The Best Bags for Adventure Travel

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to preparing for adventure travel. Damaged bags, stolen items, and an aching back can all be avoided with the right luggage.

To make the most of your adventure, it all comes back to the bag you decide to take with you. Ideally, it will feature anti-theft technology, be lightweight, comfortable, and have a rain cover to keep your belongings safe and dry.

Some features are a matter of individual needs and personal preference. Not every adventure traveller will need a hydration pack, although if you intend to hike or trek, you should probably consider it. And not all nomads will need a high-tech anti-theft bag, but secure luggage can come in handy in some destinations.

To help you choose the perfect accessory for your next escapade, these are some of our best bags for adventure travel.

Adventure Backpacks

Does it seem like everyone is backpacking these days? Well, they are! Backpacking is incredibly popular for a whole host of reasons! It’s a great way to see the world, gain confidence, meet people and have the adventure of a lifetime.

If you’re gearing up to head off on a backpacking adventure, you’ll need a durable, comfortable and lightweight backpack. Check out a just a few of our favourite backpacks for travelling overseas.

Black Wolf

Black Wolf has a passion for the outdoors and a deep connection with the world we live in. They specialise in camping and adventure gear, focusing on backpacks that are high-quality and built to withstand the harshest climates. Whether you’re hiking Mount Kosciuszko or trekking through Europe, there’s sure to be a backpack in the massive Black Wolf collection that meets your needs. We’ve compiled a few of our top picks from the Black Wolf range below.

 

Black Wolf Cuba 65L Hiking Backpack/Travel Bag

Black Wolf Cuba

The Cuba 65L Hiking Backpack/Travel Bag is a favourite among adventurous travellers. Now with a padded laptop compartment and an RFID protected pocket, you can bring all your essentials and keep your personal information protected. An adjustable harness on the main pack makes shouldering your load a breeze.

Features

  • Attached locks
  • Built-in rain cover
  • Bungee system
  • Compression straps
  • External headphone port
  • Front access
  • Internal organiser
  • Lockable #10 zippers
  • Mesh water bottle pockets
  • Night reflective daisy loop
  • Padded waist strap
  • Removable daypack
  • RFID protection
  • Shoulder strap
  • Sternum strap
  • Twin compartment

 

Black Wolf Cedar Breaks 65L Hiking Backpack/Travel Bag

Blackwolf Cedar Breaks

Another popular pack for adventurous travellers, the Cedar Breaks 65L Hiking Backpack/Travel Bag is perfect for both quick trips and extended journeys.

Fitted with a Micro Glide Gel harness, this pack is easy and comfortable to carry. It also includes a range of features to keep your personal belongings safe, including a detachable daypack with an RFID-protected pocket, an expandable interior and a rain cover.

Features

  • Attached locks
  • Built-in rain cover
  • Compression straps
  • Front access
  • Hydration compatible
  • Internal organiser
  • Lockable #10 zippers
  • Mesh water bottle pockets
  • Padded backpack straps
  • Padded laptop holder
  • Padded waist strap
  • Removable daypack
  • Removable key clip
  • RFID protection
  • Safety whistle
  • Sternum strap
  • Twin compartment
  • Micro Glide Gel Harness

 

Pacsafe

Specialising in smart, anti-theft travel gear, Pacsafe are leaders in safety and security. In addition to being environmentally conscious and sustainability focused, they make some of the most secure bags on the market. If you’re headed to a destination where personal security will need to be one of your top priorities, we’ve picked a few of our favourites from the Pacsafe range.

Pacsafe Venturesafe 65L Anti-Theft Travel Pack

Pacsafe backpack

The Venturesafe 65L Anti-Theft Travel Pack is a leader in anti-theft luggage that’s got your back. This bag is renowned for its anti-theft features that are discreetly built-in and designed to work against pilfering, pick pocketing, slashing and bag snatching. It also includes bottom straps for attaching a sleeping bag or mat, a map print liner, and a flap cover to disguise the locking system. Seriously, this backpack is one of the best anti-theft travel bags on the market.   

Anti-Theft Features

  • eXomesh® Slashguard
  • Interlocking zip pullers
  • Puncture resistant ToughZip™
  • Roobar™ anti-theft anchor lock
  • Stainless steel locking cable

 

Duffle Bags

Duffle bags are popular for good reason: they’re easy to load, easy to carry and are built to take a beating. With travel technology making strides in terms of safety and security, we’ve focused on duffle bags that feature RFID security and other features optimised for adventure travel.

Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek is known for manufacturing tough travel gear. From hiking trips to backpacking voyages, every travel experience can be enhanced with their functionality, durability and security.

Eagle Creek – ORV Trunk II 36inch Rolling Duffle

Eagle Creek duffle bag

The ORV Trunk II is a big bag for a big adventure. Not only does it feature an expandable seam-taped wet/dry compartment and puncture-resistant #10 lockable zippers, it also boasts Cargo Net™ for internal compression and external lash points for securing gear to the pack.

Crafted from incredibly strong Bi-Tech™ Armor fabrics, rugged terrain and wet weather are no match for this rolling duffle bag. Heavy-duty wheels, bumper protection and a padded laptop compartment ensure your belongings remain safe and sound. You can also sit back and relax after a long day with the fob Porter Key™ bottle opener.

Features

  • Expandable seam-taped wet/dry compartment
  • Cargo Net™ for internal compression or outside gear attachment
  • External lash points are perfect for securing gear to the pack or lashing the pack to a vehicle
  • Multi-point grab handles throughout the bag
  • Puncture-resistant #10 lockable zippers and a central lock point to protect against thieves
  • Bi-Tech™ Armor fabrics for enhanced durability
  • Over-sized treaded wheels, heavy duty wheel housings, skid plates and bumper protection make rolling over rough surfaces easy
  • Reflective finger loop zipper pulls
  • Laptops and tables are kept safe in padded sleeves
  • Key fob bottle opener

The Hybrids

Can’t decide between a wheeled bag or a backpack? Why not have both by investing in one of the following bags?

High Sierra

High Sienna truly understands what travellers need and what travellers want. With over 40 years of experience, they’re all about the adventure traveller who thrives in the outdoors.

High Sierra Composite V3 84cm Large RFID Wheeled Duffle with Backpack Straps 

High Sierra bag

Truly a hybrid, the Composite V3 Wheeled Duffle is 3-in-1 and can be used as an upright bag, backpack or duffle. It features a nifty hideaway telescoping handle, mesh padded shoulder straps that can be discreetly stored behind a zippered back panel and smooth rolling, corner-mounted wheels.

Features

  • Multi-compartment design
  • Zippered accessory pocket with internal RFID protection
  • Corner guards and bottom kick panel to protect the bag against abrasions
  • Hideaway telescoping handle
  • Reflective strip for added safety
  • Lightweight construction
  • Aluminium trolley handle for easy portability
  • Kissing lockable zippers

 

Black Wolf

On the list again, Black Wolf have a durable hybrid that’s ideal for adventure travel.

Black Wolf Grand Tour 85L Wheeled Backpack

Blackwolf bag

The Grand Tour 85L Wheeled Backpack features compression straps, an external headphone port, padded waist strap and a removable daypack. When you don’t feel like shouldering your load, let the 4WD wheels do the leg work.

If your adventure includes long transits, lots of walking, or outdoor terrain, this durable multi-functional wheeled Black Wolf backpack will lighten the load. It’s also available in a 65L size.

Features

  • All terrain 4WD wheels
  • Bungee system
  • Compression straps
  • External headphone port
  • Front access
  • Internal organiser
  • Lockable #10 zippers
  • Mesh water bottle pockets
  • Night reflective daisy loop
  • Padded waist strap
  • Removable daypack
  • RFID protection
  • Two stage handle

Adventure travel should be exhilarating without being stressful. Focus on the journey ahead with peace of mind knowing your belongings are safe in a durable, anti-theft and weather-resistant travel bag.

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