11 Cute, Functional Travel Backpacks for Women

These travel backpacks for women are trendy, functional, and will make traveling feel easy, whether you're exploring Europe or hiking in Canada.

Picking out a travel backpack is like selecting a work tote (opens in new tab). You want it to look stylish, but also secure your belongings from pickpockets. Fortunately, there are plenty of backpacks for women that fit this middle ground. It simply takes a little researching to weed out the bulky, super outdoorsy designs (they serve their own purposes in the wilderness) from the sleeker ones you personally like to carry. Don't judge the compact backpacks ahead by their size though, they can hold a lot more than you think. Once you've found the right one, book that long awaited vacation.

Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.