Of all the daypacks submitted, this one was clearly designed with the traveller in mind. Forgo the fact that it looks good and focus on the separate cabin pod that can hold all those little accessories you might need during your flight (earplugs, passport, phone), keeping them easy to access from the overhead locker without pulling your entire bag out.
It also has a padded compartment for your laptop, a hipbelt that tucks away, a sleeve that slides over your wheelie handle at the airport for easy lugging, a lockable main zip, raincover, grab handles, a sleeve for your water bottle, and an integrated pocket for a solar charger. And, for that green bonus, its outer fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles.
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Special mention: Osprey’s Archeon 25 (sold as men's and women's) nearly pipped Kathmandu to the top spot due to its 100% recycled fabrics, as well as its array of features and breathable back system.
As did Craghoppers’ 30L Rucksack which boasts a number of security features including a ‘café strap’ to wrap around a chair leg to help protect your belongings, RFID protection and cut-resistant straps.