How to Choose a Female Travel Backpack

Men and women have different body structures and, contrary to what many people think, there is a difference in choosing a backpack for women.

Choosing the right backpack is half the planning of a backpack, since it will be your home during the trip days. Also, having the wrong backpack can detract from your health.


Before anything else, you need to know what capacity of the backpack you should use. According to EJINHUA, for women, the ideal maximum is 70 liters.

Backpacks ranging from 30 to 40 liters are ideal for weekend trips. They do not carry many things, but they have the perfect capacity for a few changes of clothes.

Backpacks over 40 to 50 liters are good options for those who are going to travel for 15 days or a month. They have the capacity for more clothes, some have a sleeping bag compartment and are more resistant.

Those that have capacity above that are ideal for longer trips, over a month, when you need to carry much more. They are much more reinforced.

Up to 70 liters for women is the ideal capacity not to overload the back, shoulders and knees. If you are skinny and short, do not abuse it with 70 l. Buy one of 50, for example.

When traveling, always carry a smaller backpack of less than 30 liters. They are known as attack packs. They serve for the trips you make during the trip, to take on the trails and to carry important and valuable items during the trips (camera and documents, for example), as well as items that you need to have at hand, such as maps. Carry it in the front when you have the biggest one in the back.


Backpacks aimed at the female audience have different sizes. The straps are narrower not to hurt the breasts, distinct bumps to our hips and have low adjustments to the straps.

If your shoulders are wide, use the unisex backpacks

Is she short? Use the lower settings of the handles

If your breasts are large or scattered, look for thinner loops

Adjusting Your Backpack

The secret to your backpack staying perfect on your body are the adjustments.

Most backpacks carry six body fit points. They are two of the handles, one of the pectoral, one for the back (side) and two of the bellwort. Each body asks for a different fit for each point.

Before you begin the adjustments, fill your backpack with anything. It just needs to be full as if it would be used.

Wig Adjustment:

This is where the heaviest weight of your backpack should be. This is not to overload your shoulders.

The belly of your backpack should be exactly on the line of your basin. Not below, not above, but exactly on the line. This is very important so that the weight is distributed correctly.

Fasten and adjust the front tape to stay tight. The tape on the back of the womb will bring the backpack from your body. It’s good that you’re tight.

Adjusting the handles and side: The handles need to find your shoulders. Wear the backpack and fasten the gut as described above. If the loops are high, floating on your shoulder, remove the backpack and lower the back adjustment. The side changes the height of the handles.

The ribbons at the bottom of the straps are to fit their size. When you notice that the height (side) is OK, but the grips are tightening, release some of the tape.

The ribbons at the top, behind the head, are to bring the backpack closer to your body. You should feel the backpack touching the back of your shoulders, but your head needs movement.

Pectoral adjustment:

This point ensures the backpack stays attached to your trunk. If he runs behind his crown or feels on the bike, he would have felt complete safety because of his chest.

Use the front adjustment to leave the tight spot on your chest and use the height adjustment to straighten the chest above the breasts, just below the armpits. Find the most comfortable spot for you.

My backpack

I researched a lot before buying my companion and ended up buying a backpack instead of trekking.

My backpack is the Deuter Transit 50 liters. I have 1.54 and I am going to backpack for some months (from September, I go here ).

It has a 12-liter zippered backpack. It is only to detach it when it is used in the walks and to leave prey when it is transiting with the greater one.

In addition it has a kind of cover for the back straps and has straps to use as if it were suitcase. This is good for those who are going to despatch the backpack or put it in the basement of the bus.

Transit zippers have padlock space, as in suitcases, unlike trekking backpacks.

It also has a pocket on the bottom that can be used separately or not from the main compartment of the backpack. With the zipper open my Deuter gets deeper and with the zipper closed I can put separate items there like sleeping bag or sneakers and dirty clothes.

During my backpacking in South America I make a post about Deuter Transit to say what I found of it in practice. In theory she is to be congratulated!

Extra tip:

Do not buy any backpack. She will be your companion and it is good to invest well in her.

When buying a backpack any one can not count on some items as comfort. There are backpacks in the market where the bellies are not padded and the straps are fragile like school backpacks.

In addition to harming your body, buying a backpack can hurt you on the trip. I read some reports of people who had their backpack burst in the middle of a trek. How do you carry your things after that? And have to buy another, spending what was not planned?