10 Backpacks for Every Kind of Traveler

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(SPOT.ph) Whether you’re jet-setting around new urban spots or hiking through rough terrain, a good backpack is always a travel essential—you can’t go wrong with a practical, easy-to-carry bag that’s perfectly balanced on your shoulders. From chic mini packs to heavy-duty knapsacks, there’s something for everyone.

Here are 10 backpacks suitable for every kind of traveler:

For the active adventurer

3-Stripes Backpack (P2,100) from Adidas


If you’re packing for a workout, a camping trip, or any other kind of physical excursion, this large backpack from Adidas should come in handy. The durable polyester material will keep your things safe and secure no matter where you go. It’s got a bunch of pockets inside and out for organizing all your essentials including one for your laptop in case you’ve got work to do after your gym sesh.

See a list of Adidas branches.


Mammoth Backpack (P6,186) from Herschel

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Herschel’s Mammoth Backpack is designed for both urban and outdoor landscapes so you can take it with you everywhere. It’s made with a water-resistant fabric and comes with several internal storage pockets and a custom rain cover. We love the gorgeous cobalt-blue color and sleek shape—perfect for your travel pics!

Available online or see a list of Herschel branches and stockists.

For the city commuter

Carson Backpack (P28,990) from Tumi

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Explore new cities with this sensible-but-stylish backpack from Tumi. It’s spacious enough to hold all your daily essentials without looking bulky plus, it’s got several outer pockets in case you need to reach for anything on-the-go. We can’t take our eyes off this fiery red shade, but it’s also available in navy, mink, and black if you prefer a more practical color. 

See a list of Tumi branches and stockists.

Ceoroo 2-Way Tote Backpack (P3,295) from Rootote

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Rock some laid-back streetwear on your travels or around the Metro with this backpack from Japanese brand Rootote. It’s equal parts casual and stylish. Plus, it’s water-repellent, can fit a 15-inch laptop, and can even be used as a tote in case you want to change your look up a bit. We’re currently eyeing this pretty sky-blue shade, but it’s also available in other colors including pastel pink, cream, and maroon with navy details.


You can shop Rootote at 3/F SM City North EDSA, Quezon City, at Commerce, and on Lazada.

For the busy body

Hamptons (P4,395) from Doughnut

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If your work takes you to various places and you need one go-to bag to bring everywhere, try this one from Doughnut. Don’t be fooled by its minimalist design because it has tons of compartments to keep you organized including one for your laptop and another one for your tumbler. It’s also water-repellent (because who knows what weather you might find yourself in?) and can be converted into a messenger bag. Plus, we love it in this smart-but-rugged olive shade.

See a list of Doughnut branches and retailers.

Ross Knapsack (P3,400) from Gouache

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This knapsack from local brand Gouache, which is made of cotton canvas and has genuine leather straps, has a cool, worn-out look to it. It’s stylish and fun (how pretty is that deep burgundy color?), but tough enough to bring on all your adventures. The adjustable shoulder straps allow for a comfy carry. It also has a laptop compartment plus two zipper pockets and two side pockets so everything can have its own place.

See a list of Gouache branches and stockists.

For the minimalist traveler

Essential Backpack (P4,995) from Melissa

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If you prefer exploring new places with just the bare necessities on hand, don’t worry, there are backpacks out there for you, too. Try this adorable little pack from Brazilian brand Melissa, which comes in chic beige-and-white and black-and-white colorways. You can pair it with anything from smart casual outfits to athleisure looks.

See a list of Melissa branches.


Mini Zipper Backpack (P1,195) from Stradivarius

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This mini backpack from Stradivarius is both a bag and an accessory. It’s big enough to hold everything you need when you’re on the go (wallet, phone, keys, chargers, et cetera), but also small enough to add a touch of cuteness to your outfit. We’re currently eyeing this muted blue shade, but it’s also available in white, black, and camel.

See a list of Stradivarius branches.

For the fashionable globetrotter

Animal Print Convertible Backpack (P1,995) from Zara


If you’re always looking on-point no matter where you go, you need a backpack that’s on-trend and IG-worthy. This one from Zara is decked out in a gorgeous snakeskin-like pattern in a deep fuschia shade. It can also be converted into a belt bag in case you’re into fanny packs. Use it as a statement piece on any plain outfit—you’ll instantly look more fashion-forward.

See a list of Zara branches.

Multi-Colored Blue Fabric Backpack (P2,395) from Pull&Bear

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We’re totally feeling the nautical colorway on this backpack from Pull&Bear. It’s perfect for those who prefer casual-chic OOTDs—think chunky sneakers, comfy trousers, and fun hats. It’s also super spacious and even has a top carry handle in case you want to switch things up when taking photos.

See a list of Pull&Bear branches.

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