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Pros Comfortable, innovative, feature rich, sturdy, great for camera gearGood suspension, lightweight, affordable, gobbles gearVersatile, duffel-like ease of use, simplistic features, max volume carryTapered for easy loading, comfortable harness system, adventure friendlyFun, stylish, comfortable, durable, simple and streamlined
Cons Heavy, expensive, finite amount of spaceSquare design protrudes from back, too big for some airlines checked baggageSoft body sags when not stuffed, harness system not fit for long adventuresDoes not sit upright, brain hits your head, laptop sleeve unpaddedNot enough organization in easy access pocket, no obvious place for wallet or passport, pocket design less intuitive
Bottom Line This pack is the perfect supplemental piece of gear for expedition photographers, weekend warriors, or those who travel for workThis travel backpack is easy to pack, organized, and very durable, though a little bulkyAn easy to use and extremely durable pack with a clever design backed by one of the best warranties in the industryThis is a great choice for those who enjoy casual travel on a budget including camping, climbing or hikingA travel backpack which offers comfort and durability and is stylish enough to sport while traveling in urban areas
Rating Categories Peak Design Travel 45 Osprey Porter 46 Black Hole MLC REI Co-op Ruckpack 40 Cotopaxi Allpa 35L
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Specs Peak Design Travel... Osprey Porter 46 Black Hole MLC REI Co-op Ruckpack... Cotopaxi Allpa 35L
Volume of Main Pack 45L 46L 45L 40L 35L
Measured Weight 4.51 lbs 3.23 lbs 3.35 lbs 4.32 lbs 3.60 lbs
OGL Volume/Weight Ratio 9.98 14.24 13.43 9.26 9.72
Detachable Daypack? No No No No No
Dimensions (inches) 21 x 13 x 6.5 21 x 14 x 12 22.8 x 8.6 x 14.5 24 x 13 x 10 20 x 12 x 8
Carry-on Size? 22 x 14 x 9 in Yes Must be cinched down Yes, if squished No Yes
Dimensions When Stuffed (inches) 21 x 10 x 14 22 x 14 x 12 22 x 14 x 10 22 x 9 x 14 22 x 12 x 11
Fabrics 400D nyon and polyester 420D nylon hex diamond ripstop, 420HD nylon packcloth Polyester ripstop with TPU laminate 210-denier nylon ripstop TPU-coated 1000D polyester
Frame Type Foam padding Stiff foam Foam backpanel Ventilated mesh Foam padding
Access Type Top and panel loading, zips all the way open Panel loading, zips all the way open Clamshell design Top loading Clamshell design
Number of Pockets 6 zip, 2 watter bottle 7 zip, 8 no zip 9 zip, 8 no zip 6 zip, 7 no zip, 2 water bottle 7 zip
Laptop Sleeve Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Waist Belt Type N/A Padded None Padded Padded
Sternum Strap N/A Yes, whistle Yes Yes Yes
Different sizes? No No Yes Yes Yes
Volume Options 45L 30L, 46L, 65L 26L, 45L 18L, 28L, 40L, 65L 28L, 35L
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