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.┬áCaribee have made a few minor tweaks to […]

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 […]

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?” […]

Best Backpacks for Travelling

*Disclaimer – this is an old post, related to our best backpacks in 2014 – check out our best travel backpacks for 2018┬áhere.* Trying to choose the best backpack for travelling around the world can be tricky, do you want a hiking rucksack, side opening backpack or wheeled bag? Obviously your choice will be dependent […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vango Purple Freedom 60+20L Travel Backpack Review

DISCONTINUED LINE The Vango Freedom has now been discontinued by Vango and replaced by the Vango Quest 65 This week we’re looking at the Vango Freedom 60+20 travel backpack in purple, giving you our thoughts on the popular travel pack from leading outdoor brand Vango! First and foremost, it’s probably worth mentioning that the Freedom […]