Suitcases aren't made for city travel. Good luck dragging a heavy roller bag over cobblestone streets and up a few flights of stairs to your Airbnb.
Hiking backpacks aren't much better. They're too big to be carried on and too disorganized to work well as luggage.
You need a travel backpack that combines the best parts of suitcases and hiking bags without the drawbacks. You need a bag that packs like a suitcase and carries like a backpack.
Like a suitcase, a travel backpack is carry-on-sized, organized, and easy to access.
By traveling carry on only, you'll save money on baggage fees and never waste your time standing around at the baggage carousel hoping your bag shows up.
You'll just breeze through the airport and be on your way.
The Outbreaker comes in two sizes: 35L for maxing out international carry on limits and 45L for maxing out US carry on limits.
A front-loading bag opens like a suitcase so you can organize your stuff and quickly grab whatever you need.
A travel backpack is comfortable and durable, like a hiking backpack.
Save Your Shoulders
Since you're carrying everything on your back, you need a good suspension system to manage the weight. The Outbreaker Backpack's height-adjustable shoulder straps adjust up or down for the perfect fit on your body. The hip belt will transfer 80% of your pack's weight from your shoulders to your hips to prevent neck and shoulder strain.
Built for the Road
Your bag must be built to make it around the world. The Outbreaker Backpack's VX21 sailcloth fabric was originally developed for racing boat sails. The waterproof fabric will protect your clothes and electronics and is tough enough to never rip or tear. The best-in-class YKK zippers won't break and give you additional weather protection.
"[A] nearly perfect blend of backpack and luggage" —The Wirecutter