Sandqvist Erland Packable Ziptop Backpack (12L)

Technical Details

94 %

Carry-On Compliance (Beta)

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52 %

Like the Look

Polled on Instagram

  • Capacity


  • Dimensions

    16.5 in x 11 in x 5.5 in (41.9 x 27.9 x 14 cm)

  • Notable Materials

    Ripstop Nylon, Woojin Hardware, YKK Zippers

  • Laptop Compartment Size


  • Warranty Information

    Sandqvist FAQ

Usage Timeline

Initial Usage

Condition: Excellent

  • Great size for EDC and daily gear
  • Packs down into its own pocket
2 Weeks of Use

Condition: Excellent

  • Padded straps help this thing wear a little bit more like a daypack and less like a packable one
  • Digging the blue accents—adds some personality to the bag
  • Internal pocket flap can get in the way if you’re trying to put a laptop inside the back of it (as a note, a 15″ MacBook Pro with a laptop sleeve on fits snugly)
  • The accessory strap on the outside is nice for things like jackets, though something like the Helly Hansen Loke Jacket is pretty thin and only fits tightly if the main compartment is full
  • Liking the look and functionality of the small mesh pocket on the outside
1 Month of Use

Condition: Good

Noticed a small hole developing in the exterior, but the ripstop nylon helps prevent it from getting larger. It’s not great to have a hole so early, but this type of lightweight ripstop nylon can be prone to small holes and tears—it’s not necessarily an issue with Sandqvist.

Sandqvist Erland Backpack Review | Small Hole in Nylon
Sandqvist Erland Backpack Review | Small Hole in Nylon
By Tom Wahlin
Created October 26, 2020 • Updated February 19, 2021
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