Backpacks are a great option for carry-on luggage because they are easy to carry and usually have a lot of compartments for organizing your things. Plus, they can be easily stored under the seat in front of you on an airplane.
20 Best Backpack For Carry On Luggage
1. Cabin Max Metz Backpack for Men and Women Flight Approved Carry on Luggage Bag Massive 44 Litre Travel Hand Luggage 22x14x9 – Perfectly Sized for
Designed to fit the maximum size allowed on a flight 55x40x20cm 21″.
This massive 44 litre capacity makes it possible to fly and travel without checking in baggage to the hold.
Lightweight, High strength composite shower proof nylon bag with padded back.
Flight approved hand luggage designed to make the most of your maximum hand luggage allowance. High strength composite nylon bag with padded back and featuring 3 main zipped compartment, 2 zipped internal compartments, adjustable shoulder straps, carrying handles, and side adjustable straps.
This lightweight bag is ideal for making the most of your hand luggage allowance on low cost flights (remember companies like Ryanair charge for any hand luggage over 10kg and for checking bags into the hold) Very lightweight and with a maximum capacity of 44 litres.
Designed to fit the maximum size allowed 55x40x20cm Lightweight 750g. Features55 centimeters high40 centimeters wideDesigned to fit the maximum size allowed on a flight 55x40x20cmLightweight, High strength composite shower proof nylon bag with padded back.
DescriptionFlight approved hand luggage designed to make the most of your maximum hand luggage allowance. High strength composite nylon bag with padded back and featuring 3 main zipped compartment, 2 zipped internal compartments, adjustable shoulder straps, carrying handles, and side adjustable straps.
This lightweight bag is ideal for making the most of your hand luggage allowance on low cost flights (remember companies like Ryanair charge for any hand luggage over 10kg and for checking bags into the hold) Very lightweight and with a maximum capacity of 44 litres.
Designed to fit the maximum size allowed 55x40x20cm Lightweight 750g.
This is the size bag that Easyjet have sneakily decided that you can take onto their planes and put under the seat in front of you rather than the over head lockers which you cannot now do unless you book priority boarding or select particular seats all at extra cost.
So if you want to keep costs down, take this bag on board with you. The bag is not much smaller than the old cabin cases that used to be free, and if you plan your trip well you should be able to fit most things inside it.
I mention Easyjet as it is the only airline I will use now since many others are out of business. Great bag.
Material is a bit thinner than expected and all sides soft so it expands very easily beyond its specified measurements. I bought it for use as a cabin bag for an Easy Jet flight but I have no confidence it would be accepted.
Once filled it was more like 47x38x24cm than the advertised size. It is also only shower proof (as advertised) I got caught in a bit of rain and things inside got slightly damp On the plus size it was quite comfortable to wear and would be fine where there are no strict size limitations.
Perfect carry on cabin bag and holds a great amount of clothes! Comfortable padded backing and plenty of inner pockets at the front. We now have 3 of these. Travelled on both EasyJet and Ryanair with no problem as priority.
Enough storage spaceAn adventure backpack in hand luggage format. The Thule Landmark 40L backpack is suitable as hand luggage. At the top of the backpack is a smart compartment where there is room for your phone and other accessories.
Valuables can be stored in the hidden compartment and closed with a lock. Excellent wearing comfortIn addition to sufficient space, wearing comfort is an important aspect of a backpack. The bag has shoulder straps, a padded back panel and a padded hip belt that makes it easy to carry the heavy load.
You can simply take your laptop with you on a trip, the separate 15-inch laptop compartment ensures that your laptop stays securely in place.
Ebags Pro Slim Weekender – Backpacks Sold by eBags | UPDATED DESIGN In response to customer feedback, this product was updated in 2019 to be more lightweight & user-friendly. Please see the updated Product Features, Images and Product Specifications.
Plenty of room for books, electronics, 2-4 days’ worth of clothes, shoes, etc. There’s even a dedicated pocket for your toiletries. We designed this pack so you could go from the office to the tarmac and beyond.
Oh and if you don’t have TSA Pre, no worries-with the TSA-friendly lay-flat capability you won’t even have to take out your laptop. Simply unzip the bag fully and breeze right through security.
This quickly became my go to bag when traveling for work, really well designed bag. The bag makes excellent use of vertical separation, or “tabs” between pockets, so that you are able to stack things when packing the bag WITHOUT everything just settling to the bottom of the bag (a typical problem of “one” pocket bags).
And because your items stay put, without everything pushing to the bottom of your bag, the bag is comfortable to walk around with all day (no bulges in your back, or awkward distribution of weight). All the different pockets accessible from the outside makes this perfect for travel/airport, you can store all your easy access items in different places, so you don’t have to UNPACK everything to get that one item out (my best example is getting through security at the airport, the front zip pockets are great for quickly stashing your phone/passport as you get through security to empty your pockets).
Another nice feature is the zippers, the main compartment has two zippers which unzip 270 degrees around the bag (top, left, and right sides can all be completely unzipped), so if you know where you stored a particular item in your bag, you can slide the zippers to that section of your backpack to just grab that item, without requiring completely unpacking the entire bag.
As the description indicates, this bag is a SLIM (8 inches when packed), so it maintains a pretty narrow profile despite packing it with items, which means it fits nicely under an airplane seat for carry-ons.
One thing to point out, the front organization section has TONS of pockets/zippers/expandable mesh places to store items, but the front section of the bag quickly runs out of “space” to actually fit things, so you need to be thoughtful and creative about what items go where in the front section of the bag.
(At first it felt kind of overwhelming, with so many pockets and zippers to to choose from, but ultimately all the options are a good thing, helping to keep all your items organized without having to dig through big pockets to find what you really want).
My only complaint with the bag is that the expandable water bottle sleeve is pretty short, if you put bottle taller than a regular plastic water bottle in it, the sleeve only “holds” probably 1/3 of the bottle’s vertical height, so it’s very easy for the bottle to slip out (particularly when you’re “swinging” the backpack onto your shoulders to wear it).
I wish the bottle sleeve holder was TALLER, so that it could more securely hold onto reusable water containers. Another potential improvement opportunity would be security hoops, so that you can lock/secure the zippers in place, preventing people from opening the bag.
Overall this is a great travel bag, if you’re looking for something to carry your laptop while traveling to work, and to help organize all your items while traveling/airport. It looks sharp and professional, well designed functionality, allows you to be super organized, and thus far seems to have very durable construction (the materials feel solid, durable, well stitched, nothing flimsy).
Also, eBags has a very good warranty for their line of bag products, so that’s a plus. The pass through sleeve that allows you to slide this bag onto your rolling luggage is also super handy when traveling.
If you were just traveling with this bag itself, you could easily pack 3 to 4 days worth of clothing in it, plus regular toiletries, and some electronics/devices as well.
It’s very tricky to shop online with these personal items. You cannot touch them, feel them, and imagination is limited. Often need to order a few and do the return on the one does not work out. I suddenly need to travel in a few days, and the only options for me to get it express shipping.
I read good reviews about the bag, so decided to get one. Unfortunately, even it’s a Amazon prime item, the delivery day work for me, but this is the best options among the different one I order, so I had a high hope for it.
I had to get it ship fast and I turned to the eBags website and paid extra $14. 99 for 2 day shipping. Ironically it became available for the 2 day shipping in Prime the next day. I got the bag fast, but it was disappointing, the bag is so stiff, and it looks super huge on my back, the compartment are just okay, I ordered a couple other bags in similar price range and they both are much better design and practical.
So I decided to return this right before my trip, and found out I had to pay shipping for the return. now, I am down 2 shipping cost for a bag I don’t like and just to try out. So, DO NOT order here in the eBag site if you are not sure.
Ebags have recently updated this backpack. I was a huge fan of the weekender, enough to pay for a second one when my 1st weekender was stolen. What’s to update on a nearly perfect bag you ask?? well if I had any say, it would be for zippers that weren’t so noisy.
Did they fix that one minor annoyance?? no, Instead they decided to take the best features of this backpack and remove them. No more hard case for all the electronics. No more access to the main pocket through the front.
No more over the shoulder sling option. No more removable straps. No more supplied bathroom bag that fits neatly in the front pocket. My recommendation to ebags, fire the people that made these changes.
My suggestion for anyone that’s still reading this review, go find an original weekend or an alternative, this one’s is not it any more!!!.
Osprey’s Farpoint 40 is perfect for a weekend getaway in the city or the wilderness. The LightWire frame suspension transfers the load from harness to hipbelt. A mesh backpanel improves ventilation and the mesh on the harness and hipbelt reduces chafing under load.
The entire suspension stows away under a zippered panel creating a sleek silhouette for transport. Unzip the lockable sliders to access the main compartment. Inside there’s a mesh pocket for small items.
Dual compression straps keep cargo from shifting during transit. Outside you’ll find a zippered front panel slash pocket to keep you organized and sewn attachment points to lash on extra gear. No matter how much you choose to carry, StraightJacket compression straps stabilize the load.
The padded top and side handles give you purchase when you need to toss the Farpoint 40 into the back of the bus.
I just got back from a 2 month traveling and farming trip throughout a couple states in the US. I brought this pack on trains, planes and buses. I found the zip-able backpack straps extremely helpful when checking the bag in at the airport (this bag was too large to have as a carry on for my airline) and convenient when I wanted to just carry the bag as a duffel.
I really like the space of this backpack, but after traveling with it, I think I am leaning towards retuning it for a different Osprey “backpacking” backpack. This backpack is very luggage- like. After my experience, I find myself wanting more pockets and functions for storage and organization as opposed to the giant cavity that the main pack (40 L) opens up to- like a suitcase.
Overall, convent and spacious, but felt like luggage on my back as opposed to the type of traveling/ backpacking backpack I’m in search for now. Fabric and zippers feel very durable and I really liked the small clip that secures the daypack onto the large pack after you zip the small on.
Would recommend this to a friend, but it definitely depends on your intentions with the pack. I was able to pack 25 pounds.
I absolutely love this backpack! I bought it to backpack through Europe for two weeks. Through the trip I learned how to pack it better and found it to be much more roomier than what I originally thought.
For flying, I had no issues taking it as a carry on (as long as you remove the day pack, I had the big bag on my back, and the little one in front). I flew Delta, KLM, Air France, and British Airways.
British Airways was the only one that actually made me check the dimensions and they still let me through. Highly recommend this backpack for traveling! And I was actually surprised at how much I liked the day pack.
Not to big, not too small, perfect for day adventures through a city.
I was originally going to buy the Ozone Duplex but after reading some reviews, decided against it and tried this one instead. I’m glad I did because I have no complaints about this one. I’ve used this backpack for 2 trips now and absolutely love it.
I used it for a 2 night road trip as well as a 4 day getaway. It fits plenty of clothes for a short trip. I haven’t used it for anything longer but could see it working for 2 weeks- 1 month if you pack light, use a 5-4-3-2-1 method, and/ or packing cubes.
It was SUPER convenient as a carry-on. I connected the 2 packs together while we got through security so I could just wear it as backpack and then once at our gate, when it was close to boarding time, zipped the daypack off to stow under my seat.
I had packed things I wanted to have handy during the flight in the small bag (chap stick, passport, a book, snacks, water, etc) and everything else in the larger bag. I put the cover on over the straps of the big pack to make it nice and neat to put in the overhead bin.
It fit in the overhead bin perfectly, even in a small plane we were on. We were never questioned about the size of it. My husband has the “men’s version” of this pack and also loved it. We used the small day pack a lot while out sight-seeing.
It’s the perfect size to pack your water, a jacket, snacks, and/or small things you buy while out and about.
This fold away backpack is perfect for travelling with because it can be packed away and tightly compacted. Designed as part of the voyageur collection in the just in case range by TUMI, crafted from black nylon with a pale grey lining.
On the there are two backpack straps which can be adjusted depending on preference as well as a top carrying handle. On the front there is a small zipped pocket for storing smaller essentials and then across the top is a large zip for accessing the main compartment.
There is an add-a-bag sleeve on the back for attaching the backpack to any TUMI suitcase. The TUMI brand name has been featured in gold on the front of the backpack for subtle branding purposes.
Looking for an incredibly durable backpack built to hold everything you need in the most organized way? What if it also happens to be sustainable? Travel smarter with the Tour Travel Pack 40 L. It’s a versatile, expandable, backpack that’s ergonomically designed to fit comfortably on any adventure.
And it’s carry-on size to officially become your most efficient travel companion.
Got this pack as my only bag for 2 weeks across Europe–5 airplanes, 6 trains, a couple local buses, and miles of city walking–and it was exactly what I needed. I fit over a week’s worth of clothes plus a pair of shoes into it without even fully expanding the bag.
It then packed down using internal & external compression straps to fit into a variety of overhead compartments (planes, trains, buses). Even on smaller planes (major airlines like Icelandair, Alaska Airlines, Lufthansa) it could be comfortably stowed in any direction.
– Sturdy shoulder pads with load lifters, sternum strap, and waist belt help it feel decently comfortable even after an hour of carrying ~20 lbs of stuff – all the zippers feel durable and secure. YKK zippers on the main pocket, all others either hidden close to your back or tucked in to slow down potential thieves – the bag stands up on its own if packed well (tends to be front-heavy when fully expanded) Things I would change: – waist belt strap has pretty minimal padding, so the thin strap isn’t super comfortable – the bag’s expandability means excess fabric when you tighten all compression straps which makes both handles a bit saggy.
Not a huge problem, the handles just don’t feel as sturdy as some other travel bags – very few built-in compartments–it’s essentially 1 large front-loading compartment with an internal mesh zipper pocket, plus 1 slim laptop pocket.
You’ll probably need packing cubes My spouse carried my second choice, the Osprey Porter 46L (side by side with this bag in one of my photos). Honestly this 40L bag is a better deal, easier to fit in small spaces, and more sustainable materials.
All in all I am happy with the purchase. There are just a few things that I believe could be better. One problem is the sternum strap. They slide up and down pretty well and they buckle into place but even when buckled they easily come off and I unfortunately lost one side of it during my travels.
Another issue I have is there are already threads coming off the pack which just shows quality of stitching. All in all the pack was great but these improvements would take it from a good pack to a great pack.
I have nothing but good things to say! This is my first travel pack and I feel like this entirely replaces and suitcase or small bags I would take with me on trips. The straps are comfortable, the zipper pockets are all useful in some capacity.
I love the latch for keys and other small things. I’m a big fan and have been recommending this to everyone.
The new MISSION ROVER is a sleek yet ample backpack suitcase to get crucial travel necessities onboard your next departure. Featuring clamshell zippered access to contents each half of the open-book design has zippered dividers to organize your clothing and accessories.
Theres a footwear compartment as well as a dirty laundry pocket.
This pack is really a convertible small suitcase, and I’m really happy I bought it for that purpose. Unfortunately, I also thought it might make a good work/gym bag, and it’s not that. The aesthetics and organization are what I like the most.
I got the grey waxed canvas, and I love how it looks and feels. It isn’t too heavy. There are pockets galore in the front panel and the main section. So many zippers!!. Usually, convertible bags that allow you to hide straps sacrifice comfort in backpack mode.
But this is a Mystery Ranch and the straps live up to the company heritage – they are great with innovative load lifters. The bag is comfortable even with a heavy load. The bad. 1) so many zippers!! they all gather in one place and all use the same paracord pulls, so it takes a bit of patience to figure out which one to grab.
2) the shoulder strap in duffel mode is particularly annoying. It’s just a thin webbing strap with no padding, but they have used a proprietary connector, so you can’t replace it with a better one. How hard would it have been to use D rings? 3) the laptop sleeve is still in the front, meaning the heaviest thing in the pack is far from your body 4) it’s multiple zips to get to the main volume, and that ruined it for me as a gym bag.
But I love it for travel. Given where prices have gone on quality bags, this is a bargain.
I just got back from a 2 week trip that included planes, trains and automobiles. The pack worked very well. I like the no frills exterior. The backpack straps were comfortable and the simple suspension system made it great to carry.
With the backpack straps tucked I was comfortable sending it through checked luggage. Easy to fit in an overhead bin. The exterior small compartment on the bottom worked great for a pair of shoes plus dirty laundry.
One minor addition that I would suggest would be a slot for a card with name and contact info to be inserted with a clear window near the top of the outer pocket. Just a thought. Also, I have to mention that the zippers in this pack are outstanding! Well done!.
Stay portable and bring everything you need with the Travel Pack V2 from Nomatic. Featuring an expandable design, this backpack features a carrying capacity of 20 to 30L, as well as a water-resistant exterior.
A sternum strap and shoulder straps help distribute weight comfortably. The Travel Pack V2 also features a 16″ wide laptop compartment that is TSA-ready, allowing you to move through security checkpoints more easily.
Hidden and RFID-safe pockets are also present, as are a shoe compartment and a magnetic water bottle pocket. Use the top access pocket to keep important items like a passport within reach, and attach keys and other accessories to the retracting key leash.
A roller bag loop is integrated into the back of the Travel Pack V2, allowing you to easily attach it to your rolling luggage. This travel bag also comes with a sunglasses case.
For the past 7 years I’ve used an Incase Eo Travel Backpack extensively for domestic and international travel. I hoped this Nomatic travel pack would be an upgrade, but it is in only some ways. The Nomatic pack is simply too heavy – with the same contents it’s like I’m carrying a brick in addition to my own stuff.
Also, for being slightly larger exterior dimensions, it has less usable internal space because the structure of the bag is thick and bulky. Nomatic, please note: people use bags to carry STUFF. Carrying around *the bag itself* is not the point, if you don’t have the space and the lightness to help me carry MY stuff, your bag is less useful.
Other cons: 1. The little elastic pockets inside the main compartment are way way too shallow. I want to carry my USB power bank, a pack of wipes, a baggie with various cables, and lots of other things.
In my last bag those type of pockets were twice as deep, in the Nomatic they’re too shallow to contain the things I need to put in them. 2. The function of being able to slip it over the handle of your suitcase is great… except that it uses the same space as it does to stow the shoulder straps.
If the straps are stowed, you can’t slip it over a rollaboard handle, and if they’re not stowed they get in the way. Also, why can you only slip it over the handle *sideways* and not upright like every other backpack with that feature? 3.
The included ‘key lanyard’ is cheap junk that you’d use to clip keys onto your belt. This means there’s no real attachment point for it inside the bag. I took it out immediately. 4. The rigid eyeglasses case has a loose, non-attached lid that pops off and gets lost in the bag.
It’s also too big and takes up a ridiculous amount of space. I took it out immediately, and my regular glasses case fits in that pocket much better anyway. Positives (compared to my prior bag): 1. Looks stylish, fewer loose straps on the outside to get tangled on things.
2. Can slip over suitcase handle, with limitations (see above). 3. Can stow shoulder straps, with limitations (see above). 4. Main compartment can be unzipped at the top to reach in, or can be unzipped to open out fully for easy access.
Given the weight, space issues, and interior layout, I can’t say I’m satisfied with the bag overall. I had some ‘extra’ (unexpected tip) money that I spent on the bag, so I’ll keep it and make do until I find something better, but if I’d spent this much out-of-pocket I would have returned it.
It is definitely not worth $300, and I’d still be hesitant to say it would be worth it at half that.
I have a bag problem – I own and have owned tons of bags always chasing the visions of the perfect back. I think I may be able to stop buying bags now. So why? – attractive, sleek design – love the matte, water resistant materials – padded top handle and shoulders straps – very comfortable, including chest strap since I really load this bag up – expandable, magnetic water bottle slots work great and have held a variety of water bottle sizes that I own – internal organization is great, but you can see that in the pictures – top zipper pouch for phones, etc.
has super soft fabric on the inside – I feel good about putting my phone in there without worry of scratches, etc. probably low risk without the soft fabric, but increases confidence – the computer and ipad sections work well.
I have a type cover on my full size ipad and the pouch can take it with the cover. – I also bought the smaller roller bag – this does slide over the handle as advertised, and makes for a good looking set, but more importantly, functional for travel.
Great bag, highly recommend. I’m sure my friends think I work for Nomatic since I keep telling them about it.
I like the pack as a whole. There is plenty of room in the pack for quick overnight travel. I like the way it opens fully. The challenge I have is when carrying on travel, there is little to no breathability between the pack and my back.
When carrying through the airport or on any long walks, and the pack is buckled appropriately, the material currently used on the pack lays flat against my back and it creates a sweaty situation. The current structure doesn’t allow for any way to “breathe” against my back.
My previous pack, though not as roomie as the travel pack, had a web backing which created some “breathing room” between the pack and my back. Outside of that struggle, this pack is a 5-star. But this is a big issue for me, especially for business travel.
If you have any suggestions on ways to adjust, I am open, or if there is a material option I could switch to, I would have an interest. Otherwise, I am not sure this is the fit for me long term. Hope this is helpful feedback.
Take your laptop on the go with this black Nomatic backpack. The durable water-resistant materials allow for everyday use, while the hidden stash pockets let you pack stationery and mobile devices for easy access.
This Nomatic backpack has a full perimeter zipper for expanding the large compartment to accommodate more items, and the magnetic water bottle pockets help you separate liquids and your electronics. Tech organization Built in back panel with a place for your tablet, with pockets to organize tech from cords to keyboards.
The laptop compartment is surrounded by foam and can hold a 15-inch laptop. A bonus feature is cord pass-through holes connecting compartments. Minimalist design The designers didn’t forget about looks.
The NOMATIC Backpack has a sleek minimalist design and comes in a classic black. Smart pockets This backpack has 20 pockets designed with specific functions in mind. There’s a removable hard protective shell for glasses or sunglasses that tucks safely away when not in use.
Avoid lens scratches. Know where your specs are. Lock up The bag comes with a retractable key leash. Simply pull the keys out to access a lock. When you are finished, the key leash retracts, returning safely to its pocket in the bag.
I purchased the Navigator 15L Backpack through the CostcoNext program. While I generally really like the style of the backpack, after using it on my first business trip I realized that this model is not well-suited for travel.
Here’s a summary of the problems I discovered:- the water bottle pocket is very difficult to use — inserting and removing the bottle is a pain when the backpack is full – the straps on the outside shell are not useful for carrying items because they tend to work loose and are not very secure- accessing the inner pockets can be difficult with a full pack in tight spaces like airplane seats – the fully loaded pack tends to slip off of the shoulders when walking, and the chest strap rides too high and is uncomfortable- the outside shell indented after the first few uses and now the pack sits lopsided- the strap for attaching to a roller handle is too tight — I pinched my fingers several times trying to attach it- the laptop sleeve section is small for a laptop and an iPad making it difficult to insert and remove devices- overall the bag could use more outside accessible pocketsOverall, I’d say this pack needs a redesign and improved manufacturing and materials.
The overall quality isn’t bad but some of the feature changes from the first one are just purely thought out. I was disappointed when I received the first backpack when it came out years ago when it was missing the feature that made the backpack stand up but the bag in general was great.
Because of the durability and features I decided to give this new one a try. I read how they used YKK zippers on this new one which that’s the main thing that stopped working on my last one. Almost all of the zippers broke.
After getting the new bag the zippers are definitely different but I wouldn’t say better. They are more “sticky” and have less which means the nice key feature that allows you to put a key on an extracting line is pointless because you have to completely unzip the entire bag in order to get to the key.
The old bag had four zippers so you could quickly access the interior of the bag from anywhere but not anymore. There’s also two less mesh pockets on the very front inside of the bag and the inside back pocket no longer has the interchangeable Velcro pockets.
Overall it they may have improved the quality of the zippers but changed lots of other features that make it not worth it.
Designed for a hassle-free journey, the Dakine Split Adventure 38L Backpack is the travel piece you’ve been dreaming of. This versatile split-level pack features a TSA compliant laptop sleeve, fleece-lined tablet compartment, and bottom shoe pocket, ensuring you can hop on any plane, train, ferry, or helicopter and arrive with all your gear intact.
With backpanel travel bag integration, organizer pockets, and generous storage compartment, you can be sure you’ve got everything you need to handle any epic excursion.
I am a firefighter and I travel from station to station. This bag is my portable bedroom: Perfectly fits workout clothes (including extra shoes), uniforms, toiletries, a Rumpl blanket with one sheet, masks, belt, Leatherman and a book.
I love how organized it keeps me. I can be ready in 10 minutes of arriving at the station and be ready to go in the same amount of time the next morning. When it’s time for vacation, this pack will me my first choice for a carry-on.
Back in 2005 I bought a backpack for college. That bag went EVERYWHERE. It has been to other countries, quick day trips, vacations out of town, my go-to go-bag for years. I have not had ONE bit of wear on it.
I was amazed. After my husband, who has a bad habit of destroying bags that he takes to work, asked for a new bag I let him use it. I knew he would destroy it so I upgraded to this bag. The quality hasn’t gone down and I am so relieved.
This bag is a little larger than my 5’3″ frame would be comfortable with on a hike but it is SOLID for the other travel I do. Currently it is being used for a gym bag until I go on my beach trip this summer.
I look forward to many more great years with you Dakine.
I have to sit on an aisle seat on airplanes which usually gives you less space under the seat in front of you. Packed full, I had to cram it under the seat but, it fit! Will easily fit in overhead. Pockets and storage for everything I need.
My first use I travelled to see the grandkids for a month and took a bunch of GoPro and DLSR gear, toiletries, medicines, books and all the clothing I would need in a snowy winter mountain climate. NO checked bags were needed! 2 improvements would be a carry handle on the side, and an easy way to attach to another, regular luggage, carry on with pull handle.
Durable Quality The backpack features prolonged product life. Two handles have both undergone vibration test carrying a load of 10kg for 1000 times (The test item is set to vibrate within a vibration range of 4 inches for 1000 times at a speed of 30 times per minute.
) The zipper has reinforced stitches for sturdy quality and smooth usage. 90 Opening You can open the backpack like a suitcase thus allowing an easy organization of your belongings. For Different Situations Flight-Easyjet/Ryanair/Monarch etc.
Business-Commute, business travel, office,overnight Ourtdoor-Hiking, camping, cycling School-College, high school, university, summer camp, back to school Offering you an easy trip This backpack is specifically designed for short term business or family travel.
It relieves you from carrying a heavy trolley on road, and its very light and compact.
Brilliant design, the padding, the 17 in. is perfect for my new Dell computer plus the AOC portable monitor and all the adaptors, cords, chargers, etc. that I would travel with. And. it comes with it’s own rain coat.
The various pockets, slots, and even hidden compartments, the zippers in the padded shoulder staples- just brilliant! I started out first researching Gaming Computer Backpacks ( although I wasn’t buying a gaming computer) because I knew it would be more protective.
Being on foot, or using public transit with such a heavy load, protection of my equipment was a main concern of mine. AS SOON AS IT ARRIVED- I KNEW THAT I MADE THE BEST CHOICE!.
The black Travel Backpack 30L from Peak Design is a bag that can serve as the core of a versatile transportation system for photographers, multimedia creators, and dedicated travelers. The main compartment is accessed with a durable #10 zipper, and expansion/compression zippers keep your cargo snug.
Padded sleeves for a tablet and a 15″ laptop assure your sensitive electronics are protected. A zippered, soft-lined top compartment holds essentials like your sunglasses, keys, passport, etc. The padded shoulder straps and the sternum strap can be stowed under magnet-closing flaps, so they won’t get caught on things if you need to check the bag.
Low-profile grab handles on the sides make it easy to pull the pack from the overhead compartment, no matter which way it’s positioned. Large pockets on the sides accommodate tripods, trekking poles, or water bottles.
The bag has clips for three separately available Peak Design Packing/Camera Cubes, designed to store camera, video, audio, and digital media equipment. The Travel Backpack is made of 100% recycled, weather-resistant, 400-denier nylon with a waterproof 900-denier base.
I really wanted to live this backpack and to retire my old faithful 2018 Dell Professional 17 back, which had Pack all my shut and travelled 3x around the globe to USA, Thailand Taiwan, Malaysia etc.
But this bag some how at many times (2022) has got beaten by a at that time 60 $, I usually pack a few note books chargers(phone and laptop) a 15in laptop, 2 pens and a few days clothes with room to spare in the Dell backpack;And a small Canon camera.
But with this I feel there could be an additional compartment at the front which is deeper, and more use able upright wise compartments. The clam shell design is great but for a travel bag, sometimes you sorta want some privacy and not opening the whole bag to access something at the bottom.
Maybe I’m nitpicking but for future buyers do be wary of hoe to access things. I like the stiffness of the bag and the magnets at the front, but I believe it could be more useful if the ID pocket had a small magnet too.
Also for this current bag the max I could pack is one t shirt one regular m size hoodie not book laptop N charger and it already feels pretty tight and full;Same gear as I used with the dell backpack.
Not sure if it’s a got used to it thing or I’m just breaking in the bag;But at a day to day, I still use the beat up dell 17′ cause for its practicality and ease of access. Also the bloody side pockets are bloody tight when your bag is somewhat full compared to the dell Pro 17 where you CAN still fit your regular size water flask( like a 5inch diameter size).
I feel like some woke guy Design this for woke people that wanna be non woke, and the woke people bit the bait. Idk, just a gut feeling. Hey peakdesign, fly me out so I can show you my 2 year old well used 60dollar dell bag most of the time does the job better.
This backpack has so many features that you can’t even really quantify them all in a single review like this one. Thankfully, Peak Design provides a very helpful video to explain and show all of what this thing can do.
It doesn’t feel nearly as large as it is when you’re wearing it, but it has a voracious appetite for gear. And the versatility is absolutely inasane! You can configure this backpack to haul just about anything and in most cases, I would reach for it before I look at my carryon spinner.
The strap design makes it super comfortable to wear, even when you have a really long walk. Also, it’s built to extremely high quality standards to ensure years of trouble-free use. It’s not the cheapest backpack for sure, but you’ll have no regrets about buying it and you will get your money’s worth.
I looked forever for an upgrade and stumbled on this Peak Design. It’s darn near perfect! It’s minimalist but has handles on all sides and the material is very durable. It’s got padding in all the right places and I love that it opens fully so I don’t have to dig.
There’s a bit of an odd upside-down magnetic “pocket” that’s for rain flies. It’s handy to shove my phone into while it goes through airport security, but it would have been nice if it had been zippered.
Also, I wish the front pocket was a teeny bit deeper. But that’s if I’m getting really nitpicky.
The travel backpack for an active lifestyle. The Thule Aion 40-L backpack has a removable roll-top pocket. Its maximum capacity is still within the carry-on range, making it perfect for air travel. The removable roll-top pocket of the backpack is equipped with TPU lining that protects the rest of the luggage from odors, moisture and dirt.
It is also easy to clean and ideal for storing sports equipment and dirty laundry. The carry-on luggage also has special areas for storing electronic devices and a water bottle pocket. The Thule Aion Sling (sold separately) can be used with this travel backpack as a waist belt for better weight distribution and quick access to important items.
Was very excited to receive this bag for an upcoming overnight. The clamshell opening style is really convenient and makes it more luggage-like but there are two deficiencies with this bag that have me wondering.
First, the zippers have nice long pulls but they get stuck around the top corners even when using care to make sure the tracks are aligned. It’s eventually workable but not great to need to spend the additional time and care still.
The most frustrating thing I’ve found with this bag is that the balance is way off. Both loaded and unloaded it falls forward when set down on its base. Sometimes bags need to be set down and there may not always be an object to carefully lean it against.
Not sure if I received a dud but for the price I expected better weight distribution in that regard. It’s not all bad though. The straps are comfortable and the multiple grab handles are really convenient.
There are pockets everywhere inside to store and separate all your things. The expansion and rolling bag strap are nice touches as well. On the fence as to whether to keep looking or live with the things that could have been better here.
This is my travel buddy! Especially when travelling through an airplane. I like that it has a lot of pockets. There’s a pocket for all the things you need while travelling. I like that it is made from 100% recycled fabrics and it is very well made and designed.
It is expandable from 28L to 32L. All you need to do is open the zipper from side to side. It secures my 13 inches laptop inside as it is padded inside. I also like that it has a TPU divider that keeps item separated, secured and dry during travel.
If I am trekking, hiking or simply travelling and it is raining, I make sure to put all my valuables and electronics inside the TPU divider to protect it from water. It also has a dedicated bottle pocket on the side that keeps your bottle secured and within reach.
Internal pockets are for smaller items like earphones and chargers so you can easily find them and grab them. This fits perfectly on the overhead bin or under your seat on the plane. I highly recommend it.
This could be the perfect carry on back pack to fit all your electronics, medium trip clothing and accessories and then some. But I found at least two design issues that inhibits it’s full potential.
I have used this as a carry on all g with a roll aboard carry on for a 8 day trip in the UK/Scotland. First, When the internal tie downs in the main compartment are cinched fully the zipper for the electronics compartment does not close smoothly.
Second, when you stow the pack on your roll aboard handle you have to flip the pack on its side. Which means you can’t keep your water bottle in its pocket when carrying it this way as the bottle slot is on the side.
Defeats the purpose!! Thule design team – maybe you will address in the next iteration. Happy to give additional feedback.
Built with long-lasting, ultra-durable water resistant coated polyester, your belongings will be protected from the elements. The full zip opening allows for easy packing with loads of capacity. Constructed of durable fabric treated with water resistant coating and foam padding Recyclable RPET body fabric and lining Separate padded laptop compartment holds up to a 15.
6″ laptop Front storage pocket with organization, key leash, and tricot lined slip pocket for protection Apple AirTag holder permanently attached and located in front pocket (AitTag not included) Elastic side pocket perfect for water bottle storage SmartSleeve fits over upright handles for easy mobility Multiple external grab handles for easy handling Padded back and shoulder straps with adjustable sternum strap provide comfort while carrying Center zip fully opens for ease of packing multiple compartments Multiple mesh storage pockets are perfect for storing for personal belongings Multiple zippered quick access stash pockets Weight: 1.
Great roomy backpack that opens and packs like a mini suitcase. It has interior and exterior pockets to keep small items secure. There is a padded compartment for an iPad or laptop. It also has padded shoulder straps.
This backpack pairs perfectly with the Detour rolling duffel, and even has a strap on the back so you can slide it right over the rolling duffel handle.
Built to size for domestic carry-on use, the Osprey Transporter Carry-On travel pack has a backpack-style suspension, sturdy grab handles, and an array of travel-friendly organizational features. Its highly-durable, weather-resistant construction also enables it to withstand the rigors of repeated use.
Contoured and padded shoulder straps enable you to carry the Transporter Carry-On like a traditional backpack. For convenience, the straps can be tucked away or removed entirely. A tuckaway webbed waistbelt and an adjustable sternum strap help you dial in fit and improve load stability.
A separate detachable strap allows you to carry the pack like a shoulder bag. Sturdy integrated handles allow you to carry the pack more like a suitcase and help retrieve the pack from overhead bins.
A pass-through sleeve on the backpanel allows the carry-on to slip over wheeled luggage handles and ride securely. The pack’s main compartment provides more than 2600 cubic inches of storage and opens flat for easy packing.
The carry-on is divided into two sections to provide organizational options. The upper 1/3 has a zippered fabric cover, ideal for footwear or wet/dirty clothes. The lower 2/3 panel has a zippered mesh cover and compression panels to hold clothes flat and reduce wrinkles.
Two zippered mesh interior pockets keep small items from getting lost. An external zipper allows access to a large toiletries pocket. A front panel organizer pocket has plenty of room for items like magazines, pens and keys and a zippered rear panel gives access to a padded sleeve large enough for a 17-inch laptop.
Inside the laptop sleeve, a hidden RFID security pocket holds a wallet or passport. The Osprey Transporter Carry-On is available in your choice of colors. While the pack’s 21. 5” x 14” x 9” dimensions make it suitable for most domestic flights, it is always advisable to touch base with your airline to confirm current restrictions prior to heading to the airport.
This is a great travelling bag, I also own a Transporter duffel bag 40L and a Snow Kit duffel 44L. The Transporter Carry own is so far my favorite, I have taken it on two 8 day trips to Europe and it has performed in an excellent way, it has more than enough room, the fact that opens up like a suitcase if what I like the best.
Two cons: It is a little heavy and the material will show some wear almost immediately, if this bag was made of a different, lighter material it would be perfect. Another change I would like to see is for the bag to have handles on all sides like the Transporter duffel bag, since the bag can get a little heavy, this would be a great feature when putting it and puling it off the overhead compartment on the plane.
I have to stand outdoors for hours in all kinds of weather. Purchased this bag to keep my supplies in. Mostly medical supplies that I need to keep dry and have quick access to. Most marketed travel medical bags are way overpriced and not waterproof.
This is very water resistant but the seams are the issue. If you’re outside for 30min or less it will do fine. But for no extra cost osprey could have made it way better. please make a redesign with sealed seams.
Since this is TPU fabric it could have been heat sealed or stitched and taped. Everything else about this bag is fantastic. Osprey please remake with sealed seams! I will be sealing them myself to make it waterproof.
There are several bags that fit in a similar category to this one, but you can’t deny Osprey’s quality, and they back it with one of the best warranties in the industry. I was looking for something that had plenty of room for clothes on a 3-5 day trip Not only does it have that, but it has all of the organization that I could need.
One of the key features that I was looking for was a padded laptop sleeve and this one has done really well at transporting both my Laptop and Ipad on road trips. If you are looking for something that will carry all of your travel essentials along with your work/school supplies, this is a solid bag.
Master the commute with the Carson Backpack. Ergonomically designed, impeccably organised, and highly durable, this smart bag helps you navigate the urban landscape in style. A member of Tumi’s iconic Voyageur series, the Carson combines modern styling with a charming, hickory hued fabrication and elegant leather accents.
The dual section design allows for order and accessibility, with dedicated spaces for a 15” laptop, tablet, gadgets, stationery, and business essentials. An adjustable shoulder strap and padded leather top handle promise effortless handling.
Reflecting Tumi’s fine regard to detail, a quick access back pocket with hidden magnetic snap is perfect for storing a phone or valuables.
Carry all of your gear in style and comfort with the black Tectonic 17″ Perfect Fit Laptop Backpack from Samsonite. This pack features a separate, padded compartment fitting laptops up to 17″, a front organizer pocket with a sleeve for your iPad or tablet, and a spacious main compartment for the rest of your gear.
An exterior top pocket is useful for small items such as headphones and sunglasses. Wear the backpack with the comfortable, padded, adjustable shoulder straps, or carry it using the convenient padded top handle.
There’s also a rear strap for use with a rolling luggage trolley handle. For comfort and to wick away moisture, the back panel features 3D padded mesh. Made of 1680D polyester, this lightweight 3. 1-pound bag is strong and durable.
From the streets of Buenos Aires to the foothills of the Andes, Osprey’s Farpoint 70 is ready for anything. Go ahead and fill it up with heavy mountain gear. The LightWire frame suspension transfers the load from harness to hipbelt.
A mesh backpanel improves ventilation and the mesh on the harness and hipbelt reduces chafing under load. The entire suspension stows away under a zippered panel creating a sleek silhouette for transport.
Panel Access: Large panel zip access to main compartment with lockable sliders provides accessibility and security to main contents Stowaway Backpanel: The fixed, dual-density hipbelt adjusts to different waist sizes with pads that accommodate an additional 3″ (7.
5 cm) on each side. You can make this adjustment while wearing the pack by simply pulling the pad out and fastening it in place with the hook and loop closure. Front Compression Straps: A floating zippered top pocket with under lid zippered mesh pocket organizes smaller items and can extend to handle oversized loads Padded Handles: Top and side padded carry handles are helpful when you need to hoist the pack Specs Small / Medium Style: 100002 Volume: 4089 in³ / 67 L Dimensions (est.
I used the Farpoint on a 6 week trip to Europe. The main bag was checked luggage on all my flights and held up really well with all the airline abuse a bag normally receives. I do not believe this pack could fit in on any overhead locker given the height of the bag.
The ability to zip up the straps behind a cover was excellent and really practical for international travel. This pack is best suited to using packing cubes as the internal space is significant. I took way too much stuff on my trip and it handled it well with the internal compression straps.
The mesh on the main flap is large and can be used for a variety of things given its size. The day pack is really just that, a small bag that could carry your things for a days activities and not much more.
putting clothing into it fills its smaller capacity quickly. The laptop sleeve and small zipped section attached to the laptop sleeve were great places to store travel documentation and valuables. The ability to also attach the small pack to the back of the main pack was excellent.
You also have the ability to hang the small pack in front of you using the clips on the pack.
Didn’t use it yet but this bag is packed with useful options. Love the zipped day pack, fits my full frame DSLR and 3 mid-size prime lenses and there is still place for other things after. The main bag is a great size and is made of thicker material than my main hicking backpack.
Both are really confortable although they don’t offer the same breathability and lumbar support as a fully dedicated hiking pack. Perfect as a travelling backpack but wouldn’t use is for hiking except for the daypack for short summer hikes.
Also i find the color nicer for a women than the grey one which I returned because it was too green tinted. Colors can be hard to see online but the red is what I would describe as a tomato red, warmer tinted (more an orangey-red) than true red which I would have prefered.
I love this pack. I’ve owned it for 6 years and in that time have taken it on extended abroad travels to Europe, Asia, and South America. It is excellent for plane and train travel given its strap stowage, and removable day pack.
You can easily fit several weeks worth of clothing, etc. in its main pocket. It’s much more user-friendly than a top-loader for international travel. I check the main pack and take the daypack as hand luggage.
In a pinch I’ve checked both pieces together to accommodate an extra carry-on. Also it’s one of the most durable packs I’ve ever owned. After most trips I run it through a 2 hour high heat dryer cycle at the laundromat to kill any bed bugs, and have also subjected it to two weeks in a -80C deep freezer.
It’s still going strong! With only one small hole (that I blame on the baggage handlers). The college where I teach does a lot of study abroad travel with students around the globe. The Farpoint series is always my recommendation for students looking for a travel friendly way to go from train-to-trail.
The Patagonia Refugio Daypack 26L Backpack has the go-to volume and fit built for efficient working on the go. This backpack is made from 100% recycled polyester with a PFC-Free DWR finish to resist light moisture.
Its removable padded sleeve fits laptops up to 15″ and has a secure zippered pocket to hold pens, cords and other desktop items to ease transitions from work to play. The hydration hanger, pass-through access and breathable back panel are as ready for the trail as the daily commute, while the dedicated desk caddy compartment, large main compartment and front-panel pocket help keep your day organized and frequently used items close at hand.
Get ready for your daily commute with the Patagonia Refugio Daypack 26L Backpack!.
At first glance seems like a good backpack, but once you start using it the (lack of) details really start to show. There is absolutely NO internal organization. If you’re using this solely as a daypack and don’t care about just chucking anything in there you may fare better.
The basic structure is 1) outside mini pocket for valuable 2) main large pocket for everything 3) rear laptop pocket. The only organization is via an (included) laptop sleeve, however it is fairly bulky and adds unnecessary weight.
In addition, even holding just my keys + sunglasses+ badge, the outside mini pocket would jut out and look bad. The pack width adjustment straps are poorly designed and only add to the jutting out effect if you have literally anything in the outside pocket.
Would probably make an okay daypack, however as a commuting pack it does not get the job done nearly as well as other options.
I gave up on this pack while loading it – I didn’t feel right using it knowing that it so clearly wasn’t going to work for me. The main pocket, with the laptop sleeve, has an incredibly limited opening.
In practice, this means that it is difficult to see inside or access items. This is complicated by the fact that there is very limited organization, so you really do need to be able to see inside. I’m struggling to understand what the intended purpose of this bag is.
It cannot possibly be work / school, given the complete lack of organization. I cannot imagine it is travel – you’d have to empty it all over your seatmate to find anything. It doesn’t appear to be hiking – there is a laptop sleeve inside.
Despite loving Patagonia as a company – this falls short and is being returned unused.
I have a variety of backpacks and have been looking for a light weight, but large capacity pack. This one hits the marks! I love my highly engineered *sprey, but sometimes I don’t need all of the organization.
Without the pre-configured pockets, the Refugio allows me to organize to my own specs (with packing cubes). My favorite feature is the removable laptop sleeve – this is perfect because sometimes you need it and sometimes you don’t.
I love the flexibility a surprised that his was one of the only packs that offers that feature. Without the extra weight of over zealous organization, this easily converts to a day back. The overall size is manageable for an under the seat personal carry on.
Overall a great choice in travel/commuting backpack.
Assuming you would like a conclusion for a blog post on the best backpack to use as carry on luggage:
When traveling, it is important to be mindful of the size and weight of your luggage. Carrying on a backpack is often the best way to avoid checked bag fees, and it can also be more convenient and comfortable than lugging around a heavy suitcase.
But not all backpacks are created equal when it comes to travel. To find the best backpack to use as carry on luggage, look for one that is lightweight, has a variety of compartments and pockets for organization, and is comfortable to wear.
With so many great options on the market, there is sure to be a backpack that is perfect for your next trip.
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