Travel BackpackAs someone who has traveled extensively all over the world, I know how to pack. However, the internal organization of this backpack is amazing; it's way better than the popular Farpoint 40 and I even prefer it to the Tortuga Setout and other packs like it. You won't need packing cubes or additional accessories with the Allpa, as its design has all the pockets and sleeves you would want, including a laptop compartment.
Other nice-to-haves: lockable zippers (-rings that let you attach a padlock or wire lock to prevent opportunistic theft), good carry handles travel accessories online (for when you're not wearing it on your back) and internal or external compression straps (helps you pack more and organize better).
However, there some are still external-frame backpacks, where the rods are separate from the actual pack and stick out (think of those backpacks you see in old hiking movies or movies about people backpacking Europe in the 1970s — a big, clunky metal frame).
There are plenty of features for walkers, including separated wet and dry compartments and multiple access points (at the top, along the front and at the bottom); but if you plan to use it primarily for hiking, because of the weight and the unusual frame, take the pack for a few day hikes first to check the frame is right for you.
Some of its useful features include being able to adjust the straps across your shoulders, chest, and hips for a comfortable fit and evenly distributed load, hip pockets to stash things like hand sanitizer and lip chap, and a zipper on the bottom for quick access to a few items, such as your raincoat.
If you absolutely, positively can not fit your outfits, dancing shoes, toiletries, iPad, and for the ladies, every piece of MAC makeup you own, into your one carry-on, invest in a nice backpack or small duffle as airlines count them as "personal items" (same is for purses) and allow you to simply slide it under the seat in front of you.
At Aussie Disposals we have a HUGE range of backpacks and bags for anyone who needs to get their gear from point A to point B. It's important to get a bag which suits your back and the type of gear you have to carry, but you can trust that no matter which bag you buy from us, it's going to last.
With some minimal packing, you'll be able to fit all of your belongings without lugging around too much weight on your shoulders. This bag is not overflowing with various compartments, but it has all the essentials and all the space I need, whether I am travelling for a few weeks to a few months.
So not only do you need to consider how much gear you pack inside your backpack but the actual weight of your possessions. It might sound counterintuitive, but the best travel backpack for women isn't necessarily the one designed specifically for a woman. If you are looking for a nearly indestructible carry on backpack which can actually carry, and compartmentalize, a lot of stuff - this backpack might be your match made in heaven.
I've used it on several backpacking trips and most recently on a year-long RTW trip from South America to Australia. To ensure your travel pack fits comfortably, there are specific men's and women's models and multiple sizes of harnesses to select from. Plus, the Traveller even has a detachable daypack for when your adventures warrant travelling light during the day.