We have officially found the ultimate backpack for travelling!
We’re excited to write a full review on this backpack as it has been amazing so far and couldn’t imagine having any other. We want to share it with you guys in the hope to save you the troubles of researching like we did – this one came out on top and we can’t recommend it enough. After all, this will be your new home so we know it has to be perfect.
Nevis Extreme Backpack 65L + 15L Day Backpack
Rated 5 star after 43 reviews, and a 5 star from us!
1. Strong, secure and great quality
We bought the backpack online so were pleasantly surprised when it arrived. Strong, heavy duty fabric which prevents rips, so definitely something we thought could handle a bit of adventure. So far so good!
The zips are also very strong with the usual little holes in them to add your own locks (combination locks work best, and are harder to break into), with 4 buckles to support the zips when closed.
The main feature we really wanted was to have a backpack that opens up all around the front with easy access, as opposed to just opening at the top and having to take everything out if you needed something at the bottom! This is also why this backpack is perfect and contributes to being the best backpack for travelling!
2. Detachable day backpack
Being the main feature that caught our eye, it has been very handy having a detachable day bag. Mainly because it can easily be clipped and un-clipped around your front when wearing the main backpack, which is not only great to keep your valuables close to your chest and in sight, but also distributes the weight between your back and front.
We must admit we haven’t yet needed to re-attach the day bag back onto the backpack, but it great knowing we can do so if needed. Our valuables are kept in the smaller bags so are always our hand luggage and don’t leave our side!
You can find several compartments within the two main sections of the day bag. The main area includes a padded sleeve to fit a small laptop (around 13” max), and the front section includes compartments to hold a phone, pens and other small bits and bobs. It has an opening for headphones so you can still keep your phone inside the bag while you listen to tunes, plus a little H2O opening for a hydration bladder.
If that’s not enough, there’s an additional two exterior side pockets big enough to fit a bottle of water each side.
The straps are adjustable and there is a chest strap for extra support to take the weight off your shoulders a little.
3. Adjustable back system plus additional strap
The padded back system and straps are super comfy and have tonnes of support. There are hip, sternum (chest) and compression straps, so there should be no pain if worn correctly!
If your shoulders are tired and you fancy carrying it like a baby (like Luke does – backpacker level 1,000), then there is an over-the-shoulder cross strap hidden in a zipped compartment for support. We didn’t realise this was there and have only just figured it out while writing this article lol! Oops..
4. Spacious and lots of compartments
The main backpack turns out to be a lot more spacious than it initially looks. We were worried about fitting everything in, but we managed with the help of packing cubes, which we would be absolutely lost without. If you haven’t got these yet then you’re missing out!
What’s amazing is the foot storage of the backpack. There is a partition inside the bag which allows you to either keep the foot of the bag separate (for muddy boots!), or to unzip it and combine it with the main part of the bag, making it a lot bigger. We personally keep it for our shoes and any wet clothes in our wet bag.
We just love how many little secret compartments there are on these bags. The main one has a great little zip pocket located on the cushioned waist support, giving great access to a bit of change or some hand sanitiser.
6. Luggage cover plus waterproof cover
A great touch is the Velcro compartment at the very foot of the back on the exterior. Inside you have a cover which pulls over and neatly zips away the entire back strap system, making it safe to check in at the airport, preventing it from getting caught or ripped making it’s way to your next destination.
In addition to this, you have a waterproof cover that pulls over and covers the entire front of your bag – ready for them unexpected downpours! It’s also a great way to keep your bag clean, or if you’re like us then you don’t bother with this and your bag has got a lovely rustic traveller look to it.
We’ve researched, tested and witnessed SO many backpacks, and we truly believe this is one of the best, if not THE best backpack for travelling in 2020. We’ve even seen 6 other couples with the exact one within our first month of travelling – that’s got to be saying something right?
We hope this makes your decision easier! Comment below if you have anymore questions 🙂
Kelly and Luke