Travel is one of life’s greatest joys. And truth be told, everyone can see the world with just a satchel and a smile. But technology has caught up with travel and now designs packs especially for travelers. They supply the space and convenience of traditional backpacks but with features that help you stay light, mobile and concentrate on the joys of the travel trail. So let’s take a look at some of the main characteristics of a travel backpack. The most universal and convenient feature of travel backpacks is that open from the top or sides like a bag. Traditional packs close with a drawstring at the top. So if you need something out of your bag or better yet stumble upon a hidden flow and what to go for quick swim traditional packs make you dig through your bag to either take everything out or disrupting your carefully orchestrated packing system just to get at the buried bathing suit.
With a travel backpack, you just unzip the zuca bag, open it like a bag and immediately grab what you require. Another convenient feature of many travel backpacks is a detachable day bag. Most backpack travel trips involve arriving in a new place, finding a hostel and exploring for a few days. Obviously, you do not need to lug you full pack around. A detachable day pack allows you to lock up your main package, unclip the day pack and research with a smaller bag. It also functions as a carry on when flying. When it is time to go, you just reattached it into a sleek compact unit. Clearly any old bag can serve as a day bag, but reattach able day bags which are incorporated into the overall design of your package keep things streamlined and simple to manage.
An almost universal feature of a good travel backpack is top and side handles. Anyone who’s been on a local bus in Bolivia or Bangladesh knows there is not much room. Top and side handles let you carry your pack in various ways depending upon the situation and also to catch it quickly in cramped quarters. Additionally, it gives your back a rest if need be. The final element of many good travel backpacks is subject to debate: wheels. Where you stand on the wheels versus no brakes debate probably depends on where you are going and what you will be doing. The positive side of wheeled backpacks is that they give your back a break and enable you to easily move your bag on flat surfaces roads, airports, bus stations. The downside is that they can add a little weight and a number of the hip straps on wheeled bags are not as thick and sturdy as non wheeled bags.