There’s no such things as bad weather – just an unsuitable backpack!

traffic crosstown backpack with man in front of water and mountains

A backpack for all seasons – travel with confidence

You know the phrase “There’s no such things as bad weather, just an unsuitable backpack”? Ok, the original quote is not about backpacks but unsuitable clothing, however we think you can include bags and backpacks in your list of essential kit right now. 

Perhaps a combination of colder & wetter days and a global pandemic may not be your ideal conditions for venturing outdoors. Currently, life is full of do’s and don’ts about where we are allowed to go and what we are allowed to do, but not everything in life has stopped right now. We can still get outdoors and be active, so to make the most of it we need to be a little more prepared.

So, whether you are headed off for an Autumn catch-up or trekking across the city for the first time in several months, you’ll need something to carry your essentials with you.

The Crosstown backpack for your days out

The Crosstown backpack by traffic is the ideal choice for these daily trips, as it offers flexibility with multiple compartments in a waterproof wipeable backpack, suitable for any season. 

I know when I am heading out for the day, I now need to make sure I have masks and hand sanitiser within easy reach. With the Crosstown, there is a handy zipped compartment on the front which is ideal just for this.

Dropping in somewhere for lunch is not always an option either, so I take supplies with me for all the family. There is plenty of room in the Crosstown for lunch and drinks along with any other essentials – such as dry socks and spare jumpers. And thankfully the flexibility of the Crosstown means that if anything gets wet, it can be kept in a separate compartment until we get home.

Traffic on the go!

The durable material of the Crosstown is waterproof and can be simply wiped down, meaning it is easily sanitised after use. It can take on all types of weather! 

With the Crosstown backpack you have comfortable shoulder straps which are east to adjust to your needs, so you can carry it all day long. The shoulder strap has a zipped pocket which is large enough to hold cash or a travel/bank card. You don’t need to take the bag off to reach it – great for in shops or on public transport.

In a life full of restrictions, don’t let your backpack hold you back.

Go – with traffic.

Autumn Days

Autumn days crosstown backpack

Ah, September is here – the warm days are fewer and shorter and we’re all starting to look out the waterproof coats and boots, but what about the waterproof bag? My bright summer backpack just isn’t going to protect my belongings, and I definitely don’t have time to dry it out between trips out. The folks at traffic realised that a waterproof backpack is as essential for commuting as it is for hiking. Nobody wants a soggy lunch or to arrive at a client with wet documents or laptop. When traffic were designing Crosstown, all types of weather were tested.

What do you need most from your autumn/winter backpack? It’s more than just style, it’s durability for all-weather and flexibility of use.

Colder, wet weather can take its toll on material. Crosstown is made from strong wipeable water-resistant fabric. This means it is easy to wipe dry if you get caught in the rain. More than once I’ve ruined a leather bag by getting it wet in the rain so this material was a bonus in my book.

The water-resistant seams will keep your contents dry in a downpour. The tablet and laptop padded sleeves provide added protection if using the bag for work or studies. They accommodate up to 15.6” which will suit most devices on the market.

If you are nipping into the coffee shop for a takeaway drink – there is an easy-access pocket on the shoulder strap for your cash or bank card – you don’t even need to take the backpack off to reach it. It’s also ideal for your travel card, a real on-the-go bag.

It has a hidden A5 zipped pocket which sits against your back and is separate from the main compartments of the bag. Ideal for keeping documents such as a driver’s license or passport safe.

There is an external UBS charging port with internal cable which would allow a USB charger to be connected without opening the main compartments of the bag – so useful in unpredictable weather.

Sturdy but stylish, the Crosstown will serve you all through the winter months and beyond.

They really have thought of everything that you might need – as it’s their own bag of choice!

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