50 stylish hand luggage backpacks perfect for travelling

I’m a suitcase kind of girl when it comes to travelling. Wheels were invented for a very good reason so we might as well use them. It’s the 21st century, why would you carry a heavy bag when you can wheel it along with minimal effort?

But when it comes to my daybag, daypack, hand bag, hand luggage – whatever you want to call it – I’m all about the backpack.

I like having both my hands free and that carefree feeling that comes with not having to try and look stylish with an oversized designer handbag hanging from the crook of your elbow. Yeh, it looks nice but it’s a pain in the bum after about 20 minutes – especially when you’re trying to take photos or you’re chasing after a little one (or doing both which is what I’m usually attempting).

A backpack is also much easier if you’ve got heavy hand luggage for a flight as it’s easier to carry. It’s also great when you’re travelling to and from the airport with both a suitcase and a hand luggage bag as you’ve got both hands free for your case.

Backpacks have got a bad rep as being unstylish and geeky but that’s not the case anymore. Backpacks are cool, they’re easy and they’re perfect for travelling so here are 50 of my favourite backpacks for your next trip.

Anyone else just want them all?
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Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a professional blogger and has travelled around the world in search of stylish adventure travel. Monica has recently had a baby and is now determined to prove that travelling with a baby is possible!

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  1. Thanks for this! I’m searching for a smart-ish backpack. My faithful Longchamp bag dangles from my shoulder like a sack when i’ve overloaded it with sightseeing bits: camera/ water bottle/ guidebook/ spare top etc etc. The structure of a backpack should help.

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