How to Choose the BEST Travel BACKPACK | Pros & Cons Minimalist Backpack Review

How to Choose the BEST Travel BACKPACK | Pros & Cons Minimalist Backpack Review

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    sundiii99OWS

    They need to start making them with a special pocket for valuables that will fit between the backpack and your back. Because putting your valuables in the far back pocket is asking to get pick-pocketed!

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    WC

    Did my own research before seeing this video, I personally chose the pacsafe venturesafe exp 45. Very surprised they didn't bring it up

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    Evan Erickson

    My Travel tips:

    -Look Poor wherever you go
    -Wallet always in the front pocket
    -Buy a Gym Sack / Knapsack for your daily bag, they can roll up real nice
    -Download Google Translate and download the language for offline use.
    -Make 3 copies of your passport and put them in different places
    -Buy a SIM card for the country you are in so you can use the internet / make calls
    -Bring floss and buy mouthwash in the country you go to. This is instead of a toothbrush and toothpaste. Dentists say if you can only do one, you should do floss anyway.
    -Fold your clothes correctly by rolling them
    -Learn basic phrases in each country

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    Meer Obaidulbarie

    I have the Osprey Farpoint in 40 liters and I pack my Matador Freerain 24 which I use as my day pack. I just came back from a month long trip to Europe and another month long trip to Mexico back in May, 2018 and this combination has worked very well for me. I will hopefully never have to check in my bags now that I started traveling with carry on only. Osprey Farpoint is a great bag!

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    Sabrina Folli

    Hi! I just found your channel, you two are so funny and give such useful tips!
    I was looking at the Kelty 40L backpack to use as a carry on luggage, but it's a little too tall. What do you think of the Kelty 27L? Is it as good as the other one? Thanks.
    P.s. I died of laughter at the intro xD
    Love from Italy 🙂

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    khalil k

    I would like to know if i buy priority boarding on ryanair can i buy a farpoint 55 and remove the day pack which will be my small carryon ?

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    honetlyreal

    I am planning not to use suitcase since I'm scared of losing it in some case and you guys inspired me to have a backpack instead. I definitely would buy a men backpack even though I'm a woman.

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    neme sis

    i love my BACH OVERLAND.it is a top loader as well as front loader.it has great hip belts that absorb most of my backpack weight and thus relieves my shoulder from most of backpack total weight.

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    Victor Johnson

    Do you ever fly Spirit airlines, and if so do you have a backpacking recommendation that fits their new guidelines for a personal item(18x14x8), AKA free carry-on?
    My wife and I are heading to Panama on an entirely Vagabrothers inspired trip and seek advice Great Ones!

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    Chad Winters

    I have the Patagonia MLC, I really like this bag. My wife and I recently spent a month in Italy and Austria and was a great travel bag. The bag has a lot pockets on the inside and central part of the bag was open. A great bag for dashing between train stations.

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    9Nitengale

    I have the Osprey Farpoint 55 (40L main pack + 15L day pack = 55L total) This is hands-down, in my opinion, the best pack on the market. I traveled a month in Egypt with this bag and I'm about to roll with it to Tanzania for a month. It locks closed easily and it's brilliant with compression cubes. I've never loved a bag more! The only thing I wish I'd done differently with mine is get the S/M size. The M/L size is a touch too big for my 5' frame. But, it's not enough of an issue to make me love it any less!

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    tg longshaft

    I use an element camp backpack, I got it unused 2nd hand for 30 bucks. 40 litres, roll top and zip with brilliant padding and straps.
    Edit: great if you travel with a skateboard like I do, got a strap system.

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    Jen Lauren

    When I'm staying in hostels I make a little "night time bag". It contains make up wipes, my toothbrush, my eye mask and melatonin. I leave it under my pillow when I head out for the day/night and that way, if I get back to the hostel after hours and it's dark I can easily find my sleeping essentials! I also tuck my pjs under there too:)

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    Vicky Gina Doucette

    Quick question about the Osprey Farpoint 55L: In it's attached form, does it qualify as "carry on", or do you have to separate it into Backpack (carry on) and day pack (personal item)?

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    Alessandro Valsecchi

    Hi guys I'm a huge fan I have been following u from five or six years. I have a question: do u recommend Patagonia MLC 45L for a 3 weeks travel? Or I need something bigger? I'm very undecided among MLC Osprey 55 and Nomatic Travel Bag

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    SL Journey

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    Jonathan Davies

    Such a great example of your channels reach & influence. You could easily have turned this into a sponsored video but I really felt that you came across as genuine and you have actual solid advice from your experiences and really want people to buy the right backpack for themselves for their travels. Thanks guys

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    Laura Cahill

    Travelling carry-on only eith my MEI Voyageur for over 10 years. I find it much less restricting and so much easier to pack than the Osprey Farpoint 40. The MEI is sturdy, of excellent quality. I use packing cubes to be able to pack in it neatly. Also, they are made in the USA, and MEI’s customer service is second to none!

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    Philip Thompson

    I’ve noticed you guys walking around a lot seeing the sights and what not with your big travel bags. Why…? Why wouldn’t you just take a day bag and leave your big bag at your hostel or hotel?

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    Philip Thompson

    Do either of you guys walk around with the front bag…? Alex….? About to embark on my 6 month trip around South America, and then will likely teach English abroad somewhere there or head to either Thailand or S Korea to teach. Farpoint is what I am looking at, probably 55 or 40 liter. Can you carry on 55 liter? Might try out Redwing Kelty at REI today. Purchased Motherload bag but no hip support is tough, right…?

    I mean …. It is not like we are going to be wearing these bags a lot outside of the airport, because your either in your hostel, on a bus, or on the plane and so your bag is not on your back.

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    Lucas Iannino

    What do you thing about north face base camp duffel size S for long term travel??? I thick that it is a great but now after watched the video, I have my doubts jajja

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    Pitstop Pirates

    I like the utility of that Patagonia back but not digging the square look. An interesting segment of space though. I just traveled with the Tom Bihn Synpase 25 and am about to do a review on that. Have you used it at all? I know it's a little smaller than you recommend so it might be a no-go for you.

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    Goingtobed

    Holy sh*t….. 40-50 liters. My travel bag is 15 liters. I may upgrade to an 18/19 liter pack for winter travel, but cant fathom anything over 20 :0

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    Marya Dawn

    Unfortunately the Ospreys have a Prop 65 warning because of the foam used in its construction. Patagonia seems to be the only co. that doesn't have this warning on any of their bags. I love their clothes but prefer other co. backpacks with waist straps and more bells and whistles. Unfortunately no perfect bag.

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    shadowdance4666

    I only own a 20 year old Osprey travel backpack with the integrated daypack that are both as good as new. So, it’s the only I can recommend

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    Princess Wears Hiking Boots

    Excellent point not selecting a technical backpack and looking for one with a hip belt and trying it on instore first. Please consider pack weight and dimensions if wou are travelling budget airlines. If security is your jam then the perfect option could be Pacsafe Venturesafe's 45Litre pack – it's my go-to for India and Asia. It's horses-for-courses – some trips my wheeler trolley is a better option. Happy & safe travels.

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    Jong Kit Siu Lin

    can anyone can confirm that the osprey fairpoint 40L can pass as a personal item in the new United airline economy basic class?

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    Gj Dj

    Osprey Nebula 34 works for me. Light, great carry on and you avoid the tendency to over pack if you had say a bigger 40 litre pack.

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    Ronni Zag

    I like the patagonia pbackpack but how the size of it is adjusted to be the maximum for carry on since every company has different regulations for carry on size we are forced to follow the rules of the most strict company so we can be sure for it. Actually this might be a good topic for a video after that confusion companies have created in order to differentiat from one another

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    Cana Alberona

    Mark is looking over at him when he is talking about the first backpack like "what is this crazy person dissing my beautiful backpack for" and gave him a look
    😂

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    Bartalos Attila

    Can you hint some information on that light blue backpack which holds the tripod in some shots? Also: do you have any idea for a daypack which could be stowed in your main travel bag, but sturdy enough to hold some photo gear and tripod?

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    Power Mon

    Is it called being a back packer still if i cary mine witch is a 30 liter ozark for edc around town

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    Carmen Anjari

    Great video. In the Osprey, which size is the one accepted as a carry on? The 44? You also did not say where to get or how much?

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    Krenon

    Ich have a super cheap "aldi" packback for the last 7 years. 2 times around the world and back. I guess its time to get e new one

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    Ozboy in Thailand

    I love my backpack that’s all I use ! Hey like your vlogs just subscribe can you subscribe me back and see if you like my channel? Cheers Daz!

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    helicart

    LMAO. I always do when watching Millennials who haven't actually traveled….. if these soy boys had, they'd know zip locks are a joke.
    You just have to stick the sharp end of a pen into a zip and it opens.

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    Mark Ryden

    Expandable backpack here: https://www.markryden-international.com/collections/frontpage/products/mark-ryden-man-backpack-fit-17-inch-laptop-usb-recharging-multi-layer-space-travel-male-bag-anti-theft

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    thomas cobalto

    may i say, the osprey 55 is too big as a carry on baggage in europe! it is too big and the only size is the 40….

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    Brian Lindsey

    hey folks! awesome video! I am embarking abroad later this fall for the first time and have a few follow up questions.. the plan is open ended but to start in New Zealand, jump to Australia, and feel it out from there, but the intention is to float around for as long as possible. I was wondering if these backpacks are conducive to the traditional tent/pad/sleeping bag style of backpacking? or if these would be more suited to jumping in between hostels? I keep thinking I should be looking at a 70 or even 80L packs to lug around a tent and bag but am afraid I'll regret the extra weight soon after getting started. And not sure how long I could go for constantly blowing cash on hostels. Was looking to also do some climbing but am not gonna mess with lugging gear around, just my shoes I'm thinking. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!! 🙂

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    4x4therapy

    Just added a comment to one of your other clips. Keen to get some advice on how to travel. In Australia our carryon limit is 7kg so this is very hard to manage hence my initial travel set up I want one item carryon and one item check in. Hope you can help.

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    Sarvs Falefitu

    Love all vids on You Tube. This one just as awesome. Good selection of bags and has given us a bit to think about when we travel around India for a month later this year. And yes we have watched all your India travels!! Keep the vids coming guys. Love them

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    spicecrop

    Use a quality duffel bag that is carry on compliant and then a daypack backpack or messenger bag for your laptop and electronics and incidentals. There are many duffels that have backpack straps and they hold much more than those "do it all backpacks".
    All those bright colored do it all's make people look like tourists. You want to look like a local when traveling. Local thieves always rob the tourists and scam the tourists. Duffel bags are classy, though, and hold a lot. And won't get damaged if you get forced to check your bag. You should never carry your passport, wallet, money, or phone in your bag. These things should be on your person.

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    Ben Holiday

    Great video. I can’t agree however with your recommendations. Rolling luggage that converts into a backpack is the way to go! You will find that 85% of the time you never need to carry your entire bag on your back but you’ll use the detached day bag every day. I’ve traveled the world this way and it’s so much better then carrying loads of weight on your back! The Eagle Creek Switchback International or Osprey 40L are great options.

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    Robert Williamson

    I use the 35 liter Minaal 2.0 It was great during a two month trip to Cambodia and Thailand. But now I'm going even more minimalist.. I've getting Minaal's Daily Bag.. 21 Liter.. If I only take what I absolutely NEED… and not what I just WANT… it should do me fine even leaving some extra room for a couple of souvineers. No matter how long I go for. 
    One Bag, Carry On and put under the seat in front of you or in the overhead…. Minimalist Travel.. no checked luggage.

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    Laura Cahill

    My absolute favourites are the MEI Voyageur (40l) for longer trips and/or trips where you need warm clothes, and the Kanken (16l) for shorter and/or summer trips.

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    Rico C

    That Patagonia backpack is a terrible choice. It is soft and does not have a proper frame and it will hurt your back. You can tell they are sponsored by Patagonia. Osprey all day long

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