The 10 Best Women’s Travel Backpacks for All Kinds of Adventure

Best for Backpacking Trips: Osprey Sirrus 36L

The thoughtful design and impressive technical features make the Sirrus 36L our top choice for backpacking trips. With a 36-liter capacity, it offers ample space to fit lots of gear, including clothing, a lightweight sleeping bag, cooking equipment, and even a small tent. While trekking in Nepal, dumpling hunting in Singapore or taste-testing every gelateria in Rome, this travel backpack has exceeded our testing expectations in terms of functionality, comfort, and durability.

One of the standout features of this backpack is its ventilation system. The mesh back panel allows for excellent airflow and breathability, keeping your back cool and dry even during hot and humid weather conditions. It has a useful selection of pockets and partitions—including a large main compartment, a zippered front pocket, zippered hip belt pockets (snacks!), and mesh side pockets/water bottle pockets—all allow easy access to your belongings and valuables. The Sirrus 36L is built with the adventurous backpacker in mind with a hydration sleeve, trekking pole attachments, and an integrated rain cover (a must when traveling outside of peak summer season or when navigating notoriously unpredictable mountain weather).

Volume: 36 liters

Material: bluesign® approved 210-denier high-tenacity recycled nylon (main); 420-denier high density recycled nylon (accent/bottom)

Price: $220