Rated 5 out of 5 by perutraveler Like part of me ...
Normally I carry a Swiss Army computer back back & probably will continue to do so ... But -- if I am not traveling with my laptop -- this one is not only a great alternative to my Swiss Army back pack -- I think in many cases is sufficient in lieu of a rollerboard -- it holds plenty for a long weekend and is quite comfortable no matter how much is in it ...
April 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cattoo Wonderful!!!
I bought a bag similar to this one about 25 years ago from LL Bean. After about 20 years the lining began disintegrating and I sadly had to toss it. I've always wanted to replace it but couldn't justify the cost and have been getting along with a duffle bag. I haven't done much traveling lately so it hasn't been too much of an issue. I am now planning a trip and decided I really wanted a good carry on bag that would also be practical to take on car trips and camping. I was absolutely delighted when this bag arrived. The quality is excellent and it is the perfect size for a long weekend or even a 5 day trip. It is everything I need and as good if not better than my last LL Bean bag. I am looking forward to taking it on many adventures for the next 20 years.
March 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TigerTrip Great Pack For Travel
I bought this bag to carry on when traveling by air. I LOVE THIS BAG!!! It is roomy, has a lot of pockets, will hold several days worth of clothing, is well made and is light.
I love the backpack straps for carrying it in the airport. This bag is so handy that I use it for trips on weekends, even when I do not fly.
February 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boo307 Perfect for inn to inn walking w/luggage transfers
This is the pack that I love! It was perfect for my two week walk across England this year. It held everything I needed; a change of clothes, spare shoes, hiking sticks, hydration bladder, and technical day pack. It is great for a luggage transfer inn to inn walking trip.
For trips without hiking gear it is way to big for me, but I love the uncluttered design and light weight. Please think about adding a "Travel Pack Jr." to the Quickload line, maybe a bag of about 2,000 cubic inches and just under 2 pounds.
November 17, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by drkwe well made but too big for me!
this piece is very well made, and appears quite sturdy. It is more of a carry on bag with straps to make it into a backpack than a true backpack. I found it too large to be worn as a travel backpack so am returning it.
November 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TXTransplant Great Design
I have taken this bag on one trip, and will be taking it to Asia next week and plan on using it as my only suitcase. I can pack a ton of stuff easily. The ability to switch between suitcase mode and backpack mode for carrying is very helpful. So far I have been pleased. I have only come up with one improvement so far - having the ability to store a water bottle on the outside would be a nice upgrade. I am concerned about the durability, but it survived one week long trip already.
November 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrannyMay Great for carry on luggage!
About 30 years ago we used your predecessor to the Quickload Travel Pack to backpack around the Yucatan with our children. I finally gave mine up this year, but my husband was so attached to his that he kept it. We got a new one for me for our recent trip to FL and I just loved it. It is so easy to put in the bin above on the plane, holds so much, and weighs about 2lbs when empty!
My husband will get a new one when they have it in his favorite color again. Mine is blue and I love it!
October 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by TravelerMJ Perfect for Europe
My husband and I carried this for a two week trip where we traveled by plane and train to 4 countries. I carried an older backpack, but he used the Travel Pack and we both loved it. Many lifts/elevators are small (if there are any) and it was much easier and quicker to just throw it on and move. The shoulder straps are quite padded and he reported no issues with the straps. No bothersome issues with wheeled luggage catching on uneven pavement. We were much more agile and the pack, although the pack was full, it was still comfortable for my husband during the entire trip. I agree with another customer that a waist strap would have been a nice addition as well as an outside holder or even a strap for a water bottle. The Travel Pack is great that it frees up your hands and is much more flexible than a roller bag. Awesome too in that it easily fit into the overhead compartments on any plane with ease.
October 17, 2015
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