Bet you didn't know these benefits of the Foldable Backpack
Did you know that the foldable backpack was invented by mountaineers. Yes those guys who hike with huge rucksacks on their backs in extreme weather.
But why in the world would they need a foldable backpack?
Well, once the climber reaches the base of the summit, he/she needs a small light weight bag to climb to the peak. Something that has space for all essentials, but is not a burden on the back.
As they say, necessity is the mother of all invention.
Enter, the Light Weight, Durable, Foldable and Packable Backpack.
A large enough, but compact and light weight bag that can be folded and packed easily.
Come to think of it, most of us have the same challenge as the mountaineer (not to the same degree though).
Most of us carry a backpack and/or a suitcase on holiday. Our backpacks are usually medium sized to fit all the stuff we need on the way (passport, documents, pullovers, camera, water etc.).
ProTip: Smart travelers carry all their essentials and a day or two's change of clothes in their backpack. This way, they don't have to worry if their check-in bags are delayed for a day or 2 (happens more often than you think)
The downside here is that you need to carry a backpack large enough to fit all of this.
However, once you reach your destination, this large backpack won't be of much use. You are gonna leave most of your stuff (barring bare essentials) in the Airbnb/ hotel. You don't need all these while out sight-seeing right?. In this situation, what you really need is a small bag that can fit all your day trip essentials.
Something that can hold stuff such as wallet, passport, documents, sunglasses, jacket, water bottle, sun-screen, beach towel, camera etc during day trips.
You do plan to carry a bag right? You don't wanna be leaving important stuff such as wallet, passport etc in your jeans pockets.
Also you may not want to spoil your precious regular backpack carrying it around during day trips. This is especially true when you are engaging in adventure activities such as hiking, trekking, paragliding etc.
This is where the foldable backpack comes in.
A bag that is small and light enough to pack. Something that won't consume too much of that valuable luggage space, yet is spacious.
Here is the best way to use a foldable backpack.
- Carry it in your backpack/suitcase on the way.
- Unfold it once you reach your holiday destination.
- Use it on your day trips to carry all your essentials.
- Fold it back and pack it at the end of your trip.
How to choose a good foldable backpack
Just keep in mind the following:
Agreed you are going to be using it only during trips. But you are going to be folding and unfolding it multiple times.
Also, it is going to face the wear and tear of your entire day trip.
Make sure the bag you choose is capable of withstanding the above.
b) Light Weight
Good bags weigh close to 250 to 300 gm. Anything less than this and either the bag is too small or the material is flimsy.
c) Lots of slots/ separations
While you are out on daytrips, you will be carrying numerous small items that you need to retrieve and put back quickly,
It helps if the bag has different slots/separations for stuff such as bottles, towels, documents, sunglasses etc.
d) Easily foldable and unfoldable
This is crucial. The unfolding part is usually easy. It's the folding that we find is a challenge with most bags in the market.
Buy a bag with strong and smooth zippers. This will make folding and unfolding easy.
Raise your hand if you agree that looking good on a holiday is important.
We are not mountaineers. While we expect our bag to be durable and light weight, we also need it to be fashionable.
Being Travelers like you, we have experienced travel problems first hand.
BorderTribe Foldable Backpacks are designed based on these first hand travel experiences.
We are sure they will make your vacations wonderful.