The Minions and their Backpacks

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.

The North Face Vault 30L

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.

Montanara 45 + 10L

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.

Deuter Futura 28L

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.

The North Face Terra 45L

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.

The North Face Overhaul 40L

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.

Deuter Race X 14L

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.

Jansport Catamount 32L

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.

Deuter Futura 50 + 10 Vario

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.

Jansport Superbreak Colorblock Classics

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.

Jansport SuperBreak Day Dreamin

Now that you have some ideas, your hunt for the best backpack is on.


    1. MissBackpacker July 5, 2012 at 3:07 AM

      Thank Dora for the idea. 😀

    2. BPS July 10, 2012 at 2:44 PM

      I like the color combination of your backpack Ms Gaye. Dora na dora. =D

      1. MissBackpacker July 12, 2012 at 2:13 AM

        Pink and Orange FTW!

  1. Drew July 4, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    It was Marky’s post somewhere that convinced me to buy my own Deuter Futura and I am glad I did. I’ve been happily traveling with it and I have not been disappointed. I don’t think I had ever thanked Marky for the unintentional help so in case he sees this, Thank You Marky! 😀

    1. MissBackpacker July 5, 2012 at 3:09 AM

      Glad you’ve found your long-term travel buddy. And I hope it’ll last longer than expected. See you soon, Drew.

      PS. I’ve already let Marky know. 🙂

    2. Marky July 5, 2012 at 2:01 PM

      ur welcome Drew, yeah and mas mura pa Deuter sa TNF and other backpack brands, underrated sya pero mas durable pa nga.

  2. mervz | July 4, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    hang cute nung picture ko… it is so me!!! hahaha! thanks Kaiz! Sharing this to my followers… 🙂

    1. MissBackpacker July 5, 2012 at 3:10 AM

      Hahahaha! Sorry di ko na inaayos masyado kasi baka sabihin nag-effort pa ako. LOOOOOL

  3. Marky July 5, 2012 at 1:26 AM

    Great effort with the face cropping into a cartoon’s face lol. Lots of backpacks to choose from, like girls swimming in a sea, but somehow one just need to settle with one..or two backpacks 🙂

    1. MissBackpacker July 5, 2012 at 3:13 AM


      Yeah, we must stick to one bag only. Nai-stuck lang kasi sila if we have lots. Tendency, you’ll often use the one’s that new.

  4. WANDER SHUGAH July 5, 2012 at 2:09 AM

    This is a great post! I have a 40 ltr bag and ive been longing to use it na! pls make a trtavelers shoe of choice? Thatd be great din! 🙂

    1. MissBackpacker July 5, 2012 at 3:17 AM

      Hello. What’s the brand/name of your 40L bag? I wish for your to use it na!

      Great suggestion about the shoe compilation. 🙂

  5. TrackingTreasure July 5, 2012 at 2:11 AM

    This is cute compilation of traveler backpacks.

    nakalimutan ko pala isubmit yun sakin. haha!

    1. MissBackpacker July 5, 2012 at 3:18 AM

      Sayang eh di sana nailagay ko rin ulo mo sa katawan ni Diego. 😛

  6. lakbay philippines July 5, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    i found the pix funny hahahaha…
    i have a trusty backpack too from habagat. been with me for over 7 years na ata.

    1. MissBackpacker July 5, 2012 at 3:21 AM

      Wow! I’ve used Habagat Hamog 40 din during our climb in Bukidnon. Sobrang sarap sa likod.

    2. Potato Patootie July 5, 2012 at 8:22 AM

      U shud’ve joined para may representative yung Habagat!

      Or better yet yung epic daypack sa O.peak! 😀

  7. Potato Patootie July 5, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    I love the pics! Although i am scared that my facial width is the same with Dora (needs to diet :P)

    Thanks for the compilation Kaiz! It’s really cute! 😀

    Actually lied… Was so tempted to replace the Potato Pack, but it’s just so cute and i care a lot about aesthetics… 😛

    1. MissBackpacker July 5, 2012 at 12:45 PM

      Ang cute kaya ng iyong starry-starry daypack. I wish I could use one as small as that. 🙂

  8. Renz Bulseco July 5, 2012 at 12:26 PM

    Informative post kasi hanggang ngayon nalilito pa rin ako kung ano talaga ang bibilihin kong bag. AT SIYEMPRE, BENTA YUNG DORA-DIEGO COLLAGE!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

    1. MissBackpacker July 5, 2012 at 12:46 PM

      Ayos ba? Nahirapan kaya ako sa collage. Di ko alam kung pano ko i-stretch ng bongga yung fez nila ng di sila nagmumukhang mataba. Ang lapad pala ng fez ni Dora!

  9. journeyingjames July 5, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    this reminds me to get a new backpack na.. dami pala kaming naa-jansports. nice article on backpacks missbackpacker! cure dora and doras too!

    1. MissBackpacker July 5, 2012 at 1:02 PM

      Wow! I wonder what’s your next backpack. Another Jansport? Wiiiiiiiiiii! 🙂

  10. promding chamimay July 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    jansport din backpack ko!!! 🙂 had it with me in almost all my lakwatsa for 12years!!!!

    1. MissBackpacker July 5, 2012 at 1:41 PM

      Grabe. Andami pala talagang naka-Jansport na travelers. Didn’t know that until today. 😀

  11. Aleah | July 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Ako lang pala gumagamit ng local brand! Buti na lang di yung Deuter ko yung sinali ko dito otherwise walang representation ang Philippines LOL Sana i-sponsor din ako ng Montanara. hehe Love this compilation!!!

    1. MissBackpacker July 12, 2012 at 2:15 AM

      Thank you marami for joining, Aleah. 🙂

  12. dong ho July 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    hahaha… natawa ako sa semi-cartoon photos. dami din palang gumagamit ng Jansport for daypack.

    astig compilation! salamat Kaiz!

    1. MissBackpacker July 12, 2012 at 2:14 AM

      Thanks, Sir Dom. Did you like the cartoon version of you with the Headwear? :p

  13. Micamyx|Senyorita July 5, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Ang cute naman haha sayang hindi ko na-submit yung akin.

    Nung high school ako, pangarap kong magkaroon ng Jansport na bag. finally yung pinsan ko binigyan ako na binigay din sa kanya ng sister nya. Bale ako na third na may-ari. Tibay! 😀

    1. MissBackpacker July 12, 2012 at 2:15 AM

      Nung mga bata tayo, astig ka kapag may Jansport ka! <3

  14. Christine | Jovialwanderer July 11, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    Grabe, love this effort you put in for this post. I love this, nakakatanggal stress. Glad I submitted! 🙂 Thanks Kaiz! 🙂

    1. MissBackpacker July 12, 2012 at 2:13 AM

      Hahaha! I’m happy you liked the photos. 😀

  15. Nat April 28, 2014 at 5:39 AM

    Salamat at may nag review din ng Montanara. Bibili nako nito kahit isang review palang ang nababasa ko.


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