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December 19th, 2017

Video: How to Pack a Backpack for Travel

Eagle Creek Travel Expert, Jessica Dodson, walks you through how to pack your travel pack in this new packing video. She even tackles the age-old question of what makes a travel pack different from a hiking pack!


Packing for a 3-week long trip to Croatia, Jessica needed a bag that could take her (and all her stuff) across the Atlantic and from Zagreb to Dubrovnik.

In order to stay hands free and mobile, she chose to sport a travel pack. Here are a few quick things to consider when packing your travel pack.

  • Weight - You're going to be carrying this on your back, so leave unnecessary (or heavy) items at home. And pack neutrals to keep clothing items to a minimum.
  • Organization - Use different color packing organizers so you can quickly identify where your stuff is.
  • Be Prepared – A Rain Fly will come in handy, it’s just a matter of when.

Often times technical packs are lighter in weight. However, with a travel pack you get lockable zippers, reflectivity, and the advantageous characteristics of luggage. 

Need proof? What more are you waiting for? Watch the entire video!

Products Featured in Video

Travel Pack: Global Companion Travel Pack 40L Womens

Packing Organizers: Pack-It Specter Tech Compression Cube Set S/MPack-It Specter Tech Compression Cube Set S/MPack-It Specter Tech Compression Cube SetPack-It Specter Tech Shoe Sac 

Related Links (from Eagle Creek blog):

Quiz: Pick the Best Backpack for Your Next Adventure

Travel Tips: Packing a Personal Item 

Tips for International Travel 

by Jessica Dodson

Jessica has been in-house at Eagle Creek for more than 7 years and currently hails as Eagle Creek Employee of the Year. What’s most interesting about her, is her passion to travel and connect others with authentic experiences. Having been all over Europe, to Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Kenya, Russia, and so many more places, she is legitimately a world travel. You’ll see Jessica hosting Eagle Creek Instagram stories and hosting our packing and product videos.

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