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.
gayE @ Pinay Travel Junkie says
I therefore conclude, the short hair with bangs does suit me!
Thank Dora for the idea. 😀
I like the color combination of your backpack Ms Gaye. Dora na dora. =D
Pink and Orange FTW!
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! 😀
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. 🙂
ur welcome Drew, yeah and mas mura pa Deuter sa TNF and other backpack brands, underrated sya pero mas durable pa nga.
mervz | pinoyadventurista.com says
hang cute nung picture ko… it is so me!!! hahaha! thanks Kaiz! Sharing this to my followers… 🙂
Hahahaha! Sorry di ko na inaayos masyado kasi baka sabihin nag-effort pa ako. LOOOOOL
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 🙂
DI KAYA AKO NAG-EFFORT! :p
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.
WANDER SHUGAH says
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! 🙂
Hello. What’s the brand/name of your 40L bag? I wish for your to use it na!
Great suggestion about the shoe compilation. 🙂
This is cute compilation of traveler backpacks.
nakalimutan ko pala isubmit yun sakin. haha!
Sayang eh di sana nailagay ko rin ulo mo sa katawan ni Diego. 😛
lakbay philippines says
i found the pix funny hahahaha…
i have a trusty backpack too from habagat. been with me for over 7 years na ata.
Wow! I’ve used Habagat Hamog 40 din during our climb in Bukidnon. Sobrang sarap sa likod.
Potato Patootie says
U shud’ve joined para may representative yung Habagat!
Or better yet yung epic daypack sa O.peak! 😀
Potato Patootie says
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… 😛
Ang cute kaya ng iyong starry-starry daypack. I wish I could use one as small as that. 🙂
Renz Bulseco says
Informative post kasi hanggang ngayon nalilito pa rin ako kung ano talaga ang bibilihin kong bag. AT SIYEMPRE, BENTA YUNG DORA-DIEGO COLLAGE!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHAHA
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!
this reminds me to get a new backpack na.. dami pala kaming naa-jansports. nice article on backpacks missbackpacker! cure dora and doras too!
Wow! I wonder what’s your next backpack. Another Jansport? Wiiiiiiiiiii! 🙂
promding chamimay says
jansport din backpack ko!!! 🙂 had it with me in almost all my lakwatsa for 12years!!!!
Grabe. Andami pala talagang naka-Jansport na travelers. Didn’t know that until today. 😀
Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com says
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!!!
Thank you marami for joining, Aleah. 🙂
dong ho says
hahaha… natawa ako sa semi-cartoon photos. dami din palang gumagamit ng Jansport for daypack.
astig compilation! salamat Kaiz!
Thanks, Sir Dom. Did you like the cartoon version of you with the Headwear? :p
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! 😀
Nung mga bata tayo, astig ka kapag may Jansport ka! <3
Christine | Jovialwanderer says
Grabe, love this effort you put in for this post. I love this, nakakatanggal stress. Glad I submitted! 🙂 Thanks Kaiz! 🙂
Hahaha! I’m happy you liked the photos. 😀
Salamat at may nag review din ng Montanara. Bibili nako nito kahit isang review palang ang nababasa ko.