We’ve got a huge selection of bags from some of the biggest names in the business, including North Face, PacSafe, Eagle Creek, Osprey, Jack Wolfskin and many more! If you’re not quite sure exactly which one of our bags is the perfect choice for you, check out our handy breakdown of what to consider before buying.
There are several factors to think about when picking a new bag. We’ll look at some of these now.
What is the intended use?
This has to be the most important factor to consider about when you’re selecting the right bag for you. Think about the length of your journey, the type of journey, and how you’ll be getting from A to B. For example, if you’re looking for a bag to take your kit to the gym, check out our selection of gym solution bagsand duffle bags that have been purposely designed for carrying your workout gear. Or maybe you’re looking for a small and secure option for festival or holiday use? In which case you’ll want to explorehipbag/bumbag designs. Lastly, as you can imagine, the perfect dry bag design for canoeing is a world awayfrom the right bag for carting your laptop to work every day.
What style or look should I pick?
The style of bag that you’ll want to choose is a matter of personal preference. Simply, choose the bag that you like the look of the most. However, If you’re searching for a bag to wear whilst you are out on the trail at night time, you may wish to choose a brighter option or one with reflectors to allow for increased visibility. Alternately, a bag in a darker colour is less likely to show up dirt if you’re planning on gettingmuddy!
Do I need pockets & storage options?
Having pockets on your bag will help you to keep on top of all your belongings. Keep all of your essentials to hand and your belongings organised with bags that feature lots of different compartments.
What size and fit is best?
The size of the bag that you choose will depend on what you intend to be carrying most of the time. Weight distribution is important, and the size of the bag that you select should be proportional to you, whilst also comfortably fitting your body. Also, if you’re looking for travel luggage, remember to check your airline's size requirements before making your purchase.
How can I care for and maintain my bag?
If you plan to use your bag in muddy terrain or to cart sweaty gym stuff, you may wish to choose one that’s easier to care for and maintain. Regularly wipe down the inside and outside of your bag to remove any dirt and dust, and always check the manufacturers care instructions to see if your bag is machine washable.