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How to Pick the Right Travel Backpack

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Give this a thumbs up & share! This is one of the most requested videos ever! How to Choose the Right Travel Backpack for you is very important when preparing for your travels. Whether you're travelling for a week or a year, you can use the same backpack as long as it's the right one for your body and has all of the features you're wanting in a travel backpack. In this video, Siya and I take you to SAIL, which is an outdoor adventure store where shop at before any big trip. We have been using the same travel backpack for the past 10 years, and wanted to get an upgrade. Our old backpacks did us well, but were missing several features that are important to us. We take you through the entire process of choosing the right travel backpack for YOU and the things to look out for when choosing that backpack that will become your mobile apartment and ultimate travel companion. Be sure to check out Siya's channel: Siya's Channel: http://bit.ly/SiyasChannel SUBSCRIBE FOR ADVENTURE..IT'S FREE: http://bit.ly/1258Cu2 FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/hopscotchtheglobe ________________________ A special thanks to SAIL for sponsoring this video. Check out the SAIL locations: http://www.sail.ca/ The backpacks we chose: ☆ Kristen - Gregory Cairn 58 litre - http://amzn.to/2gGugxG ☆ Siya - Osprey Aether 60 litre http://bit.ly/SiyasBackpack ________________________ OTHER PLACES TO FIND ME: ✈ Have some fun on my blog! http://www.hopscotchtheglobe.com ✈ Follow me on Instagram! https://instagram.com/hopscotchtheglobe/ ✈ Add me on Snapchat! itskristensarah ✈ Come say hello on Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/htglobe ✈ Let's be friends on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/hopscotchtheg... If you like what I do, why not share my videos with your friends and family! ________________________ WHERE YOU CAN FIND SIYA ✈ Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/siyazarrabi ✈ Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/siyazarrabi ✈ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/siyazarrabi ________________________ TRAVEL THE WORLD WITH ONE CLICK: ✈Travel to Fiji - http://bit.ly/Travel2Fiji ✈Travel to Finland - http://bit.ly/Travel2Finland ✈Travel to France - http://bit.ly/Travel2France ✈Travel to Guatemala - http://bit.ly/Travel2Guatemala ✈Travel to Panama - http://bit.ly/TravelPanama ✈Travel to Germany -http://bit.ly/Travel2Germany ✈Travel to Trinidad & Tobago - http://bit.ly/Travel2TrinidadTobago _______________ Want to help fund our travels? If you are going to buy something from Amazon, click on the links below before you make your purchase and we'll get a percentage of your final sale. Thank you so much! Equipment I Use: ☆DJI Phantom 4 - http://bit.ly/DJIPhantom4Drone ☆ Sony NEX A7 - http://amzn.to/1C5iTFO ☆ Sony RX100 4 - http://bit.ly/SonyRX1004 ☆ Sony HD Camcorder - http://amzn.to/P943IS ☆ Rhode VideoMic Pro Compact http://bit.ly/CameraRhodeMic ☆ GoPro Hero 4 http://bit.ly/SilverGoProHero4 ☆ Final Cut Pro Music: https://player.epidemicsound.com/ ☆ DISCLOSURE ☆ A big thanks to SAIL for sponsoring this video. We have been shopping at SAIL for years for our travel gear and are happy to partner with a company we love so much. All thoughts, opinions and reviews are our own.
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Commander_Pro (1 month ago)
I wish i had this kind of support in my local store... Good job, I'd love to buy from you! Greetings from Germany.
Sook Wilson (1 month ago)
Im always worried about using name brands backpack / suitcase, I think it will attract thiefs. Never put your Passport & cash / credit card inside backpack . I prefer to put it inside my money belt under my shirts
Ishieka Morris (1 month ago)
This is great.
Shrikanth Bannigolkar (1 month ago)
She wore Lord Ganesh's picture t-shirt 👍 a big thumbs up...
Scott Taylor (1 month ago)
That isn’t the SAIL store in Cambridge is it?
Alleyways Travel (2 months ago)
You guys have awesome advice. I am in the market for a new pack and am currently trying to decide. You didn't mention Deuter, I have been told it's the best? do you have any opinions on it?
Lindsay Goodwin (2 months ago)
The packfitter did a great job on the pack fit, she was so knowledgeable! But you guys only showed the hip belt, shoulder harness and sternum strap, but you completely neglected the very important LOAD LIFTERS! These help prevent your load from shifting around and keeps the weight off your shoulders.The packfitter did a great job on the pack fit, she was so knowledgeable! But you guys only showed the hip belt, shoulder harness and sternum strap, but you completely neglected the very important LOAD LIFTERS! These help prevent your load from shifting around and keeps the weight off your shoulders.
Adriana Kuzmikova (2 months ago)
yeah, absolutely :)
Mursa Bas (2 months ago)
Hey what do you want, mountain mt.mahameru,Malang-Indonesia ?
hugh jackman (2 months ago)
For me as harry Rebecca is like hagrid . Really helpful
Jay De leon (3 months ago)
Can you used this bag in the airport?
Dani Van Velthoven (3 months ago)
Rebecca is such a nice person! Friendly giant i would say:)
MyLife's Journey (3 months ago)
What's her height by the way?
Nicolás Costa (4 months ago)
Nice Video! Thx!!
Karen Lee (4 months ago)
I still have my pack that i went to school with.lol.It's a jans sport.It's made of canvas.so it's solid.yes i still use it.and i have it packed.
fjellyo32 (4 months ago)
I use a Deuter Rucksack. I am currently looking for a daypack/short trip bagpack. Anybody knows a good one?
The Ashrook (4 months ago)
Wow.. bag shopping is complicated..😳
Dj Airfire (4 months ago)
aahhhhwwwoww..i wanna get rid my old 25L' nike backpack & want to buy like that ohh
Moo Abdzar (5 months ago)
Do you have any recommendations for best front loading backpacks. I found some are not lightweight thus makes long hike feels too uncomfortable.
Renelle Stayton (6 months ago)
So informative thank you!
symphony _ (6 months ago)
ngiler ndelok tas uapik2. mesti larang😑
symphony _ (6 months ago)
ngiler ndelok tas uapik2. mesti larang😑
Lucas Profeta (6 months ago)
what store is this????
Eduardo Llanos (7 months ago)
Could you include the link of the backpacks you ended up buying? Nice video! Thanks.
Kareen G (7 months ago)
Is 40 liters bag suitable for 5ft girl?
Kristen & Siya (7 months ago)
Yep. I'm 5 foot 2 if that helps
Dallas Alvarado (7 months ago)
This video was more helpful than the first one I clicked which happened to be a big commercial to sell their brand bags lol
Dipyaman Baral (8 months ago)
Very good video. We also made our travel video to Dalhousie | Khajjiar (mini Switzerland of India). Travel is the best way of practical knowledge and best healer of your mind. https://youtu.be/7o3O9D7faBI
giljav (8 months ago)
Looking for a new backpack? Check this models: https://thebackpackstoreonline.com/
Fionnghuala Ní Fhéinne (8 months ago)
This is so helpful! Thank you guys!
Plenitude (8 months ago)
I have scoliosis and tethered spinal nerves so I could never wear a backpack! Suitcase is best for me 😌
Richard G. Salgado (8 months ago)
What your tall and your wide
Tiki Tiffany (8 months ago)
thanks for sharing. i went with the teton 3700 and love it!
Nayana Tintu (9 months ago)
mm nice
Arif jagaWana (9 months ago)
Aku mauuu😂
Goldy singh sodhi (9 months ago)
Thanks for the Great tips and information.Check out this blog for more info on best backpack brands *https://sanehiking.wixsite.com/blog/single-post/Best-Backpack-Brands-Review*
Rajas Mujumdar (9 months ago)
Really good info!
Dakine (9 months ago)
Start off by purchasing a Stone Glacier. Then you don’t need to worry about having the wrong belt, frame or bag!
ExplorerJust (9 months ago)
Karrimor SF are releasing some awesome new rucksacks. I use several packs from their range, including the Odin 75 for extended trips. For shorter 'day pack' or light carry trips I use their 'Thor 40' and the built in rain cover is proving indepensable! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK7HCRpeGsQ&feature=youtu.be
Allan Rey Rimando (10 months ago)
Mozza (10 months ago)
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rikkiesix (10 months ago)
Very interesting tips. Thx guys Greetings from Belgium Erik
Deron Chang (10 months ago)
So this type of pack is not always the best for traveling. These packs are great for adventure traveling where you will spend more of your time in the wilderness carrying a sleeping bag, tent, food, first aid, etc. They carry heavy weight well, focus more on comfort under load and less on accessibility, and are brightly colored for safety. There are better designs for urban travel that can actually do quite well on day hikes. In urban travel, you will want something that does not scream “I am a college student from America!” From my perspective, unless I am planning to do true back county trekking (which was something I did when I was much younger), these bags are not versatile enough for me.
Hiking Gear Lab (10 months ago)
Thanks for the info..good
nano birju (10 months ago)
Good job
Chittana (11 months ago)
Looking for backpacks for wife, daughter and myself. Thanks for the great tips..!
Keyur Ajmera (11 months ago)
What store can I find that many backpacks?
Susona's Diary (11 months ago)
Hey girl u have our goddess 'ganesha' from india in your top. 😊😊
kerayzey (1 year ago)
Not related to the bags, but if Rebecca slims down, I bet she would look really pretty. Like girl next door pretty.
KeshetD (1 year ago)
I was wondering if anyone would know.. last year I Bought the Osprey Escapist 32 bag that I didn't get to use and I planed to travel with it and with a suitcase for couple of monthes.. now I'm planing 3.5 months in south america and I was wondering if I should've got a bigger bag for all of my things (and pass the suitcase) or use this bag as my main bag with another smaller backpack. any suggestins?
Scandinavian Gear (1 year ago)
Awesome tips to buy the right hiking backpack .Refer to the video which let you know things to be considered before buying a backpack.http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0742FRD44
ok 01 (1 year ago)
Those are hiking bags not travel bags & they are not 22in or less which means they are not carry on compliant.
Kristen & Siya (1 year ago)
+IC U I use mine for travel and have travelled to over 20 countries with it now and also as a carry on
Brittanyyy (1 year ago)
Rebecca is so knowledgeable! Thanks for all of the info!
Joe (1 year ago)
Cute couple. Kristen is a sweety.
Carlos Lasprilla (1 year ago)
what's the name of the store?
Cross_Over (1 year ago)
This is in Canada, man I'm so jealous!
Nathan Hass (1 year ago)
The world needs more people like Rebecca, so helpful & knowledgeable.. wish there were more employees like her at other stores.
Harjot Singh (1 year ago)
Sri Ganesha t-shirt. 🙏
Nagat Galal El-Din (1 year ago)
how tall are you?
Jenny (1 year ago)
thanks so much for the video. I just realized that my bagpack was so unkomfortabel because it was set to large at my spinal length instead of XS. Now it feels so much better
manuel hernandez (1 year ago)
Can you use the Osprey aether 60 as a carry on?
Think Alpha TV (1 year ago)
Rhiannon Johnson (1 year ago)
great job
General420smoke (1 year ago)
you are size petite.. nice
Shay travels (1 year ago)
Thanks for posting, I am switching from suitcase to backpack
Kotchanipha Somo (1 year ago)
Does anyone know where is this shop? D
Molly G (1 year ago)
how many litres would be good?
Ari Hendrickson (1 year ago)
Thank you much for making this video. My last bag was obviously (after watching this) was not write for me! I think i will find a perfect pack now!! THANK YOU :)
Lindsay F (1 year ago)
Bags😍. I got a cabin approved backpack from Tkmax.
neraknerak1 (1 year ago)
Yes it's called a 4 wheeled suitcase.
James Guiab (1 year ago)
if you have to check-in your bag when you fly, do you do anything to keep it from being damaged?
James Guiab (1 year ago)
Kristen & Siya (1 year ago)
+James Guiab I have checked a bag maybe three times in th last 6 years and I don't do anything extra to my bag when I check it except put it's rain cover on it so the straps don't get caught on the belt
supersonic kid (1 year ago)
osprey and gregory are over priced, usually retailers will try to point you towards the more expensive items. Don't get me wrong they're good bags if you have the money for them. From personal experience I've found bags online that rival their quality and have a couple more features for less than half of the price.
hi (6 days ago)
@supersonic kid I am planning to buy one. Can you suggest a good brand? The ones other than Osprey/Gregory you found online which are good
supersonic kid (1 year ago)
Kristen Sarah I'm currently rocking a mountaintop 60L. For 59.99 I got water resistant fabric with an included rain cover, which I know osprey bags don't come with, not sure if Gregory bags do. Although it doesn't have the same warranty. In a period of three years it survived 500 miles of the Appalachian trail, as well as the Rockie Mountains, the grand canyon, Zion National Park, Yosemite and Hawaii. Its been trough some things and still holding up better than most relationships lol. I did find your review really informative for people just getting into backpacking tho, plus is really well put together.
Kristen & Siya (1 year ago)
+supersonic kid I've used many bags over the years that were cheaper but have found my Gregory to be unbreakable and if it does one day, they have a lifetime warranty :) which bag do you use? I'd love to know! Thanks for watching
supersonic kid (1 year ago)
osprey and gegory are over priced, usually retailers will try to point you towards the more expensive items. Don't get me wrong they're good bags if you have the money for them. From personal experience I've found bags online that rival their quality and have a couple more features for less than half of the price.
Bo Ismono (1 year ago)
Thanks for this video. I have tested a lot of bags, but I haven't been able to test a hiking bag. THis gives me so much of information. Now I just "need" a vacation where I need to use a hiking bag haha.
Bo Ismono (1 year ago)
Not yet, but with all these tips I might find one in the future ;-)
Kristen & Siya (1 year ago)
+Bo Ismono I'm so glad! It's so important to get the perfect bag for you
The Not Busy Life (1 year ago)
Ooooo side access! Nice bag!!
Bailey Derby (1 year ago)
how tall are you???
Kristen & Siya (1 year ago)
+Bailey Derby a whole 5'2'' haha
Gabriela Duarte (1 year ago)
808cupcakes (1 year ago)
Does anyone know how to lock the Gregory bags? I purchased the amber 70L and was curious if there's a way to lock it
homephobic (1 year ago)
Wow! This was seriously an ôsəm video. Very informative. Thanks!
Ranger M (1 year ago)
can i knw the name of the brands that manufacture front loading backpacks.....like ospray 60 shown in the video.....below $120/-
simplemente Sebi (1 year ago)
Where do you put your camera and gear?
Ashley B (1 year ago)
How come you got a top loading bag vs a suitcase style bag?
Rofid Nur (1 year ago)
How much osprey atmos 50 ag sarahh ? Hehe
Osca Alva (1 year ago)
its easy any 45L carry on pack the max thats the size no wheels 150$ tops..
Wandering Nomad (1 year ago)
Awesome video, I've just come across your chanel, I'll have to check it out some more! I've also started my own channel "Wandering Nomad"
Basa 1959 (2 years ago)
Great tips but two major flaws many of us face. Firstly, we don't always get the scope fo choice of brands or bags e.g. for me Fjallraven, or even a particualr model. Second, the sales staff ap[ear highly informed, rarely does that seem the case. Therefore a buyer has to become educated; and frankly a PhD in bags is required as there are far too many to choose from, and then we are faced with guessing when buying from the internet and that becomes a pot luck. Now to measure my back...this shouls be fun!
rebecca is fantastic. so helpful
Qris TV (2 years ago)
i didnt hear how much the bags were. thanks for sharing
Natalie D (2 years ago)
Awesome video u guys!!! <3 kristen what bag did you buy??? its awesome
Qadri Shukri (2 years ago)
Kristen, if you dont mind how tall are you?
HerrFinsternis (2 years ago)
One more tip. Ones you found that pack you like, put some weight in it and see how it holds up. Almost any pack will feel comfy when empty, but it's not till you add 30lb you will really feel how all those straps and backsupport will feel on you. Most stores have sandbags they can add.
Carla Helena (2 years ago)
Wow I had no idea there was this much stuff to take into consideration when buying a backpack... This was a super interesting video
Shiftaholic Traveller (2 years ago)
Great video! What size backpack is ideal for a trip of between 1-3 months?
curlywonders (2 years ago)
If I have a 75L backpack, and I plan to go backpacking across Europe, is it bad to travel with a mostly empty backpack? I hear a lot of people say its bad because you're tempted to carry things you don't need but is there actually any real negative to having a half empty backpack?
wasim sharief (2 years ago)
Hi my height is 170 cm so what will be right Liter to pick ??
Emma Bowen (2 years ago)
Hey Kristen! What model of backpack did you choose?
Maribel Marin (2 years ago)
LOL!!! Siya's Nemo bag!!! lol...The magenta one is cute! But I do love the Aqua one you picked! Beautiful colour!...ugh but Siya's pick has the extra day pack and camel pack compartment... oh man...decisions!!! Sail's my favourite too, I like it more than MEC. I just can never decide on a good back pack so always end up using regular ones which end up hurting my shoulders or making me sweaty... I'll have to go soon since I leave in a week and a half for my road trip! :)
Maribel Marin (2 years ago)
+Kristen Sarah I'll have to check them out. I wonder if Siya's comes in female... then I can compare..
Kristen & Siya (2 years ago)
+Maribel Marin I'm seriously obsessed with my bag. It fits amazingly, and doesn't hurt my shoulders or back. I also discovered it has a built in laundry bag - PLUS!!!
Cery Kheav (2 years ago)
Did you end up getting an x-small for your backpack and is it comfortable to wear? She mentioned your spine being about 16 inches, about how tall are you? I'm currently looking for a backpack to travel throughout SE Asia in but not sure if I should get an x-small size or a small/medium.
Herb Fong photography (2 years ago)
Is the Aether 60 (that Siya has) small enough as a carry-on?
Maiku (2 years ago)
How do you guys pack your drone? is 60L big enough?
Carmine Galante (2 years ago)
How would Gregory Cairn 58 would fit on men? I found one at a very good price but I' m not sure if it would fit me...
Carmine Galante (2 years ago)
+Kristen Sarah I would go too, if I had a shop near me...
Kristen & Siya (2 years ago)
+Carmine Galante I would go into a shop that sells it and try it on. It's so important that it fits you properly because if not, you'll mess up your back.

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