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Pros Small, lightweight, packableGood suspension, lightweight, affordable, gobbles gearVersatile, duffel-like ease of use, just the right balance of travel featuresVersatile, durable, comfortable, intuitiveLightweight, durable, affordable, highly versatile, can become a daily use duffel
Cons Low capacity, less versatileSquare design protrudes from back, too big for some airlines checked baggageBackpack straps not comfortable for long distances, gear sags in soft structure when not fullSmall hip belt, not best for long distances with heavy loadsLess organization features, not set up for traveling with electronics
Bottom Line A small day pack that is easy to toss in your luggage for use at your destinationThough a little bulky, this travel backpack is easy to pack, organized, and very durableEven more durable and user-friendly, while still a cleverly designed pack backed by one of the best warranties and progressive companies in the industryAn excellent contender, the Overhaul makes traveling easy and excels in comfort and versatilityA lightweight duffel that converts into a highly versatile travel backpack with shoulder straps
Rating Categories REI Co-Op Stuff Travel 20 Osprey Porter 46 Patagonia Black Hole MLC The North Face Overhaul 40 Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler 45L
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Specs REI Co-Op Stuff... Osprey Porter 46 Patagonia Black... The North Face... Eagle Creek Cargo...
Volume of Main Pack 20L 46L 45L 41L 45L
Measured Weight 0.37 lbs 3.23 lbs 3.35 lbs 3.78 lbs 1.61 lbs
Supplemental Daypack? N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Dimensions (inches) 18.5 x 10 x 6 21 x 14 x 12 22.8 x 8.6 x 14.5 21 x 12 x 7 22.75 x 8.75 x 12.5
Carry-on Size? 22 x 14 x 9 in Yes Must be cinched down Yes, if squished Yes, if not stuffed Yes, if squished
Dimensions When Stuffed (inches) 17 x 8 x 8 22 x 14 x 12 22 x 14 x 10 21 x 13 x 10 22 x 13 x 9
Fabrics Ripstop nylon 420D Nylon Hex Diamond Ripstop, 420HD Nylon Packcloth Polyester ripstop with TPU laminate 420-denier ripstop nylon Bi-Tech Armor Lite
Frame Type None Stiff foam Foam backpanel Molded padding None
Access Type Top zipper Panel loading, zips all the way open Clamshell design Panel loading Top and panel loading
Number of Pockets 3 zippered 5
Laptop Sleeve No Yes Yes Yes No
Waist Belt Type N/A Padded None Unpadded strap N/A
Sternum Strap No Yes, whistle Yes Yes No
Different sizes? No No No No Yes
Volume Options N/A 30L, 46L, 65L N/A N/a 60L, 90L, 120L
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