How to Choose a Travel Backpack

How to Choose a Travel Backpack

travel backpack is a functional, hands-free bag that can accompany your luggage or be used as a standalone item. But make no mistake. We’re not talking about the pack you were toting around during your school years. Rather, a stylish, versatile piece of gear that can be used for a business or pleasure trip. (Also, our bags are gender-neutral, so there’s no specific travel backpack for women or travel backpack for men.)

When choosing the best travel backpack, you’ve got to consider where you’re heading, the desired size, and which features best suit your needs. Of course, aesthetics are also important, but that’s a personal decision. Luckily, Briggs & Riley has a versatile selection of travel packs to choose from, so you’re guaranteed to find the right one no matter where you’re headed. 

Types of Travel Backpacks Based on Trip Type

Business Trip

When traveling for business, you’re going to need room for your electronics, files, and other personal belongings, so space and organization are essential features. Of course, you’re also going to want a pack that looks professional, too. The Large Cargo Backpack checks off all of those boxes. It combines a cavernous main compartment with dedicated pockets and pouches for every business essentials and a padded sleeve that fits most 17" laptops. It just may be the best carry-on backpack for the business traveler. 

International Excursion 

The Convertible Duffle Bag is an excellent choice for those with long-distant wanderlust. This bag packs like a suitcase and transforms into a backpack at the slide of a zipper. With an easily accessible laptop compartment and copious pockets, you’ll always know where everything is when you need it. If you’re traveling with a suitcase, the slip-through back panel allows the bag to slide over the Outsider handle of one of our rolling bags. One of the most excellent features is the removable, adjustable comfort flex shoulder strap that provides a custom fit with cross-body or over-the-shoulder carrying options while in duffle configuration.

Weekend Getaway 

One of the golden rules of travel is to avoid overpacking, so if you’re taking a short weekend getaway, all you need is our new Cargo Backpack. This smart, roomy pack features a deep pouch to store all of your electronics and personal items. There’s also a separate roomy main compartment for packing your clothes vertically, so you wind up at your destination wrinkle-free. This carry-on travel backpack also boasts a side zip pocket that allows access to your goods without having to take it off. The Cargo is also an excellent option for road trips since you’ll need to be conscious of how much space you have (or don’t have) in your car or RV

Adventure Trip 

Whether you’re hiking the Rocky Mountains or Machu Picchu, a backpack is a great essential for an adventure (or camping!) trip. Our Large Foldover Backpack features an expandable design and is cleverly crafted for access to the interior without unlocking the flap. So you can quickly grab your personal belongings while you’re on-the-go. Two roomy, organized sections provide generous storage capacity for all of your gear. In case you get caught in undesirable weather conditions, you don’t have to worry about your pack  becoming dirty or soaked. It’s constructed out of a PVC coated body fabric, which means that the entire bag resists wear and abrasion and is moisture resistant.

No matter which travel backpack you choose, it’s supported by our lifetime guarantee. Even packs can be an investment, and we understand that. Rest assured that you’re investing in a travel bag that will be with you for life.

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