After my trip to NYC I felt like I needed a good travel backpack. I had taken a tote as my personal item on the plane and I had worn a crossbody through the city but I wasn’t really ecstatic about either choice. With the tote I had my hands free but it pulled my body to one side and that was uncomfortable. The crossbody was fine for a little while but then it began digging into my shoulder and my neck, especially when I added anything to it. It rode up and rubbed and it was very uncomfortable by the last day. It just won’t work for any more trips.
I have a good sized hiking pack by Osprey but it isn’t carryon friendly, not to mention who wants to take a hiking pack to the city? You would really stand out and not in a good way.
I did some research and I found The North Face Women’s Recon Backpack. It looked like it had good organization but wasn’t overly huge and I love the orange color. I love that it has a place for my laptop and tablet as well as a place for water bottles. I think this will work out well no matter where I want to travel.