The Best Travel Backpacks - Family Traveller (USA)
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We're all for simplified travel and strategic packing, especially when it comes to traveling with your crew. Backpacks are an underrated carry-on item for travel that are worth keeping in mind as your personal item on flights. Not only does it serve as luggage for your journey, but you can swap out items and carry it with you once you're in your destination. We've rounded up eight travel backpacks — from the stylish to the rugged — that will take you from the airport to the beach and beyond.

Jemma Poppins Backpack Tote

Named after Mary Poppins, this backpack tote was inspired by Mary Poppins’s Magic Bag, a bag that is versatile, practical and feminine. Crafted from smooth Italian calf leather, it has an adjustable strap that allows it to be worn as a backpack, crossbody, satchel or tote. It can fit a 13" laptop and has an exterior front-flap with magnetic closure.

E.C. Knox Ellison Diaper Bag/Messenger Bag

This bag comes with all the features that dads and moms need, like a washable, liquid-resistant liner, a removable changing pad, four pockets for baby supplies and more. The best thing is that the bag can be transformed for dad (or mom) as a stylish messenger bag devoid of baby reminders. You'll find a padded computer sleeve, pocket slips for a wallet, sunglasses or pens, and an interior bottle holder.

Longchamp Le Pliage Backpack

A timeless and durable nod to French style, Longchamp's nylon backpack stows everyday essentials for très-chic hands-free travels. The nylon fabric is easy to wipe down and folds flat when not in use.

Eagle Creek Global Companion 40L Backpack

This backpack zips open like a clamshell-style suitcase for easier access to all your essentials. There's are pockets for everything, a rain cover, a shoe compartment and zippers that lock for added security.

Fjallraven Kånken Water-resistant Backpack

Although this backpack was originally used by Swedish schoolchildren in the ‘70s, it's now a travel gear staple for every age due to its functionality, sturdy design and Scandinavian look. It also comes in a spectrum of fun colors.

MZ Wallace Metro Backpack

This stylish diamond-quilted nylon backpack makes for a super-lightweight bag with a soft yet durable construction. Ample pockets and a detachable pouch provide plenty of storage for your gear.

Everlane Modern Snap Backpack

This twill backpack features a contrast base that’s screen printed 11 times for protection against wet grass or dirty airport floors. The padded interior laptop compartment fits a 15” Macbook, while the water-resistant 100% cotton twill exterior adds to the durability.

Away The Backpack

Thoughtfully organized with a roomy interior and three main compartments, the Backpack is the personal item that frees you up to take on the world hands-free. The Backpack is organized into three main storage compartments, plus a cushioned pocket with a water-resistant zipper designed to fit a 15” laptop. It also features a hidden passport pocket on the back of the pack and a collapsible water bottle pocket on the side of the bag.

In search of something for the kids? We rounded up the best kid-friendly backpacks.