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Buy travel bag, which is best?

Alpin Loacker Outdoor Blog - Buy Outdoor Travel Bag

You want to buy a travel bag, duffle bag or sports bag but can't find the forest for the trees? Whether it's a multi-day hiking tour, city trip or vacation trip, there is a suitable travel bag for every purpose. Which there are, and what requirements this should meet, you can read here.

Which travel bag is suitable for you?

The right size is probably the most important question to be answered when it comes to travel bags. Here you should not pay attention to the dimensions, but especially to the filling volume. Which size is suitable for you depends primarily on the intended use. A small travel bag with 40 to about 50 liters is best suited for a weekend or a short trip. With a size of up to 40 liters, you can usually take your travel bag on the plane as hand luggage. For a one-week vacation, on the other hand, you can use a travel bag with a filling volume of 50 and 80 liters. With a capacity of 100 liters+, the travel bag can be used for trips of about 10 - 14 days. For longer trips, there are of course travel bags with 120 liters volume and more, but it should be remembered that very large travel bags should definitely have wheels, because they are often quite impractical to handle without wheels.

What material should the travel bag be made of?

There are various materials that are suitable for travel bags. Which material is best for you depends largely on the intended use.

Most travel bags are made of polyester, because these fibers are UV-resistant and easy to clean. However, nylon is also often used to make travel bags. This material is more durable, but unlike polyester, it is not really UV resistant. To combine the best properties of both fibers, a blended fabric of nylon and polyester is often used. The advantage is a very low weight and high resistance. In addition to the travel bags made of nylon and polyester, there is also the more noble version made of leather. The leather makes the bag durable and looks visually appealing and classy. However, leather travel bags require more care and usually have a higher weight.

Canvas travel bags also enjoy great popularity. However, canvas travel bags are harder to clean and also have a higher weight. On the other hand, they are quite durable. Another material that some manufacturers and we use is truck tarpaulin or ripstop nylon. This offers very high durability and is waterproof. Travel bags, duffle bags and sports bags made of ripstop nylon are therefore ideal for camping and multi-day hiking trips. They are easy to clean and the contents remain dry even in bad weather.


The most important purchase criteria:

At the end of the day, there is a very wide selection of travel bags. For this reason, it is best to deal extensively with the different criteria before buying. Here, you should especially keep your intended use in mind.


  • The quality is a decisive criterion. The travel bag, duffle bag or sports bag must be made of a high-quality material and have a good finish. Sports bags and travel bags for camping and Co. should also be waterproof or at least water-repellent.
  • The equipment should include several external pockets, as well as internal pockets and a carrying strap or backpack - system. In the pockets, for example, the wallet, smartphone and camera can be stored. In order to have these always quickly at hand, these outer pockets should be best opened and closed by a zipper. Travel bags with over 120 liters should also still be equipped with wheels
  • The carrying device should in any case include carrying loops and a shoulder strap. In the best case, the travel bag is equipped with a backpack system.
  • The dead weight also plays a major role in the purchase decision. This is especially true if you want to use the travel bag for a plane trip or need a longer hiking tour.


In conclusion, we would like to Alpin Loacker - Smart Travel Pro travel bag.

The Alpin Loacker - Smart Travel Pro Duffel Bag comes with 70 liters or 100 liters of volume, which can be cleverly 5 different compartments distributed: Main compartment, Shoe compartment outside, Side compartment outside, 2 compartments inside. Through the waterproof and dirt repellent material your luggage always stays dry and your travel bag easy to clean.

The travel bag can be effortlessly with only 2 handles into a Backpack can be converted into a backpack. This provides a good weight distribution and also ensures that one both hands free has for passports, water bottles or hiking poles. The Alpin Loacker travel bag with 70 liters Filling volume weighs only 1400 gram, which is equipped with 100 liters filling volume only 1600 grams.

The Carrying loops are equipped with a genuine leather handle leather handle. This makes the bag comfortable to carry, without cutting in, and mitigates also the perspiration during prolonged wear.

The Alpin Loacker Smart Travel Pro travel bag is best suited for the following applications:


  • Hiking tours lasting several days
  • Camping
  • Travel by car, train and plane
  • Expeditions
  • as well as a gymbag or sports bag for sports equipment



More information about the Alpin Loacker Smart Travel Pro travel bag you will find HERE




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