The 11 Best Travel Backpacks: Journey bags

Traveling these days is becoming more affordable. Many airlines all over the world are charging for extra baggage, leg room and food, thus cutting down base fares incredibly low. Some airlines even charge extra for carry-on roller bags or bigger luggage. Hence, travel backpacks have become an essential gear for all kinds of travelers – from long-term nomads to weekend beach goers.

Travel backpacks give you the best of both worlds – the extra storage space you get from a luggage and comfort of carry-on bags x 10. Why? Backpacks help evenly distribute the heaviness of your stuff. Added bonus, you can easily slip it under your seat or tuck it inside the overhead bins.

tumy airplane carry on backpackTumi Alpha Bravo Knox Backpack, Hickory

If  you are looking for a reliable bag to take with you on camping, hiking or just in need of something that is tested to last the semesters in school, then, this backpack is right for you. It is ultra-durable and spacious. The backpack is made up of 100 percent ballistic nylon that can resist any sort of wear and tear than other backpacks. Having a webbing top carry handles make it comfortable to carry by hand while a leather accent gives it a bit of flair.

The main compartments can be opened through a stable zipper to ensure that everything stays in place. Zipped pockets can be found on each side which help organize small belongings such as cell phones, wallets or keys and always keep them within reach. On the other hand, a hidden magnetic snap keeps the back pocket closed and the contents safe. Likewise, this backpack has a laptop compartment, tablet pocket, business card slots, open pockets and more.


airplane baggage for travel Alpha Bravo Shaw Deluxe Brief Pack

While on the trail, at work and while traveling, a backpack like this is very ideal. In organizing and storing your valuables, it has a number of  compartments to choose from. There is an iPad pocket inside to keep your tablet secure. For safekeeping of phones and media players, the three media pockets are available. As for items needed to be within reach any time, there are two zipped pockets for it.  An open pocket, a business card pocket, a few pen loops and a key leash are also included for further organization.

In addition to its multiple features, laptops that measure anywhere between 12 inches to 15 inches in size can fit in it. This backpack is made up of ballistic nylon and measures about 14 inches by 17 inches by 9 inches in size with 36 linear inches as well. There is a webbing on the top carry handle for a comfortable carrying motion. Zippers close up the main compartment to keep everything secure inside, while a back slip pocket with a hidden magnetic closure keeps valuables close to you at all times.



backpacks and bags for traveling on airplanesSwissGear Travel Gear 1900 Scansmart TSA Laptop Backpack

This rugged and durable backpack is an ideal company on your plane trip or on your hiking trail.  Use it in inclement weather without worrying of any damage because it is made up of heavy-duty, weather-resistant 12000D ballistic polyester. This backpack features ScanSmart lay-flat technology for hassle-free use while going through a TSA checkpoint. It has plenty of rooms and gives easy access to an iPad and a laptop.

There are also smaller organizational pockets in front of the bag to keep things such as pocket notebooks, keys, pens and more all within reach. The U-zip pocket in front offers access to essentials like phones, wallets, keys and more. In addition, this backpack has two side compartments that are ideal for storing items like an umbrella or a water bottle while the contoured, mesh fabric shoulder straps make it more comfortable to carry.



carry on trip backpack AmazonBasics Carry-On Travel Backpack

This bag is a carry-on travel backpack that stores everything you need in one convenient place. It is equipped with an internal zip-up laptop sleeve that can store most sizes of laptops up to 15 inches. It is super flexible and made out of lightweight, yet durable polyester to keep your belongings safe inside. The main compartment of this travel backpack comes with a zippered mesh space that serves as an optional midway shelf and an internal and external compression straps so that your valuables are kept in place and organized.

The front pocket as well as the front top pocket make it easy to get your travel-sized liquids and documents, while the main upper space has an organizer for items you don’t necessarily need right away. There is an expandable storage space inside that makes it possible to place most items inside. A hideaway water bottle pocket and a tuck away identification card pocket free up plenty of room while adding even more functionality. Likewise, this backpack comes with padded shoulder straps, a waist belt and a sternum strap as well for a more comfortable use of it



top backpacks for traveling on vacations and airplane flightsHynes Eagle Travel Backpack 40L Flight Approved Carry on Backpack

Thinking of having a carry – on bag? If you consider it as something that cannot hold a lot of items, this item will definitely prove you wrong.  It is a 40-liter bag designed specifically to fit in the carry-on storage compartment on a plane and made to suit both the overhead storage and beneath the seat. Measuring a comfortable size of 20.1 inches by 13.4 inches by 9.8 inches, this backpack offers three different carrying options that make it simple to just get it and go. There are two durable grab handles on top and on the side of the bag to safely remove it from overhead compartments while four exterior compression straps are placed on the bag. Inside, there is a middle compartment that features both a padded tablet and laptop sleeve to keep items safe during transit.

It has a zippered front pocket is ideal for keeping important items nearby while traveling, including cell phones, passports and boarding passes. Interior slot pockets are available to be used for storing everything from music players to wallets while an adjustable sternum and cushioned shoulder straps ensure comfort when carrying.



Filson 70240 Carry – On Bag

This classy bag offers a lot of style and even better storage which is ideal for those commuting to work, going to school or just travelling. It has up to 22 ounces of storage space and measures about 15 inches in width by 11.5 inches in height by 5 inches in depth, making it the perfect size for a carry-on bag. Made from 100 percent cotton, this bag is simple to clean and maintain with just a swift wipe down or a quick brush. It comes with an oil-finished, rugged twill material as well as 100 percent genuine bridle leather that adds a nice bit of accent on the front of the bag’s straps as well as the zipper. Also, it has a single interior brass clasp that allows security of keys as well as a handsome bridle leather carrying and hanging loop on its exterior.

There are two front bellows pockets that have snap-flap closures for organization of smaller items and easier access to them. One rear pocket stays open for getting items like a cell phone that you always want near you. In addition, there is a two-way, brass zipper that comes with leather pulls placed beneath the storm-flap closure with a double leather buckle closure. The entire bag boasts water resistance for traveling in the rain.


Aer Black Duffel Pack

With the same functionality as with other duffel bag but with twice the convenience, this product will change the way you look at your gym gear. It does not only store your gym clothes and essentials, but it also has a space for the office supplies you need but in separate compartment, thus making it an ideal choice for those who like to go to the gym before or after work. Likewise, it also has a place for storing shoes. This bag is a bit easier to carry than other counterparts. It features a comfortable shoulder strap, designed to be worn same way as a backpack. It can also be carried using the top grab handle. This duffel bag comes with a vertical zipper that is heavy duty and offers easy access to the content of the bag.



Topo Designs Travel Bag

A bag built for adventures as large as you could imagine them, it is simply about this travel bag that is durable enough to go the distance. This bag can last you a weekend away on vacation or accompany you on a trip through the wild. It is large enough to fit in anything needed to be carried but will still fit in a carry-on compartment on a bus or on a plane.

Furthermore, it offers a three-sided zippered front flap for packing items into a flat and uniform manner. Inside it, are inner sleeves which allows items to be easily organized in every part. The front zippered pocket comes with a laptop sleeve to protect the computer during travel. Phones, tablets, notebooks and other important possessions can be placed into the additional zippered pockets. The two side pockets are ideal for water bottles and other similarly sized objects. The webbing in front as well as the leather lash tabs secure any sort of gear to the outside of the bag.


San Francisco Camera Pack

A camera as your prized possession just like other valuable things you own, must always be secured. This is where this camera pack comes in, for it is designed to keep important items safe. It is made to be customizable and a total modular pack, so it can be altered according to individual specifications. A Monterey Camera Insert is available but it can neatly fit three additional inserts that are sold separately.

This very stylish product has two main sections. Its clam-shell design gives quick access to your gear any time. There is a slim zipper area inside of it that allows space for small but equally important items like hard drives and memory cards. On its top-loading zipper compartment, any size of laptops can be stored in it. Aside from this, there are two front pockets for other valuables like a cell phone or a wallet. Compression straps are there to keep a tripod upright when it is buckled. Most importantly, this camera pack is water resistant to help capture the precious moments even in inclement weather.


Kenneth Nicole Back – Stage Access

Aside from being an alternative to a standard backpack, this product keeps all your possessions safe. With its sleek, durable and spacious compartments, it is easy to put your things in it. Made from sophisticated Colombian leather, it displays a slim, double-gusset design, made to be easily scanned when traveling and going through the TSA checkpoints. The bag complies with the guidelines, so removing the laptop when scanned is not necessary.

It can house a laptop of about 16 inches and a tablet or an iPad due to its interior electronics pocket. The full-grain cowhide leather exterior body comes with a fully lined interior. The front exterior has a small zipper pocket, lined with polyester. Also, it has a lower and large zipper pockets for extra storage.



Patagonia Refugio Pack 28L

Hiking trail for a weekend adventure or hitting the tarmac to go on a vacation? Well then, you need to have a sturdy bag that can do it all. This bag is simply perfect for it has rooms to store all your things. Besides being a durable pack, it is also made up of synthetic material. It features air flow mesh shoulder straps and a breathable back panel to provide more comfort. Likewise, it has a sternum strap that evenly distributes the heaviness.

Since this backpack has two main compartments, it is ideal for daily use.  These compartments come with a padded laptop sleeve that allows laptops of mostly any size to fit inside it. It comes with a secured lined pocket for a tablet or an iPad. Also, it has an external stash pocket for important items. Lastly,there is a front organizational compartment for things to always be kept in order.