We are bug fans of traveling with only carry on luggage when going on trips. There’s nothing like the freeing feeling from only bringing the necessities with you while traveling. That is why we really like travel backpacks. These have really evolved in recent years to become a true alternative to traditional rolling suitcases. There are lot of great options from Osprey, Eagle Creek and others… But one of our absolute favorites right now in terms of build quality and functionality is the Tortuga Travel Backpack. Tortuga really “gets” the idea of one bag travel with this durable carry on backpack. This translates into one of the most well-thought-out backpacks we have seen. At 44 litres, it is big enough to pack your necessities and a bit more and the internal pockets can even store up to a 17 inch laptop for those of you who travel for work or need access to a laptop when on the go.
A truly durable carry on backpack
The backpack loads like a traditional suitcase so you don’t have to dump all of your belongings on the floor of a dirty hostel just to find that one item that sunk to the bottom of the bag. This has long been the main criticism of traveling with packing/hiking bags. But the real reason we are featuring this bag here is Tortuga’s uncompromising dedication to quality. The exterior of the bag is about as durable as any of the top bag manufacturers with a heavy denier ballistic nylon. Zippers are top notch and a very comfortable hip belt and set of shoulder straps feel beefy to the touch. Grab handles on the top and the side easily make this bag function as a duffel for when you are going through security and they are stitched multiple times to the bag itself (they aren’t going to fail anytime soon). This goes for the whole construction of the bag which is excellent overall.
If you’re the kind of person that wants to try one-bag travel or you just want a kick ass buy it for life BIFL backpack, then the Tortuga Travel Backpack is for you.
Tortuga Men's Setout 45L - Max-Size Carry On Travel Backpack (Heather Grey)
- A FEATURE-RICH CARRY ON - The Setout 45 travel backpack is carry on sized so you never have to worry about checking your bag; With room for 7+ days worth of clothing, toiletries, and other travel essentials, you'll always have what you need, when you need it
- PACKS LIKE A SUITCASE - Opens flat like a suitcase for easy packing and organization; Never lose your stuff at the bottom of your bag; Accessory pockets keep all your belongings readily available
- CARRIES LIKE A BACKPACK - Injection-molded foam shoulder straps conform to your body for a custom fit; The padded, removable hip belt takes your bag's weight off of your shoulders and transfers it onto your hips for a lighter, more comfortable carry
- LAPTOP AND COMPUTER FRIENDLY - Laptop and tablet sleeves protect your electronics while on the road; The Setout 45 carryon travel backpack fits a 17" laptop, 9.7" tablet, and all your chargers
- BUILT TO LAST - Stowable, hideaway straps keep your bag protected when stashed away; Durable, weather-resistant materials ensure the Setout will be there with you for the long haul