I am MissBackpacker.
And these are my Minions.
May I present to you The Minions and their travel weapons and by that I mean, their backpacks along with some things to consider when choosing the right packs.
Activity – Of course, a leather luggage isn’t appropriate for hiking or fast-paced traveling. And so before spending thousands on a Hermes trolley, determine the type of activity in which the bag will be used for.
Capacity – Are you the type who loves to carry small luggage yet multiple in number? Or do you prefer just one baggage with all of your stuff in it? Sizes of bags are usually measured by liters.
Fitting – Just because a bag is Lilliputian in size doesn’t mean it’ll fit a petite user. It’s always best to check that the backpack or day-pack is according to the length of your torso. If the size of the bag doesn’t suit you, it’ll hurt like hell. Believe me, I’ve been there.
Materials and Durability – There are really big bags in the market which equate to 60-liter backpacks that use substandard materials. Before spending your cash on a backpack, make a study on the quality of the materials used. You wouldn’t want to load your bag with your priced belongings and end up losing all of them during a climb or travel.
Padding – These are sometimes taken for granted, I don’t know why. But I’d rather have a funky backpack (padding is the best absorbent of sweat) than swollen hips or shoulders, if you know what I mean.
Features/Technology – Backpacks and day-packs that have been released 2003 are still being manufactured with the same tag or name but with developed and better features. What may not be available back then are now incorporated in today’s backpack technology.
Style – If you have noticed, there are really loads of backpack styles to choose from. You have the bulky type, the slimmer yet taller, those that have top lid, with compartment, and a lot more.
Access – There are backpacks that have pockets and compartments that are hidden and really difficult to access. Check that the bag you are aiming to buy has parts that can easily be accessed regardless of your activity.
Budget – We pay for quality, that’s what we always say. But quality doesn’t need to be expensive. There are local brands that have the same quality and sometimes better than branded backpacks. Ask people who have purchased bags from the local market then compare.
Now that you have some ideas, your hunt for the best backpack is on.
Kaiz is a stay-at-home mom and currently works as an Operations Specialist for a software engineering company based in the US.