ExpressVPN deal: Get the world's best VPN with free cloud backup from Backblaze

ExpressVPN on a smartphone and Backblaze cloud backup on a laptop
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Once again, ExpressVPN has managed to outdo its competitors on almost all fronts during our last round of testing - from qualitative privacy features to great unlocking capabilities and customer support. That's why it's still at the top of our list of best VPN services around. 

If you're not a subscriber yet and want to better secure your online life, you should make sure to make the most of your money with ExpressVPN's latest deal. Not just one, but two freebies are included in this tasty offer. 

An exclusive for TechRadar readers signing up for its one-year plan, you can claim three extra months of protection for free together with a whole year of cloud backup from Backblaze at no extra cost in this very tempting bundle. 

So, are you ready to pick the privacy path when you go online? Below are more details on how to grab this TechRadar exclusive deal, together with an overview on what makes ExpressVPN our favorite provider right now. 

Secure your online privacy with this ExpressVPN deal:

Special offer! 1 year + 3 months FREE + free cloud backup

Special offer! 1 year + 3 months FREE + free cloud backup

This tempting offer isn't available just anywhere on the web. New users get an extra three months and a year of unlimited Backblaze cloud backup all for FREE.

Sign up for its annual plan to get 49% off the usual price. which includes 15 months for the price of 12. Plus, you can try it out now risk-free with its 30-day money back guarantee.

What makes ExpressVPN our favorite VPN

There are several reasons why ExpressVPN keeps scoring a five-star rating every time we re-review it.

One of those is that the service keeps improving. After already experiencing a considerable upgrade with the introduction of its group devices feature, ExpressVPN's router app gets even easier to set up on new devices with its QR code to share Wi-Fi.

What's more, the company has recently released its first hardware product. ExpressVPN Aircove, its very own built-in VPN router, is the only one on the market to be powered by Wi-Fi 6 technology alongside native VPN compatibility. This translates into faster and more reliable wireless connectivity.   

As TechRadar cybersecurity specialist Mike Williams pointed out in his last review: "[Although] most customers won’t be interested in Aircove, it does show real ambition and ability."

The secure VPN provider has even upgraded its servers (from 1Gbps servers to 10Gbps) and added a iOS Network Protection, which is effectively a kill switch.

Aircove router, smartphone and laptop with ExpressVPN app on screen on a wooden table

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If you are looking for a good streaming VPN, Express won't let you down as it unlocks basically any platform you can think of. These include Netflix, BBC iPlayer and Amazon Prime. Plus, during our tests, its live support has always been helpful on the rare occasions there have been issues.

When we looked at its privacy features, we couldn't have been more happy. As our reviewer Mike Williams highlighted: "The company doesn't just tell you how great it is – it also has an impressively lengthy list of features to help justify every word."

Among those, its DNS support is worth a mention. In fact, alongside a DNS leak protection, Express also runs its own private, zero-knowledge, 256-bit encrypted DNS on each of its own servers.

The only negative note has been on its connection speeds. It's no longer one of the very fastest VPNs, and in our testing we saw it peak at 560Mbps with its Lightway protocol, and 355Mbps when connecting with OpenVPN. However, considering most people have Wi-Fi that tops out at 100Mbps or less, this isn't something to be concerned about.

Check out our full ExpressVPN review to discover all its features in more detail.

Chiara Castro
Senior Staff Writer

Chiara is a multimedia journalist committed to covering stories to help promote the rights and denounce the abuses of the digital side of life—wherever cybersecurity, markets and politics tangle up. She mainly writes news, interviews and analysis on data privacy, online censorship, digital rights, cybercrime, and security software, with a special focus on VPNs, for TechRadar Pro, TechRadar and Tom’s Guide. Got a story, tip-off or something tech-interesting to say? Reach out to