Backpacks are no longer just a single space to store your belongings; there are now a plethora of features and functions available, each designed to make packing and unpacking a much easier task. A good travel backpack should include additional internal pockets for securing your important items, as well as external pockets for quick access when travelling through airports or train stations.
When travelling, you’re likely to be carrying important documents that you can’t afford to lose with you, such as your passport or driving license. Therefore, security should be a crucial part of the design when it comes to choosing your travel backpack. Your bag should be easily lockable with a padlock and also include internal pockets for storing these personal items when you do not need to access them quickly.
The main section of your bag is important too; some top-loading backpacks can make it hard to access your items quickly and easily, so opting for an opening at the front will make your life much easier.
A less thought of feature but one that we think is essential is a floating top lid that expands. This feature comprises a detachable pocket at the top of the backpack which can be used to store more items or removed if not needed. It’s inevitable that you’ll want to buy a few bits and pieces on your adventure, but if you’ve already packed your rucksack to the brim it’ll be difficult to fit new items in.
The Terra 65-Litre Hiking Backpack is a great choice for combining easy access, with extra storage in the floating top lid.
Finding a good backpack for travelling should be a priority when planning your adventure, whether you’re planning to embark on a three-month tour of Europe or spend a weekend exploring the streets of Amsterdam. Choose your ideal travel companion from The North Face range of backpacks.