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Pros Versatile, durable, comfortable, intuitiveGood suspension, lightweight, affordable, gobbles gearVersatile, duffel-like ease of use, just the right balance of travel featuresFun, stylish, comfortable, durable, simple and streamlinedLightweight, durable, affordable, highly versatile, can become a daily use duffel
Cons Small hip belt, not best for long distances with heavy loadsSquare design protrudes from back, too big for some airlines checked baggageBackpack straps not comfortable for long distances, gear sags in soft structure when not fullNo obvious place for wallet or passport, pocket design less intuititveLess organization features, not set up for traveling with electronics
Bottom Line An excellent contender, the Overhaul makes traveling easy and excels in comfort and versatilityThough 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 industryA comfortable, durable, and very fun travel backpack for a variety of travel modesA lightweight duffel that converts into a highly versatile travel backpack with shoulder straps
Rating Categories The North Face Overhaul 40 Osprey Porter 46 Patagonia Black Hole MLC Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler 45L
Comfort (25%)
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Specs The North Face... Osprey Porter 46 Patagonia Black... Cotopaxi Allpa 35L Eagle Creek Cargo...
Volume of Main Pack 41L 46L 45L 35L 45L
Measured Weight 3.78 lbs 3.23 lbs 3.35 lbs 3.6 lbs 1.61 lbs
Supplemental Daypack? N/A N/A N/A Yes, 16L N/A
Dimensions (inches) 21 x 12 x 7 21 x 14 x 12 22.8 x 8.6 x 14.5 20 x 12 x 8 22.75 x 8.75 x 12.5
Carry-on Size? 22 x 14 x 9 in Yes, if not stuffed Must be cinched down Yes, if squished Yes Yes, if squished
Dimensions When Stuffed (inches) 21 x 13 x 10 22 x 14 x 12 22 x 14 x 10 22 x 12 x 11 22 x 13 x 9
Fabrics 420-denier ripstop nylon 420D Nylon Hex Diamond Ripstop, 420HD Nylon Packcloth Polyester ripstop with TPU laminate TPU-coated 1000D polyester Bi-Tech Armor Lite
Frame Type Molded padding Stiff foam Foam backpanel Foam padding None
Access Type Panel loading Panel loading, zips all the way open Clamshell design Clamshell design Top and panel loading
Number of Pockets 5 3 zippered
Laptop Sleeve Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Waist Belt Type Unpadded strap Padded None Padded N/A
Sternum Strap Yes Yes, whistle Yes Yes No
Different sizes? No No No Yes Yes
Volume Options N/a 30L, 46L, 65L N/A 28L, 35L 60L, 90L, 120L
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