How to pack your Travel Backpack & other Travel Tips

Ditch the heavy wheels, and the hassle of pulling a bulky bag around. Travelling with a backpack is a hands free and versatile way of travelling, wherever you want to go. The following tips are a helpful guide to make your travels more convenient and hassle free.

Tip 1: Pack Smart

Get your gear organized into categories If you are planning all sorts of different activities and excursions on your travels. You’ll have a fair amount to pack and will want to get organized. Separate your clothing into categories (formal, exercise, casual etc.) with packing organizers or simply use zip lock bags to separate your clothing. Not only is this great for separating the different occassions, but also compressing large items such as jackets or bulkier items, saving you more space for other items. With an organized pack you will know exactly where to find everything, without having to rearrange your bag every time.

Tip 2: Roll Your Clothes

To take maximum advantage of the space in your backpack, opt for rolling your clothes rather than folding them. Roll the larger items at the bottom and the smaller ones on top. It also allows you to identify your clothes more easily than if they were folded. So instead of having to ruffle through everything to find an item, all your folded items will be neatly packed in different categories.

Tip 3: Keep a day pack folded in your backpack

At the bottom of our Overland Hiking Bag is an additional compartment. We suggest folding up a smaller day pack, such as the Icon Backpack, for when you are out and about during the day. Being able to have a smaller day pack to carry around can be incredibly useful throughout your trip. 

Tip 4: Plan ahead

Make yourself a packing list well in advance so that when it’s time to pack for your trip, you are ready to go.  Plan the activities you are wanting to do and how much they cost ahead of time as far as possible.

Tip 5: Don’t forget these travel essentials

Take as little as possible, just don't forget these crucial items.

  • Passport
  • Money/Wallet
  • Toiletries
  • Travel Chargers
  • Earphones
  • Camera (Always capture the moment)