Choose the Backpack for Travel

Choosing the right backpack is an important decision. If you are going to travel for a long time you choose one that is actually comfortable. If you don’t have it it is worth buying it new. Backpacks that sell today are far more comfortable that before, allow a better access to its interior, are made of the best materials and are more waterproof.

Bring one or two backpacks?: there are people who like to travel with a large backpack, and a medium-sized (school type or mountain). The advantage is that you can leave the big in your hostel and use the size medium for short trips or visit cities. The main drawback is that when you travel you will have to carry a backpack on the back and the other front, something that won’t allow you to do much more than walk. I usually carry a big backpack (65L) and other very small, handheld, which I always carry over with my money, cards and passport.

  • Size: will rarely need more than 65-litre capacity backpack. Even if you’re travelling by different climates, with 65 L you should have enough space to put everything you need.
  • Material: waterproof and more durable is better. If you are traveling by countries such as the India, your backpack will suffer enough, so it has to be hard, or won’t survive. Check if the rucksack waterproof cover, is very useful to have it.
  • Comfort: thanks a backpack with a strong structure from this blog, which do not bend and not smother you too, normally carried metal bars and a network that prevents the full contact with the back and leaves her to perspire. It is also important to have adjustable fasteners at the waist and chest to distribute throughout the body weight, and not to overload the back. The more ergonomic best.

Making the case: what to wear?

Now that you have the backpack touch Pack. Would say you that you cogieras the first list you’ve done and you eliminases a 25%, my work for me. When we have been without travel have the feeling that we are going to need a lot of things once there outside. Actually you don’t need much. When you’re traveling, you arrive in a town or village, and you’re looking for a hostel, you will appreciate greatly that there have packed light. If your backpack weighs little, won’t bother you take some time to be able to check more than one hostel before deciding, so you end up choosing the best sites and cheaper.

Since I’m on it, I then also leave a fairly logical list of what I usually carry: (always can buy what fails in the destination country…)

  • Clothing
    -5 or 6 t-shirts
    -2 shorts
    -1 swimsuit
    -1 Texans (2 in winter)
    -1 sandals
    -1 sports or hiking boots
    -1 long sleeve t-shirt
    -1 jersey or something a little warm
    -1 light towel that dries fast
    -1 waterproof light IRA
    -Underwear and socks
    -IRA (winter)
    -Sweatshirts or sweaters (winter)
    -Scarf, hat and gloves (winter)
    -Another type of long trousers (winter)
  • Toiletry bag
    -SOAP and shampo
    -Blade razor, aftershave and foam
    -Brush and toothpaste
    -Sun cream
    -Plugs for ears (almost essential if you’re going to sleep in dormitories)
    -Bandages, gauze and tape, iodine, aspirin, pills for diarrhea and anti-mosquito.
    -Mosquito net (useful in some countries in tropical climate)
    -Some of the laundry SOAP (depends on where you go and for how long)
  • Other
    -The phone and its charger
    -The camera and your charger
    -Front (lantern)
    -Sunglasses
    -A book, a notebook and some pens
    -Knife (not in the tote bag if you’re flying, clear…)
    -A small sleeping bag of summer or cover of silk (useful in some countries)
    -A padlock medio-peque and a couple of good kids: useful in some countries to close your room without fear that anyone has a copy of the key, as well as to close some zippers on long journeys by train or bus.
    -A cover for Backpack: can be useful to be sure, moreover, that nobody will open any pocket during long trips.
    -A small rope: can be used to hang the mosquito net or your clothes.
  • Documents
    -Passport and some copies of the same (or digital photos)
    -Two or three credit and/or debit card
    -Driving license International (if want to rent a car)
    -Some dollars (30 or 40 to pay for visas or setbacks)
    -Passport photos
    -International Immunization record