Decorative clutches and fancy looking handbags are all well and good – until you’re juggling a map, a guide book, Google translate and your suitcase in a foreign country while trying to look for your accommodation.
When travelling, you need all the helping hands you can get and a backpack leaves both of yours free.
Practical doesn’t have to mean plain though – here are the 10 best travel backpacks that don’t cost the earth, plus they look pretty good too.
1. Sportsgirl Davey Splice Backpack, $29.98
What’s black, white and stylish all over? This backpack. Even better, it’s under $30 and has two zip front compartments including a hidden one, perfect for storing your valuables.
2. ASOS Leather Embossed Backpack, $108
Featuring extra long straps, wipeable leather body and a secure zip up, foldable front, this is one bag you'll want to use well past your travels.