Backpacks and Bags

We love to travel. We hope to do more – a lot more – and we hope you do too!

Below we share information about gear we use and like, or based on our experience want for a future adventure. If you like what you see and want to make a purchase of your own, we’ve included links – where possible – to either a purchase or manufacturer website. If you follow our links to Amazon, we can get a small commission from your purchase, and you won’t pay any extra. It’s not a lot of money, but might keep us in Pad Thai for a day – assuming we’re in Thailand and not New York City. Amazon doesn’t pay that kind of money! If the link goes to a non-Amazon site, its there for your convenience and we’ll have to scrape up Pad Thai money some other way! 🙂

The North Face Surge. Lot’s of pockets and very well organized, including dedicated laptop compartments, a zip pocket in the bottom perfect for power cords. The two side pockets are big enough to fit a 1.5 L water bottle or my tripod.

Jansport Eurosac. Jansport hasn’t made this bag, or anything similar for many years, but our two Eurosac’s have traveled to 4 continents without a fuss over the past decade plus – including nearly 4 years I spent as a consultant and my bag saw an incredible number of overhead bins, cargo holds and baggage carousel.

eBags TLS Mother Lode Weekender Convertible