Clearly carrying all you need for several weeks or months of travel is going to require a bag that is comfortable to carry, accessible and durable (even against those destructive baggage carousels), so where do you start? A feature here and a feature there can make all the difference to your travel experience.
A hiking rucksack is a good all rounder, they’re tough, they’re made to carry hefty weights for extended periods of time and they’re equally at home in a hotel lobby, a hostel or in the porch of a tent on the trail. But, even these all purpose mules have a refined sibling with a few extra features for the traveller. Here’s some useful features that are commonly found in a travel rucksack.