Travellers take note — if you’re looking to purchase a new pack, check out these three units:

 

MEC Supercontinent 65 Travel Pack — $159

MEC Supercontinent 65 Travel Pack — $159

This is the pack for those who want to do it all — everywhere. The Supercontinent features a zip-up flap that conceals the backpack straps and imparts “sport bag” style. However, the Supercontinent is fully outfitted with outdoor adventure function. Featuring a twin aluminum stays, more storage pockets than you’ll know what to do with (including two on the hip-strap), a separate sleeping-bag storage compartment, full-length zippers, expansion zones to add 11L of capacity and a detachable daypack, this is one serious travel companion. Comes in S/M (61-71L) and M/L (68-77L).  MEC

MEC Wayfarer Travel Pack — $79

MEC Wayfarer Travel Pack — $79

Suited more for the EuroRail passenger than the Himalayan hiker, the Wayfarer from MEC combines the go-anywhere capability of a backpack with dufflebag style and function. Thanks to a zip-up flap that conceals the backpack straps, this pack converts from a full-on backpack to a shoulder bag in seconds. No more wrapping your pack in plastic for airplane travel; no more feeling self-conscious when you check into a respectable hotel. It also comes with a stowaway day-pack, a full set of strap adjustments, full-length zippers for easy access to clothes and supplies (no matter if they’re packed first or last) and so much more. Comes in S/M (42-53L) and M/L (46-57L). MEC

North Face Rucksack — $180

North Face Rucksack — $180

So, you want to backpack across Europe just like your mom or dad did — and look the part too? Enter the North Face Rucksack — a modern backpack with vintage style. Sure, it looks like an old canvas unit from the 1970s, but the Rucksack is all 21st century; made from 1680D ballistics nylon (with leather accents and a retro plaid lining), this 34L pack has fully adjustable padded straps, three exterior compartments, a vented back panel and even a dedicated laptop pocket for all you travel bloggers. The North Face