No need to overthink it, first-timers don’t need a backpack with all the bells and whistles. Their first backpack should have a proper harness, lockable zips, and just enough room for what they need. The 65L Entrada backpack has all this and a detachable daypack, which makes life a lot easier.
Available in standard sizing, and a Women's Fit, it's a generous gift they'll get a lot of love out of.
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Gift pack idea: Put together your very own little survival pack with the travel essentials. We recommend you include small essentials that might be left off their list. Think locks, adaptors, a small torch, travel wipes and hand sanitiser.