Another thing about traveling is…since you’re likely to be out for the whole day, you need something to carry your stuff plus supplements. But a backpack is not the most accessible or cling-able carrier (you know how it is in those crowded markets). Check out these options for men and women that will keep your luggage weight at bay and satisfy the needs from a crowded tourist spot to a volcano hike alike.
Mountain Hardwear Garnet Packtote
Converts from a backpack to a tote bag with tuck-away shoulder straps. The Packtote also includes a laptop sleeve, fleece-lined media pockets, and durable 600D construction. Lowest price found (currently out-of-stock): $43 at Backcountry.com
Eagle Creek 2-in-1 Backpack/Waistpack
A full-sized waistpack that converts to almost quadruple in size, becoming a dual compartment full-sized backpack? Sounds too good to be true, but believe it. And it’s made of an ultra-durable, ultra-light silnylon material that packs easily into it’s own pouch. Available on Amazon $42-$50.
Sherpani Quest Convertible Backpack
Deep main zippered compartment. Interior organization pockets for quick stashing. Secure hanging zipper pocket . Side pockets to hold your phone or water bottle. Three external zippered pockets for quick grabbing. Adjustable shoulder straps. $57-$65 on Amazon.
Made with the same materials used for mountaineering bags. Removable, hand washable liner makes for easy cleaning. This liner can be changed out with other available liners, such as cooler liners, laptop liners & limited addition designed liners. OGsack.com
Quiksilver Optimus Messenger Bag
Can change from a backpack to a messenger bag. Made with a dedicated laptop compartment, a clip on removable padded shoulder strap, stowable overarm straps for use as a backpack and tons of space. 13L. eBag.com