Backpacks are the perfect choice for hands-free exploring when you choose to holiday in a fascinating destination like Thailand and this season’s most stylish offerings blend practical features with chic design statements.
If you have ever felt bothered and sore after carrying a heavy shoulder bag around for the entire afternoon then you’ve probably considered investing in a backpack for your next holiday.
Backpacks not only ensure that your hands remain free to take photos or buy things when you visit temples and markets, they are also roomy enough to fit in all of your essentials, from guide books and sun cream to the fruit you pick up and take back to your private villa.
Luckily these handy travel accessories are no longer reserved for budget travellers and mountain climbers. Whether you prefer natural or synthetic materials, with the right backpack selection you can add a little extra travel style to your villa holiday wardrobe.
For stylish ladies, a classic backpack ticks all the boxes when it comes to elegant travel. Crafted from soft calf leather, the Givenchy backpack for women features minimal detailing and is perfect for women that like to keep things simple when it comes to style statements. Only the designer’s instantly-recognisable silver lettering adorns the front of the bag, injecting it with a flourish of luxury. Whether you’re checking in for your flight to Thailand or heading off to check out Phuket Town’s coffee shop, this is an excellent choice for your holiday essentials.
When it comes to versatility, the Carla Delevigne bag by Mulberry offers the best of both worlds. The strap can be adjusted to transform it from a backpack into a shoulder bag or even a hand held bag. The three-in-one offering is crafted from soft natural leather and is ideal for exploring local attractions, hanging out for the afternoon at a beach club, or even heading off on a gift shopping marathon.
Some bags are ideal to add an extra pop of color to your holiday ensemble and the Rainbow Tribes backpack from Les Petits Jouers
Spring Summer collection is the perfect example. Inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s 1960s designs and vivid colors, the Mick Africa backpack is crafted from supple Italian leather. The front panel is also adorned with row upon row of brightly colored studs, making an eye-catching fashion statement.
For better or for worse, some guys often end up carrying around their travel companions’ knick-knacks, whether they’re on a romantic break with their chosen life partner or a family holiday with the kids. As such, it’s essential for gents to have a roomy holiday backpack to store all the essential items easily. Eastpack’s Provider backpack features two compartments, so there is plenty of room for your bottle of water and map when you head off to explore that waterfall in the jungle. Even better, there’s a built-in padded laptop sleeve to keep your screen safe as you lug it from place to place.
For guys that care as much about style as they do practicality, elegant backpack designs like the one by Michael Kors offer plenty of both. Manufactured from milled Italian leather, this bag’s luxurious finish and simple style are guaranteed to add the final touch to any holiday outfit. There’s also plenty of room to keep all of your travel documents safe if you plan on using this bag as carry-on luggage for your flights to and from your holiday destination.