Best Travel Backpacks for Women

Susan T.
By Susan T. / November 9, 2016

When it comes to traveling you always want to be sure that you have the best supplies. When you are going on longer trips sometimes you need a sturdy and comfortable travel backpack to make things easier. A travel backpack is great because it zips open similar to a suitcase and makes it easy to access your clothing. Without the proper quality materials you will end up with your items destroyed and even a severe amount of back pain. As someone who loves to travel as much as I can, I know the importance of having the right travel gear. I have looked long and hard for the right backpack, but my first few attempts certainly did not fair well. Failed purchase after failed purchase, I finally decided to do my research so that I could find the best travel backpack. As a way to help your fearless travelers, I have a compiled a useful list of the best bags for traveling.

Travel Backpack Comparison Table







Kelty Women's Redwing Backpack

12 x 23 x 14 in.

2.6 lbs.


Osprey Farpoint Travel Backpack

14 x 21 x 15 in.

3 lbs.


Deuter Transit 50

25 x 13 x 10 in.

5.2 lbs


KAKA Tactical Backpack

13 x 8 x 22 in.

2.5 lbs.


Venture Pal Lightweight Backpack

8.5 x 2.2 x 9 in.

0.7 lbs


This bag is my personal favorite and is designed perfectly for a woman's figure. It can be challenging finding a travel backpack that fits to your shape, but this is necessary for optimal comfort. If the bag slides or slopes wrong it will really end up causing you a lot of back pain. There are many ways to adjust the straps which makes it easier to find a setting that will be most comfortable for you. It can definitely hold all of your items and zips open for easy access. It is a top loading pack and the top lid converts into a sling pack. It has plenty of pockets and great ventilation.

2. Osprey Farpoint Travel Backpack

This is one of the most popular travel backpacks on the market and with good reason. It is made of very high quality materials that will withstand your long trips and various wear. It comes in several sizes, which is great for someone who would prefer something smaller like the 40L, or wants a larger 70L. It contains loops that allow for a locking mechanism which can be rather handy. It has great padding in the shoulders to increase your comfort. After thorough research this bag has proven to be one of the most impressive options on the market. The suspension system is the same as with a hiking backpack, so it adds quite a bit of comfort.

This backpack is a great mix between the hiking bag and the travel bag. It has nice padding in the shoulders and good suspension to help make things much more comfortable. The shoulder strap gives you the option to wear it as a messenger bag if you would like. One of the most impressive features of this bag is that it allows you to adjust the torso size. This is actually rather rare and gives you the opportunity to adjust things to fit properly to you. It has great storing space for your dirty clothes, which helps to keep things organized within your space.

4. KAKA Tactical Backpack

This bag is made of the most durable materials and will withstand a lot of damages. It has a total of ten pockets which makes it a great option. It is extremely stylish and will definitely gain you many compliments. It has a detachable shoulders strap which gives you the choice of how you want to wear it. It also has a water resistant lining which is a great features if you are planning on going into potentially wet or rainy areas.

5. Venture Pal Lightweight Backpack

This bag is made from extremely durable and comfortable material, with adjustable straps to fit your body. It is an extremely lightweight choice that is also very lightweight. If you are someone who enjoys a more easy to maneuver bag than this one is definitely the right choice for you. A great choice for the warmer weather since it has strong and breathable material.

For someone who enjoys having a backpack to keep all of your items safe, it is important to find the right one for you. Some options can fall apart and will only make the problem worse. You want a high quality material, with the right size proportions to fit your specific needs. It is important to understand that regular hiking backpacks aren't quite the same as a travel bag. You want something that allows for you to access your items with ease and will hold up strong through your trip. Also be sure to read about our Best Check-In Luggage for travelers and Best Travel Backpacks (Unisex).

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