As avid minimalist travelers, we are constantly on the lookout for new travel backpacks. Having tested numerous travel bags, we know what we like and don’t like, and we are admittedly pretty picky about the gear we travel with. That’s why we surprised even ourselves when we discovered the brand new Kosan Travel Pack System, a 5-in-1 comprehensive travel system satisfying all your packing needs. Below are seven reasons why we love the Kosan Travel Pack System and why we’re awarding it the best travel backpack for 2018. From now until December 16, 2017, you can order your Kosan Travel Pack System from Kickstarter at a discounted rate, and in the future you can purchase the travel pack directly from the Kosan website.
Most travelers tend to travel with two backpacks – a larger pack that they wear on their backs and a smaller daypack that they wear in front of their bodies. The problem with this setup, however, is that the smaller daypack in front will inevitably slide down every few minutes, leaving the traveler to struggle with keeping both packs upright while exploring a new city.
The Kosan Travel Pack System solves this problem by integrating sturdy metal clips onto each backpack, so that the two packs can clip onto one another, allowing for a convenient, hands-free experience while traveling.
While we have found a number of individual travel backpacks we like, this is the first time we’ve found a travel pack system that makes traveling as easy and convenient as the Kosan Travel Pack System.
Comfort is key when you’re jet setting around the world with just a backpack (or two). The 35L Carryall Pack features a contoured padded mesh back for breathability and comfort, as well as mesh shoulder straps. It also comes with an adjustable and removable padded waist strap to help redistribute the weight on your back.
The 15L Day Pack features similar padding on both the backpack straps and the messenger strap. The messenger strap is also made to be slash proof for added security.
Both travel packs in the Kosan Travel Pack System are convertible, allowing you to go from the train to the market to a business meeting with ease. The larger 35L Carryall Pack can be converted from a backpack to a duffel bag, and the smaller 15L Day Pack can be converted from a backpack to a messenger bag.
Whether you are taking a quick weekend trip or a monthlong trek, the Kosan Travel Pack System has you covered for all your packing needs.
One feature we’re particularly impressed with in the Kosan Travel Pack System is its integrated security functions that many similar travel packs are missing. One such feature is its slash proof straps, adding security and peace of mind while traveling in less secure areas of the world.
The Day Pack comes with an RFID blocking pocket for your passport, credit cards, and other valuables, and the Carryall Pack comes with a hidden pocket within the laptop pocket for your passport and other valuables. All outer zippers on both bags are lockable, affording extra security to your valuables.
5. DURABILITY & LIFETIME WARRANTY
Both Kosan Travel Packs are made with heavy duty tarpaulin and abrasion resistant ballistic nylon that can withstand any kind of unexpected weather you may run into on your travels. The outer zippers are lockable and waterproof, like the rest of the bag, but just in case, both bags come with rain covers for added protection.
Moreover, the factory where the Kosan Travel Packs are made specializes in making all sorts of bags as well as paragliding equipment. When we know that our backpacks were made in a factory that specializes in making the type of products in which its quality can result in life or death, we feel pretty confident that these bags are durable and able to withstand our frequent travels.
Still not convinced that the Kosan bags are made to be indestructible? Kosan is so confident in the quality of its products that it offers a lifetime warranty on all its products. With the Kosan Travel Pack System, you won’t have to worry about your backpack breaking down after a short time because Kosan has already promised that your backpacks will last a lifetime.
The Kosan Travel Pack System excels not only in function but also in aesthetics. The matching black bags go well with any outfit and easily integrate into any culture or community. Its features are sleek and minimalistic, yet fully functional with ample organizational compartments. Black leather features can be found throughout and add a touch of luxury to a streamlined, practical look.
After traveling long distances and feeling very much in need of a shower and long sleep, the one thing that keeps us looking put together is our Kosan Travel Packs. While we may look tired and ragged after long flights and late nights, our Kosan Travel Packs never do.
Last, but certainly not least, we love the Kosan brand because of its dedication to ethical practices and sustainability. After years of being in the apparel space and traveling around Southeast Asia, Kosan found the perfect factory for its travel backpacks in Vietnam. All Kosan products are ethically and environmentally sourced, and Kosan is dedicated toward making a positive difference in the communities in which they work.
With the holidays right around the corner, this is the perfect time to purchase a Kosan Travel Pack System for yourself or for your favorite traveler. Head on over to Kickstarter today to order yours at a discounted price before December 16, 2017, or at full price from the Kosan website after December 16. We’ve named the Kosan Travel Pack System as the best traviel backpack for 2018, but don’t take our word for it – you’ll want to check it out for yourself.
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Hi, I’m Diana, the big sister in the sister duo. I left my job as an attorney in March 2017 to pursue the work-from-anywhere/travel-everywhere life aka The Dream. I blog about off the beaten trail travel destinations, adventure travel, immersing in local cultures, and publish plenty of travel guides for all you who are too lazy to plan your own trips. I’ve traveled to 53 countries to date, and some of my recent adventures include hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro, visiting a child I’ve sponsored for over 10 years in Rwanda, and exploring the Middle East.