Travel Backpack Hip : How To Choose The Best Travel Backpack | Part 3: Function | The Right One Bag Carry-On Pack For You

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How To Choose The Best Travel Backpack | Part 3: Function | The Right One Bag Carry-On Pack For You

How To Choose The Best Travel Backpack | Part 3: Function | The Right One Bag Carry-On Pack For You

How To Choose The Best Travel Backpack Part 3:
0:45 – Comfort: is the pack comfortable to wear for hours?
1:27 – Backpack straps & what to consider
2:42 – Backpack size – we typically look for 40L for long-term, one bag travel
3:09 – Hip belts and when to use them
3:48 – How to properly put on a backpack (straps – hip belt – tighten straps – tighten load lifters – clip and tighten sternum strap)
4:27 – Organization – travel focused pockets or one giant bucket? Packing cubes and compression sacks
6:22 – Compression straps
7:00 – Compressible day packs and packable backpacks
8:39 – Pack profile
9:01 – Backpack security – self awareness is the most important –
some bag manufacturers have some great anti-theft features
11:16 – RFID blockers

Part 1 (Intro – why backpacks?):
Part 2 (Form):
Part 3 (Function): (you are here)
Part 4 (Aesthetic):

We’re constantly updating the written portion of this guide as new backpacks are released and the travel landscape changes:

Our team at Pack Hacker developed the “How To Choose The Best Travel Backpack” guide in partnership with our friends (and bag experts) at Carryology

Choosing the best travel backpack for one bag carry-on travel can be a tough endeavor. There are so many brands and models to choose from with varying degrees of durability, price, and try-on-ability (we made this word up for trying something out before buying it online). Add varying views and opinions into the mix from folks with different values, needs, and body types—and you’ve got a veritable clusterf*ck of options to wade through. Whether you’re a new traveler gearing up for your first trip, a digital nomad going through a “sell-all-my-stuff-and-put-it-in-a-backpack” phase, or somewhere in between, it’s essential to have the best travel backpack that works for you.

Here’s the bottom line: There is no “best” backpack that is perfect for every traveler in every scenario. However, we believe it is possible for everyone to find a pack that’s perfect for their unique needs. In this guide, we’ll break down the factors we think are most important when choosing the perfect one bag travel backpack for you.

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Peak Design Everyday Backpack
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Wandrd PRVKE
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Aer Travel Pack
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Aer Flight Pack
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Mission Workshop Fitzroy
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Minaal Carry-on 2.0
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Patagonia Arbor Pack
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Tortuga Homebase
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Magpul Daka Pouches
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GORUCK Padded Field Pocket
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Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cubes
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Fjallraven Kanken
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  1. Do you have a favorite one bag travel backpack or have any questions about one in particular before buying it? Let us know in a comment and we'll do our best to help out! We're glad you're here.

  2. Great video Tom…bought the Peak Design 40L travel pack a while back as a single carry. Although the design and features are great it wasn't comfortable at all. I'm 6'4 with a wide chest/big torso, the shoulder straps and hip belt didn't position/fit well on my body. Had to sell the bag after my first trip. Which one of these bags work best for big guys? am leaning towards the AER2…thanks

  3. You need a video/series on UNDERSEAT BACKPACKS! For short trips these days I don't want to depend on overhead bins, I pack to fit my bag under the seat. I need a better bag for this though and are searching around..

  4. Hi dudes, I am a recent subscriber and really digging the content on your channel. Perhaps you can help me out with my bag search. I thought I had narrowed it down to the Pacsafe exp45 but found that the laptop holder being on the front of the bag is a dealbreaker for me as the weight distribution will be all off. The Tortuga bags are perfect, however on top of already being too expensive I live in the UK and would have to pay a massive shipping fee to get one over. I am going to list my criteria, see if you can help me out:

    Size 35-45 litres (carry on friendly – one bag travel style)

    Comfortable (could be padded) waist strap – this is important as I will walk a lot with this bag and it will be packed heavy and need it to wear comfortably.

    Laptop compartment which sits flush to my back – I don't understand why so many bag companies (apart from Tortuga) think it is a good design to have the heaviest thing in your bag hanging out the front.

    Light-medium weight

    durable, weather resistant material.

    Finally, a separate compartment for wet clothes/ flipflops / etc would be a great bonus

  5. Saw a 3-1 bag from wool and oak. Small backpack, medium backpack, duffle. In theory would be good for traveling and working remotely. Thoughts?

  6. Hi, really cool video. But still..I have not decided my backpack yet, could you please help me a bit? I need a bag which is big enough for one-bag travel but with quick access to my camera, a.k.a, side access (1 camera + 1 lense only), minimalism design, weather resistance and panel loading ? Do you prefer anything that kinda fit my needs 🙂

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