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Buyer's Guide

Best Travel Backpacks

The best travel backpacks in the world. Chosen by our specialist team of carry makers, designers and enthusiasts. Find the right one for you!

GORUCK GR1 (26L)

Sometimes it feels like the whole world is getting on the GORUCK wagon. Blending a conservative aesthetic that fits in a work space, with a military spec that can John Rambo through war zones, the GR1 is a super-versatile workhorse. It ain’t cheap, but it will definitely last. It looks just as good with a […]

$395 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.7
  • 7.8
FULL REVIEW
Award Winner

GORUCK GR2

We can’t think of a better Carry On bag to travel the world with. The GR2 fits everything you need, blends in to anywhere you go, and can be customised with modules to most configurations you desire. If you’re a OneBag convert, the GR2 let’s you carry on everything, yet still present in front of […]

$395 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.5
  • 7.0
FULL REVIEW
Award Winner

Tom Bihn Synapse 25

This is a great everyday bag for the day-to-day commuters, business and school crew; it doesn’t feel too boring or square-ish and floats between the realms of casual and corporate like a nice fitted blazer would – and this pack took home the Carry Award for Best Carry-On, so you know it’s rad for tarmac-related […]

$195 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.5
  • HAVEN’T RATED
FULL REVIEW

Mission Workshop Rambler

The little bro of The Vandal, The Rambler is a littler bag with a lot to offer. You see, the pack can expand to double its size, so there’s plenty of space for additional storage if required. It not only looks the biz but has quality structure and a good waist strap (removable) and is […]

$268
  • 8.2
  • 7.5
FULL REVIEW

Alchemy Equipment X Carryology AEL222 Backpack

When we teamed up with Alchemy Equipment, we had a firm dream in mind. Create the ultimate all-rounder. A pack that could move from the city to the mountain to beyond. And we think we’ve done it with the Alchemy Equipment X Carryology AEL222. A honed blend of tailored and technical, form and function, the pack […]

$340
  • 8.1
  • HAVEN’T RATED
FULL REVIEW

EVERGOODS Civic Panel Loader 24L

The EVERGOODS CPL24 offers a considered balance of urban-friendly style and functionality for active or more laid-back use, whether you’re cycling to work or strolling to the local coffee shop. But its versatile design lets it smoothly transition into travel or outdoor environments too. The clamshell-style main compartment allows for convenient access and packing, while […]

$199 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.1
  • 9.0
FULL REVIEW

ARC’TERYX BLADE 28 PACK

Let’s face it, travel is a bit of a hassle. There’s often lots to carry, including clothes, tech, paperwork and other travel gear, and more often than not things tend to get a little jumbled during the journey. But not so with the Blade 28 backpack. This thoughtfully designed travel backpack features a clamshell main […]

$209
  • 7.9
  • HAVEN’T RATED
FULL REVIEW

Alchemy Equipment Carry-On AEL008

Winner of the Best Carry On award for our Third Annual Carry Awards, this slick piece of carry is a travel companion you’ll want to see the world with. YKK AquaGuard zips have you covered when it rains, while the clamshell opening makes packing and accessing your gear simple and quick, with internal compression straps […]

$284 EDITORS PICK
  • 7.8
  • 7.0
FULL REVIEW

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