The size of backpack you need depends on the amount of stuff you take with you and what you want to use it for. For example, you take a different backpack with you to a business appointment than when you go on an active day out. In this article we explain to you what to look for when choosing the best backpack for you
Backpacks up to 10 liters
The size of backpack you need depends on the things you are taking with you. Are you only bringing a packed lunch and a small notepad? Then a small backpack is enough. Some backpacks up to 10 liters are also suitable for your toddler to take to school.
Backpacks from 11 to 29 liters
For everyday use and days out, a bag between 11 and 29 liters is sufficient. A bag of up to 20 liters offers enough space for several packed lunches if you are going on a day out with the family. Are you taking a number of books, packed lunch and A4 sheets with you? Then we recommend a backpack between 20 and 29 liters.
Backpacks from 30 liters
Do you have a long school or working day or are you going away for a weekend? Then go for a heavy-duty clear backpack from 30 liters. You can easily take a stack of books, A4 documents or a set of clothes with you in backpacks from 30 liters.
A backpack that you take to school should offer enough space for folders, books, lunch and maybe your gym equipment. Therefore, think carefully about what you take with you, so that you choose the right size. Do you cycle to school every day? Then it is important that the backpack has back ventilation. This keeps your back cool while cycling and you don’t arrive at school with a sweaty back.
A backpack that you take to work does not have to be very large. That’s why we recommend backpacks of less than 30 liters. This way you have enough space for your laptop, a number of business documents and your lunch. Some backpacks are equipped with a smart sleeve. This way you can easily attach your bag to your trolley during a business trip.
Are you going on a long walking or cycling trip? Then it is important that the backpack is comfortable. That is why we recommend that you choose a bag with back ventilation and a hip or chest strap. This keeps your back cool during the activity and ensures that the bag is stable.
Do you want to take your belongings with you in the backpack? Then a backpack with several compartments is a good choice. Multi-compartment backpacks offer space to store various accessories. For example, keys, a wallet, pens and a notepad. Bags with several compartments offer less space than bags of the same size with one compartment.
Do you often take a laptop with you? Then choose a backpack with a padded laptop compartment. This way, your laptop is protected against scratches and bumps from other items in your backpack. To choose the right size laptop compartment, it is important that you measure your laptop. You do this by measuring it folded from bottom left to top right and dividing the number of centimeters by 2.54. Always round the result upwards, so you can be sure that your laptop fits in the backpack.
Finally, it is important to consider which accessories you need. Think of a rain cover to keep the backpack dry during a heavy rain shower. Other useful accessories include a hydration system that keeps you hydrated during a long walk or a pencil case to store your pens and pencils.