If you’re planning to travel the road for an extended period of time, explore far-off corners of the globe and have amazing travel adventures, you’ll have to pack a few things, so we’ve put together the whole list of women’s best travel backpack to help you decide your perfect travel companion.
How to get the RIGHT BACKPACK FOR FEMALES–Things to keep in mind:
There are a few stuff you should consider including size when selecting the best female backpack (would you like a small backpack, medium backpack or large backpack; features (is it water-resistant, is it specific to women, is it good for ladies plus size?); or is this the right price point for your expenditure. We cover these and more below questions:
Top loader, front opening, top drawstring, side zip (or a mixture of each)–there are many options for opening a travel backpack style. We are firm believers, however, for convenience and practicality, and the best women’s travel backpacks are now the ones that open at the front, and preferably with a strap all the way around –basically, the same way you would open a conventional suitcase.
BAG SHAPE + TORSO SIZE
Your pack’s shape will have an important impact on how comfortable it will be to carry and how it distributes the weight. Preferably, your backpack must have a square or rectangular shape. The frame should not be larger than your back width, with the backplate adjustable to fit your own height.
If you spend money on a backpack, you would like to be sure that it will last as many adventures as you plan to do. Purchasing a backpack is definitely an investment, and spending a little extra to ensure that the material used in the construction is of the highest quality, rip-proof, water-proof (and ideally life-proof!) will ensure that your investment is good. One more thing to be acquainted with is to ensure that the pack has good zips that the first time you question them (hello souvenirs) will not pop up.
Males and females’ bodies are different (I know, quite obvious, right?!) but you realised there are backpacks with straps designed specifically for a woman’s construction/frame. Many brands have gone to great efforts to ensure that their women’s backpacks are comfy, with padded straps for a female shape, and padded hip belts that help to spread the weight evenly throughout your hips and less across your shoulders. This puts the weight closer to your gravity centre, making it easier to carry.
THE BEST TRAVEL BACKPACK FOR WOMEN
- DEUTER TRANSIT 40
The Deuter Transit 40l backpack is the ideal carrier and was specifically designed to fit into the overhead compartment. It features a U-shaped zip that allows easy access to all of your items, as well as a lower storage area for storing sleeping bags and shoes etc. and involves a laptop storage area, organizer, side pockets and tiny front stash pocket for documents.
This has a breathable air mesh padded crotch strap and luggage that stabilizes straps for comfort, which can be zipped off behind a cover for a much more streamlined look, along with a padded shoulder strap that can be removed. The flexible X-Frame is fully adjustable for women, and the ergonomically shaped hip fins are ideal for transferring load and even weight. Not only made of a strong material (600d Polytex), the Deuter Transit 40 provides lightweight, strong performance durability, and the PU coating provides excellent waterproofing and abrasion resistance.
- OSPREY FARPOINT 40 (S/M)
Osprey’s Farpoint range is a traveller champion and is, for a good reason, our top pick in the category 40-50L. Available in a choice of sizes from 38 right to 80. The S/M 40 is a 38L capacity backpack and (IMHO) is really the best travel backpack for women because it can be used on most airlines as a backpack and has a real focus on comfort when carrying it. It includes a suspension of the Light Wireframe that transfers the load from the strap to the hip belt and a mesh back panel that enhances ventilation.
Also, the whole strap system can be zipped off to create a simplified and sleek silhouette (because someone says you can’t look good with a backpack on your back!) Internally, there is also a laptop sleeve and a large compartment to help you use all the space, and outside there’s a slash-proof pocket and loops to connect extra gear. This is also covered by the All Mighty Guarantee from Osprey, so you know this backpack can compete with you on whatever journey you want.
- EAGLE CREEK WOMEN’S GLOBAL TRAVEL COMPANION 40
This backpack Designed for a woman’s frame, this optically shaped backpack is the front loading and features a multi-part mental design with plenty of organisational pockets–perfect if you’re a bit OCD, with padded moisture-wicking shoulder straps and hip belt for best possible comfort. The Eagle Creek Women’s Global Travel Partner is the perfect size carrier made of water-repellent, flexible material and also has a lower shoe compartment which can be used to differentiate your shoes from clothing.
Additional features that are super handy provide a lock loop at the top that enables you to lock the zips to the backpack for additional security and access from the main compartment or from a top access point to the built-in padded laptop sleeve.
- OSPREY KYTE 46/44
Among women travelling backpacks, the Osprey Kyte is a chameleon. Part top loader, part side loader, this is not a full front loading backpack, but it offers sufficient access points to earn a seat on this list. It can be easily used for hiking alongside long-term travel with a multitude of pockets, strings, bungee cords and a reservoir sleeve. Both 44 and 46-litre capacity models are designed for women and are ideal for female travellers, with an adjustable harness and effective weight distribution making it one of the comfortable backpacks to wear over extended periods of time.