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Pros Durable, comfortable, versatile designGood 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 Feature set not suited well to any specific useSquare 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 decent travel backpack that can be used for a variety of travel types but is not the best fit for most uses.This travel backpack is easy to pack, organized, and very durable, though a little bulky.Even more durable and user-friendly, while still a cleverly designed pack backed by one of the best warranties and progressive companies in the industry.An excellent contender, the Overhaul makes traveling easy and excels in comfort and versatility.A lightweight duffel that converts into a highly versatile travel backpack with shoulder straps.
Rating Categories Eagle Creek Wayfinder 40L Osprey Porter 46 Patagonia Black Hole MLC The North Face Overhaul 40 Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler 45L
Comfort (25%)
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Specs Eagle Creek... Osprey Porter 46 Patagonia Black... The North Face... Eagle Creek Cargo...
Volume of Main Pack 40L 46L 45L 41L 45L
Measured Weight 2.61 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) 14 x 21 x 8.25 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, if not stuffed Must be cinched down Yes, if squished Yes, if not stuffed Yes, if squished
Dimensions When Stuffed (inches) 22 x 15 x 11 22 x 14 x 12 22 x 14 x 10 21 x 13 x 10 22 x 13 x 9
Fabrics 300D Dual-Diamond Heather Ripstop, 500D Poly RPVB Coating 420D Nylon Hex Diamond Ripstop, 420HD Nylon Packcloth Polyester ripstop with TPU laminate 420-denier ripstop nylon Bi-Tech Armor Lite
Frame Type Padded backpanel Stiff foam Foam backpanel Molded padding None
Access Type Top and panel loading Panel loading, zips all the way open Clamshell design Panel loading Top and panel loading
Number of Pockets 3 zippered 5
Laptop Sleeve Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Waist Belt Type Yes, thick unpadded strap Padded None Unpadded strap N/A
Sternum Strap Yes Yes, whistle Yes Yes No
Different sizes? No No No No Yes
Volume Options 12.5L, 20L, 30L, 40L 30L, 46L, 65L N/A N/a 60L, 90L, 120L
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