Confession: I’ve never owned a ‘real’ backpack. The one I have is more like a day pack or one that you use for school. When I went backpacking in Indochina, I just borrowed my cousin’s. But about 98% of the time, I just use my FILA duffel/gym bag whenever I travel and I almost always never check-in baggage.
I was eyeing this specific backpack for months, but wince every time I think about the hefty price tag. I know it’s an investment for travelers like me, but I still can’t justify plunking down Php9k for a bag!
So I was over the moon when High Sierra Philippines gave me this red Access backpack. I’ve decided to name it Crimson.
I only used the main compartment for this trip. The front compartment is free.
It also has a mesh beverage compartment on the side and front compartment with convenient side access zipper. I decided to put my Towelite here. It’s also perfect for storing items that you can grab quickly like a windbreaker/rain poncho. Additionally, there’s side compression straps. One of my favorite bag features is the front multi-pocket organizer with removable key fob just because I bring lots of abubot hehe. I can keep my pen and notepad, wet wipes, mini medicine kit, eye drops, lip gloss, hand and toilet seat sanitizer etc. here. Lastly, I was jumping for joy when I found out it has a tuck-away rain cover!
I brought Crimson this past weekend on a trip with friends and she did not disappoint. Let’s see how she’ll fare on her first international trip. 🙂