40 Liter Backpacks
Packing Cubes (Set of 3)
A 40L backpack is a medium to large-sized backpack that can hold enouch clothing and other gear for 7+ days of travel. A 40L travel backpack is bigger than a typical daypack or commuter backpack but more compact than a hiking backpack for trekking. 40L is considered the international maximum-sized carry on.
A Travel Backpack 40L maximizes compatibility across airlines so you don’t have to worry whether or not your bag will fit. You’ll never have to check your Tortuga. Checked luggage has always been less than ideal, but this has become increasingly the case due to rising fees and growing instances of lost bags. Even if your bag does make it to your destination, you’re forced to waste time waiting at baggage claim. Oversized checked bags are also uncomfortable and inconvenient to carry and wheel around.
The Travel Backpack 40L offers the perfect alternative. Designed to make the most of every square inch afforded to you by airline carry-on luggage restrictions, it allows you to carry more clothing and gear in a compact package. It flies free thanks to the fact that it fits carry on limitations for all US airlines and many international carriers, and allows you to start your adventure from the moment you land without the need to stand around waiting at baggage claim. It also offers an outstanding level of versatility as it packs like a suitcase while carrying like a backpack. It offers capacity similar to a large duffel bag but with greater organization.
Expert reviewers love the Tortuga 40L Travel Backpack. TravelFreak calls it “one of the mightiest backpacks I’ve seen from one of the best backpack brands out there.” GearHacker named it “the Best One Bag Travel Backpack,” and Neverending Voyage deemed it the “Best Carry-On Backpack.” Outdoor Gear Lab declared that “there is no better option.”
Order your Tortuga Travel Backpack today and hit the road with a highly packable carry on that offers unrivaled quick access and multi-day capacity.
The Tortuga 40L Travel Backpack is equipped with everything you want from a superior carry on. If you’re looking for a carry on that fits and organizes more stuff, offers greater comfort, and features outstanding design, you’ve found it.
The Tortuga 40L is the ideal carry-on travel bag. It maximizes the amount you can pack into a carry on, thereby allowing you to avoid the fees and hassles associated with checking a bag. No fees, no waiting at baggage claim, no lost luggage. At the same time, it’s versatile enough to be used for day trips, multi-day trips, or longer.
The Tortuga 40L Travel Backpack doesn’t have heavy metal wheels or handles, which can take up to 20% of the weight you’re allowed to carry on. That means more weight allowance for more gear you actually want to bring. It is a front-loading backpack with a roomy, quick-access main compartment.
You’ll have plenty of space for packing cubes, and the Travel Backpacks boasts the most versatile organization features offered by any travel backpack. You’ll have easy access to side pockets, mesh pockets, a top pocket, an organizational panel with many smaller internal pockets, a vertical front pocket, and a back panel containing a laptop sleeve.
There are also two exterior water bottle pockets so that you never have to worry about hydration on the go.
Reviewers have praised the Tortuga 40L Travel Backpack for its unrivaled comfort. Its well-padded shoulder straps and hip belt, along with its adjustable sternum strap, make it comfortable enough to wear through hours of travel. The bag is ergonomic because you can adjust it to your body, and its light weight makes it the perfect women’s backpack.
The back panel is ideal for carrying and protecting all your electronics and chargers. It has a padded laptop compartment with a soft tablet sleeve as well as internal mesh pockets for greater organization. The laptop compartment also offers easy access at TSA security checkpoints. All of this makes it a good choice as a business backpack for travelers who need laptop and tablet protection.
The Tortuga Travel Backpack has been designed with anti-theft features like TSA-compliant lockable zippers and discrete styling so that you won’t look like a tourist.
Thanks to its tough, waterproof sailcloth exterior, the Tortuga 40L Travel Backpack is highly water-resistant (so there’s no need for carrying and struggling with a rain cover) and built to last through years of travel.
You’re a traveler who needs to feel covered anywhere at any time. That’s why we offer a Worldwide Warranty that provides coverage no matter where you are.
At Tortuga, we stand by our products 100%. If your backpack fails due to a defect, you can count on us to repair it, replace it, or refund your money (at our discretion), depending on product availability.
Read the full details of our Worldwide Warranty.
You can forget about unexpected costs at checkout because Tortuga provides free shipping on all orders over $49.
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You never want to travel with a backpack that doesn’t feel great every step of the way.
To ensure that you’re picking the right bag, we offer a Home Try-On Program so you can test your backpack before you commit to a purchase. Order your bag, and if it doesn’t meet your needs for any reason, send it back within 30 days. We’ll pay for the return shipping and provide a 100% refund.
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