How to Choose the BEST Travel BACKPACK | Pros & Cons Minimalist Backpack Review

How to Choose the Right Travel Backpack? Which travel backpack is the best? Alex and Marko the Vagabrothers go over the Pros & Cons of 4 different minimalist backpacks and help you pick the perfect backpack for your travels.

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Comments

TechMakeTech says:

nice backpack bag

mhayness says:

If you are taking just one backpack and no other luggage don’t you find it hard to comply to carry on weight restrictions? Cause for my usual travelling I need to be within 7 kilos

Frederik Frohn says:

What do you think about the Nomatic Travel Bag ? Is it comfortable when you wear it ?

MarcoandFrancine says:

Thanks for the tips, this was actually a very useful video! I need to pick me up a good travel backpack as I head into more travels this year!

Maddy Maurici says:

Travelled with my osprey far point 40 for three months around Europe and used it carry on ❤️❤️❤️

trailmix.tv says:

Love Osprey’s packs!

Robert Jumper bobbobrebob says:

Hi guys. I love your work. Would you guy recommend a good wheeled travel backpack?

Natalia Lusinski says:

This was great, thank you! My bag was too big and I wanted to downsize, so your bag tips helped a lot (especially the front-opening tip)!

Honest Journeys says:

“Knock on the Redwing because you have your valuables on the outside pack with no lock zippers. Easy for thieves”

Also

“Love the Patagonia MLC because of the easy access front pouch for your laptop, cellphone, passport”

Lolwut?

Matt Schnitzler says:

Literarlly just got my Patagonia MLC Black Hole in the mail today. I can’t wait to use it, and it really seems like a great bag for both my business travel and somewhat extended trips to Europe, asia, etc.

Swarm Nova says:

i just use my nike elite 4 quadrant bag hahaha it’s awesome

Tara Tori says:

will the osprey far point fit 55 L fit for carry on??

Kaito Kaze says:

I like camping backpack, could carry a week supply on the go

Fin Jan says:

I found the Osprey Farpoint to be much less comfortable on long walks that the Kelty Redwing. That’s the price you pay for the hide-a-way straps. And since you wear valuables (passport, etc.) in a small pack on the front anyway… the Redwing with a small day pack is my #1 recommendation.

vemuganti satvik says:

Can anyone tell me how do these guys afford these trips if they dont work? Please

Light & Rebellion says:

Normally I roll my eyes when people tell me to subscribe, but you guys are awesome so I actually did for once. Gonna do some travelling in a couple of months so this will definitely help. Thank you!

xLuCasanovax says:

What’s the blue bag Alex is wearing at the beginning of the video?

Callum says:

Anything 30L+ is too big

Bite With Beat says:

great one ……………………..

00000a0009 says:

I travelled 3 months in China and Japan in mountains, cities and countryside using a trolley bag, was quite easy to use and a lot lighter than a backpack. What do you think? Cons?

NefertitiArtakmar Nebetia says:

Omg you went to Cardiff 00:26

amartide says:

Two points: First I totally agree with your recommodation (???) of the Osprey. I spend in Jan-Feb 2017 several weeks in searching for the best backpack for me and at the Osprey are one million little things, which are more stable, practical, usable even dirty and so on than the other backpacks.

Second. You choose the thin, lightweight Ospry Farpoint. I decided for the heavier, more stable, more backpack Ospry porter 46. But that was for ME the correct decision, because I have to carry roundabout 25 kilo. The porter stays in form, has a big waist band and a stable back. (But if you want an additional daypack, you have to spend additional money. The Porter and Farpoint daypack are the same and can be connected to both.)
Andreas

TheAwesomeReapz says:

Very helpful thank you!!

Michael Somebody says:

Definitely helpful guys, you really worth to watch.

Wilsians Humphreys says:

Hey guys, please take a second to see the “Nordweg” backpack

Leslie Davis says:

Osprey 40!!! It’s amazing how much it can carry!! Love it and soooooo worth the money!!

Leo Zhang says:

Hey guys I wonder what you think of the Tortuga 45L. I’m struggling between the Tortuga and Kelty Redwing 50. Thanks

alison 1703 says:

Can I be your sister :D…very helpful video 🙂

Harley Trudeau says:

What’s the blue backpack you are using in the video shots in the airports and such?

Cristian Damian says:

this video is the one that made me a fan of vagabrothers . I bought the Osprey Farpoint for our first international trip, but because of Amazon’s weird random deals, I bought two of the 70L, since it was cheaper than the 55L at the time. We purchased the S/M and even though it is 24inches in height and most carry-on limitations top out at 22inches, we had no trouble using it as a carry-on. Sometimes, even budget airlines like RyanAir checked our bags for free as a convenience to them, which the zip up cover on the back came in really handy. I’m 5’4″ and my wife is 5’0″ and we had no issues or complaints using the 70L because of the support straps that come with this pack! We are now using your videos to figure out our next trip destination!!!

Amy Dickey says:

Just found you guys today, and have a potentially stupid question to go with a novel! I am trying to figure out a solution from a spinner to a for-sure international carry on sized … something. The question: how well would one of these packs (like the Osprey 40, or their Porter 30 or 40) work with a packing cube like the Flight 001 Spacepak plus toiletry bag(s)?

I tend to use that (clothing for longer trips or underwear one for shorter, one or the other never both–though my husband is big and tall and needs both for all but super short trips) to keep all my clothes together and the dirty separated from the clean, and I’ve figured out how to compress well using that one item vs having multiple packing cubes that seemed to take up more space than one cube would with the same amount or less clothing. So that plus my (INSANE) amount of toiletries (bec I am vain and can’t seem to pare them down anymore than I have so far) is what I am working on cramming in a bag. Currently I can get all of that in my apparently not internationally sized spinner with room to fit nearly everything twice, so basically lots of room for souvenirs and a coat, even. Apologies for the novel 🙂

Packing jenga is basically my therapy. Minimalism clearly isn’t going well for me, though. Thank you!

Andrea Perea says:

Thank you guys so much for sharing! I am looking for a good travel backpack and so far thinking of getting the osprey one for my next big adventure ☺ what size would you recommend if I were to travel for a 6 months to a yr?

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a Girl with A backpack says:

these tips are soooo helpful! just ordered one for meself on amazon, thanks guys!

palierto says:

My go to pack is the Kelty in 32L. It may be smaller but with a few packing cubes i was able to spend a few months in Europe in the dead of winter with room to spare. The top and side pockets are really quite large so you can fit things like a smaller Nalgene or sleeping pad if you so choose. External compression straps are nice too when you visit the nieces and nephew for Christmas and they send you off with extra presents =)

Karl Andersson says:

Hey Guys! Love your channel. Thx for all great stuff. Have been checking out she Osprey farpoint 55 for a while since I saw it in this video. although when I google it seems to be too long for carry on. Most airlines says max length is 55 cm and the farpoint is 65 cm. Have you ever experienced problem with this?

Mike Nguyen says:

The one criticism I have with the Osprey Farpoint 40 is where they placed the laptop compartment. If it’s full, it seems that it could put some undue pressure on the laptop or tablet, plus being usually one of the heavier items, odd to place it there. I guess it’s for convenience.
Started thinking about getting a Pacsafe Venturesafe 45 until I noticed the same thing – laptop on the front.

Louology says:

They said waterproofing is very important, are all of these bags water proof?

Mel Minimalist says:

I use the Tom Bihn synapse 25, I had previously used the osprey porter 30. The synapse 25 is a huge improvement.

katarinaax says:

Is there a big difference between a mens and a womens backpack? Because I’d love to be able to share mine with my boyfriend.

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