ESCAPE- OLOGY Magazine Issue 1 - Page 38

you unpack in your hotel room you can just open the zippered cube and place in a drawer. Time to leave, simply pick up your cube and rezip. As clothes get dirty I use the larger ones for soiled clothes I even separate my whites and darks! Arriving home with laundry all sorted after three weeks holiday is something that I end up very much appreciating!

Thanks to packing cubes, it is no longer an issue to keep things neatly separated as you pack up, unpack and repack as you move through your travels. Using the packing cubes has not only brought organization to my travels but less stress and it saves time.

Sherrie Fabrizi Allbritten

Osprey 46 L Porter

Osprey’s 46 liter porter backpack is one of the best selling backpacks in the world for a reason. It’s part backpack and part porter bag, meaning you can hide away the backpack straps for safe storage on a plane – or just if you want to look a little less like a rugged backpacker when checking into a hotel!

The bag is small enough to fit in an overhead bin as a carry on, but large enough that you easily fit a good amount of stuff in it. In fact, it was my main piece of luggage on a year-long trip that I took to 43 countries around the world!

The bag has a nice design: it opens up more

from the front, more like a suitcase than a traditional backpack, and isn’t loaded down with a bunch of unnecessary pockets. It also looks considerably nicer than your average backpack. Best yet, the bag is built with Osprey’s legendary rugged construction. And if you somehow manage to damage this beast, you can get it repaired by Osprey as part of their awesome lifetime guarantee.

So whether you are backpacking around Europe, traveling with kids, or just looking for a good general purpose backpack, the Osprey Porter is a solid choice for every kind of traveler.

Nathaniel Hake

Osprey Farpoint 55

The Osprey Farpoint 55 is one of the most loved backpacks in the world, and it’s because it’s one of the best! I bought it after a long research and now, after over 2 years of traveling non-stop, I have no regrets.

It can be used as a carry-on on most airlines, as long as it’s not too full or heavy.

If you want to, you can also check it in – the shoulder and hip straps can be neatly closed in, keeping it safer and less prone to damage.