There are those who prefer to travel by trolley, who with the bag or backpack. In my view the choice of luggage is done based on the type of trip you are about to embark on. Basically if you do ass walking or change many means, the backpack is the best choice, it is much more practical and convenient to carry. Also, the place is important, if the target is an underdeveloped country with battered roads and dirty, the trolley is discouraged.
We analyze some pros and cons:
- Easy transportation. Move to the city between steps, cobbled and public transport is extremely easier
- The hands are always free
- It is comfortable to wear
- Easy to stow in the locker and media magazines
- Are often damaged during boarding, the straps are torn and the content is poorly protected against impacts
- Quality backpacks are more expensive than a trolley
- Typically a backpack is more roomy and you are likely to fill it with unnecessary things
- Even in the case of physical problems we will have to carry the weight of the backpack
- It’s less tiring to carry, of course the weight of the baggage does not burden on our shoulders but on wheels
- The preparation of the case is simpler, as well as the content search
- Our personal belongings are safe from bumps and is harder than the baggage is broken. Of course, if the guy doing his job correctly and not roll the bags as if they were pebbles
- Don’t worry too much about the weight, because there is the problem of doverselo put on your shoulder
- Awkward to carry around town, on stairs and streets little smooth
- The wheels may be damaged on rough terrain and during boarding
- Move into crowded places can be frustrating
- The hands are always busy
Regarding backpacks are two alternatives: use a backpack, or a specific template. The choice should be made based on individual need: go on a holiday of pure trekking through the mountains, or are you searching a baggage convenient to carry than the classic trolley?
In recent years many companies have started to develop specific backpacks for travel, in the past the only possibility was to use the classic template. The latter has some limitations to be considered:
Limited access to clothes and material. Hiking backpacks usually have only the top door, which makes it necessary to unpack everything whenever we need to get something inside. For a short trip you can also turn a blind eye, but for long trips it gets rather annoying.
The top door is convenient for excursions, during which each time we arrive at your destination totally empty the backpack to set up. Instead, travelers don’t want to remove all whenever we move, but we just take the things we need at that time.
The backpack is equipped with lots of straps: to secure the pick-axe, Poles, crampons, to compress the content and adjust the position on your back. Functions useful for hiking but often unnecessary for a trip. The main problem is that you can embed anywhere, especially on the luggage conveyor at the airport, at the risk of damaging the bag.
If you loaded a backpack (but) I suggest you wrap it with the “films” at the airport, or place it in a bag rain cover. In addition to the problem of the belts, it sometimes happens that the luggage had been left in the pouring rain for some time during boarding, use with a cover can help keep your clothes dry.
In this regard the council the great sack Tatonka.
The idea behind these templates is simple: the opening of the backpack is the same as that of a normal suitcase, so you can access the contents without problems. It is also almost always included a backpack “son” of a few litres for day trips, you can attach easily to the “mother” with a zip.
However not all gold that glitters, even the travel packs have their flaws, which are mainly related to the suspension system.
The shoulder straps and belt generally are not as advanced as in comfortable trekking backpacks are designed for wearing a backpack shortly and not to make long excursions. So, as I wrote earlier, if you plan to do several days walk from backpack trip perhaps is not the right choice.
The hinges which close the backpack are not always verified prior to purchase high quality, they are robust and possibly waterproof. In any case, I reiterate that the rain cover must always be purchased.
The shape of the bag is a little squarer and less balanced than its predecessor, although some companies are making several improvements to about by introducing multipurpose models.
With regard to the ability I would recommend stay within the 60 litres, unless special needs. Travel with a backpack too heavy is inconvenient and tiring.
Osprey Farpoint 55
It is perhaps the world’s most popular travel backpack, this is because it contains several features that make it a great product: comfortable, functional, easy to refill and sturdy.
The main building has a total of 40 liters of volume, able to accommodate garments and accessories for over two weeks of travel. The backpack from 15 liters is ideal for day trips, is practical, light and there are numerous pockets.
It is comfortable to wear and the load is well distributed on the back, thanks to the belt that keeps the bag in position. It can also be used for walking, because it is a very practical and comfortable, obviously not fully loaded because the straps are not very cushioned.
The models are waterproof, 3:55 (40L +15), 70 (55 + 15) each model has 2 sizes S/M and M/L.
I think it’s the travel backpack with the best value for money.
Deuter Traveller 70 + 10
Travel backpack of the famous German House, the Interior is very spacious and full of knitted pockets where to put small items. The bottom compartment can be isolated or connected to the main building.
It is very comfortable, shoulder straps and belt are padded and designed excellent, nothing to envy to a model. Same features for the backpack “by day”, well made and very comfortable to wear thanks to the strap at the height of the sternum.
The thing that I was not convinced much has the size, I think it’s far too large and you are likely to fill it with useless stuff.
It was also a “feminine” smaller version (Traveller 60 + 10 SL) because women have a shorter back on average than that of men. SL models have slightly shorter than standard backs, therefore they are also very suitable for people with a short back, irrespective of their gender.
A high quality, comfort and travel backpack finishes.
Cabin Max backpack carry-on
Time ago I bought this Pack to use as hand luggage on flights low cost, are satisfied with the purchase and then I plugged it in the list.
I begin by saying that we are talking about a product from 35 €, so one should not expect to have a backpack of quality comparable to the models listed above. However, has some good features, which are useful for short trips.
First, it is very light and very much larger than a regular trolley because you can press your clothes thanks to belts on the sides.
It is convenient to carry, a backpack is certainly more practical and you travel with ease, it is also relatively light given the dimensions.
The measure is 54x44x 29.5, slightly larger than that permitted ryanair (55x40x20) but is not a problem, being soft you can collapse easily. I’ve never had any problems when boarding.
Ultimately, quality is good, I don’t know how to hold shoulder seams, but at that price I’ve found something better. I recommend it.
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil
It is not just a travel backpack, I plugged it because it’s very useful as an “emergency” or backpack to use throughout the day, leaving the trolley in the hotel. When closed is curdling in its shell and fits in the palm of your hand, you can store in your bag or in a fanny pack. From open becomes a comfortable backpack 20 litres, spacious and relatively sturdy, of course is not suitable for transporting heavy loads.
Tatonka, backpack bag
When I travel with backpack I always use this bag, especially if I’m using a backpack mountaineering equipment that does not have the ability to hide the straps. It is durable and functional, I highly recommend you consider purchasing a bag of this type.
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