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Let´s face it: not all camping gear, hiking gear, or outdoors gear is made the same. The cheap, ten dollar cooler you buy at Walmart or Target simply doesn´t stand the test of time as does some of the other, higher quality options on the market. But how do you know which pieces of gear and which companies offer the top production on the market that will offer both durability and practical usefulness while not emptying your wallet?

In this section of our leading outdoors blog, we will give you several, detailed reviews of the top camping gear and outdoors gear on the market today. From the best tent and backpack, to the top coolers and travel bags, with the information we provide here you will be able to find the best options for you. Just as all gear is not made the same, every person has different needs and desires while exploring the Great Outdoors, and these in depth reviews will help you find the best piece of gear for whatever adventure you are planning.

Best Sling Bags for Travel For Men (2018 Update!)

It can happen to even the most seasoned traveler. You arrive at your gate, scan your passport, and the TSA agent asks you to measure what you thought was a small personal bag.

You now have to pack it away in your carry-on. Suddenly, you become that person on a plane rummaging through their bag in the overhead compartment to find their things.

Small sling bags allow you to keep all your smaller items close at hand in busy airports or train stations. The new breed of sling bag combines minimalism with function, looking stylish for town or the office but durable enough for daylong use on the trail and light enough for travel. The on the go person needs no fuss gear that pulls overtime during work and play.

And with anti-theft technology always improving, today’s sling bag should be ready to protect your cards, passport, and gear whether you’re simply commuting to work or exploring a foreign city.

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Best Porta Potties Reviews (Updated 2018!!)

Going on a long trip and not thrilled about “going” outdoors? Fear not, we threw together a list of the best porta potties & travel toilets) on the market today.

Let’s not waste another movement and dive in:

Best Travel Toilet Review & Comparison

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Best 4 Person Camping Tent Under $100 (in 2018)

Let me tell you a story. When my kids turned four and six respectively, I all of a sudden had a brilliant idea that we should organize our first family camping trip. Wanting to make sure that the experience would be a memorable one, and understanding that weather is always unpredictable, I headed down to the local outdoor sports shop, received an hour lecture by some employee there who claimed to be an expert on outdoor gear, and ended up spending $850 bucks on a family tent that was probably built to withstand base camp conditions on the slopes of Mount Everest.

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My family, of course, was only heading to the local state park for a weekend trip. While the camping trip was a fun family outing, I eventually sent that tent into garage for storage where it didn´t get used again for another three years. Not the best $850 bucks I´ve spent in my life, to say the least.

Not everyone in the market for a tent necessarily needs a top quality product that promises to withstand hurricane-strength winds and blizzards that dump 4 feet of snow during the night. If you´re like me, a decent tent that will keep the rain out and the mosquitoes at bay while not putting a dent on the monthly budget is probably what you´re looking for. Below we offer a complete review on the absolute best four person tents for under $100 dollars.

Our Top Best 4 Person Camping Tent Under $100 in 2017:

ALPS Mountaineering Meramac Tent

ALPS Mountaineering Meramac

Priced at around $75, the ALPS Mountaineering Meramac Tent is a quality family tent that will your family dry and protected during those weekend camping adventures. The factory sealed fly and floor seams go a long way to help keep your tent dry during rainy nights and especially during those early mornings when heavy dew is an issue.

Furthermore, this tent comes with two doors and two windows. Nothing is worse than having your youngest daughter step all over you in the middle of the night as she makes her way to the tent door to head out to the bathroom. The double doors allow for easy entry and exit for everyone in the tent and actually increases the “roominess” feel of the tent.

Lastly, this tent comes with a gear loft, which will allow for easy storage for those dirty socks, backpacks, or food bags that otherwise would end up sharing the floor with you during the night. At only 11.25 pounds, this tent is also lightweight enough that you could carry it with you in your backpack if you´re looking to take the family on their first backpacking adventure.

NTK Cherokee GT Sport Camping Dome

NTK Cherokee GT 3 to 4 PersonAnother great family tent option that is priced well under $100 is the NTK Cherokee GT Sport Camping Dome. The 7 foot by 7-foot size is more than enough space to comfortably sleep a family of four, and could even sleep more if you have several young children. This tent is a great option if you live, or plan to camp, in places where rain is frequent and expected. The polyester with waterproof polyurethane 2500mm water column is built to withstand heavy rains and still keep you dry.

As far as structure goes, the 100% virgin NANO-FLEX fiberglass rods have an improved diameter, and are connected with inner elastic. These rods are built, then, to withstand some pretty high wind conditions so that you won´t have to wake up the family in the middle of the night in an effort to keep your tent from flying away.

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the NTK Cherokee Tent has extended mesh ventilation all around the upper part of the tent. Cramming four (or more) people into any size tent can quickly lead to some muggy conditions, and the smell of wet socks in a small tent can quickly become unbearable unless you have a good ventilation system. This tent will keep you cool and comfortable while also keep your living and sleeping space free of those not so pleasant odors.

Coleman Longs Peak 6-Person Fast Pitch Dome Tent

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If you are looking for a four-person tent, why not opt for a tent that claims to easily house six people for the same price? The Coleman Longs Peak 6-Person Fast Pitch Dome Tent is a quality option for people looking for one of the largest and “roomiest” tents for a budget price. Coleman has long been recognized as a leading company providing affordable, yet high-quality outdoors equipment.

The dome style of the tent also allows for fast and easy setup. Even if you get into camp well after nightfall, you still should be able to get this tent set up quickly and efficiently. The fiberglass poles are heavy duty enough to withstand less than ideal weather conditions, and the 17-pound total weight of the tent makes it feasible to carry with you if you need to hike in to a campsite.

This tent also has needed ventilation on all four sides of the upper part of the tent. The removable rain fly is extremely waterproof, but will allow you to sleep without it on warm nights when you want to enjoy the view of the night sky.

CORE Equipment 6 Person Dome Tent

CORE 6 Person Dome TentThe CORE Equipment 6 Person Dome Tent is yet another quality tent designed for a maximum occupancy of six people. The eleven foot by nine foot interior space easily allows for two queen size air mattresses which means you won´t be fighting for space with your fellow campers. The gear loft that comes with this dome style tent is yet another added feature that will help to organize your interior space. The lantern hook means that you can keep the tent lighted at night and stay up late enjoy the family time together.

For those warm and sticky summer nights, this tent also comes with an adjustable air intake vent at the lower part of the tent. This will allow you to draw in the cooler air near the ground, which will circulate through the tent and up through the mesh ventilation at the top. The water repellant H20 Block fabrics, along with the taped seams will stand up well to those long rainy nights.

Lastly, this CORE Equipment Tent also comes with an electrical port access if you want to charge your phone or other electrical devices while sleeping. At only 16 pounds, this tent is also easily portable should you find yourself on the move.

FUNS 8 by 9 Feet One Touch Automatic Hexagon Pop Up Camping Gazebo

FUNS 8 by 9 ft One TouchImagine building up your family´s first camping trip to your kids for months. When the day finally arrives, your children look mockingly upon you and your spouse as you unsuccessfully try to put together a tent whose thousands of pieces appear more like a jigsaw puzzle than a camping tent.

The FUNS 8 by 9 Feet One Touch Automatic Hexagon Pop Up Camping Gazebo will solve this problem as it can be set up in minutes with simple one touch pop up technology. The quick setup process, however, doesn´t mean that you´ll be getting a cheap tent as this product comes with a combination of 190T water-and-dust proof polyester fabric and Ba Gauze. The a 3000mm PU waterproof coating around the entire tent offers maximum protection for those rainy nights as well.

The hexagon shape of this tent differs from your more traditional square or dome style tent, but once set up, you will find that the 8 foot by 9-foot size maximizes the amount of usable space on the inside. You can easily fit four full-sized adults in this tent and still have some space left over.

Camp Solutions Automatic Hydraulic Camping Tent

Camp-Solutions-Automatic-Hydraulic-Camping-TentsThe Camp Solutions Automatic Hydraulic Camping Tent is one of the most inexpensive of the products reviewed here, as you should be able to find this 3-4 person tent for only $50 dollars. Like the FUNS tent reviewed above, this tent is also extremely easy to set up as it comes with a hydraulic system for automatic opening and also easy storage. The double door design on this tent is also practical for large camping parties, as it will allow people to get in and out of the tent without having to step over one another.

This product is unique in it is essentially a one-piece tent. Instead of having to struggle with several strangely formed poles, you simply take this tent out of its carrying pouch, throw it into an open space and it will pop open. The circular carry bag that comes with tent also makes it easy to carry the tent during hikes or backcountry excursions.

The tent fabric is both water resistant and anti-UV so that you and your family can stay protected from both the sun and the rain while enjoying the Great Outdoors.

Allin Star Home Camping Tent

ALLIN-STAR-HOMEAnother great family camping tent option is offered by the company Allin. The Allin Star Home Camping Tent comes designed as a two person, four person, or six person. The four-person tent option comes in a dome style, which makes it both lightweight and relatively easy to set up. The continuous pole sleeves allow you to easily pass the 9.5 mm fiber poles through the sleeves during the assembly process.

Additionally, this unique tent comes with two-way zippers that allow for easy entry and exit from both inside and outside the tent. The adjustable venting system will keep you cool on warmer days and warm during fall or spring camping.

Lastly, this home camping tent weighs in at under ten pounds, which is quite remarkable when considering the thickness of the fabric that makes up the walls and floor of the tent.

SEMOO Water Resistant D-Style Family Dome Tent

SEMOO-Water-Resistant-D-Style-Family-DomeThe SEMOO Water Resistant D-Style Family Dome Tent is almost six feet high in the center of the cabin, which means that most adults will be able to comfortably stand up in the tent. The D-Style door is extremely large which makes it easy to get your air mattresses, large backpacks, coolers, and other large camping “furniture” that will keep your family comfortable and entertained while enjoying time together.

Furthermore, this SEMOO tent also comes with a hooped fly frame, which adds extra protection from the rain and other wind, almost like a mini-front porch. The shock-cord fiberglass poles are both lightweight and durable and make setup easy and efficient.

Along with the huge door, the two mesh windows make up over 50% of the surface area of the tent meaning that you will easily be able to get quality cross-ventilation to keep your home away from home smelling fresh and cool. The compact carry bag and the total weight of just over seven pounds make it easy to carry this tent with you almost anywhere you and your family are planning to hike.

Wnnideo Automatic Instant Pop Up Tent

Wnnideo-Automatic-Instant-Pop-Up-TentWith the Wnnideo Automatic Instant Pop up Tent, you´ll have a tent that looks like it belongs on the summit of some 14,000-foot peak in the Rocky Mountains while costing you well under $100.  What´s even better is that this tent sets itself up. The instant pop up technology allows you to set up this 4-5 person tent in under a minute, which is an important feature to have when you´re short on time or have a crammed agenda for the family trip to the Great Outdoors.

This hexagon-shaped tent has six mesh panels for maximum breathability while also incorporating a removable rain tarp that will protect you on rainy nights while also allowing you to enjoy the starry nights when the tarp isn´t needed.

The Best Tent for those on a Tight Budget

For people who aren´t regular campers, there´s probably no reason to splurge on a $1,000 dollar wonder tent that has so many unique features that you probably have no idea how to use. At the same time, staying warm, dry, and protected from the elements while out camping is something all of us want.

Instead of heading to the nearest Walmart to pick out the cheapest tent you can find, these nine 4-person (or more) tents offer fantastic functionality and performance while all costing under $100. For amateur campers who aren´t planning on hiking up Mount Kilimanjaro, any one of these tents will help assure an unforgettable camping trip.

 

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Best Wheeled Backpack with Removable Daypack

The best way to enjoy traveling is to pack light – this means unless you are brining an EDC, you have to bring a bag and your belongings that are not heavy so that you can walk around and commute to your destination with ease. When talking about packing light things, you do not have to compromise the capabilities of the bag you will use. You have the option of wearing a backpack or better yet, try a wheeled backpack with removable daypack. It does not only help you pack light for your travels, but it also helps organize your belongings for maximum efficiency while you’re out.

Here are some of the best wheeled backpacks with removable daypack to consider:

Our Top Picks At A Glance:

Note: The links above & below will take you to more information, current prices and customer reviews on Amazon.

Osprey Ozone Convertible 22"/50L Wheeled Luggage

Osprey Ozone Convertible 22"/50L Wheeled Luggage

Osprey's Ozone Convertible 50L/22" is made with 210D Nylon Shadow Bow with ultra light 6001 aluminum frame, making this a travelling chameleon. It can be converted with ease from a wheeled bag to a backpack without losing the full suspension system. On top of that, it is still carry-on compatible. The Osprey's Highroad LT Chassis integrates the robust ABS plastic back plate. It has a lightweight aluminum frame to ride on sealed and huge bearing wheels for simple rolling even on bumpy roads. It also comes with a huge front zippered panel pocket and a back pocket that has drain port for damp storage. Likewise, there’s a detachable Ozone Convertible Daypack with the main compartment having secured storage for a laptop or other gadgets. It has a front panel pocket and a zippered pocket that can efficiently hold and secure small items.


Eagle Creek Load Warrior 22 Inch Carry-On Luggage

Eagle Creek Load Warrior 22 Inch Carry-On Luggage

The Load Warrior from Eagle Creek is designed to help users by offering maximum durability while being lightweight to carry. It is a great wheeled backpack for all sorts of adventures. It features an “Equipment Keeper” where you can strap the gear to the top of the bag, expandability and lash points for gear attachment. It also has the “Porter Key bottle opener”. It is built with a very durable Exo-Skeleton (450D Geo Ripstop, 210D Exo Skeleton, and 450D Helix Poly) that is seamlessly fabricated with the backpack. It has strategic reinforcement of wear points and this assures you that it was made to last for long time. These bags are covered by the Eagle Creek warranty, which they labeled as “No Matter What Warranty”. This covers the Lifetime Warranty as well as replacement or repair because of product failure during the product lifetime, regardless of the cause.


Samsonite Luggage MVS Spinner Backpack

Samsonite Luggage MVS Spinner Backpack

This Samsonite Luggage MVS Spinner Backpack can be wheeled around with four spinner wheels. This backpack is designed to be sturdy and of course, functional with easy and convenient maneuverability. This model can be considered a grab-and-go wheeled backpack that can withstand the pressures of travel. It is constructed using nylon and Ripstop polyester making it strong and lightweight that can resist wear and tear. Aside from durability, this wheeled backpack features several compartments that you can utilize for your organization. It has a checkpoint friendly laptop padded compartment with separate side opening just for the laptop. Its main zippered compartment is secure, spacious and organized.


High Sierra AT7 Carry-On Wheeled Backpack

High Sierra AT7 Carry-On Wheeled Backpack

This wheeled backpack has a large design with multiple compartments. It has a fully-padded sleeve that you can use for laptops or tablets, integrated “Tech Spot” tablet computer sleeve, huge side pockets that can hold a beverage or other gear, has recessed and telescoping handle that comes with amazing locking mechanism. This backpack has padded straps that are stowed behind the zippered back panel of the main compartment. It features the “Sure-Grip” top handle that is tucked down flat when not in use. It has reflective piping giving additional safety. It also has custom unibody which offers the bag maximum stability and durability.


Conclusion

Whether travelling to new uncharted regions or to your regular secluded spots, you have to bring your essentials in your luggage. You can bring them using a backpack but make sure that you pack lightly. It is best to enjoy your trip without having to worry about the things you bring along. You have the option of using a backpack or try the wheeled backpack. These wheeled backpacks offer ease of organization similar to regular backpacks but make carrying the bag easy and comfortable as you walk around or commute. There are no one-size-fits all wheeled backpacks, but you can find the right one for your needs based on your budget and the various features you desire. Keep looking online and you’re sure to find the right one!

Best Wheeled Backpack with Laptop Compartment

Back then, it was only businessmen who needed to carry mobile phones and gadgets whenever they travelled. Nowadays, bringing your laptop and your gadgets while you travel is a necessity. This is why travel backpacks now have a padded compartment for laptops of varying sizes. In fact, even the wheeled backpacks were designed to have such compartments. This simply means you do not have to bring an additional laptop bag to keep your laptop and precious digital files and data. Since most backpacks are designed to be carry-on bags during flight transport, you can have your laptop with you during the flight and/or bring it anywhere you go.

Here are some of the best wheeled backpacks with laptop compartment that you can consider for your next trip.

Our Top Picks At A Glance:

Note: The links above & below will take you to more information, current prices and customer reviews on Amazon.

High Sierra AT7 Carry-On Wheeled Backpack

High Sierra AT7 Carry-On Wheeled Backpack

The High Sierra AT7 Carry-On Wheeled Backpack is affordable, and offers value for money for computer backpacks. It is large multi-compartmented and capable of keeping a laptop and a tablet in separate compartments. It has a dedicated “Tech Spot” sleeve for tablets, as well as large side pockets for beverages and other gears. The recessed handle telescopes to full length with a proprietary locking mechanism. As a backpack, it has padded straps hidden in a zippered panel at the back of the main compartment. The “Sure Grip” handle is on top of the compartment and is flush to the body when not in use. Added stability and durability is provided by the unique unibody designed wheel housing. You can carry this backpack for extended periods and not feel any discomfort.


Samsonite Luggage Mvs Spinner Backpack

Samsonite Luggage Mvs Spinner Backpack

The Samsonite Luggage MVS Spinner Backpack is equipped with four spinner wheels, allowing it to be more maneuverable than most luggage bags. Designed for functionality, ease of use, and convenience, this backpack can also withstand the pressures of commercial travel where you would expect the bags to be handled roughly. Made of nylon and Ripstop polyester also makes this strong, lightweight, durable as well as highly resistant to travel’s wear and tear. Inside are various compartments to organize your clothes and things, including a padded laptop compartment with additional side openings. The main compartment is secure and spacious. This is a great backpack to invest in, especially if you’re a serious traveller.


Eagle Creek Load Warrior 22 Inch Carry-On Luggage

Eagle Creek Load Warrior 22 Inch Carry-On Luggage

The Eagle Creek Load Warrior 22-inch Carry-on Luggage is designed to be lightweight while maintaining maximum durability. It is a wheeled backpack which works well for traveling adventures. It has an “Equipment Keeper” to strap your gear on top of the bag, with lash points for expandability. Another unique feature is the “Porter Key bottle opener”. The bag is built with an Exo-Skeleton and 450D Geo Ripstop, as well as 450D Helix Poly materials. The wear points are reinforced for additional durability. The bag comes with the Eagle Creek “No Matter What Warranty”, which is both a lifetime warranty but also a full replacement coverage and repair if the bag does not live up to expectations. The bag is an all-around performer with the safety of your laptop assured. Lug it with you on business trips or even the wildest travel adventures. This bag can take a beating!


Osprey Ozone Convertible 22"/50L Wheeled Luggage

Osprey Ozone Convertible 22"/50L Wheeled Luggage

Osprey's Unisex Sojourn 22"/45L is the best companion to travel and pack light. It is a great stroller as well as stowaway AG inspired backpack style with its suspension expanding the trips horizons. It is constructed to fit most carry-on size requirements. This wheeled backpack can also be converted as a regular backpack. The Sojourn’s quick deploy AG inspired ventilated backpack suspension lets you to carry this bag with ease and comfortably. In the rolling mode of this wheeled backpack, it features the dual-tube extended handle which gives control to you in unwieldy loads and you have a smooth control even when the going gets rough. It has multiple padded and molded handles allows easy to maneuverability. Its padded laptop compartment makes your gadget safe even if you travel on rough roads.


Conclusion

Traveling with a wheeled backpack that has a padded laptop compartment makes it is easy for business people as well as the serious adventurer because they are ensured that their digital files are safe. Most of the available wheeled backpacks today are designed with padded compartments for the laptop. Take note however, that this compartment will not take up much space at all. Depending on your budget, you can find the right and the best wheeled backpack with laptop compartment out in the market. Just check out online reviews and keep your eyes peeled for special discount offers.

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The Lightest Ultra Light Backpacks (Ladies Only!!)

Active women who love to hit the road and explore different places need a backpack that’s designed with their size in mind. Aside from the right dimensions, it also pays to go for a lightweight pack that lets you stay comfortable for the rest of the trip. After checking out several packs in the market, we are listing down the list of the lightest ultra light backpacks for women to help you choose easily.

Our Top Picks At A Glance:

Note: The links above & below will take you to more information, current prices and customer reviews on Amazon.

HEXIN Rated 20L/33L Lightweight Foldable Backpack

HEXIN Rated 20L/33L Lightweight Foldable Backpack

This budget-friendly backpack is also light on your shoulders as it weighs only 0.46 pounds. It is a foldable bag that can fit in your suitcase when not in use. Perfect for day-to-day use and seasonal travel, it makes a great companion for it is light and durable. You can be certain it endures rugged adventures and last a long time for it is made of waterproof, tear resistant nylon. The zippers are also durable YKK metals while the rough points are reinforced with bar tacking.

The pack offers multiple pockets for organized storage. There are two small pockets on the straps for small items such as pens, keys or small phone models. It is made of breathable mesh straps for your comfort.


Deuter ACT Trail 28 SL Hiking Backpack

Deuter ACT Trail 28 SL Hiking Backpack

ecifically designed for women, this bag comes in two versions, the 28 and 32-liter pack. It is a good option if you want to invest on a mid-price range bag that can last for years. At only 2 pounds, the ACT Trail is a good pick for backpackers and hikers. It features sleek yet functional design that hugs the body. It is highly versatile as it can do well on the trail or town. The brand is characterized by quality and innovation, so it’s certain you get a quality pack that’s worth your money.

The ACT Trail features exceptional fit, even load distribution and innovative ventilation. It lightens heavy loads and stabilizes the pack so even if you have heavy gear, it won’t be uncomfortable to carry. The ventilation system reduces perspiration by up to 25%. The ergonomics ensures precise fit and excellent load transfer.


Gregory Mountain Amber 44 Backpack

Gregory Mountain Amber 44 Backpack

This women’s specific backpack offers good value for your money. It is built for every weekend camper or travel enthusiast who needs an ideal bag for one or two-day stay in the countryside or week-long surf. An alternative bottom zip loading access makes packing a breeze while other important features make it ready for the trail. It comes with a rain cover kept in the external pocket for easy access. This also serves as extra storage when weather is fine.

The top loading design has a front U-zip panel that unfastens from bottom to top to access main contents. The pack is also compatible to a hydration pack and is built with a removable daypack. The sides are equipped with water bottle and accessory pockets that compress when not in use. For your snacks or electronic devices, there are dual hipbelt pockets. The bottom has compression straps that can secure your sleeping bag.


Homdox 35L Ultra Lightweight Hiking Daypack

Homdox 35L Ultra Lightweight Hiking Daypack

This pack is ultra light, durable and a true space saver. You can fold in on its own and keep it just in case you’ll need an additional storage for a lengthy trip. This way, you can avoid overweight charges. For day trips, unfold it and use to hold your travel essentials. At a very affordable price, you get a high quality bag for day-to-day use or occasional travel.

It’s made of water and rip proof nylon, SBS metal zipper and reinforced bar tacks to make it last for years. It is lightweight, so it warrants comfortable carry that makes it suitable for school, camping or day hike. The roomy 35-liter volume space is made organized by multiple compartments that make it the perfect travel companion.


Osprey Packs Women’s Sirrus 24 Backpack

Osprey Packs Women’s Sirrus 24 Backpack

This back is designed with women’s day hiking needs in mind. It makes carrying on your back a breeze, and its ventilation features are created with a female body’s specific fit. It loads on top via zippered slash pocket. It has a panel storage and vertical center zippered compartment in front.

The incredibly comfortable mesh backpanel and adjustability options provide optimum customisation for hikers. It comes with a raincover and hipbelt.


Conclusion

The best choice for an ultra light women’s daypack boils down to your needs. Determine the features that matter to you, how much you are willing to spend and how you would want your pack to be considering the size, weight and organization options. Don’t forget to read reviews and comparison guides to make an informed decision.

Best Water Proof (or Rain Cover) Ultra-Light Backpacks

Having a waterproof backpack is a good idea to avoid the hassle of getting stuck in an unexpected rain shower. It can also protect your valuables inside from getting wet. When looking for the best waterproof backpack, the things to consider aside from a budget-friendly price tag are durability and flexibility. You would also want one that is light, easy to use and cover your things completely. Take a look at the top-rated waterproof backpacks that you can use without worrying about any weather conditions.

Our Top Picks At A Glance:

Note: The links above & below will take you to more information, current prices and customer reviews on Amazon.

Hexin Lightweight Packable Durable Waterproof Travel Backing Daypack for Men and Women

Hexin Lightweight Packable Durable Waterproof Travel Backing Daypack for Men and Women

This multipurpose bag has a chic look and is made from high-quality water and tear resistant Nylon material. It has durable two-way SBS metal zippers across the backpack that you can zip from either side for accessibility and convenience. Its wide and deep main compartment has 2 divider layers inside so you can organize your things well. Aside from its big front bottom and top front pockets, it also has 2 deep side mesh pockets where you can put your water bottles and other small things. The strap of this backpack has 2 small elastic mesh pockets where you can easily keep your cash or keys. It has reflective strips and emergency whistle on the buckle for safety purposes. This bag is truly a space saver; you can fold it up to the front pocket when not in use.


HIKPRO #1 Rated Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack for Men and Women

HIKPRO #1 Rated Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack for Men and Women

This 20 Liter and 6.5 Oz backpack is roomy, handy and ultralight. This bag is definitely perfect for hiking, camping, outdoor travel and everyday use. It is made from high-standard tear and water resistant nylon and SBS metal zippers that are able to resist abrasion. The main pocket has an ample space to carry what you need. The outer pocket is tailored for quick access; an inner pocket is a safe place for your valuables; and the two big side mesh pockets are perfect for water bottles. It was designed with wide breathable mesh shoulder straps so you have no more aching shoulders when you travel. It can be folded up to a sandwich size so it is really an excellent choice for those who like to travel light


Gowiss Backpack

Gowiss Backpack

A superb choice for day trips, day hikes, travel, camping, bicycling, shopping and more. This 20L/33L Nylon backpack is durable, waterproof and unfolds from pocket to backpack. To save space, you can fold it into a zippered inner pocket. Its high-quality 2-way YKK metal zippers can withstand abrasion. This lightweight (0.46 pounds/0.5 pounds) and spacious backpack is very comfortable to use. It is classically shaped with lots of pockets where you can store and organize your things. With this backpack, you will definitely avoid excess baggage and overweight charges.


Stoon 20L Ultralight Travel Backpack

Stoon 20L Ultralight Travel Backpack

This super awesome, light and durable packable backpack is very convenient to use for any outdoor and day-to-day activities. It is made up of water resistant and highly rip polyester fabric that supports strength and long-term functionality. It has a 20 liter storage space so you can keep your items neatly organized. It also folds into a zippered inner pocket so it would fit anywhere and unfold it from pocket to backpack in seconds!


Bekahizar Foldable Backpack

Bekahizar Foldable Backpack

If reputation will be the basis for purchasing the top tent brands today, REI will definitely be in the discussion about that. The outdoor gear of this brands has, in general, a pretty solid reputation including the tents. Most of the tents from REI comes with great height superb floor space with storage option and some comes with dividers creating private rooms. Some of the tents comes with customizable rainfly, which can be rolled up on the side for more ventilation during the warmer conditions.


Conclusion

Water resilient backpacks provide a number of advantages during your journey. Aside from keeping your things dry, there is no need for you to put on a rain cover or take an umbrella. There are many options available so choosing the right waterproof backpack that will best suit your travel style really comes with a challenge. It is better to do a quick research about the product features, warranty and reputation first so you can figure out exactly which backpack to pick at a price that is right for you.

Best Wheeled Backpack with Waist Strap

One of the things that keeps me alive and ticking, are my weekend trips out to the wild. After a long week in the office, nothing rejuvenates me more than heading into the woods or mountains to spend time with Mother Nature. What I hate, however, is the struggle that so often comes with actually getting to my place of outdoor refuge. While typical backpacking backpacks are certainly great for hauling around enough stuff to keep you alive for weeks at a time in the wilderness, airlines and busses usually do a number on the straps, handles, and other extra pieces hanging off the pack. For my shorter, weekend excursions into the wild, I´ have found that it´ is best to take a wheeled backpack with a waist strap. 

Finding the best wheeled backpacks with a waist strap makes it easier for me to navigate the airports while also allowing me to comfortably carry my the basics with me along the path. While you certainly could opt for other, more traditional travel backpacks, these top wheeled backpacks reviewed below offer true versatility and comfort for trips around the world. 

Our Top Picks At A Glance:

Note: The links above & below will take you to more information, current prices and customer reviews on Amazon.


Osprey Ozone Convertible 22"/50L Wheeled Luggage

Osprey Ozone Convertible 22"/50L Wheeled Luggage

This wheeled backpack from Osprey is constructed with 210D Nylon Shadow Box. It is designed with easy access zippered top pocket. You can use this to place your bottled water or even other things such as toiletry kit or other small items, giving you quick access. It has low profile handles located on three sides making the backpack easy to grab as well as in pulling and carrying. Its convertible harness, suspension and hip belt (which are part of the main luggage) can be deployed to carry the backpack where wheels cannot go. This model also comes with detachable daypack. It is constructed using the High Road Chassis that features a lightweight aluminum frame, a high-clearance curved molded base and large wheels with sealed bearings. This Osprey Ozone Convertible can make your travel versatile, flexible and comfortable.


Victorinox Luggage Ch 97 2.0 20

Victorinox Luggage Ch 97 2.0 20

This Victorinox wheeled backpack is made with 100% of 1500 Tedeolon material. It has adjustable exterior with compression straps working to stabilize the heavy loads. It comes with secure buckle a closure that works to attach the outrider docking day bag, which is sold separately, to the front of the backpack if you want more capacity. It has a waist strap that can be adjusted, remove, and comes with secure buckle closure. This works to evenly distribute the weight. It also features a zip-away wheel cover that works to protect the wearer’s clothing from debris and dirt when the bag is worn as a backpack. It has a travel sentry-approved luggage appearance that secures the belongings. Moreover, it lets the US airport security screeners/TSA open the lock without having to resort to destroying it. It is easy to relock after inspection. This wheeled backpack is a great companion for any trip.


Timbuk2 Aviator Wheeled Backpack

Timbuk2 Aviator Wheeled Backpack

You have the option of packing and using this on your back or by rolling it like a suitcase. The Aviator Wheeled Pack from Timbuk2 is truly a bag that you can use whenever and wherever. It boasts of high capacity, this skillfully organized pack with urban styling is great to have wherever you go. It features a panel loading that gives you easy access to the bag. It can be expanded to through its top flap. The lightweight frame and grab handles make it easy to control and the strategically located external zipper pockets simplify last-minute grabs. It comes with skateboard wheels and bike-grip inspired handle system giving this bag an easy, urban roll. You can untuck the strap and then easily clip it in place for secure carry.


Touchdog Wuffle Duffle Wheeled Backpack/Pet Carrier

Touchdog Wuffle Duffle Wheeled Backpack/Pet Carrier

The Touch dog waffle duffle wheeled backpack is made with waterproof material for its outer shell while having very durable nylon Backpack sleeves. It comes with mesh on the flip side that mildly hugs the back while lessening back pressure. This backpack comes with wheels that give you full wheeling control and it has a height adjusted wheeled handlebar. This carrier distinctively features a side zippered entry with extra tough safeguarding buckle attachments. Both sides and the top can be totally zipped opened. In addition, the backpack features a mesh peak hole. All in all, this model is constructed well and built to last. Aside from being a backpack, it can also be a pet carrier so you can bring your beloved pet comfortably and safely.


Conclusion

There are only few wheeled backpacks that feature a waist strap. This strap is important to ease the weight and pressure as you carry your backpack (just like the regular hiking bags). The above models are designed to have such features so that you can also carry the bags for a long time. There is no one size fits all when it comes to these products. The best way to go about it is to choose the one that suits your budget and need. Have a look at the models so you’re sure that you’re getting the best wheeled backpack with waist strap.

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Best Ultralight Backpack For A Low Budget

Backpacking need not be expensive all the time. Some outdoor enthusiasts prefer buying ultralight backpacks because of the comfort and convenience they give especially for those who choose to cut the weight they carry or those who are on a short trip. Ultralight backpacks can load a capacity of up to 30-35 pounds. However, your budget should be taken into consideration when you are planning to purchase a backpack that suits your needs. We have listed the best ultralight backpacks for those on a limited budget that is less than $250.

Our Top Picks At A Glance:

Note: The links above & below will take you to more information, current prices and customer reviews on Amazon.

Osprey Exos 48

Osprey Exos 48

Weighing around 48 liters, this backpack is undeniably one of the best-selling and most recommended yet inexpensive ultralight backpacks in town because of its reliability and great performance in carrying a capacity of 20 pounds or more. Some of its known features are removable floating top pocket for better organization; a breathable back to prevent excessive sweating while you are having your backpacking adventure; a highly accessible removable floating lid which is useful for storing other gears; ExoForm shoulder straps, ExoForm hipbelt, and Superlight Airspeed suspension mesh provide an excellent comfort and ventilation making it a great choice for a full day hike or short trips.


Granite Gear Virga 2

Granite Gear Virga 2

This frameless 54-liter ultralight backpack is ideal for minimalist backpacking or short trips, which consists of a rolltop closure providing more compact and easy access. Additionally, its front-panel comprises of a cradle with two straps which you can use to attach your tent, sleeping pad or other gears. Its additional features include internal hydration hanger for better comfort, an external mesh pocket that enable the backpacker to store and access small items easily without opening the main compartment, 1.5-inch webbing hipbelt to take the weight off of your shoulder. Other features include load lifters, two ice axe loops, and haul loop. It is definitely one of the most recommended for those looking for a perfect lightweight yet highly reliable ultralight backpack.


Mammut Creon Light 45

Mammut Creon Light 45

This two-and-a-half pound ultralight backpack prides itself for its lightweight frame and carrying ability. Its stiff frame and waist belt transfer the weight to your hips rather than your shoulders capable of carrying heavier loads of up to 30 pounds. Some of its great features are: a four-stream back panel providing an impressive four-way ventilation for the user, a three level back system that can be easily adjusted to the user’s preference and comfort; a floating lid that can be used to carry additional gears; a side zip access to its main compartment; two stretch front pockets, two pole carriers, hipbelt pocket and more, which makes it ideal for mountain hiking and other backpacking trips for adventure seekers.


Granite Gear Crown 2

Granite Gear Crown 2

This 60L rolltop ultralight backpack is widely known for its affordable price, comfort, durability and high volume capacity that can load up to 35 pounds or less that also has an optional top lid pocket. Its hipbelt can be adjusted according to your preference, while the top lid is removable. A few of its well-recognized features are an adjustable torso, a molded foam pad and a removable plastic sheet, a big side and hipbelt pockets ideal for storing bottled water and provides you a hassle-free access to your other gears, and larger front mesh pocket. This pack is definitely designed for rough adventures or long-weekend trips.


AmazonBasics Ultralight Packable Daypack

AmazonBasics Ultralight Packable Daypack

The most affordable ultralight backpack in the list, this less than half a pound daypack is the best packable daypack you can get at a cheap price. It comes with a water-resistant nylon, which can protect your load from the rain. Despite its ultra-light weight, you can be sure of its durability and quality workmanship. Some of its features are two mesh pockets on the both sides which can be used for storing a water bottle or other gears for your day camp or weekend trips; a very durable abrasion resistant SBS metal zipper to fully secure your things; top loop and adjustable breathable shoulder straps guarantee to give you comfort.


Conclusion

Ultralight enthusiasts definitely have plenty of options if they are searching for a great performing backpack while on a tight budget. Each of them has their own pros and cons, all you have to do is to identify the one that fits your needs and kind of adventure. You have to consider its load capacity, the comfort it provides, durability and of course your budget. With that in mind, you can be sure that you will be able to choose the right one for you so you can better enjoy your next adventure.

Best Travel Backpack with Daypack Reviews

Travel backpacks are the primary gear needed to navigate around the city while you travel. These bags are designed differently from bags used for camping or hiking trips. The travel backpack comes with designs that place emphasis on the features that travellers love when on the road. It has internal frame that is typically constructed using aluminum giving it ergonomic support. The bags are constructed using tougher and heavier material that can withstand wear and tear.

The design of these bags allows you to pack and access your things similar to suitcase as opposed to accessing your things the top, which is the case for backpack for hiking and camping. You will also notice that many travel backpacks come with zippered compartments so users can organize things better. It also lets you bring things suitable for the kind of adventure you will experience that day.

Here are some of the best travel backpack with daypack that you should consider to invest on for your future travels:

Our Top Picks At A Glance:

Note: The links above & below will take you to more information, current prices and customer reviews on Amazon.

Osprey Farpoint 55

Osprey Farpoint 55

The Osprey Farpoint 55 is made with high quality polyester and it can be the ideal companion you can bring for the long weekend ahead of you. It has a huge capacity of 55 Litres and can accommodated up to 55 pounds of load. It has zip-off daypack and removable sleeping pad straps. It features LightWire frame suspension in which the load from the harness is transferred to the hip belt making the weight distribution even for your body to handle. Its mesh back panel give the wearer with improved ventilation. The hip belt and the harness’ mesh minimize the chafing under load. The entire suspension is stowed away under a zippered panel giving the wearer a sleek silhouette for transport. The sliders are lockable giving you with secure access to the main compartment. Organizing items is easy with the mesh pocket for small items. It also features dual compression straps so that your things will not move or shift while in transit.


Kelty Redwing 44

Kelty Redwing 44

The Kelty Redwing 44 backpack is made with high quality 420D polyester ball shadow and it is a highly utilitarian and gives the users with the organization necessary for simplified travel. It features full-access U-zipper and can work as panel loader or top loader, and it depends on whether you clipped or not the top compression straps. It is easy to organize with this backpack with its zippered stash pocket, side pockets and large front pocket as well as the large pocket on the top. It comes with hydration compatible design with water bottle pockets on the side. Its carry handle allows easy grabbing of the backpack. The suspension of this Redwing backpack is designed to give you the comfort for the whole day of wearing it. Its aluminum Light BeamTM feature provide support for your shoulder by keeping the load off your shoulders together with the High Density Polyethylene frame sheet. Its Air Mesh shoulder straps and Airflow back panel together with the lumbar pad and density foam waist belt are all designed to keep you cool. In addition, this backpack comes with load stabilizers/lifters, sternum straps, waist buckle and hip belt stabilizer straps that work to keep the load close to the center of gravity.


Highlander Outdoor Explorer 45+15-Liter Ruckcase

Highlander Outdoor Explorer 45+15-Liter Ruckcase

This backpack is highly adjustable. It is unisex and comes with features such as detachable daypack, front zipper that can be opened similar to a suitcase and stowable straps. One possible drawback of this backpack is that it is constructed using cheaper polyester fabric (600D Ripstop Polyester with PVC coating) and thus, it is not as durable as the backpacks made using nylon. The daypack can accommodate small laptops and gadgets. Nevertheless, this backpack comes with all the features you want to have for a travel backpack as you do a weekend adventure. This backpack can be an overhead compartment type of bag, but mainly, this model is designed as a checked luggage. This backpack is available for under $100 making it worthy for its price range.


Conclusion

A travel backpack is one of the good investments you have to make if you travel on a regular basis. Yes, having a suitcase can be an option, but having a travel backpack with daypack gives you much versatility and flexibility when you walk around in any place. Also, these backpacks give you the organization you need for your adventure. A travel backpack can accept the regular wear and tear of travelling. Keep in mind that there is no single backpack that will suit your needs, the important thing is that you get the best model that suits your travelling demand.