How to Choose the BEST Travel BACKPACK | Pros & Cons Minimalist Backpack Review

How to Choose the BEST Travel BACKPACK | Pros & Cons Minimalist Backpack Review

How to Choose the Right Travel Backpack? Which travel backpack is the best? Alex and Marko the Vagabrothers go over the Pros & Cons of 4 different minimalist backpacks and help you pick the perfect backpack for your travels.

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Kelty Redwing 44:
Kelty Redwing 50 Litre:
Kelty Redwing Women’s 40 Litre:
Patagonia MLC:
Osprey Farpoint 40 Litre:
Osprey Farpoint 55 Litre:
Osprey Farpoint 70 Litre:


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  1. Emry McGill on December 13, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Is that TV in the background facing the wall?

  2. Rico C on December 13, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    That Patagonia backpack is a terrible choice. It is soft and does not have a proper frame and it will hurt your back. You can tell they are sponsored by Patagonia. Osprey all day long

  3. Paul Williams on December 13, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Ok did more research and I’m most certainly purchasing the osprey 40 Farpoint backpack

  4. thomas cobalto on December 13, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    may i say, the osprey 55 is too big as a carry on baggage in europe! it is too big and the only size is the 40….

  5. Ozboy in Thailand on December 13, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    I love my backpack that’s all I use ! Hey like your vlogs just subscribe can you subscribe me back and see if you like my channel? Cheers Daz!

  6. Tommy T on December 13, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Any that aren’t ugly and expensive or

  7. 4x4therapy on December 13, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Just added a comment to one of your other clips. Keen to get some advice on how to travel. In Australia our carryon limit is 7kg so this is very hard to manage hence my initial travel set up I want one item carryon and one item check in. Hope you can help.

  8. George Kozaroski on December 13, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Mono flyby or gruv gear club/ stadium bags are the best!

  9. Jong Kit Siu Lin on December 13, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    can anyone can confirm that the osprey fairpoint 40L can pass as a personal item in the new United airline economy basic class?

  10. Jon Strongman on December 13, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    I use the Farpoint 40 and stuff an Osprey Ultralight pack in for a day pack.

  11. Cana Alberona on December 13, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Mark is looking over at him when he is talking about the first backpack like "what is this crazy person dissing my beautiful backpack for" and gave him a look

  12. Robert Williamson on December 13, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    I use the 35 liter Minaal 2.0 It was great during a two month trip to Cambodia and Thailand. But now I’m going even more minimalist.. I’ve getting Minaal’s Daily Bag.. 21 Liter.. If I only take what I absolutely NEED… and not what I just WANT… it should do me fine even leaving some extra room for a couple of souvineers. No matter how long I go for. 
    One Bag, Carry On and put under the seat in front of you or in the overhead…. Minimalist Travel.. no checked luggage.

  13. nightnavin on December 13, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Awww man. I was hoping for much more ado.

  14. Laura Cahill on December 13, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    My absolute favourites are the MEI Voyageur (40l) for longer trips and/or trips where you need warm clothes, and the Kanken (16l) for shorter and/or summer trips.

  15. MASTERS OF KNOWLEDGE on December 13, 2019 at 9:36 pm
    Been traveling with this travel agency for a while.they have affordable hotels and flights .i never thought i will be able to travel and take out my family on a vacation not to mention to say in hotels for 6days 💗,this has been a great deal to me it means a lot taking out my family out .

  16. Sheila Delgado on December 13, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Do you thing Kyte 46 osprey is good idea to 3 months travel ? I have to buy a backpack

  17. Wupa Lupa on December 13, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Good to see that you visited South Korea 🙂

  18. Damian Kirkwood on December 13, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    what about the Osprey 45 Sojourn in comparison to the Farpoint?

  19. Get In on December 13, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    There is no way I would pay anyway near $100 or more for a back pack. It is just not that serious.

  20. Sarah bearah on December 13, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Hip straps! More bags need them!!!

  21. Menna Hassan on December 13, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    I would like to know if i can take this bag with me on the plane although it has deodorant , perfume , cream and makeup – lots of airplane forbids it and take it from me

  22. Brian Lindsey on December 13, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    hey folks! awesome video! I am embarking abroad later this fall for the first time and have a few follow up questions.. the plan is open ended but to start in New Zealand, jump to Australia, and feel it out from there, but the intention is to float around for as long as possible. I was wondering if these backpacks are conducive to the traditional tent/pad/sleeping bag style of backpacking? or if these would be more suited to jumping in between hostels? I keep thinking I should be looking at a 70 or even 80L packs to lug around a tent and bag but am afraid I’ll regret the extra weight soon after getting started. And not sure how long I could go for constantly blowing cash on hostels. Was looking to also do some climbing but am not gonna mess with lugging gear around, just my shoes I’m thinking. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!! 🙂

  23. Daniel Allen on December 13, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    If you want something that will last forever get a One Planet pack

  24. Bartalos Attila on December 13, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Can you hint some information on that light blue backpack which holds the tripod in some shots? Also: do you have any idea for a daypack which could be stowed in your main travel bag, but sturdy enough to hold some photo gear and tripod?

  25. Carmen Anjari on December 13, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Great video. In the Osprey, which size is the one accepted as a carry on? The 44? You also did not say where to get or how much?

  26. eddie dean on December 13, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Video is a meh.

  27. mp allagnat on December 13, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    So what bag do I choose for comfort and organisation?

  28. Angelo on December 13, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    I know this video is old but have you guys done a video on the AER Travel pack version 1?

  29. Sarvs Falefitu on December 13, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Love all vids on You Tube. This one just as awesome. Good selection of bags and has given us a bit to think about when we travel around India for a month later this year. And yes we have watched all your India travels!! Keep the vids coming guys. Love them

  30. Mark Ryden on December 13, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    You may be interested our range of backpack for everyday commute or travel.

  31. helicart on December 13, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    LMAO. I always do when watching Millennials who haven’t actually traveled….. if these soy boys had, they’d know zip locks are a joke.
    You just have to stick the sharp end of a pen into a zip and it opens.

  32. Krenon on December 13, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Ich have a super cheap "aldi" packback for the last 7 years. 2 times around the world and back. I guess its time to get e new one

  33. Abdulkadir Eraslan on December 13, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    I just need a good daypack 🤔 pls help

  34. Power Mon on December 13, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Is it called being a back packer still if i cary mine witch is a 30 liter ozark for edc around town

  35. WC on December 13, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Very surprised you didn’t review the pacsafe venture safe exp45

  36. Joma Piku on December 13, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Hi is Osprey Farpoint 55 suitable for carry on in airports? Thanks

  37. Valerie Lyon on December 13, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    What stores can you frequent to find these packs? Would Dick’s have them or just places like REI?

  38. floop tv on December 13, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Can’t believe the cotopaxi travel-pack wasn’t on here

  39. Gj Dj on December 13, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Osprey Nebula 34 works for me. Light, great carry on and you avoid the tendency to over pack if you had say a bigger 40 litre pack.

  40. Churchil on December 13, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    1:50 What is a dimension of this bag . Height×wide.

  41. spicecrop on December 13, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Use a quality duffel bag that is carry on compliant and then a daypack backpack or messenger bag for your laptop and electronics and incidentals. There are many duffels that have backpack straps and they hold much more than those "do it all backpacks".
    All those bright colored do it all’s make people look like tourists. You want to look like a local when traveling. Local thieves always rob the tourists and scam the tourists. Duffel bags are classy, though, and hold a lot. And won’t get damaged if you get forced to check your bag. You should never carry your passport, wallet, money, or phone in your bag. These things should be on your person.

  42. Anurag Negi on December 13, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Can rucksack will be used for normal traveling?

  43. Stephanie Rodriquez on December 13, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Lame thin pedoz

  44. Ronni Zag on December 13, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    I like the patagonia pbackpack but how the size of it is adjusted to be the maximum for carry on since every company has different regulations for carry on size we are forced to follow the rules of the most strict company so we can be sure for it. Actually this might be a good topic for a video after that confusion companies have created in order to differentiat from one another

  45. Ginanjar Gigi on December 13, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Dont some flight has a 7kg max for incabin? Filling 2/3 of those packs would give u what? 12kilos? Cmiiw

  46. Christopher Rocha on December 13, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    i want get one for my baby go to school

  47. Jarrett Gidding on December 13, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    you two are annoying and not helpful.

  48. John Laudun on December 13, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Front organization panel on Kelty = bad.
    Front organization panel on Patagonia = good.
    Me = confused.

  49. Ben Holiday on December 13, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Great video. I can’t agree however with your recommendations. Rolling luggage that converts into a backpack is the way to go! You will find that 85% of the time you never need to carry your entire bag on your back but you’ll use the detached day bag every day. I’ve traveled the world this way and it’s so much better then carrying loads of weight on your back! The Eagle Creek Switchback International or Osprey 40L are great options.

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