7 Best Diaper Backpacks For Traveling

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Planning to embark on a wondrous expedition with your little one?

Or maybe just pay a visit to the local grocery store for the time being?

Well, say hello to your new best friend – the diaper backpack.

Multifunctional, waterproof and with the best luggage straps out there, we’ve compiled a list of the best diaper backpacks currently on the market.

What is a Diaper Backpack?

A diaper backpack or sometimes simply known as a diaper bag is a storage bag equipped with multiple pockets and pouches designed to carry all necessary items for taking care of a baby while on the road.

While some designs are pretty straightforward, other diaper backpacks have additional features such as wheels, handles, and straps that alleviate the process of handling, feeding or changing the baby.

How to Choose the Best Diaper Backpack?

There is a wide range of diaper bags out there and choosing the perfect one can be overwhelming at times.

There are a few aspects to look for when choosing a diaper backpack most suitable for your needs, functionality being the main one.

Make sure that the backpack has plenty of organized storage so you can find all your belongings with ease. It would be good if the bag was equipped with clips so you could attach it to a stroller or another piece of luggage, to give your back a bit of rest.

Also, keep in mind that babies need to eat frequently, so additional features such as an insulated bottle pouch can definitely come in handy.

Another thing to remember is that traveling with kids can get messy. That being said, it’s a good idea to look for a backpack that can be washed and dried easily.

Lastly, carrying a backpack full of stuff is hard work. You can try and alleviate this process by opting for an ergonomically designed backpack that won’t put much strain on your back.

What’s the Difference Between a Regular Backpack and a Diaper Backpack?

Although you might be tempted to simply throw all your baby essentials in your good ol’ regular backpack and hit the road, there are more than a few reasons why that wouldn’t work out so well.

Firstly, unlike a diaper backpack which provides plenty of separated storage compartments for all your needs,  a regular backpack usually has one big storage pouch followed by a set of smaller side pockets. Imagine trying to rummage through all the clothes, diapers, toys and trinkets to dig out a single paper towel from the bottom of the backpack? Not too convenient right?

Another thing to keep in mind is that the interior of diaper backpacks are usually made of water-resistant and easily-washable materials due to spillages and similar accidents. Most regular backpacks don’t have these easy-to-clean properties which is a huge disadvantage in terms of functionality.

Moreover, most diaper backpacks have plenty of additional features like changing pads and insulated pockets, which can rarely be found in regular backpacks.

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6 Of The Best Waterproof Backpacks

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Planning a fishing trip? A vacation on a tropical island or maybe an adventure through a lush rainforest?

If that’s the case, you’ll probably want to make sure your belongings are safe, sound and most importantly – dry.

Even if you’re planning an afternoon stroll around the city, it’s always good to be prepared for rain and inclement weather.

To help you choose the best waterproof backpack for yourself, we’ve rounded up a list of 6 exquisite packs that offer the ultimate protection for your belongings.

How to Choose the Best Waterproof Backpack?

While waterproof backpacks are designed to protect your valuables from getting wet, that’s not the only thing they should do.

Other important factors to look for in a waterproof backpack include aspects such as capacity, comfort, compartments and of course – material.

In respect to the capacity, waterproof backpacks can range from tiny daypacks which fit only the essentials to monstrous packs designed for lengthy expeditions.

The packs included in this list are in the range of 20L – 55L, making them a great option for both shorter excursions and longer vacations.

While more compartments don’t necessarily mean a larger capacity, it does offer more in terms of accessibility and organization. Extra pockets can help keep all your trinkets and gadgets organized and at hand at all times.

When it comes to comfort, pay attention to factors such as padded straps, breathable materials, as well as adjustable hip belts. You’ll also want to make sure that the backpack you choose is a good fit, meaning it should conform properly to your body shape and not flay around.

In terms of material, it’s important to choose strong and durable fabrics which are treated with protective finishes. Coated nylon and Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are both favorable choices for backpacks and if properly treated, they can be waterproof, abrasion-resistant and fire retardant.

What are the Benefits of Waterproof Backpacks?

Most people will choose a waterproof backpack solely to keep their belongings from getting wet and damaged. While this is a valid reason to purchase a waterproof pack, the truth is that these types of backpacks offer other, equally important, benefits.

The great thing about waterproof backpacks is that they’re made from long-lasting, durable and resistant materials. In most cases, this means that waterproof backpacks have a much longer lifespan than their regular counterparts. This also means that most of the waterproof backpacks are treated with abrasion, fire and stain-resistant finishes, making them extremely resilient.

Breathability is another crucial aspect to consider. Waterproof backpacks are commonly made from breathable materials, which is great news for both comfort and functionality, especially if you’re traveling in tropical areas or if you’re planning on being on the road for a long time.

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10 Of The Best Camera Backpacks

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Whether you are a disappear-into-the-jungle-for-days kind of photographer, or more of a Sunday amateur, then you are probably looking for something entirely different to carry your camera around with you.

The person that stands on a crater to photograph an eruption will need different gear to the person snapping butterflies in the local meadow. We have laid out the differences and summed up the features to make your life easier, so read on as we look at 10 of the best camera backpacks on the market in 2019.

Different backpacks for different styles

Camera bags are usually designed with certain hobbies in mind, so here are a couple of things to think about before purchasing your new toy:

  • Great Outdoors – If you are going to be taking natural landscape shots, it is possible you will be on the trail for days at a time. You will need to look for something with comfortable straps and made from a water-resistant material. The better packs will come with a waterproof cover for extra protection for your technology, while you should be looking for extra features like a water bottle holder, or perhaps one that is hydration pack-compatible.
  • Urban – Forget trail packs with all those dangling compression straps and hip belts getting in the way. Leave your things in the hotel room for the day and go lightweight, with only the photography essentials for a day of urban exploration.
  • Discreet – Some camera backpacks just scream look at me, I’m a camera backpack! Which is not a good thing if you are taking it somewhere a little bit dangerous. Think the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, for instance. If you do not want people to know you are carrying around a lot of expensive camera equipment, then buy a pack that is designed not to look like it is full of expensive camera equipment. They have those now.

The professional pack

If you are a professional photographer, I will not belittle you by telling you what kind of pack you need. If you are an aspiring professional, lend me your ears! The top camera backpacks will usually have space for 2 DSLR cameras, 4 to 6 lenses depending on their size, as well as room for all the other bits, such flash assemblies, extra batteries, chargers, a drone, tripod, laptop, tablet and pretty much anything else you could possibly need to take a photo and make some money from it.

The multipurpose pack

Designed with the amateur in mind, these backpacks will normally hold one camera and a couple of lenses, but will always have an additional (sometimes larger) compartment for other items you may need throughout the day. Take your sun cream, towel and head to the beach, or pack that book, your lunch and go to the park, knowing all the while your camera is on hand if you need to take that all-important shot.

With some packs you are able to completely remove the padded inserts, turning it into a regular backpack that can be used for anything you like. So, let’s have a look at them.

1. Evecase Extra Large Professional

We are beginning this list with a bang, in the form of this masterpiece from Evecase. The bag features a water bottle and tripod holder, a 15.6” padded laptop sleeve and a waterproof cover to go along with a higher number of external and internal pockets than I can even to count to.

The foam dividers in the pack keep your camera and accessories safe and compartmentalized. I love that you can then remove all those foam dividers, and what you have is a pack with sudden roominess, and a versatility that makes it useful for school, hiking, work or travel.

The main compartment is on the upper part of the bag, and can house one DSLR camera with 2 – 4 lenses, depending on their size. The smaller bottom chamber can fit your other DSLR, along with another 2 lenses. An awesome choice for the serious photographer.

Pros:

Spacious
Versatile
Laptop Compatible

Cons:

A little big for some
At 6 pounds it is heavy

2. Vanguard Havana 41

There is something that just says I am going to the beach with the Havana 41. I am not sure if it is the sandy color of the pack, or the way it hangs casually from your back, but this laid back pack from Vanguard ticks all the right boxes for me.

It can hold a 13” laptop and comes with a waterproof cover. It has a padded insert in the lower section that will hold a DSLR and 1-2 lenses, along with your flash assembly and a few other bits and pieces.

The designers of this bag firmly have in mind that you will be engaging in other recreational activities (maybe swimming at the beach), providing ample space in the main compartment for storing your daily essentials (like a towel to dry yourself).

Pros:

Cool, beach-style vibe
Removable insert to leave camera at home
Ultralight-weight.

Con:

A little small for serious picture takers.

3. Thule Aspect DSLR Backpack

This is a basic, but very well-thought-out pack, with a side pocket for quick camera access. I also like the little mesh pockets on the hip belt, something that is often lacking in backpacks in this category. It just makes life so much easier to be able to slide that lens cap away to get your shot. Or to take whatever is in your hands, quickly out of them, just in case you need them for that all-important photo.

It has a padded sleeve that runs along your back for a 15.6” laptop or tablet and a decent-sized top compartment with a few separate pockets for storing other non-photography-related items.

Pros:

Versatile
Removable compartments
Basic and easy to use
Made in USA.

Con:

Need to purchase rain cover separately.

4. Case Logic SLRC-206

This is a pretty cool pack from Case Logic. First you have the EVA foam base, a solid waterproof platform that enables the bag to sit upright, no matter where you put it. It is also shock resistant and highly durable.

The top of the pack houses a smallish, easy-to-use zipper, which when opened up reveals a surprisingly large chamber for your DSLR with lens attached. And not just any lens. Try your longest zoom lens and I bet it still fits!

The design is such that the lens sits in a hammock vertically in the bag, meaning you can rearrange the foam dividers in the main pack to allow larger lenses to protrude through the bag.

This is one very cool, very lightweight pack. I think I will go and buy one.

Pros:

Innovative
Clever design, unique
Useful external pockets
Compatible with 16” laptop
Compatible with 17” Macbook

Con:

Needs waterproof cover

5. Lowepro Tahoe Backpack

Being very clever, the people at Lowepro have gone ahead and designed a sporty, lightweight backpack, that can either transport your DSLR camera, or your small drone. It is specifically designed with the DJI Mavic Pro and the DJI Spark in mind, so keep that in yours before you purchase this product.

What else? Not much really, just the basics done exceptionally well, which is all you can ask for. A discreet padded sleeve for the tablet, a customizable lens compartment to go with wonderfully comfortable straps. A great choice for those looking to get out and explore the world.

Pros:

Ultralight-weight
Sporty Design
Great for Hiking

Con:

A little small

6. Altura Photo Camera Backpack

If you need room for other stuff, to go along with your photography gear, then you may need to look elsewhere, because you will not find any in this backpack from Altura. This pack lives and breathes photography, but you will find space for both a 13” laptop and a 10” tablet.

If you need the ability to carry 2 different cameras, up to 6 lenses, a flash assembly and a tripod, then this could be the bag you are looking for. Additionally, it is made of a water-repellent grade of nylon and comes with a detachable rainproof cover, just in case the weather turns ugly.

Pros:

Water resistant
Comfortable straps and waist belt

Cons:

Not much space
Not much padding to keep gear safe.

7. Beschoi DSLR Camera Backpack

This is a similar-yet-slimline version of the Altura above, in that it is a photography purists backpack; plain and simple. The feature-packed nylon waterproof bag will hold 1 or 2 DSLR cameras and has space for 4 to 6 lenses, depending on their size.

As with a lot of these packs, the interior compartments are movable and therefore removable, making this a useful all-round day pack as well, given that you unzip into just one large compartment. There is a sleeve designed to fit your 14” laptop as well.

Pros:

Ultralight-weight
Comes in three different sizes

Con:

Only the largest one comes with a rain cover.

8. Case Logic DCB-309

Another dual camera-carrying classic, this pack can hold up to 3 lenses as well as your flash and 14” laptop (up to 15” Macbook). It comes with a weather hood that fits snugly over the backpack to provide extra protection when you are at the mercy of the elements.

There are no bells and whistles on this pack, just a good camera bag, well made.

Pros:

Good protection from the elements
Customizable interior.

Cons:

Zipper strings are weak – might not last long
Straps could use more padding

9. Manfrotto MB MS-BP-IGR

With an eye on fashion and keeping with the times, this lovely lightweight pack from Manfrotto ticks all the right boxes. It has a spacious main compartment that lends the bag a world of versatility, being useful for so much more than just photography.

I love that you can take it away with you for the weekend, and nothing else is required. Camera, check. Toothbrush, check. Change of clothes, check! The photography compartment is on the small side for all you lens collectors out there, but if you are a minimalist who wants to look cool, this may be the pack for you.

Pros:

For DSLR or CSC cameras
Stylish
Ultralight-weight

Con:

Small camera compartment

10. Endurax Waterproof Camera Backpack

You are going to turn a few heads when you unsheathe your camera from this Endurax backpack, a company where innovation seems to be king, for you will pull the camera out of your main backpack from a sliding drawer. And this drawer just so happens to be a detachable mini shoulder bag for short expeditions.

It is sleek and fashionable and you will attract attention. The pack also comes with room for a 15.6” laptop and has external space for either a tripod or water bottle.

Pros:

Fashionable and innovative
Dual protection for your camera

Cons:

Small camera compartment
For 2 lenses only

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Conclusion

It is impossible to pick only one backpack from the above list and make it the winner, because they are all useful for different things.

The professionals among us will need space for more gear, the outdoors enthusiast will need a more comfortable carrying experience and a waterproof pack, and so on. With that in mind, here is my pick of the bunch, based upon what the backpacks will be used for:

Best Professional Pack:      Evecase Extra Large Professional

Best Casual Pack:                Vanguard Havana 41

Best Design:                  Case Logic SLRC-206

Best Outdoors:              Lowepro Tahoe Backpack

Best 9 Convertible Backpack Purses

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Raise your hand if the inside of your closet looks like a window shop of an Italian store with a fine selection of purses, handbags, totes, and backpacks.

What if you didn’t have to purchase a new bag for every event that pops out? What if there was a way to use your casual backpack as a stylish purse?

Impossible? Not quite.

Delve deeper into the wonderful world of convertible bags where we introduce you to the best convertible backpack purses suitable for just about any occasion.

What is a Convertible Backpack Purse?

As the name suggests, a convertible backpack purse is a type of purse that can be easily transformed from one style to another.

A convertible purse uses a set of adjustable and removable straps and buckles which allow you to convert a classic handbag to a casual backpack in just a few simple steps.

These types of bags come in a myriad of different styles, designs, and materials, and the overall look depends on the brand itself.

What are the Advantages of a Convertible Backpack Purse?

Convertible backpack purses are great for plenty of reasons, functionality being the main one.

Not only do you have the ability to jump from a casual coffee shop setting to a gala red carpet event in a matter of seconds, but you can also save a considerable amount of money in the process.

Owning a convertible purse/backpack will help you style just about any outfit, so there’s no need to spend your paycheck on a new design for each occasion.

Another great aspect of convertible purses is the space. Most of these backpack/purse combos are designed with usability in mind. That being said, it’s highly likely that the purse features spacious compartments, a well as additional pockets for small trinkets and valuables.

This is what makes convertible bags an amazing choice for travel, casual daytime strolls or glam night’s out.

What’s the Best Way to Use a Convertible Backpack Purse?

Depending on the brand and overall design of the backpack/purse, the best way to use it can vary from product to product.

Most of the convertible bags will be equipped with straps which can be removed or adjusted to create the preferred style. These straps also allow you to adapt the size and length of the bag to your personal preference.

Some of the bags feature carry handles, zippers, and buckles which help you transform it into different styles. Aside from the purse/backpack combination, some brands have the option of converting to crossbody messenger bags, shoulder and sling bags, as well as totes and hobo bags.

The best way to ensure that you’ll pick the best convertible bag for yourself is to explore the options below and find the style most suitable to your needs.

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9 Of The Best Wheeled Backpacks for Travel for 2019

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Backpacks are great, for the most part.

They’re big enough to pack your stuff, soft enough to store even more stuff, and usually have enough compartments to keep your things organized.

There’s just one problem: They’re heavy. Really heavy.

Now, weight isn’t a problem by itself. Lugging around a few pounds (within airline limits, of course) is part and parcel of being a traveler.

Thing is, all that weight is concentrated on your back.

And if you’re not careful, your backpack could cause health problems such as back pain, muscle strain and poor posture.

Fortunately, you can use wheeled backpacks instead.

As their name suggests, wheeled backpacks don’t have to be carried around all the time. You can simply put them down and let the wheels carry all the extra weight for you.

But, being the discerning traveler that you are, you don’t want just any wheeled backpack. You want one that will last more than a few trips, if not a few years.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through some tips on how to choose the best backpack with wheels for travel.

How to Shop for Wheeled Backpacks

1. Choose the right volume.

Unlike luggage sizes, backpack sizes aren’t measured in inches. Instead, they’re measured in liters (L). If the word “liters” brings liquids to mind, think of 1 liter as equivalent to 61 cubic inches. In other words, if you multiply a backpacks’s length, width and height in inches, and divide it by 61, you can get a rough measure of its volume in liters. 

Generally, backpack volumes are categorized as follows:

Daypacks (approximately 10L to 30L)

Daypacks are the smallest backpack size, and are the most suitable as carry-ons. They’re able to carry most essentials, plus a few extras for overnight trips.

Weekend Backpacks (approximately 30L to 50L)

True to their name, these backpacks are suitable for a couple of days worth of trips.

Airlines usually allow 35L to 45L backpacks as carry-ons. Sometimes, you’ll see bags 46L and above marketed as “carry-ons”; however, there’s a good chance they’re too big qualify as such. 

Multi-Day Backpacks (approximately 50L to 70L)  

If you don’t mind checking in some of your bags, a multi-day backpack will serve you well. With their 50L to 70L capacity, these bags can be used for up to a week’s worth of trips. 

Expedition Backpacks (approximately 70L and above)

If you prefer a heavy-duty wheeled backpack, you can find bags up to 110 liters or even higher. You probably won’t need that much space though — unless you’re having the equivalent of a 5-night-or-more mountaineering trip.

Keep in mind that backpack manufacturers aren’t always consistent when designating volumes. For example, a 45L bag for one manufacturer may be 50L for another. If you’re not sure about the volume of your wheeled backpack, get a tape measure and double-check the bag’s dimensions for yourself.

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2. Go ergonomic.

As mentioned earlier, carrying a heavy backpack for too long can harm your health. If you need to carry your backpack on your back, its weight should be evenly distributed, and your body should be as comfortable as it can be.

Look for padded straps to protect your shoulders. Check the fit of the waist belt and chest strap. Make sure the straps don’t dig too deeply into your skin when the backpack’s at full capacity. 

3. Check the wheels.

If possible, give the wheels a test roll. Roll them through a straight line, then round and round. The wheels should slide smoothly on the floor, and not make any unpleasant creaking sounds. They shouldn’t feel like they’ll fall off any moment, or that they’ll break if they hit an obstacle. 

4. Check the zippers.

Open and close the zippers the way you normally would. Like the wheels, the zippers should slide smoothly along the teeth, and not get stuck so easily. 

You’ll also want to minimize the backpack’s outer zippers. Not only will too many zippers make your bag more vulnerable to thieves, but you’ll also have to buy too many TSA locks — which will hold up the line at the airport for way longer than you’d like.  

5. Check the handles.

Chances are, you’re going to hand-carry your backpack every now and then, so it’s important for the handles to be durable.

Aside from the main backpack’s handles, check the pullout handle as well. Does it slide effortlessly in and out of its compartment? Or does it rattle, creak and/or feel uncomfortable when in use?  

6. Go for quality over price.

In a perfect world, you can get great quality for a budget-friendly price. In the real world, that’s rarely the case — and backpacks are no different.

If you have to choose between quality and price, quality is the way to go. It’ll be a little painful on the wallet at first, but if your backpack meets all your needs and lasts for at least a few years, the extra cost is worth it.

Best Backpacks with Wheels for Travel in 2019

1. Osprey Sojourn Wheeled Luggage, 28-Inch/80-Liter

Don’t let the 80L capacity put you off. Although it’s far above the allowable limits for a carry-on, the Osprey Sojourn Wheeled Luggage makes up for its bulk with its durability, storage capacity and convertibility. 

This backpack can be tugged along Europe’s cobblestone roads without the wheels breaking or falling off. You can also convert it into a hiking backpack using the full mesh suspension system. Best of all, Osprey offers an “All Mighty Guarantee” that gives you repairs for “any damage or defect for any reason free of charge — whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday.”


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2. Eagle Creek Exploration Series Switchback International Carry On Asphalt Black

At approximately 40L, this bag is just the right size to be a carry-on, with a little room to spare for souvenirs. It has a special sleeve for your laptop and tablet, and has front koala carry clips to attach your daypack to the backpack. If you’re a hiker going on an overnight trip, the backpack’s safety whistle is going to come in handy. 

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The one downside to this bag is it only comes in one color and size. Asphalt black may not be your favorite color, and you might be looking for something larger or smaller than 40L. Otherwise, this Eagle Creek backpack is a solid choice.


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3. High Sierra Volusia 22” Carry-On Upright Wheeled Duffel

Converting the 22 x 9 x 14 dimensions into liters, you’ll get about 45L — which is the current maximum allowable size for a carry-on. That means you can fill up this bag with all your essentials without worrying about going over airline limits.

When converting a wheeled bag into a backpack, you may be concerned about the wheels digging into your back. Luckily, the High Sierra Volusia 22 solves this via a pair of protective flaps. Also, if you don’t need the backpack straps for any reason, you can tuck them away in a zippered panel.


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4. Rolling Backpack, Matein Waterproof Travel Wheeled Laptop Backpack for Women Men

The Matein rolling backpack’s 38L capacity makes it a decent carry-on for the average traveler. However, it’s mostly designed with globetrotting businessmen and college students in mind.

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This bag can fit a laptop up to 15 inches, and has an organizer compartment for papers, notebooks and supplies. Additionally, the mesh water bottle pockets at the sides keep your refreshments within reach, and there’s a Velcro pocket at the back for your hand or face towel. If you often travel through rainy weather, the water-resistant bottom panel might give you some peace of mind.


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5. Tocode Fashion Laptop Backpack

Need to charge your phone on the fly? The Tocode Fashion Laptop Backpack has an external micro-USB port and standard charging cable that lets you power up your phone within a safe distance from your backpack. The backpack doesn’t come up with a power bank though, so you’ll have to buy that one separately.

Also, this 35L bag can accommodate laptops up to 17.3 inches in length, on top of your other gadgets and essentials. With five different colors (Grey, Red, Black I, Black S, Black Update), you can easily customize this bag according to your personal preferences.  


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6. TUMI – Merge Wheeled Backpack – 15 Inch Laptop Carry-On Rolling Bag for Men and Women

For lightweight travel, TUMI’s 36L merge wheeled backpack is a good option. It’s big enough to hold what you need, and has just enough compartments to keep your things organized. 

If you have a laptop and iPad, the TUMI merge wheeled backpack has pockets specially made for them. In addition, the bag has a retractable fabric panel to cover the wheels when you’re using it as a backpack, and special pockets for the straps if you’re pulling it around on wheels. Because the backpack has waterproof lining, you don’t have to worry too much about messy cleanups due to spillage.


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7. Hypath 2-in-1 Convertible Travel Bag

The problem with uniformly-sized bags is that you can’t use them for every trip. What if you need to travel light for one trip, and heavy for another? One solution is the Hypath 2-in-1 convertible bag.

At 45L, both bags are at the maximum allowable size for a carry-on. For quick trips, you can use just the backpack or the wheeled carry-on; for longer trips, you can stack the two bags on top of each other. The wheel base is rigid enough to minimize the chance of tipping over, and the wheels are durable enough not to break even over rough surfaces. 


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8. Olympia Cascade 20″ Outdoor Upright Carry-on W/Hideaway Backpack Straps

At its normal dimensions (8.5 x 15 x 20 or 42L), the Olympia Cascade carry-on falls within the allowable limits. However, if you make use of the extra 2 inches of expandable space, it balloons to 10.5 x 15 x 20 or 52L. If you prefer to use this bag as a carry-on, it might be a good idea not to overstuff it.

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Otherwise, this is a pretty good backpack. The shoulder straps come with their own harness straps, ensuring that the bag stays safe and secure on your back. The wheels have protective housing that lessens breakage, and you can choose between a green or blue bag. 


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9. Osprey Packs Meridian 60L/22 Wheeled Luggage

Most backpacks with wheels don’t allow you to separate the two. Not Osprey’s 60L wheeled luggage: If you’re off to a trip where wheels would be impractical (like a mountaineering expedition), simply detach the daypack and use it like a normal backpack.

Of course, this backpack has other neat features. The ID card window helps you pick out the bag from the luggage carousel, while the whistle on the adjustable sternum strap is perfect for emergency situations (e.g. when you get lost in the mountains, or when you’re being attacked by a would-be thief). 


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To Backpack or Not to Backpack

Granted, backpacks aren’t for everyone. People with back problems may take issue with them, as will young kids and seniors. Also, unless you’re getting the expedition variety, plenty of other bags are sturdier than backpacks.

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Still, if you’re taking a trip that’s only a week or so, backpacks aren’t a bad choice. You can carry them on your back, by your hand, or (if you’re using the wheeled variety) drag them along via a pullout handle. They’re usually made of soft materials, allowing you to fit all your essentials plus souvenirs, and keeping you comfortable when the bag is pressed against your skin.

What are your thoughts on wheeled backpacks, and backpacks in general? Give us your two cents in the comments section, or holler at us via social media.

7 of the Best Drone Backpacks

man holding drone Best Drone Backpacks

If you have just entered the wonderful world of droning, then congratulations, you are about to have a very good time indeed. But you will soon realise you are going to need something to safely move that expensive bit of technology around with you.

And as you know, there is something for everything nowadays – it is no different for your drone – so we have compiled a list of 7 of the best drone backpacks of 2019, to give you a little nudge in the right direction.

How to choose the right one

First things first. You buy your backpack for your drone. Do not buy a backpack and then expect the drone that you purchased to fit it perfectly. Drones come in all different shapes, sizes and weights, and so backpacks tend to be designed with certain drones in mind.

Some backpacks are designed specifically for one single model of drone from one manufacturer, so if other drones happen to fit these bags, it is only by chance. Carefully read the labels or product descriptions to determine whether or not the backpack has been specifically designed with your model in mind. This will ensure perfect fits, enabling you to carry more gear while being assured that your drone is not moving around inside your backpack.

Do I need a multipurpose pack?

If you are a professional photographer, or even an aspiring amateur, then you may need to carry around your DSLR camera, as well as your drone and other essential photography items.

You are going to need slots for your spare lenses, cool little square pockets for your memory cards and spare batteries, and a place to strap that tripod comfortably to the outside of your pack. If this is the case, then I would suggest beginning with Lowepro’s range of products. The company sprung up from Colorado in 1967 and have been making exceptional quality photography equipment ever since.

If you are a traveling professional, then look for the backpacks that have slots for your laptop, tablet and other on-the-road office essentials.

Where are you flying that thing?

This is an important one, because different backpacks come with varying levels of carrying comfort, and you should choose your pack accordingly. If you plan to carry that thing on a 12-hour dawn-to-dusk hike, then choose a backpack with comfortably padded shoulder straps, or at least something that looks like it should be on an outdoor trail.

Other packs offer a variety of different carrying techniques, such as the traditional laptop case, or a cross body setup, which will work great around town, or if you just plan to park the car, sit the pack on the trunk and fly from there.

Need a bigger bag?

A lot of the bigger brands feature a size range for their different models, so carefully work out how big your pack needs to be. The Lowepro DroneGuard range, for instance, begins with a tiny 6-liter capacity bag in the BP 200 model, but the PRO 450 model in the same series expands to nearly three times that size.

There is not a whole lot more annoying than having to jam your bag shut every single day, severely decreasing the life expectancy of your brand-new toy.

These are 7 of the Best Drone Backpacks:

Smatree Phantom 4 Backpack

As the name suggests, this backpack was designed with the Phantom 4 in mind. The large main compartment protects the original styrofoam casing that this drone comes in. It is an awesome feature because you know your Phantom 4 is not going to move an inch.

The well-placed pocket at the top has padded spots for 4 spare batteries, while there will still be room to hold your 9.7” tablet. The backpack has plenty of space to put your propellers, and has extra compartments dotted around the place for all those little things that you will inevitably need when you are out droning.

Pro:
  • Everything a DJI Phantom 4 connoisseur could ask for.
Cons:
  • Many reports of seams coming unstitched after little usage
  • Requires manufacturers original packaging (if you threw it away already, tough luck!)
  • Not laptop compatible
  • Not DSLR compatible.

Vanguard Alta Sky 49 Bag Nation Diaper Bag Backpack

This backpack from Vanguard is a strong, safe, tech-carrying workhorse, reflected in the fact that it weighs in at 5.69 pounds, which puts it firmly on the heavier side. So please take that into account if you are planning to fly your drone from the top of a mountain. It may end up being too hard to drag it up there.

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That being said, it has room for your 14-inch laptop or tablet, it will fit your drone (certain types only) and DSLR camera and your lenses and spare batteries and charging cables and propellers and control panels and kitchen sink. It is a spacious and tough travel accessory.

Pros:
  • More space and compartments than you can poke a stick at
  • Lifetime warranty
Cons:
  • Main storage flap does not stay open by itself
  • Heavy, not ideal for hiking/ trekking.

DJI Original Phantom Backpack

If you are a bit of a DJI freak, then why not just skip the middleman and go right for one of their backpacks as well, like this Original Phantom, which has been designed especially for DJI’s quadcopter range. And yes, although it was only designed for the models as late as the Phantom 3, it will also comfortably accommodate your Phantom 4 as well.

The pack comes with the ability to hold your drone, flight controller, range extender, five spare batteries, the charger, as well as a slot for your laptop, up to 15” in size. You can thank DJI for making this backpack water resistant, and for then throwing in a waterproof cover as well. Because we hate a wet drone, don’t we?

Pros:
  • Versatile for the DJI range
  • Many useful pockets
  • Comfortable straps for hiking.
Con:
  • A little less padding than some of the other packs.

Lowepro Slingshot Edge 250 AWHapTim Multi-Function Diaper Bag Backpack

Are you the minimalist explorer or that ultralight backpacker? That person who only needs that one single lens on their compact DSLR to go with their little DJI Mavic Pro? Then I might have the pack for you. Enter the Lowepro Slingshot.

It is an ultralight-weight backpack at just 1.54 pounds, and has an easy-access side entry pocket to get to your drone quickly, when you need it the most. There is a thoughtful front pocket to easily stash or find your smartphone, and typically comfortable straps that are well padded, making this an excellent outdoors companion.

Just bear in mind that this is one small backpack. It is even smaller than it looks in the photos, so if you need something with more room, buy something bigger!

Pro:
  • High quality backpack, well designed.
Cons:
  • Small, small, small.
  • Only fits compact DSLR cameras
  • Only for the Mavic Pro and Pro Platinum

Lowepro DroneGuard BP 250

The DroneGuard range comes in a number of sizes, but we are looking at the BP 250, a little less than 3 pounds in weight and with a carrying capacity of just 10 litres. It puts this into the smaller, lighter category than most of the packs that we feature, and is ideal for smaller drones and for people looking to seriously cut down on the extra pounds.

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That being said, it is a Lowepro. So, of course, it is ridiculously well designed, with their typical flexible dividers than allow you to essentially tailor your own compartment to whatever you happen to be carrying at the time. I am an avid photographer and will not go anywhere for a photography shoot without my Lowepro backpack.

Pros:
  • Lightweight
  • Hard shell for extra protection
  • Can carry 15” laptop AND a 10” tablet
Con:
  • Consider a larger pack in the range for larger drones.

Manfrotto MB BP-D1Sensyne Multi-Function Waterproof Nursing Backpack

From Manfrotto comes this professional series video equipment carrying bag, with a full black exterior and two bright red seams that shoot vertically up the bag. I love the spacious and well protected top pocket, designed specifically for your DSLR camera, and sitting in the most easy-to-reach of places.

You can sneak your laptop in an external pocket and it will sit safely behind your back, while the roomy main compartment will comfortably fit the DJI Phantom range. The coolest thing about this backpack, however, is that you can extend the front pocket, enabling you to carry your drone safely around on the outside of the pack without having to take everything apart again.

Pros:
  • You can carry your drone in many different ways
  • Switch from drone to DLSR photography with ease
Cons:
  • It only comfortably houses one lens when you are carrying all of your drone equipment
  • Not designed to work with Phantom 4 (although you can make it work)
  • Small laptop space

Lykus M1 Water Resistant Travel Backpack

There is so much to like about the M1 from Lykus, so let’s get to it! This lightweight 3.2-pound pack can be carried in 4 different ways: as a backpack, case, shoulder bag or a cross-body bag.

It features a side water bottle holder and a front pocket for all those extra bits and pieces, while the main compartment is designed to fit a huge range of drones, from the Mavic all the way through to the Phantom 4. The straps are comfortable and it comes with an enclosed waterproof cover.

The interior compartments are foam and removable, and therefore similar to a Lowepro pack in that you can redesign the interior according to your requirements.

Pros:
  • Can fit huge range of drones
  • Inexpensive
  • Lightweight and great for hiking
  • Tablet/ iPad compatible
Cons:
  • Small – so can be used for a camera, or drone, but not both
  • Not laptop compatible.

Conclusion

When talking about diaper backpacks, there are more than a few factors to consider when choosing the most suitable one for yourself and your little one.

Aspects such as available space, portability, affordability of the products, as well as any additional features it provides can greatly impact the overall quality of the bag.

Out of the 4 diaper backpacks we reviewed today, we’ve found that Bag Nation’s Diaper Bag Backpack meets all the requirements in terms of value, variety and convenience.

The users agreed that the backpack is compact and lightweight, but it doesn’t lack in storage availability. People were also pleased with the complimentary sundry bag and changing mat that are included in the purchase.

Aside from some quality issues relating to an old batch of products, most users recognized the overall value this backpack provides, as well as the plethora of handy features included in the purchase.

Bag Nation’s Diaper Bag Backpack also comes with an unlimited lifetime warranty which is another aspect that made users choose this product over the rest.

Best for DJI Phantom range:   DJI Original Phantom Backpack

Best for DJI Mavic range:          Lowepro Slingshot Edge 250 AW

Best for pro photographer:     Lowepro DroneGuard range

Best all-round backpack:          Manfrotto MB BP-D1

10 of the Best Men’s Leather Backpacks for 2019

A men’s leather backpack is not a mere fashion accessory – it’s an essential part of every traveler’s gear.

We’ve scoured the internet to bring you some of the best leather backpacks available. Made from cowhide and calfskin to premium Colombian leather, these ten backpacks just might be the gear you need to consider for your next adventure.

What’s the Best Type of Leather for Backpacks?

While there are numerous types of animal leather available, when it comes to backpacks and other similar goods, cattle leather is the most common and popular type of leather. 
Cattle hide is durable and tough, as well as comfortable and resistant to external factors, making it an ideal choice for backpacks, handbags, and shoes.
However, when thinking about leather quality, there are different leather grades to consider:

  • Full-Grain Leather
  • Top-Grain Leather
  • Corrected-Grain Leather
  • Genuine Leather

Of these four types, full-grain leather is the highest quality and considered the most desirable choice for leather products.

What are the Advantages of Leather Backpacks?

Leather is considered a fashion classic. It’s simple, elegant, and it will never go out of style. Of course, there’s much more to leather than just flair.

Compared with other fabrics, this time-honored material exceeds all in the durability department.

Products made from authentic leather are considered the highest quality and are stronger, tougher, and more durable than other types of materials.

Real leather is extremely resistant to abrasion and wind, which is why many people opt for leather products instead of synthetic ones.

A leather backpack is immune to mildew, fungi, as well as tearing. If treated with a protective finish, leather can be fire and water resistant as well, which is another plus for long-term travelers.

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Leather is a natural material and provides good breathability while also being eco-friendly.

The process of making leather is completely natural and doesn’t pollute the environment. The end product is biodegradable, unlike most synthetic materials.

Leather Backpack Maintenance

If you want to preserve all the best qualities of leather and keep your backpack for years to come, it’s crucial to maintain it on a regular basis.

Keep in mind is that leather is susceptible to absorbing grease and oils. That’s why it’s important to handle your leather backpack with clean hands and to wipe it with a dry cloth at least once a day.

The second aspect of leather care concerns conditioning.

Moisturizing your leather backpack with a leather conditioner prevents the leather from drying out, wrinkling, and cracking.

Depending on how frequently it’s used and in what climate, you can apply the conditioner every couple of months for optimal results.

Dry air speeds up the drying process, while high levels of humidity might slow it down, which is why it’s recommended to condition more frequently while traveling in arid climates.

When not carrying your backpack with you, make sure to store it properly. Stuff the backpack with bubble wrap or crumpled paper so it will retain its shape until your next excursion.

These are 10 of the Best Men’s Leather Backpacks:

1. BLUBOON Canvas Vintage Backpack

Stylish, durable and extremely comfortable, this Canvas Vintage Backpack from BLUBOON has won the hearts of travelers from all around the globe.

The interior of the backpack is equipped with multiple small pockets for easy organization, as well as a velcro-secured pouch that can fit a 15” laptop.

The backpack is made from leather/canvas combo which is deemed extremely comfortable and durable. Another great thing about this backpack is the padded shoulder straps which can be adjusted to your preference.

Pros:
  • Multiple Small Pockets
  • Big Laptop Pouch
  • Comfortable and Durable Materials
  • Padded Shoulder Straps
  • Versatile and Stylish
  • Good Capacity
  • Great Customer Service
Cons:
  • Not Waterproof

2. Sharkborough The Entrepreneur Men’s Backpack

Made from full-grain calfskin leather, this backpack offers a minimalistic, sleek and professional look, fit for both business trips and casual outings. 

What we especially like about this bag is the amount of space it provides. With a laptop compartment, front, side and rear pockets, as well as zipper/flat pockets, The Entrepreneur can carry all your traveling essentials with ease.

The adjustable leather straps are easy on the shoulders, but the backpack also features a grab handle so you can give your back a rest when needed. 

Pros:
  • Full-grain Calfskin
  • Great for Business Travel
  • Good Capacity
  • Side and Rear Pockets
  • Adjustable Leather Straps
  • Grab Handle
  • Minimalistic Design
Con:
  • No Trolley Strap

3. TUMI – Harrison Bates Laptop Backpack

Those looking for a luxurious-looking backpack that can carry all their gear in one place should consider the Harrison Bates Laptop Backpack for Men. 

The backpack is made from high-quality pebbled leather and it features a padded laptop compartment, 2 open pockets and 1 zip pocket in the front.

What really makes this backpack stand out are its external features. Equipped with a retractable leather top handle, a leather-wrapped and padded backpack straps and a hanging luggage tag, it excels in terms of functionality and commodity.

Of course, a backpack of such high quality does come with an equally high price tag, so if you’re window shopping on a budget, then you might want to consider a cheaper alternative.

Pros:
  • High-Quality Pebbled Leather
  • Spacious and Comfortable
  • Retractable Top Handle
  • Padded Backpack Straps
  • Luggage Tag
Con:
  • Costly

4. SOLO Reade Vintage Columbian Leather Backpack

This compact yet practical backpack from SOLO makes for an ideal travel companion, be it a hiking excursion, a business trip or a one-day stroll around the city.

A full-grain, premium leather body with brass metal hardware make this Vintage Leather Backpack a superb choice for all your traveling needs. It’s highly durable and sturdy and, if maintained properly, it can last for a prolonged period of time.

Aside from an ample main compartment and a separate, padded laptop compartment, this backpack also has an organizer section for your passport, phone and other trinkets.

One downside to this bag is that it doesn’t have an additional trolley strap so it can’t be attached to another piece of luggage. Also, the interior is made of nylon which is not as durable as the rest of the backpack.

Pros:
  • Full-grain Premium Leather
  • Brass Hardware
  • Sturdy and Durable
  • Ample Main Compartment
  • Organizer Section
Cons:
  • No Trolley Strap
  • Interior Made of Nylon
  • Only 1 Color Option

5. Briggs & Riley Leather Backpack

This modern Leather Backpack is convenient, supple and most importantly – super comfortable.

The bag is compact but still very spacious and offers plenty of storage solutions for just about any occasion. Multiple pockets of all sizes can fit all your belongings with ease and you will never have to resort to rummaging blindly to find your essentials. 

It also features a speed-through pocket, which allows you to store and withdraw your items in a matter of seconds.

Pros:
  • Supple and Convenient
  • Compact yet Spacious
  • Multiple Organized Pockets
  • Monogrammable Leather Nameplate
  • Speed-through Pocket
  • Durable, Resistant Leather
  • Carry Handle
Cons:
  • Nylon Lining
  • Costly
  • Only Available in Black

6. Kenneth Cole Reaction Business Backpack

A perfect fit for business-savvy travelers, the Kenneth Cole Reaction Business Backpack for Men is made from top-quality durable cowhide and is available in black, dark brown and cognac.

One feature that makes this backpack absolutely travel-friendly is the TSA-approved laptop compartment. Thanks to its EZ-scan feature, you don’t have to actually take your laptop out of its pouch when going through security!

The backpack is designed to be fully supportive and comfortable with ventilated padding, adjustable straps and an airflow back design, which allows for maximum breathability no matter how long you’re on the move. 

The grab handles and a convenient trolley tunnel it maneuverable and easy to handle.

The backpack is a bit bulky and weighs more than 3 lbs, which is considered to be one of its biggest flaws.

Pros:
  • Durable Cowhide
  • TSA-approved Laptop Compartment
  • Airflow Back Design and Ventilated Padding
  • Grab Handles and Trolley Tunnel
  • Tear-resistant Interior
  • Padded Phone Pocket and Key Fob
  • Laptop and Tablet Friendly
  • Coil Zippers
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
Cons:
  • Bulky
  • No Water Bottle Pouch

7. SOLO Reade Vintage Leather Laptop Backpack

If you’re a full-time traveler and tend to carry your work with you at all times, then this well-organized backpack just might be the perfect fit for your vagabond lifestyle.

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It’s versatile and comfortable and can be used in just about any environment, be it a short excursion to the mountains or a lengthy camping trip in the woods.

Although sleek and stylish, the backpack is available only in black and is a bit smaller than other bags in the same category. 

Pros:
  • Well-organized Compartments
  • Great for Long-term Travel
  • Versatile and Comfortable
  • Stylish and Sleek
  • Good Quality-to-Price Ratio
Cons:
  • No Water Bottle Pouch
  • Available only in Black
  • Smaller Capacity

8. Texbo Laptop Backpack Travel Bag

Can’t make up your mind between a backpack and a duffel bag? The solution lies in this convertible Men’s Travel Bag by Texbo.

Designed from full-grain thick cowhide and accompanied by strong metal hardware, this leather backpack makes a perfect travel companion for extreme adventurers. The chunky zips and quality stitching just add to the overall quality of the backpack.

The backpack is pretty bulky, but as such also offers a huge capacity for all your travel essentials including clothes, books, trinkets and a laptop.

Pros:
  • Well-organized Compartments
  • Full-grain Thick Cowhide
  • Durable and Strong Materials
  • Huge Capacity
  • Good for Extreme Conditions
Cons:
  • Bulky
  • Slightly Heavy
  • No Trolley Strap

9. Tom Clovers Sports Bag

A backpack fit for an explorer, Tom Clovers’ Sports Bag is a great addition for your day-to-day adventures.

The backpack has long, adjustable shoulder straps so it can easily be adapted to your size and offers plenty of storage, despite its compactness.

It features plenty of easy-accessible pockets, as well as a removable strap so it can be carried as a messenger bag.

Pros:
  • Compact
  • Unisex
  • Business-casual
  • Multiple Compartments
  • Convertible
  • Good Quality-to-Price Ratio
Cons:
  • Smaller than Other Backpacks in the Same Category
  • Can’t Fit a Regular-Sized Laptop
  • Only Available in Glossy Brown

10. SUVOM Vintage Canvas Leather Travel Rucksack

Whether you’re planning a short business trip or a trip around the world, this backpack will provide just the right amount of space for all your belongings, no matter how big or small.

A combination of Crazy Horse leather and oil wax canvas makes this travel backpack waterproof (to a certain extent) and extremely resistant to external factors. 

It features multiple pockets, including side pockets that can easily fit a water bottle or even an umbrella. The pockets are made with bronze magnetic flaps that add to the vintage vibe of the backpack, but also provide easy access to your belongings.

Pros:
  • Large Capacity
  • Water-resistant
  • Memory Foam Shoulder Straps
  • Multiple Pockets
  • Side Pockets for a Water Bottle or an Umbrella
  • Bronze Magnetic Flaps
  • Affordable
Cons:
  • Not Resistant to Heavy Showers
  • Not Full-Grain Leather

Conclusion

Choosing a perfect men’s leather backpack can be daunting, seeing how even the smallest, intricate details can greatly affect the overall quality and functionality of the product.

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We’ve reviewed ten of the best men’s leather backpacks to find which one provides most of the benefits for experienced travelers.

Out of these ten, we have found that the Kenneth Cole Reaction Business Backpack has the most to offer in terms of quality, space and the features it provides.

The backpack is made of durable cowhide Colombian leather and its interior is equipped with tear-resistant lining which adds to the overall quality of the pack. It also has plenty of useful features such as a TSA-approved laptop compartment, a trolley tunnel and a padded top handle.

The only downside to the backpack is its overall size, as it’s a bit bulky, but overall it provides plenty of storage for all essential traveling gear, so it’s bound to be slightly bigger than regular backpacks.

Ultimately, the backpack comes with a lifetime limited warranty which is another favorable aspect when considering the overall product desirability.