Laptop Backpack vs. Packable Backpack

Tortuga Laptop Backpack
Tortuga Packable Backpack
Laptop Backpack Packable Backpack
Type Personal item (Fits under the seat)
Dimensions (in) 19.1 x 10.8 x 7.1 in 18.1 x 10.2 x 6.3 in
Dimensions (cm) 48.5 x 27.5 x 18 cm 46 x 26 x 16 cm
Volume (L) 24L 19L
Weight (lb) 2.1 lb 0.68 lb
Weight (kg) 0.95 kg 0.31 kg
Laptop Up to 16 in n/a
Tablet Up to 12.9 in n/a
Material SHELL200 70D ripstop nylon + Extreema®
Hardware YKK zippers, Woojin buckles
Price $250 $80
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How to Choose

Figure out which Tortuga bag—the Laptop Backpack or the Packable Backpack—is right for you.

Laptop Backpack

The personal item backpack for carrying your computer and in-flight essentials.

  • Carries electronics: Carry your computer and tablet safely in the dual-access electronics pocket.
  • More space: The Laptop Backpack carries 26% more than the Packable Backpack. The bag is larger, more padded, and more robust.
  • More organized: More pockets for everything you need to bring and organize, including your electronics.
  • Better as a personal item: Bring your Laptop Backpack as your personal item alongside another bag. Carry the bag on top of a suitcase with the luggage handle pass-through sleeve.
  • Better for working remotely: Take your computer—and a keyboard, mouse, and stand—on the road with you. Easily move your mobile office to a cafe or coworking space.

Packable Backpack

The packable bag for a day of sightseeing.

  • Lighter weight: Less than one-third the weight of the Laptop Backpack. The Packable Backpack weighs almost 1.5 lb less.
  • Packable: Packs into itself to disappear when not in use.
  • Better for one bag travel: When in transit, stuff the Packable Backpack into its built-in pouch and carry it in your luggage for easy, one bag travel. No personal item needed.
  • Better for sightseeing: Pack just what you need for the day: a jacket, water bottle, and a snack.

Learn more about the Laptop Backpack or Packable Backpack.

If you aren’t sure which is right for you, take the Bag Finder Quiz.