Tag: backpacks

Caribee Jet Pack 65 Travel Backpack Review

Caribee describe the Jet Pack 65 backpack as a lightweight and versatile travel pack, loaded with features found in more expensive packs. This certainly makes the backpack sound appealing to travellers wanting quality features, without breaking the bank…but how good is the Jet Pack range? Well, we’re about to find out! First Impressions Ok, first

How to Care for your Travel Backpack

It’s the travel companion that stays with you, no matter where your journey takes you. Enabling you carry all of your clothes, essentials and other important travel accessories from hostel to hostel, so it’s important that you give it some TLC during your gap year…We’re of course, talking about your trusty travel backpack! Travelling can

A Guide to Buying Women’s Backpacks

When it comes to buying a backpack for travelling, it can be difficult to know where to start. You probably have a number of questions going around your head such as “do I need an adjustable back system?”, “which size backpack should I buy?” and finally, “what is the difference between unisex and women’s backpacks?”

How to Fit & Pack a Travel Backpack

Surely you can just throw your backpack on your back, tighten the shoulder straps and you’re good to go? WRONG. Once backpacks get out of daypack and small backpack sizing (approximately 15-40 litres) you’ll find that they come with more advanced back systems, which can be adjusted. Ensuring your backpack has been adjusted correctly before

REVIEW: Osprey Meridian 75 Wheeled Backpack

*25/08/16 – Disclaimer* – This review is for the 2015 version of the Osprey Meridian 75, which has since received a specification update! See the latest Osprey range here. This week I’m reviewing the latest (and long overdue) addition to our wheeled travel backpack range, the Osprey Meridian 75. If you’ve done your research on

New F16 Range: Osprey Meridian Vs Sojourn

A new season means an update to both the Osprey Meridian and Osprey Sojourn wheeled backpacks, which have proven popular with our customers since they were introduced to our wheeled backpack range in October 2015. As Osprey have updated some of their range for Fall 2016, there have been a couple of changes to their

REVIEW: Caribee Fast Track 75 – 2016 Model

The Caribee Fast Track was introduced back in 2005 and has been a firm favourite with the Gap Year Travel Store team and our customers for a number of years. 2016 sees the introduction of the 4th generation Caribee Fast Track, which has just landed at GY HQ. Caribee have made a few minor tweaks to

Caribee Wheeled Backpacks: Fast Track vs Skymaster

One of the most common questions asked by our customers is ‘What is the difference between the Caribee Fast Track and Caribee Sky Master?’. While both are top of the range wheeled backpacks for travelling, they have some key differences that set them apart. In this post we will discuss these differences and hopefully shed

REVIEW: Lowe Alpine AT Voyager Travel Backpack

Lowe Alpine have given their AT Voyager backpack an update for AW17, introducing new colour ways and a change in capacity, not to mention a much sleeker look compared to the previous model. Their new and improved AT Voyager packs are designed with adventure travel in mind and come equipped with a comfortable and technical fixed travel

Best Travel Backpacks for Women – 2017

Why buy a women’s backpack? Simply put, men and women are built differently and therefore have different requirements when it comes to travel backpacks. As women have a shorter torso than men, female specific backpacks are designed with a shorter back length, as well as shaped shoulder straps to ensure they don’t dig into your