For the more adventurous travellers, a traditional top loading rucksack is a great luggage option, allowing you to transport your luggage to the hostel, as well as having a suitable bag for trekking and camping!
The Vango Contour 50+10S is designed with a shorter back length (46-56cm from hip to C7 vertebrae), making it a great option for women and shorter travellers. The Quick Adjust back system also benefits from airmesh padding for added comfort and a hip belt for added stability and support when carrying heavier loads. This 50 litre rucksack offers more than enough packing space for your gear and also comes with 2 expanding side pockets to give you an extra 10 litres of packing space when you need it. Access to the main compartment can be gained through either the lid or bottom of the rucksack and the lid also features internal and external pockets, ideal for storing items you need quick access to. The Contour is hydration compatible and includes a storage pocket for a hydration bladder, as well as a drinking tube port at the top of the rucksack. As this rucksack is designed for trekking as well as general backpacking, it also comes with a high visibility rain cover to protect it from the elements. This is one of Vango’s recommend rucksacks for DofE expeditions and backpacking, so you know it’s a good choice for your next adventure!