Tagged With backpacks

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Different types of holidays require different gear, and one of the biggest choices most of us make as we head off to the airport is the choice between packing everything into a backpack or a suitcase. They each have their strengths and weaknesses and are better suited for certain situations.

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Many backpacks come with useful extra features, like hidden pockets, removable pouches, and key loops, but one you might not realise can actually be put to use if the diamond patch that some backpacks have on their front. Here's what you can use it for.

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Those $1 IKEA plastic bags at the checkout are near indestructible and great for just about anything, especially if it's heavy or otherwise awkward, but we never thought we'd see a full backpack made from them. Well, SanDiegoMitch bought three, hacked them up and built this super-light carry-all with them.

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If you're planning a backpacking adventure, luggage is one of the most important things to get right. With a good bag in tow, you can save yourself a great deal of unnecessary hassle and stress further down the line. This infographic covers everything from internal and external frames to sizing, weight and carry-on restrictions.

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Backpacks have a tendency to quickly fill up with books -- heavy books. So how do you avoid straining your back when everything you're carrying feels like a necessity? Your education may feel like a burden, but that's a lot of weight to (literally) have on your shoulders.