Hiking rucksacks are excellent travel all-rounders, with plenty of space, pockets and technical features which can make a big difference. They’re built to be durable, often with features like a breathable back panel to maximise your comfort when carrying the pack for long periods of time. Bear in mind, though, that if your trip involves travelling to many different locations, you’ll have to unpack and re-pack your bag most days. Traditional, top-loading hiking rucksacks can make this a challenge, so a travelling rucksack which zips open fully, more like a suitcase, will be useful here. These also tend to have internal sections and dividers for separating clean and dirty kit, and muddy shoes of course! Padded sections for a laptop and/or tablet, and extra security features are also great to look out for.
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