Backpack Alternatives for the Female Traveler

Backpacks aren’t for everyone. And while we love them here on Her Packing List, they are meant for specific types of travelers and specific types of trips. But fret not travelers, there are options for you!

– Dimensions: 23.0”x14.5”x8.0” – Weight: 8 lbs. – Price: $106.52 – Features: Four multi-directional double spinner wheels, removable interior zippered suiter, compression cross straps

Samsonite Leverage LTW Softside Expandable with Spinner Wheels

Can’t decide whether to backpack or use wheeled luggage? This one is a great middle ground. You can easily go from rolling this bag from the airport to carrying it on your back when you get into the crowded city.

The eBags TLS Mother Lode Rolling Weekender

Talk about an overachiever! This is a duffel, a backpack, and wheeled luggage all in one. If that isn’t enough, it’s also super lightweight!

Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler

This sleek carry-on bag can be carried using the removable strap, by its padded side handle, or placed top of your rolling luggage, secured by the pass-through sleeve in its back panel.

Osprey Transporter Global Carry-On Luggage

If you really prefer to travel only with a carry-on, then the SCOTTeVest travel jackets are the way to go! These travel jackets have 20 pockets that can fit all of your travel essentials, from your earphones to iPads.


Cubepack is a compression packing cube system that transforms into a carrying pack. Isn’t that amazing?


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