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Ah, the ol' backpack vs. suitcase question! It's an age-old debate among travelers — and I, a very frequent traveler, am here to settle the score.
First off, let me start with my absolute top recommendation for a backpack: the Osprey Farpoint 55 Travel Pack, available in red, dark gray, and blue.
The truth is, there are just certain circumstances when a backpack makes more sense than a suitcase, and vice versa.
The list could go on and on. And while of course it's typically a matter of personal preference, there are a few rules of thumb that I find it wise to stick to.
If I still haven’t convinced you to use a backpack for some of your trips, there are of course a ton of quality suitcases out there to choose from. I’m personally a huge fan of all luggage by American Tourister.
I know this was a lot of information — but I hope it provides you with some guidance before your next big trip, when you’re staring desperately at your belongings and thinking, How on *earth* am I going to carry all this crap?
Get the Osprey backpack from Amazon for $165.05+, the American Tourister Z-Lite DLX from Amazon for $119.99 or Jet for $99.99, and the American Tourister iLite Max for $84.99+ on Amazon or Jet.