A weekend may not seem like a long time, but when you’re traveling somewhere exciting, those two or three days are ripe with possibility. Whether you’re going to the beach, a cabin in the woods, or across town for a multi-day hang with your bestie, you’ll need a backpack that can handle all your adventures. Every trip is different, so we’ve selected some of our favorite backpack of all sizes and capacities to take on a weekend away.
From Transit To Trail
If you can’t bear to leave your tech behind for the weekend, the Backpack has a padded sleeve that can hold a 15-inch laptop, plus a tablet sleeve. These features will keep your devices safe on the way there, but when it’s time to head out for an adventure, you’ll be pleased to find that that same laptop sleeve doubles as a pouch to hold a 3L hydration system.
With a tuck-away hip belt and body-hugging shoulder straps, this super comfy backpack is awesome from transit to trail. It has a 39L capacity and double water pockets, plus an ice axe loop you can also use to hold a tripod or trekking pools.
All The Gear
There’s no shame in having a lot of stuff, especially if you’re traveling for a big event and need to bring a lot of gear or are planning on doing a fashion shoot with your whole closet. If you need a lot of space, the 45L is the perfect backpack/duffel for maximalists. The U-shaped zipper will help you stay organized and the backpack straps—which can convert to a single strap are padded for comfort. This heavy-duty bag is particularly handy for athletes who may be hauling back sweaty uniforms and dirty sneakers, since they can keep them separated in the zippered shoe pocket.
If you’ll be navigating long airport corridors or unexpected bus station staircases, you need a bag that can be worn on your back . The Backpack—available in many pretty floral patterns, is a laptop backpack on wheels. Compact but spacious with 36L of capacity and built for function on-the-go, this backpack has a front organizational pocket, water bottle pocket, and a padded sleeve that can hold a 15 inch laptop. The best part of this rolling backpack is that the straps tuck away when it’s in rolling mode, eliminating the chance of unexpected snags slowing you down.
The Ultimate All-Rounder
its hyper-functional system of pockets or the smart-looking Black Matrix print. This 40L backpack is one of the heftier bags on this list, but it earns its spot with its organizational prowess. It’s super spacious and can hold a ton of stuff, including a 3L hydration system and a full-sized sleeping bag.
The ultimate backpack for camping and hiking, it even has special attachments for your trekking pole and is covered in pockets made for stashing the items you need to grab quickly. This bag is also hiding a nifty trick. The aluminum stay in the center of the mesh panel gives you extra support and doubles as a multi-function tool you can use to do everything from roasting hot dogs to opening bottles.
Ready For Adventure
With a capacity of 32L, Backpack is always ready for adventure and can hold enough clothes for a week or a weekend with a lot of outfit changes. The padded sleeve can hold a laptop or a 3L hydration system and there’s a bonus tablet pocket. Flat and wide shoulder straps use AirCore tech to keep the fit light and breezy and there’s a sternum and hip strap to relieve pressure on your back. The side compression straps come in handy if you’re prone to overstuffing your backpack and need to fit it into a small space. Ouble water bottle pockets, gear loops, a sternum strap, and a stash pocket with a plush lining—ideal for storing your sunglasses in a safe and scratch-free zone.