Faux-leather trim elevates this whimsical look from Jansport, a polka-dot backpack that includes room for a laptop and an array of other essentials.
Computers are expensive electronic equipments, which are also very fragile. Therefore, they need to be used carefully. Portable computers like laptops bring in another problem. Computers are expensive electronic equipments, which are also very fragile. Therefore, they need to be used carefully. Portable computers like laptops bring in another problem. These computers can be damaged by any impact or shock while they are being transported from one place to another. Alternately, they may accidentally slip from the hands of the individual and fall, or even get scratches while the individual is trying to move in a rush with these computers in hand. To overcome these problems, and other similar possibilities, baggage experts designed computer backpacks. These are multipurpose bags, i.e., these bags can be used for the same functions as traditional backpack, apart from being used to carry computers, and/or other electronic equipment. Today, there are many types and brands of computer backpacks sold by different outlets.
It becomes difficult to select one of them. Of course, laptop's size does influence this decision, but it is not the sole reason for selecting any computer / electronic equipment backpack. Backpacks existed even before computer backpacks were created. These traditional backpacks are still used for various purposes. They have shoulder straps that help in holding the weight of what is in them in right place on the back. In addition, these bags are able to evenly spread the weight of what is in the bag on the body of the individual carrying it. New models have been developed to improve this function of backpacks. The additional features in computer backpacks are special and even padding and multiple compartments. A framework of padding is built within computer backpacks. It saves the computer and/or any electronic equipment in the backpack from any impact. These backpacks also have more room to accommodate all other things that go with computers. The second compartment in the backpack keeps these accessories from rubbing against the computer. Even the fiber material used to make computer backpacks is much more durable and stronger than that in conventional backpacks. Carrying laptop around in cloth packs, or leather packs is a risky proposition, because these do not prevent the regular wearing out of the computer. Apart from required padding, and additional space in the baggage, the quality of the material, rather the fiber that makes the material, is crucial while selecting computer backpacks. In any ordinary backpack, the bag's bottom could fallout, leading to the computer or other goods in it falling and breaking. The importance of computer backpack's durability and quality should not therefore be overlooked at all. It is also necessary to define at the outset the different purposes for which such backpack may be used.
After you have minimized your packing list to the essentials, the next step is to pack your bag as efficiently as possible. Everyone is going to have their own preferences of course, but what follows is my set up after about 6 months on the road when the kinks had been worked out. Organization and compartmentalizing is the key to packing efficiently. One of the reasons I chose my backpack (which is the Tom Bihn 26L Smart Alec), is because of its organizational capabilities. This compartmentalization is amazing for not forgetting something when you’re in a hurry. As I traveled, I found I had a problem when I needed something (like my camera or journal with directions written in it) and I was walking around with the pack on. I’d have to take off the pack, get what I needed, use it, put it back in the pack, and then put the pack back on.
50/day budget, so my solution was to start cooking more of my food, but I needed a way to carry the meals. I ended up buying a reusable shopping bag for 99 cents and it was probably the most useful thing I have ever bought for a dollar. The bag lasted the entire rest of the trip and I still use it when I travel today. I made sure to pick inconspicuous colors (browns, blacks, and grays) so I could minimize sticking out and being targeted as someone with valuables. Instead of saving directions on my iPhone I’d write directions down by hand in my journal so if I was in a sketchy area I didn’t have to pull out my phone to figure out where I needed to go. When I was out taking photos I’d carry my camera in an opaque grocery bag instead of a camera case or around my neck.
Having a small backpack was very helpful in being inconspicuous, and since it was so small I didn’t even stick out as a backpacker. As I said in the beginning, deciding to travel for a year out of a 26-liter backpack was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It also taught me to be very aware of consumption. Anything I bought meant I would have to carry it for the rest of my journey. Was it worth it? Did I really need it or would the money be better spent on a new experience? Living for an entire year out of a backpack and never feeling like I was missing anything really put things in focus when I came back to the US, where I feel constantly pressured to buy and consume. My goal for this article was to give you some insight from someone who has done it and what worked for me. David Danzeiser is the creator of The Quest for Awesome, where his goal is to connect with people striving to pursue their own vision of excellence through whatever they are doing. He is determined to become location independent to continue traveling full time and along the way he’d love to connect with like-minded people to learn from and help in any way he can.