Luggage

6.9

review

Transit30 by Matador

For a weekend trip or as an extra bag to pack along when space is tight, the Matador Transit30 is a reliable and ultra-compressible duffle—with just a bit of wear over time.

View Review
8.7
Tom Bihn Synapse 25 Review

review

Synapse 25 by Tom Bihn

If you’re looking for a customizable travel pack with superior internal organization, the Tom Bihn Synapse 25 just might be the perfect choice. A result of years of tweaking and collaborating, this innovative pack continues to impress us—even if we’re not the biggest fans of the main compartment.

View Review
7.6
Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack Review

review

Ultra-Sil Day Pack by Sea to Summit

Though relatively simple and void of organization, the lightweight Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack is a durable and extremely packable day pack that just plain gets the job done.

View Review
6.7
Brevite Rolltop Photography Backpack

review

Rolltop Camera Backpack by Brevitē

Sleek, stylish and organized, the Brevitē Rolltop Camera Backpack offers versatility for the casual photographer. However, if you’re looking for quick access to your gear, this may not be the pack for you.

View Review
6.7
Black Ember Citadel Modular Backpack Review

review

Citadel Modular Backpack by Black Ember

The Black Ember Citadel Modular is a highly customizable travel pack with its own modular accessory system and a bunch of durable materials. Although we do think this pack is on the cutting-edge of the backpack industry, during our testing we found it to be a tad heavy and somewhat over-engineered.

View Review
7.4
Osprey Daylite Review

review

Daylite by Osprey

If you’re looking for a go-to daypack from a trusted and reliable brand, you can’t go wrong with the Osprey Daylite. We’ve been impressed with its harness system and comfortable carry, but the lack of a dedicated laptop compartment may be an issue for some.

View Review
7.4
Humangear GoTubb Review

review

GoTubb by HumanGear

The humangear GoTubbs are hard containers that can be opened with one hand and provide a great place for smaller items during travel. Although we think they take up a bit more room than necessary, we love how versatile these little containers are.

View Review
8.1
Patagonia Black Hole Cube Review

review

Black Hole Cubes by Patagonia

The Patagonia Black Hole Cubes are a solid option for organizing your life in any travel bag. We’ve found them to be incredibly durable and love the various methods of organization they offer—although they’re not as compressible as other cubes we’ve seen.

View Review
8.2
REI Ruckpack 40 Review

review

Ruckpack 40 by REI

The REI Ruckpack 40 is a solid travel pack with a slick look, excellent carry, stealthy organization, and a metric ton of functionality. If you couldn’t tell, we like it quite a bit…but we’re not huge fans of the laptop compartment or the lack of strap management.

View Review
8.4
Heimplanet Monolith Weekender 40L Review

review

Monolith Weekender 40L by Heimplanet

The Heimplanet Monolith Weekender is a 40L carry-on compliant pack that works well for one bag travel. We’ve been impressed with the quality materials, comfortable harness system, and practicality of this pack—it’s just a shame there’s no water bottle pocket!

View Review
7.1
Mission Workshop Radian Review

review

Radian by Mission Workshop

The Mission Workshop Radian is a bag enthusiasts dream. A highly customizable, unique travel pack with a proprietary accessory system, smart design, and unbelievable carry. The bad part? It’s heavy, bulky, and not ideal for air travel.

View Review
6.5
Fjallraven Splitpack Review

review

Splitpack by Fjallraven

We’ve been impressed with the durability and craftsmanship of the Fjallraven Splitpack, but it lacks in some key areas. There’s no laptop compartment, water bottle pocket, and most importantly, it’s not comfortable to carry.

View Review
8.6
GORUCK GR1 Review

review

GR1 by GORUCK

The GORUCK GR1 is a medium-sized travel pack that can handle just about anything you might want to throw at it. With its simple design, precise craftsmanship, and durable materials—it is built to last. And while we do love it, the heavy weight and high price can be hard to swallow.

View Review
7.7
Patagonia Arbor Classic Pack Review

review

Arbor Classic Pack by Patagonia

The Patagonia Arbor Classic Pack is a heritage style pack with modern materials. We’ve found its former version to be a great option for minimalist country hopping and weekend getaways. With minor differences, we expect the Classic version to hold up just the same.

View Review
7.5
Lowe Alpine Aeon 22 & ND20 Review

review

Aeon 22 & ND20 by Lowe Alpine

The Lowe Alpine Aeon is an outdoorsy pack that, to be honest, doesn’t have the cleanest aesthetic. But if you’re looking for a sturdy daypack to fit inside your larger one bag travel backpack, the harness system and versatility make this a great choice.

View Review
7.0
Pacsafe Venturesafe X40 Plus Review

review

Venturesafe X40 Plus by Pacsafe

If you’re looking for a secure travel backpack, the Pacsafe Venturesafe X40 Plus offers some great features, including slash-proof material and secure zippers. We’ve enjoyed just about everything on this pack, but the laptop compartment did feel a bit “meh.”

View Review
8.9
Peak Design Travel Backpack Review

review

Travel Backpack by Peak Design

The Peak Design Travel Backpack is nothing short of genius. Its innovative features and design make it a stand-out in our mind, even though some of the materials left a bit to be desired.

View Review
7.5
Matador Freerain24 Review

review

Freerain24 by Matador

The Matador Freerain24 is an ultralight packable daypack that excels in wet climates and partners well with any one bag travel pack.

View Review
7.6
Osprey Porter 46

review

Porter 46 by Osprey

For better or worse, the Osprey Porter 46 is a big pack with a big capacity. Bulk it up or cinch it down, the Porter is a durable option for those who tend to carry more.

View Review
7.3
Matador Hip Pack Review

review

Hip Pack by Matador

Back in fashion with a bang, the ultra-lightweight, and packable Matador Hip Pack is a super handy accessory that will vastly improve your travels on the road.

View Review
7.8
Eagle Creek Global Companion 40L Travel Pack Review

review

Global Companion 40L by Eagle Creek

The Eagle Creek Global Companion stands true to it’s name and has shown some solid qualities we’d want in any trusty companion.

View Review
6.6
Standard Luggage Co. Daily Backpack Review

review

Daily Backpack by Standard Luggage Co.

A typical pack with tech focus, the Daily Backpack from Standard Luggage Co. is a backpack, briefcase, and messenger bag in one.

View Review
6.7
OPPOSETHIS Invisible Carry-On Review

review

Invisible Carry-On Travel Backpack by OPPOSETHIS

Designed in collaboration with over 500 fellow travelers, the OPPOSETHIS Invisible Carry-On is an expandable 24-33L travel pack that aims to “simplify the way you travel.”

View Review
8.1
Aer Flight Pack 2 Review

review

Flight Pack 2 by Aer

Delivering some much anticipated upgrades from the previous iteration, the Aer Flight Pack 2 is a durable, functional pack with lots of organization that’s great for short trips and urban adventures.

View Review
8.0
Trakke Laggan Travel Accessory Pouch Review

review

Laggan Travel Accessory Pouch by Trakke

The Trakke Laggan Travel Accessory Pouch is a minimalistic and durable piece of gear that will organize your smaller travel items for many years to come.

View Review
7.6
Tortuga Setout Divide Backpack Review

review

Setout Divide Backpack by Tortuga

The Tortuga Setout Divide is everything we wish the Homebase had been—a durable and versatile travel pack with some great features.

View Review
8.3
Trakke Storr Carry-On Backpack Review

review

Storr Carry-On Backpack by Trakke

Handmade in Scotland from quality materials sourced within the UK, the Trakke Storr is a super durable 30L pack that’s perfect for one bag travel.

View Review
8.3
Mission Workshop Internal Tool Roll Review

review

Internal Tool Roll by Mission Workshop

The Mission Workshop Internal Tool Roll organizes all of your “tools”—whatever they may be—making your travel experience easy and efficient!

View Review
9.1
Aer Travel Pack 2 Review

review

Travel Pack 2 by Aer

The Aer Travel Pack 2 picks up right where it’s predecessor left off—a great one bag travel pack with a slick look and high attention to detail.

View Review
7.0
Topo Designs Daypack

review

Daypack by Topo Designs

Despite a few minor nitpicks, the Topo Designs Daypack is a great heritage-style pack for buzzing around the city or taking on longer journeys as a daypack.

View Review
7.0
Pakt One Review

review

One Travel Bag by Pakt

If you’ve been on the look out for a duffel style bag that features a clamshell opening, then the Pakt One may be just what you’re searching for.

View Review
7.6
Pacific Northwest Elfin Packing Cubes Review

review

Elfin Packing Cubes by Pacific Northwest

The durable and lightweight Elfin Compression Packing Cubes by Pacific Northwest are a superb addition to an already competitive marketplace.

View Review
8.0
Heimplanet Transit Line Travel Pack

review

Transit Line Travel Pack by Heimplanet

Durable, environmentally friendly, and urban focused. Despite minor nitpicks, the Heimplanet Transit Line Travel Pack is quickly becoming one of our favorite backpacks.

View Review
7.4
AmazonBasics Packing Cubes Review

review

Packing Cube Set by AmazonBasics

Need some new packing cubes but don’t want to blow your entire budget? This set of four by AmazonBasics may be just what you’re looking for.

View Review
7.6
Cotopaxi Batac 16L Review

review

Batac 16L Daypack by Cotopaxi

Looking for a pack that’s one-of-a-kind and sticks out amongst the crowd? The Cotopaxi Batac 16L functions as a daypack while showing off some unique character.

View Review
5.1
NOMATIC Travel Bag Review

review

Travel Bag by NOMATIC

After raising an enormous $5m on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, the NOMATIC Travel Bag promises to be “the most functional travel bag ever.” In practice we found that claim to be a little hit and miss.

View Review
7.6
Fjallraven Travel Pack Review

review

Travel Pack by Fjallraven

With its Scandinavian style and impressive organization, the Fjallraven Travel Pack is a fantastic companion for weekend city breaks or business trips.

View Review
7.8
Mystery Ranch In and Out Packable Daypack

review

In and Out Packable Daypack by Mystery Ranch

Heavier than you expect from a packable daypack, the Mystery Ranch In and Out carries like a regular backpack and is one of the most durable daypacks we’ve tested.

View Review
5.7
Pacific Northwest Sea To Sky Packable Daypack

review

Sea to Sky Packable Daypack by Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest Sea to Sky Pack is a lightweight packable daypack that can go with you just about anywhere—even under waterfalls.

View Review
6.7
eBags Ultralight Packing Cubes

review

Ultralight Packing Cubes by eBags

The Ultralight Packing Cubes from eBags offer organization for any backpack or luggage you choose, and they have a few features that set them apart from the competition.

View Review
7.6
Tortuga Setout Packable Daypack

review

Setout Packable Daypack by Tortuga

Designed to pair with the Tortuga Setout, the Setout Packable Daypack is durable and surprisingly backpack-like, while still lightweight and compressible. Ideal for day trips when you want to leave your main pack at the hotel or hostel.

View Review
6.8
Tortuga Setout

review

Setout Backpack by Tortuga

The Tortuga Setout is a maximum legal sized carry-on bag that’s “just right” for the average traveler. The few nitpicks we found are outweighed by the smart organizational features and design.

View Review
7.8
Sandqvist Zack Review

review

Zack 41L Backpack by Sandqvist

Categorized as a weekend bag by Sandqvist, the 41L Zack seems to check all the travel pack boxes. But can it compete with the one bag travel heavy hitters?

View Review
7.0
Chrome Industries Niko F-Stop Camera Backpack

review

Niko F-Stop Camera Backpack by Chrome Industries

The Chrome Niko F-Stop Camera Backpack is comfortable, technical, yet simple—a great travel bag for seasoned shooters, casual snappers and travelers alike.

View Review
7.5
Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack

review

Allpa 35L Travel Pack by Cotopaxi

The Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Travel Pack is a great all-around bag that is smartly designed for carry-on compliance and can suit both urban and outdoorsy travelers alike.

View Review
7.8
F-Stop Small Shallow ICU (Internal Camera Unit) Review

review

Small Shallow ICU (Internal Camera Unit) by F-Stop

The F-Stop Small Shallow ICU (internal camera unit) is a camera cube insert that organizes and protects all of your camera gear within your backpack or luggage.

View Review
8.1
EVERGOODS Mountain Panel Loader 30 Review

review

Mountain Panel Loader 30 by EVERGOODS

The EVERGOODS MPL30 is a pack designed for the trail that still works well for travel. Ergonomic, well-designed and durable, it’s easy to love this bag.

View Review
8.1
Thule Subterra 34L Review

review

Subterra 34L by Thule

Want a one bag travel backpack that functions just as well as a daypack? The Thule Subterra 34L may just be the pack you’re looking for.

View Review
7.2
Matador Daylite16

review

DL16 Packable Daypack (Daylite) by Matador

The Matador Daylite16 is an ultralight, ultra-compressible daypack that can hold a laptop and more. It may just be the perfect companion to your larger travel bag.

View Review
8.6
Skyseen Toast Backpack

review

Toast Backpack by Skyseen

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? No, this is a toast backpack. And it’s the only bag you’ll ever need. (Hint: Originally published April 1st, 2018)

View Review
7.3
Bellroy All Conditions Essentials Pocket

review

All-Conditions Essentials Pocket by Bellroy

The All-Conditions Essentials Pocket from Bellroy offers some handy organization in a slick, well-crafted package that has a handful of use-cases.

View Review
7.7
Fjallraven Kanken Mini Review

review

Kanken Mini by Fjallraven

The Fjallraven Kanken Mini is a simple, functional daypack that will get the job done—and what it lacks in features, it makes up for in style.

View Review
7.9
GORUCK GR3 Review

review

GR3 by GORUCK

The GORUCK GR3 is a massive, maximum legal carry-on travel pack that carries well, looks great, and will undoubtedly stand the test of time.

View Review
8.2
Osprey Fairview 40 Review

review

Fairview 40 by Osprey

The brand new Osprey Fairview is similar to their best selling Farpoint series, but designed with women in mind—and at 40L, perfect for one bag travel.

View Review
8.0
Cocoon Grid-It Organizer

review

Grid-It Organizer by Cocoon Innovations

The ‘Grid-It’ is designed to be the ultimate gadget organizer. The weave of rubberized bands allow for countless configurations of all your tech gear.

View Review
7.0
DSPTCH Travel Pack

review

Travel Pack by DSPTCH

The DSPTCH Travel Pack is a slick, minimalistic pack that offers an impressive amount of functionality and organization with only a few minor gripes.

View Review
6.8
Timbuk2 Wander Pack

review

Wander Pack by Timbuk2

On transport large & small and journeys far & wide, the Timbuk2 Wander Pack is a great companion to have by your side. It’s a nice one bag travel option, but a couple harness & strap system issues exist with the backpack.

View Review
7.4
Matador Beast28 Packable Backpack

review

Beast28 by Matador

Matador does it again with the Beast28. It’s an ultralight backpack that compresses down, so you can stow it as a day pack for longer trips.

View Review
6.8
Chrome Macheto Travel Backpack Review

review

Macheto Travel Backpack by Chrome Industries

The Chrome Macheto is a slick, highly durable cube-shaped travel pack from a trusted brand—which is great. But… the carry leaves a lot to be desired.

View Review
6.9
Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L

review

Everyday Sling (5L) by Peak Design

A versatile and protective bag, the Peak Design Everyday Sling is a great solution for everyday protection of camera equipment and other essentials.

View Review
6.3
Bond Escapade Small Gear Pouch Review

review

ESCAPADE Small Gear Pouch by Bond Travel Gear

The Bond Travel Gear ESCAPADE offers superior organization and an ingenious layout, but leaves a lot to be desired in its manufacturing and styling.

View Review
8.1
Minaal Carry-on 2.0

review

Carry-on 2.0 Bag by Minaal

The Minaal Carry-on 2.0 is a roomy, minimalist-styled backpack that has some great features and only a few minor faults. A solid option for one-bag travel.

View Review
8.2
Osprey Farpoint 40 Backpack

review

Farpoint 40 by Osprey

We’ve been testing the Osprey Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack for over a year and love the durability, carry, and hideaway harness system. However, the laptop sleeve is a bit puzzling and the aesthetic may not be for everyone.

View Review
8.3
Magpul DAKA Pouches

review

DAKA Pouch by Magpul

The Magpul DAKA Pouches define utility. These things just work, all while keeping your items protected, preserved, and safe from just about anything.

View Review
6.6
Matador Transit Tote Bag Review

review

Transit Tote Bag by Matador

The Matador Transit Tote is a lightweight shoulder bag that can pack down & compress to nearly nothing, but carry a weekend’s worth of clothes, or more.

View Review
8.2
Aer Flight Pack Review

review

Flight Pack by Aer

Though a bit smaller, the professional design, organization, and versatility of the Aer Flight Pack make it optimal for shorter trips and urban travel.

View Review
8.3
Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Cubes

review

Pack-It Specter Cubes by Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek’s Pack-It Specter packing cube products are the perfect lightweight solution to organizing your gear and reducing clutter in your luggage.

View Review
7.5
Muji Hanging Travel Case

review

Hanging Travel Case by Muji

Thanks to its superior organization and thoughtful design, the compact Muji Hanging Travel Case / dopp kit is able to hold more than you’d think.

View Review
7.5
Trayvax Element Wallet Review

review

Element Wallet by Trayvax

The Trayvax Element’s sleek design, security features, and sturdy build quality make it an excellent wallet option for minimalist travelers.

View Review
6.6
Longchamp Le Pliage Tote

review

Le Pliage Travel Tote by Longchamp

The Longchamp Le Pliage Tote is ideal for tossing into your luggage as a bonus day bag. It’s durable, collapsible and carries all the essentials.

View Review
7.8
Mission Workshop Fitzroy VX

review

Fitzroy VX by Mission Workshop

The Mission Workshop Fitzroy is a great toploader pack with a few unique features and a huge compartment that will fit anything your heart desires.

View Review
7.9
Peak Design Everyday Backpack

review

Everyday Backpack (30L) by Peak Design

The Peak Design Everyday Backpack is full of smart features. Although intended for photography, it works well for digital nomads & one bag travelers, too.

View Review
8.5
Trayvax Contour Wallet

review

Contour Wallet by Trayvax

The Trayvax Contour Wallet is a functional, durable wallet with a slick organization system that will last a lifetime (well, 65 years, to be exact).

View Review
5.6
Tortuga Homebase Backpack Review | Pack Hacker

review

Homebase Backpack by Tortuga

A sleek look, superior organization, and packing cube make the Tortuga Homebase Backpack a one-stop-shop for minimalist travelers and digital nomads.

View Review
8.6
Aer Travel Pack

review

Travel Pack by Aer

The Aer Travel Pack is a sleek & good looking—ideally suited for casual, one bag travel and urban adventure. Plus, it’s got some great pack organization.

View Review
7.2
Wandrd Prvke

review

PRVKE by WANDRD

Whether you’re a professional photographer, videographer, or hobbyist, the WANDRD PRVKE offers a thoughtful option for everyday use or longer trips.

View Review
6.6
Mammut Seon Cargo

review

Seon Cargo by Mammut

Bridging the gap between workaholic and weekend warrior, the Mammut Seon Cargo proves to be good for photographers, climbers, and one bag travelers alike.

View Review
9.1
GORUCK GR2 Backpack / Rucksack

review

GR2 by GORUCK

Nearly indestructible—the GORUCK GR2 is about the maximum carry-on sized backpack that will hold up in any condition you’re able to throw at it.

View Review
7.5
GORUCK GR2 Field Pocket

review

GR2 Field Pocket by GORUCK

A padded & organized pocket that can be used as a standalone bag or inside of other luggage for gear organization—the GORUCK GR2 Field Pocket is versatile.

View Review