A comfortable backpack is key for all-day travel, and you need a place to put all your necessities for the day. A messenger bag can wreak havoc on your shoulders and your old bag may not be up to the task. Get a rugged pack that'll have your back while trekking through the wilds.
Carrying school books, binders, stationary, a laptop, water bottles, even your lunch and jacket are what the Jester is designed for. In fact, if it wasn’t for the fact the pockets and storage compartments make it so easy to find your gear, you’d easily be able to lose stuff in all the space. And this season, with the help of some students, we’ve updated the Jester so it now includes double handles, is self-standing and has a slimmer profile making commuting on packed trains a lot less of a hassle.
Aside from that it still has a protective laptop sleeve, front compartment with dedicated space for pens and pencils, a zipped pocket, two external water bottle pockets and a bungee system on the outside for stuffing your bike helmet or jacket under. Speaking of bikes, you can cycle safely thanks to the strategically-placed reflectors offering 360° visibility and by attaching a light to the bike-light loop. The FlexVent™ suspension system is made up of flexible moulded shoulder straps, a comfortable padded mesh back section and a breathable lumbar panel.
DUFFEL BAGS are great all-around carry bags. Pack one as a weekender bag for a quick getaway or use one daily as a gym bag. Made with ripstop and abrasion-resistant materials, you don't have to worry about stuffing it in an overhead bin, packing it onto a train luggage rack, or tossing one down in front of your tent at your next campsite. Extra strong stitching means that running for the train won't include desperately clutching a broken strap. The water-resistant and water-repellent materials mean that even when the next leg of your trip seems rained out. Base Camp Voyager Duffel 62L- R3,299.00
The iconic Base Camp Duffel is the inspiration for the new Voyager. It’s just as handy but weighs less and has even more pockets to store your stuff – with a focus on travel rather than back-and-beyond expeditions.
You can carry it as a backpack or a duffel. It’s got a laptop sleeve, an adjustable and removable divider in the main section which definitely makes separating clean from dirty easier, and – to avoid frustrated rummaging – there’s an external zipped pocket for your passport and phone. It’s made from recycled fabric, too.