Picking the right backpack is an important part of any trip. Too big, and you’ll have too much extra weight. Too small, and you’ll never fit anything in. Pick the wrong material, and when it rains, your stuff will be soaked. There are so many options out there that it can be very confusing.
I spent a good hour picking out my first pack, and that was also after hours of online research and that research has paid off. My backpack has lasted me 8 years so far and is still looks and works just as good as it did the day I bought it. I have no plans to switch anytime soon.
I’ve tried, seen, and experienced many backpacks over the years I know what works. So in order to save you hours upon hours of research, I’m going to lay out all the good qualities a backpack has so when you find one that matches this criteria, you can simply purchase it knowing it’s amazing and going to last forever. There are many backpacks in the world and many, many places where you can purchase one.
What to look for in a good backpack:
Padded Shoulder Straps – These make carrying your load more comfortable, as the weight of your pack will be pushing downward on your shoulders. The pads will put less pressure on your shoulders and also help take pressure off your lower back. Make sure the padding is very thick and made up of a single piece of material as it will be less likely to split and thin out.
Multiple Compartments – A good bag must to have multiple compartments. This way, you can break up your belongings into smaller sections so it’s easier to access and find the stuff you need. It doesn't matter if you're looking for a student backpack or a business backpack, a laptop with multiple compartments is the one that you should pay attention to.