It feels like I can write a 10,000 blog post about which travel bag to choose but instead of going off in a extremely detailed rant I’m going to cut straight to the point and say, the bags I’m recommending are for frequent travelers who want quality bags and not some “cheap” bag that will end up costing more in the long haul. However don’t be too scared, the bags I’m recommending won’t set you back that much.
The best travel bags in the 30-45 liter size range(if you ask me this is the size you should aim for, any smaller than this and you will struggle to pack everything you need. Anything bigger and you will start packing unnecessary crap that you won’t really need).
I still love the 45L arcteryx bag. Reading the amazon customer reviews I realize I’m far from alone holding that opinion. Acteryx also produces bags that can carry 60L and up but as I said above, try to not to go bigger than 45 litres.
#2 Osprey Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack
This one is a legit competitor to arcteryx. I suggest just picking one of the two bags, dragging two 40Liter+ travelpacks is going to be annoying.
Travel Bags in the 15-30 liter size range:
You probably want to have a decent small travel bag with your “main” travel bag and there is one bag I love for this:
#1 Gowiss Backpack
You’re going to want a carry on bag and it’s hard to beat Gowiss. Cheap and quality is rare combination for travel bags.