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The 5 Best Backpacks For Festival Season 2018

Festival season is upon us, and here at Kaehler, we know that you are already planning a summer filled with great music and inspiring performances. The backpack has always been the king of easy travel for festival-goers. Hands-free, no fuss, and available in a variety of styles, the backpack continues to trump all other bags when it comes to music festivals. Here, we take a look at five top picks for your next outing.




Kipling Ravier Flap Backpack

Kipling - Ravier Flap Backpack

Compact and uncomplicated, the Ravier Flap Backpack from Kipling is the ideal day-bag for schlepping from stage to stage. Featuring adjustable straps for comfort, a cinch cord and magnetic closure to keep your belongings safe, plus front and side cargo pockets, this 16-liter nylon pack has space for all those festival essentials. What’s more, the furry monkey key fob and key clasp add a little fun to this backpack while ensuring your house keys are always secure.

Filson Ranger Backpack

Filson - Ranger Backpack

The Ranger Backpack from Filson is inspired by rugged ranger packs and brings a vintage authenticity to your festival packing. Manufactured from hardwearing twill to help withstand poor festival weather, this versatile backpack includes a removable wool zipper pouch and an interior pocket to help you stay organized. Additionally, the webbed shoulder straps allow you to attach karabiners so you can clip on a variety of other items to your pack for increased carrying capacity.

Topo Day Pack

Topo Designs - Day Pack

This attractive day-pack from Topo is the ideal companion for regular festival-goers, and it is available in a range of colors to suit your taste. Lined with coated pack cloth on the interior and 1000d Cordura for the exterior, the Topo Day Pack is manufactured to be hardwearing and long lasting. Featuring an exterior zippered pocket for smaller items, plus two natural leather leash tabs for securing extra gear, this 20-liter pack is a great all-rounder.

Lipault City Plume Backpack

Lipault - City Plume - Backpack M

Sporting a casual, minimalist look and contemporary design, the Lipault City Plume Backpack is ideal for urban festivals and clubs. Featuring a main compartment for all your essentials, plus a zippered exterior pocket for items you need readily to hand, this compact and functional pack is light-weight enough for long days on the festival trail. Manufactured from nylon with a polyester lining, the City Plume will also protect your belongings from light rain.

Tumi Tahoe Marshall Sling

Tumi - Tahoe - Marshall Sling

Not quite a backpack in the traditional sense but still easily as functional and comfortable, the Tumi Tahoe Marshall Sling employs a single strap so you can wear the bag across either the right or left shoulder. Boasting a contemporary blue camouflage pattern alongside a refined leather trim, the Marshall Sling looks great in any setting with its minimalist, utilitarian design. Featuring two open pockets, three front zip pockets, a card pocket and key leash, plus a rear iPad compartment for tech-addicted music lovers, this versatile backpack provides plenty of space and a variety of organizational features to ensure you always have everything to hand.

These styles cover the gamut when it comes to the diversity of festivals you may be attending, and you are sure to finds something that fits your specific needs—whether traveling light or shouldering a whole camp’s worth of stuff. Still want more options? Head over to our backpack section for the complete list of backpacks available from Kaehler. Here you can compare a variety of capacities, features, and styles that are sure to keep you looking great as you head out for another thrilling festival season!

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