For most of us, packing for a trip can the be the worst part of traveling, especially if you’re going to multiple destinations. These travel backpacks are to here to make the packing process easier for you, whether you need a 45-liter one that can hold everything you need for your whole trip, or a smaller pick that can pack into your carry-on and be used once you’ve arrived at your destination.
We’ve researched more than 20 different travel backpacks and even tested out some ourselves to help narrow down the choice for you, so check out our favorites that will make traveling a breeze from start to finish.
ZOMAKE Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack
ZOMAKE makes a really affordable, lightweight travel backpack that comes with a lot of features. It’s water- and tear-resistant, has a front zippered pocket and mesh pouches on each side, and comes in 13 different colors. It even folds into itself and zips up to little pouch.
eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible Travel Backpack
eBags has something of a cult following and we can see why. For a more affordable price than other top products in the space, the Mother Lode Weekender has all you could want from a travel backpack. It has a 19-inch laptop sleeve, two exterior pockets for easy access, a water bottle pocket on the side, and four compression straps that ensure the bag will fit in an overhead bin no matter how much you stuff in it. And if gray isn’t for you, the bag comes in a whole slew of other colors.
SwissGear Travel Gear 5977 Scansmart TSA Travel Backpack
Walk around any airport and you’re going to see a slew of SwissGear backpacks. They’re durable, water-resistant, TSA-friendly, and have multiple compartments to store all your gear. It’s the most classic pick on our list that you can buy.
Pacsafe Vibe 20 Anti-Theft Backpack
If safety is your concern, this Pacsafe backpack will take you from your daily commutes to your international travels securely. It has RFID-safe blocking material built into the main compartment to protect your cards and I.D. from hacker scanning, and eXomesh fabric — stainless steel wire mesh — on the outside to stop slash-and-run theft. And that’s not all! There’s even a locking system on the zippers.
Osprey Packs Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack
This front-loading travel backpack from Osprey will fit all the clothes you’d need for a weekend away. It has an organizer compartment for all your smaller items, and even a lockable laptop compartment. The Farpoint 40 backpack comes with a ventilated back panel and a harness and hip belt on the sides to reduce chafing.