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It’s 2018, and you’re planning your travels for the year. You are now stumbled upon the common dilemma of travelling, whether you should bring a carry-on suitcase or a backpack.

If you are travelling with limited luggage allowances, a backpack will be the best choice. It would fit nicely and neatly under your seat or in the overhead cabin. With various different types of backpack available in the market today, you would be spoilt for choice and at the same time confused as to which to choose.

Therefore, here’s our little review on choosing the right backpack for you.

1. XD Design Bobby Anti-Theft Backpack

Best anti-theft travel backpack with hidden zipper and charger

Price from RM279.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM279.00

The anti-theft backpack is a game changer for all backpack. What makes it so unique is that it’s made out of material that is cut-proof and water repellant. On top of that, the zippers are hidden with secret pockets which would deter thieves from pick-pocket.

What more way to up the game with the backpack? It fits a 15.6” laptop with an integrated USB charging port for you to charge any of your portable devices. If you’re travelling to somewhere you might think that it’s not safe, this may be the backpack to consider.

2. Fjallraven Re-Kånken 16L Backpack

Best ecological and water-resistant travel backpack for everyday use

Price from RM419.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM419.00

Fjallraven Re-Kånken backpack is made of Polyester recycled from plastic bottles which are resistant to dirt and water. It is not only is easy to clean, it is also an eco-friendly bag that used reduce energy and resource waste to produce this backpack.

This backpack is versatile and is not just for travel but also suitable for day to day use be it for work or leisure. If you are conscious of the planet and loves something light for your everyday use, this is definitely good for you.

3. Dakine Mission Photo 25L

Best camera travel backpack with deployable rain cover

Price from RM122.00

shopping_cart Xtreme Inn RM122.00

The materials used for this backpack is Nylon and Polyester which is great for keeping your cameras dry. The removable padded camera block allows for customisation and makes it easier for you to place your camera and accessories to fit all in place.

This backpack comes with a vertical board carry straps and it gives proper back support. There is also a tripod carry system which allows you to have the tripod strapped to the backpack as you go and this would give you more mobility and accessibility without having the need to carry your tripod by hand. As an added bonus, this backpack comes with a deployable rain cover to protect your backpack from any water damages when it rains.

4. Decathlon Arpenaz 10L Daypack

Best cheap daypack backpack

Price from RM29.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM29.00

If you are looking for a daypack to carry minimal items on your day out, this is the most affordable daypack there is. It is not only suitable for adults but also for kids. Made out of canvas, it is surely comfortable and durable.

5. Fjallraven Kånken Navy Kiruma Small Backpack

Best small travel backpack for women

Price from RM357.90

shopping_cart Zalora Malaysia RM357.90

This Kiruma backpack is small but durable is suitable for the ladies who do not want to bring so many items on the go. It has an interior laptop sleeves that fits 15” laptops. The simple and clean design makes it easy to match with any outfits.

6. Hypergear 30L Dry Bag

Best waterproof backpack for outdoor water activities

Price from RM96.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM96.00

If you are into outdoor activities like jungle trekking, kayak or any other water sports, then you would definitely want a waterproof backpack. Don’t be fooled by backpacks which are water-resistant. Water-resistant does not mean waterproof. They are only resistant to water and water will eventually seep through the backpack if there is constant contact with water.

This Hypergear bag is made of Polyvinyl Chloride with a roll top buckle fastening system for a better seal. It is known for its IPX6 waterproof specification which means it protects against heavy water projection. Therefore, this is the ideal bag for any outdoor activities that involve water.

7. Deuter Quantum 60 + 10 SL

Best front-loading backpack with shoe compartment & detachable daypack

Price from RM889.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM889.00

If you’re looking for a front-loading backpack, this is the one for you. It comes with dual access main compartments, either through the lid or through the U-shaped zip at the front. Besides that, this backpack comes with the Deuter’s Vari-Quick system that allows for adjustments to the back system of the backpack so that it would accommodate to different torso lengths. The breathable materials and padding used in this backpack would minimize perspiration and also provides a better cushion for your load.

The added bonus for this backpack is that there is a detachable daypack which you can use as a separate backpack once you have arrived at your destination in order to carry less weight around. There is also a bottom compartment with a removable separator which is ideal to store additional gears like shoes, etc.

8. Jansport Houston Backpack

Best canvas travel backpack

Price from RM269.00

shopping_cart Zalora Malaysia RM269.00

If all else fails, a normal canvas backpack is ultimately a good and decent backpack. It functions well and has enough space for your essential items for travelling. What could go wrong with a Jansport backpack, this stylish Houston backpack features premium faux leather bottom give the backpack a more premium finish.

It comes with padded a sleeve that fits 15” laptops with an internal tricot lined tablet sleeve to protect your devices.

9. Everki Atlas Laptop Wheeled Backpack

Best wheeled travel backpack with RFID protection

Price from RM819.00

shopping_cart Carousell Malaysia RM819.00

RFID or Radio-frequency identification uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify, read, and capture information stored on a tag or a microchip attached to any object such as our passports, credit cards, and smart cards. This would cause our sensitive information stored in these cards be detected via an RFID reader. As such, this Atlas laptop backpack would be a great life saver to prevent any identity theft.

The Atlas laptop backpack has RFID protection pocket which you could use to keep all these RFID objects in a secure pocket. Beyond this protection, the backpack’s intuitive design offers flexibility and functionality. You may use it as a regular backpack or wheel it downtown.

10. Fossil Leather Backpack

Best leather backpack for men

Price from RM1,549.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM1,549.00

The exterior of this backpack is made out of 100% leather, which gives it a great vintage style. It is perfect for the stylish young men to adorn their outfits.

It comes with several pockets to fit whatever that you may need and it also fits a 15” laptop, which would be essential for travel or leisure.

11. Under Armour UA Multi-Tasker Backpack

Best casual tote backpack

Price from RM239.00

shopping_cart Zalora Malaysia RM239.00

This unique backpack has 2-1 usage, you have the option to carry it like a tote or a backpack and it is made of polyester materials that repel water and protect your gear from the elements.

This casual backpack is the way to go if you are travelling casually with no hassle, and if you need to bring your laptop, this backpack has soft-line laptop sleeves that fit 15” laptops.

12. Osprey Exos 48L

Best lightweight backpack

Price from RM789.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM789.00

Osprey Exos is known for being an ultra-lightweight backpack, as it is made of featherweight but durable material that is nylon. The ExoForm™ hipbelt and shoulder harness provide support and comfort.

13. HERSCHEL Little America Core Backpack

Best stylish laptop backpack for travel

Price from RM351.20

shopping_cart Zalora Malaysia RM351.20 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM350.00

The iconic, modern and trendy backpack is stylish yet functional. It fits a 15" laptop in the padded sleeve pocket, which would keep the laptop safe for travel. It is made from Polyester which makes the backpack water-resistant and has a ventilated air mesh back padding to reduce perspiration. Additionally, there's an internal media pocket with a headphone port by the side of the backpack for your listening pleasure.

14. Thule Chasm 70L

Big and versatile duffle backpack

Price from RM711.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM711.00

Be it if you want to pack a heavy load or going away for a long travel, the Chasm Duffle backpack can handle a big load. It has an oversized wide opening for easy access to all your items in the main compartment and it also has an internal mesh pocket which helps to organize your items.

You can either carry it like a normal duffle bag or use the removable padded backpack straps and carry it like a backpack. It is made of durable and waterproof material which would protect the contents from the elements. This is highly recommended as a quick getaway backpack, big enough for all your items and small enough to carry around.

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