment with a padded laptop sleeve that holds most 15″ laptops, exterior stuff pocket and plenty of carrying options. This pack is available in at least five color choices. The exterior measurement are 19″ x 11″ x 7.75″/1526 cu. in. volume and weighing one pound six ounces.
The Cascada 30L is a two-compartment pack with a padded laptop sleeve fitting most 17″ laptops, exterior shock cord and again, many carrying options. Cascada 30 L is 1831 cu. in. volume and measures approximately 19″ x 12.5″ x 9.5″ and weighs one pound, eleven ounces.
The Yerba 22L and the Chacabuco 32L are also popular packs owned by both women and men. However, the Yerba has a back length of 19 inches, making it too large for most women under 5′ 11″.
Depending on your build and the size backpack you require, Patagonia also produces the Poco 12L and the Poco Mas 15L. Model 12L weighs 11.8 ounces and the 15L is 14.7 ounces. Aside from being less expensive than other models, these packs were designed with kids in mind so the adjustable straps have a little more room for condensing or expanding.
Distinguishing between the two women’s models, as well as the two kids’ packs are the pocket configurations and slight size differences.
All Patagonia backpacks are stylish in their own right, but are made primarily with functionality and durability in mind. A perfect, comfortable fit and versatile design has put my Patagonia on my back, over my shoulder, in my car and as an airplane carry-on when traveling. Theses packs aren’t just for the outdoors enthusiast on occasion, they handle every-day life.