Rated 5 out of 5 by CynAnn Travel backpack
I am giving this a tentative 5-star rating, since I haven't even used it yet!!! I purchased one for travel. My plan is to travel light - quick-dry clothing and pack sparingly. I have packed what I think I'll need for a week's trip in January. It all fits. I will have an additional bag for cosmetics, etc. This is a flexible backpack, as others have stated. I imagine clothing will move around a good bit, but if you use packing cubes - or Ziplock baggies, as I often do, I don't think that will be much of a problem. I travel with sporty, washable, quick-dry clothing. Most things won't get wrinkled, and if they do, I'll just shake them out. I'm planning on this being THE backpack for travel, so much so that we bought one for my husband, too.
September 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RedWriter Versatile & loaded with space
When the bag arrived I was skeptical: would it hold as much as the old soft-sided suitcase I wanted to replace? It did ... and more.
The interior is roomy for the pack's size and there's extra fabric around all the zippers so the compartments can expand if you want to fill them up. A mesh pocket and straps help hold clothes and gear in place. The outside access compartments are very handy.
I have three options for carrying it: shoulder strap, soft handle or back pack harness. Even loaded, it's quite lightweight. I used it for the first time on a long weekend trip and found it perfect for the task.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJBlake Perfect pack
It's just the right size and style for my traveling needs.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OregonFarmGal Perfect airline carryon
A well balanced backpack. The straps are well placed for backpack use or hand carry, very comfortable for long use. Easy to load with a zippered opening like a suitcase, no stuffing clothes through a small opening. Extra pocket for shoes or sundries. Attractive material. Great for adults as well as teens.
September 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by gardenergal1 Light weight but sturdy
Love the way it opens. Several different options to carry it makes it easy to get on the plane and into the overhead bin. I use it for plein air painting and it easily hold my easel, tripod, wet painting carrier, paint and brushes.
September 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nana426 Perfect carry on
This is just perfect for travel. I did a lot of research on the perfect carry on back pack. This is IT, construction, comfort and easy access. You can pay more elsewhere, but this is a great value! Dont hesitate to buy the red. It's not flashy--it's a deep rich color.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by CrowFlyingNorth Carry choices - Backpack, shoulder strap, handles!
When ordering this pack, I wasn't quite sure if it would meet all my needs so I took a chance on it. It's the perfect bag if you don't want wheels. I already have two wheeled bags, and I find the wheels on those bags to cut down on the packing space. With the hidden back pack straps on this bag that eliminates the need for wheels for me. This bag also has a removable shoulder strap (that I hide away in the center pocket) plus two well made, well padded handles. The main portion of the bag is good sized with straps for compressing your clothing when you have the bag packed. It also has a name & address tag which I think is a wonderful touch ... now I don't need to include a slip of paper inside my bag. The top half of the main portion has a zippered netted area that is ideal (for me) for my soiled clothing to keep it separated from the clean clothing. When you close down the main portion the top (or front, whatever you prefer to call it) has two more pockets! The middle one is where I keep the shoulder strap and also holds two different weight jackets. The top pocket holds my hats and gloves. I'm so glad that I took a chance on this bag as it is now my favorite, and the wheelie bags may be a thing of the past for me.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Josh27 Love this bag
When we started traveling with our infant son, I realized I needed my hands free for him and all the stuff he needs. This bag is great - it is light and has lots of space, but no airline has ever hassled me about carrying it on even when it is stuffed full. My only criticisms are that the layout of the outside pockets is less than ideal, and I would appreciate a simple hip belt. But these are both minor issues. Overall, it is a good design and a well built bag that stands up to heavy use and still looks great.
July 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by meixinmom Quick Load Travel Pack Review
After reading the reviews, I ordered this backpack/suitcase for a road trip. This pack holds so much more than the generic carry-on I had been using, and still meets carry-on restrictions. I took enough for our 10 day trip, plus a few "just in case" items which came in handy. So useful for a "grab and go" pack with backpack straps or as a carry-on case with carry handle straps. You could use bags to keep things organized and keep things from shifting but I didn't and still had no trouble. There is a separate compartment to keep things organized or to pack laundry, which was quite useful. My college-age daughter admired it so much she is considering one for herself. This is light, well-constructed, designed for versatility, and the zippers appear heavy enough to stand up to years of travel. We did not experience any downpours, so I can't speak to whether it is waterproof. One of my best buys!
July 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CommonProse Greatest bag since sliced bread
I originally bought this bag to carry my belongings on a week-long volunteer trip to the North Rim. What appealed to me was the soft sides, light weight, small size, capacious interior, and ability to carry either as a backpack or by the handle. It was perfect! I have now owned it for about a year and it has continued to serve well as the sole bag to take on a 2- to 5-day trip (car, plane, etc.), or as the one bag you take into the hotel on a longer road trip with multiple overnight stops. Ecstatically pleased with this bag! Mostly I've carried it using the suitcase handle. The backpack straps have come in handy occasionally, and it's nice to have them. I haven't used the shoulder strap, but it can be removed and left at home, if desired.
July 20, 2015