The Venture Pal travel backpack is perfect for short trips and all day outings. This pack will provide a convenient way to carry your gear and keep your belongings organized on your next trip. This low-priced model is one of Venture Pal’s top sellers and it did surprisingly well with consumers, thanks to the solid design and number of features that make this pack a must-have for your next trip abroad.
This is a versatile travel pack that received hundreds of positive consumer reviews, not only for the low price it’s offered at but for the many innovative features you would more commonly find on a higher priced travel pack.
This model is only available in the thirty-five-liter size and comes in nine color options including black, blue, fuchsia, green, gray, orange, purple, red, and royal blue.
Venture Pal Overview and Features
The pack is made from waterproof materials that will protect your gear from moisture and inclement weather.
The main compartment is spacious and features a separator that allows you to organize your larger items. The many smaller compartments provide plenty of organization options for smaller items and electronics.
The pack itself offers a generous thirty-five liters of storage space. We felt the pack’s design was very well thought out, due to the amount of detail and the comfortable fit.
The backpack can also be packed away into a small pouch complete with a loop strap, which makes it easy to store. The pack is also super lightweight.
It comes equipped with a couple of external pockets. The lower pocket features an internal zippered mesh pouch. The top pocket is zippered and another great place to put items you need quick access to.
You’ll find a mesh water bottle pouch on each side of the pack. These pouches are deep and feature adjustable straps for extra stability.
The main compartment features a couple of zippers so you can overlap them and lock them in place with a padlock in order to secure your belongings. Inside, the main compartment is very roomy, with a couple of pouches that you can use to keep your belongings separate and organized.
The reflective tags are a great safety feature. On the outside, there’s one reflective tag located in the middle of the pack, and two placed on the bottom of the lower zip pouch.
The straps are highly adjustable and feature breathable mesh. The straps also come equipped with rings you can use to attach important items.
Travel Backpack Pros and Cons
Pros: This pack is the perfect size for travel and can carry all of your essential gear for a weeklong trip. The sturdy construction allows this backpack to hold up well under heavy use. Because the pack is waterproof you don’t have to worry about inclement weather or finding a protective waterproof cover that will be compatible with this model. The compression straps work to keep your belongings secure and the pack well-balanced.
This model comes with a ton of useful features at a price you can afford. In fact, many buyers felt that this pack surpassed higher priced travel packs.
The deeper bottle pouches are a big selling point for consumers, especially avid hikers. Often, you’ll find water bottle pouches that are too shallow, so we loved that the manufacturer seems to have thought of everything.
The main compartment is tall, so it can accommodate larger gear, which is important if you’re looking for a travel pack you can also use for hiking in the backcountry. The durable double-layer bottom piece allows you to pack a heavier load for a long trip abroad.
The breathable mesh shoulder straps with the extra-thick padding will work to relieve stress on your shoulders and upper back while also keeping you cool on a long hike.
The number of pockets and zippered compartments can help you to stay organized and keep certain items separate.
This backpack is a true space saver. When not in use, fold the pack into its own pocket for storage.
Cons: This model is lacking serious back support. Because this pack doesn’t offer the same type of heavy-duty suspension system that you’d find in a tough hiking pack, we felt that this backpack would be best used for traveling purposes only, as opposed to a hiking or camping pack. Depending on how full the pack is, you’re bound to feel some shoulder discomfort and lumbar pain after wearing it for an hour or two.
Some users reported that the zippers tend to catch on fabric easily, especially when the pack is loaded to capacity.
This model is only available in the thirty-five-liter size option, which can be limiting for the consumer looking for a pack that offers more storage space.