How to choose a backpack? Finding the right backpack is a challenge. If, like us, you’re going to be travelling with it for years, it needs to be comfortable. You’ll be thankful for it as you traipse around looking for accommodation in the pouring rain, or you trek up mountains.
Other things you need to think about are: if it locks, how it opens, how heavy it is and what extras it comes with. I ideally wanted one with a side zip for easy access, and one that could be locked. But most importantly, I wanted it to be comfortable and this is where my problems arose.