The Top Travel Backpacks For Men And Women

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The Top Travel Backpacks For Men And Women

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    Travel backpacks are an essential accessory for the traveler ready to start exploring the minute they land in a new destination. We compiled a list of the top travel backpacks for men and women that are TSA-compliant, designed for all-day comfort, and have plenty of storage compartments for even the most unorganized traveler.

    Durable 50L Travel Laptop Backpack with USB Charging Port

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    This 50L Travel Backpack is an excellent low-priced option for the traveler needed dependable functionality. It’s designed specifically for easy airport travel.


    • Unfolds freely 180 degrees for TSA security purposes.
    • Includes a USB charging port for all your tech devices.
    • The 50L capacity makes it a must-have for multiday travels!

    BANGE Travel Overnight Backpack, 40-Liter Weekender Bag With Cubes

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    The BANGE 40L Weekender backpack is a quality budget-friendly option for travelers. This backpack was designed to be rugged yet stylish and is even water-resistant to keep your cargo protected at all times. The size meets airline carry-on requirements but is also maximized for storage with multiple mesh internal compartments to organize business supplies, clothing, and smaller accessories easily. No more struggling through TSA; this backpack has quick-access pockets for your laptop. Let the hundreds of 5-star reviews speak for themselves; the Weekender will become an instant favorite.

    Price: $59.99

    Camelbak Arete 18 Hydration Pack

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    Camelbak products are well-known for their portable hydration solutions. The Arete 18 Hydration Pack is a great way to break into the Camelbak collection without overwhelming yourself with a water-filled pack that’s suddenly too heavy. It’s super lightweight, reversible, and still has extra storage functionality for snacks and other hiking essentials. This bag comes in both gray and sky blue to please both those looking for a trendy accessory and those simply looking for a basic yet versatile backpack.

    Price: $65.00

    Samsonite Mobile Solution Deluxe Backpack Limited Edition

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    Don’t sleep on the stylish Samsonite Mobile Solution Deluxe Backpack; it’s a Black Friday Special right now! This backpack includes Samsonite’s patent-pending wireless charging pocket and USB port for convenient charging on the go. The silhouette design has made it a feminine favorite without sacrificing the spacious internal organization compartments.

    Price: $73.99*

    *This backpack is on sale at the time of publishing.

    Nixon Gamma Backpack

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    Nixon bags are beautiful and durable, but on top of that, their H20Yeah! Bags are also made from REPREVE Our Ocean and REPREVE recycled plastics. The Gamma Backpack is the perfect backpack for the person who likes to carry everything with them but is tired of the disorganization it causes. This backpack has a large main compartment with multiple internal organization pockets, including a laptop (15″) storage sleeve, a water bottle pocket, a zippered stash pocket, a multi-use gear loop, and, finally, a mesh mini hand sanitizer-sized pocket on the strap.

    Price: $85.00

    Herschel Little America Backpack

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    The 25L Herschel Little America is another fashionable backpack option for travel. Herschel carefully constructed every piece of the design to be functional without losing the style appeal, including a padded laptop sleeve, magnetic closure straps, and contoured shoulder straps with an air mesh back padding. This backpack comes in 43 different design options and a lifetime warranty.

    Price: $109.99

    Camelbak M.U.L.E.® 100 oz Hydration Pack

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    For the more seasoned hiker looking for a larger pack to carry a full day’s essentials, the M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack by Camelbak is a popular choice. The M.U.L.E. is an updated version of the classic seller, designed with an emphasis on max stability on technical terrain. It can carry up to 3 liters of water with the Crux reservoir with Quicklink within the 12 liters of total storage space. Consumers love how comfortable this pack is, thanks in large part to cooling The Air Director back panel and ventilated harness.

    Price: $115.00

    Deuter Aviant Carry On Pro 36L Backpack

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    The Deuter Avaint Pro 36L is a backpack designed specifically for women on the go. The carry-on size, with plenty of thoughtfully designed compartments, makes it the ideal travel companion. The breathable and soft mesh back panel and padded straps ensure all-day comfort. This backpack even comes with a removable bag to store shoes or laundry to make organization a breeze! It is available in three colors: black, denim-artic, and maroon-aubergine.

    Price: $128.00*

    *This backpack is on sale at the time of publishing.

    Mother Lode Rolling Travel Backpack

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    The Mother Lode backpack collection is a consumer favorite! This particular version was updated in 2019 to be more lightweight and travel-friendly. It is still a bit heavier than its competition at 9.55 pounds, but the easily convertible rolling feature makes it worth it. As a reviewer boasts, “Everything that is great about the regular eBags Mother Lode backpack but with a wheeled option! When you have the long walks between gates at the airport and your backpack gets too heavy to wear … this is the answer!” It’s available in 6 different colors for both men and women.

    Price: $131.99*

    *This backpack is on sale at the time of publishing.

    Samsonite Konnect-i Standard Backpack

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    This backpack takes technology to a new level! The Samsonite Konnect-i is essentially a smart backpack that interacts with your smartphone for hands-free exploring. The functionality includes audio controls, answering calls, reading texts, navigation, camera control, Google Assistant, and even offering a summary of the day ahead. Think of this: You’re in a brand new city and your backpack is guiding your way. If that’s still not enough, this backpack is sleek, professional, and plenty compact and lightweight enough to be a permanent accessory. We promise it’ll be a holiday favorite for anyone on your gift list, including yourself!

    Price: $219.99

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