This post was most recently updated on September 19th, 2023
Using a travel backpack is not solely for the adventurer – the woman or man who wishes to take back roads or trek over scarcely explored trails. A travel backpack today is also designed for the executive – a woman or man who needs a multi-use conveyance for his or her laptop or tablet.
Shopping for Your Executive Travel Backpack
So what should you seek in this type of executive knapsack?
Surveying the Amenities
First, make sure the item is designed to hold a laptop, at least. If you are an on-the-go- executive, you need a traveling companion that offers this advantage. Make sure the “luggage” offers amenities, such as the following:
- A pack that sits upright when you set it down
- Straps that don’t dig – comfortable and padded
- A slot that allows you to add your suitcase and slip through the handle
- Pockets for carrying small meaningful items or your water bottle
- A high-quality (preferably leather) handle for a sturdy yet comfortable grip
- An extra accessory, such as an executive folio (for small meetings and meeting planning)
- A two zip-pocket design on the backpack’s front panel for retrieving items quickly while on the go
- A zippable back chamber to carry your tablet or laptop (including executive folio) and a front chamber for everyday accessories
While you still may need to carry a suitcase or folio, an executive travel backpack is a must-have travel organizer for anyone who regularly works on-site or off-site. After all, you still need something to carry your all-important electronics.
Pricing Your Backpack
Because an executive backpack should last you for a longer time, it pays to look at the features before the price. Don’t choose a cheaper price and sacrifice quality. Better quality backpacks start at around $350.
We no longer rely on backpacks for going back to school or carrying camping utensils. They have become part of the mainstream and rank, in popularity, ahead of carrying handbags or traditional portfolios.
The Invention of the Zippered Backpack
At one time, backpacks were exclusively designed for hikers and skiers. The first zippered backpack was invented. by a guy from Colorado, Gerry Cunningham, in 1938. He owned a business, called Gerry Outdoors. That was when the idea of the use of the outdoor backpack really began.
However, today, we can’t put down our mobile phones nor our backpacks. We need them to sport the latest in electronic accessories. You simply cannot get by with shoving your tablet in a briefcase or portfolio. You need a more secure and protective form of transport.
Because an executive backpack is a necessity in this ever-changing world, take your time when making this type of executive decision. Look at the backpack’s quality and sturdiness, so you can tackle the paths you take over the urban landscape.