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There are hundreds of backpacks to choose between when considering your next purchase. But only a handful of those are perfectly suited to your exact travel needs.

We will analyze and evaluate the best travel backpacks on the market over the course of many years and bring our unbiased results directly to you.

Trial and error is the best way to determine whether a backpack is just good or is best in class.

So far, through trial and error, our top recommendation for a travel backpack is Osprey’s incredible Farpoint 40 model.

However, this backpack is only suited to those who prefer to travel light and most importantly with hand luggage. At 40L the Osprey Farpoint 40 can be carried on to most airlines.

We will update this space with top recommendations for larger backpacks when appropriate but in the meantime we will leave you with the best backpack for photography – the amazing Peak Design Everyday Backpack.

We both own the Farpoint 40 and Peak Design backpacks. They get a ton of use and couldn’t be better!