Travel season is about to kick off and when you’re out and about exploring the far reaches of the world you’re going to need the right backpack. Ideally, you should look for one that is roomy enough to bring the necessities, weatherproof, and perhaps most importantly one that is comfortable enough to carry around all day. Here are four of the best backpacks you need to carry this summer.
The Ulvö Rolltop is the ultimate in Swedish ingenuity — when it comes to backpacks that is. The Ulvö Rolltop allows you to expand or shrink the size of the bag, depending on what you’ve got on your itinerary for the day. While roomy enough to hold everything you need, the Ulvö Rolltop also has interior pockets to keep you organized and dual-sided drop-in pockets for quick grab items. The padded sleeves and back will keep you comfortable all day and both are well-ventilated to prevent overheating.
The Velomacchi Giro can just as easily work for a mountain hike or your morning commute through the urban jungle. The waterproof exterior can handle whatever the weather has in store and quilted back panel allows for superior comfort and ventilation. You would never guess that this sleek bag also has quick side grab pockets and a hidden laptop sleeve.
The Bergtagen proves superior comfort does not have to come at the expense of minimalist construction. Designed with a removable, lightweight wood frame the Bergtagen was designed with mountain hikes in mind. With a 38L capacity, you’ll have everything you could possibly need. The waterproof nylon can stand up to any weather conditions and padding on the hip, back and shoulder won’t put your comfort at risk.
The GR1 is the backpack you need for your summer travels. Made with military grade materials, it’s water-resistant and the laptop compartment is bombproof, should you find yourself in some sticky situations. But seriously, the GR1 can stand up to anything. With extra padding on the shoulder straps and a hydration tube exit port, this one was meant for adventure. The GR1 is made in the USA and it comes with a lifetime warranty.