Packable Backpack vs. Setout Packable Daypack

Packable Backpack Setout Packable Daypack
Packable Backpack Setout Packable Daypack
Type Personal item (Fits under the seat)
Dimensions (in) 18.1 x 10.2 x 6.3 in 17.5 x 11.5 x 5 in
Pouch Dimensions (in) 7.9 x 5.9 x 3.5 in 7 x 5 x 2.5 in
Volume (L) 19L
Weight (lb) 11 oz 8.5 oz
Weight (g) 308 g 241 g
Material 70D ripstop nylon + Extreema® 30D ripstop nylon
Hardware YKK zippers, Woojin buckles YKK zippers, Duraflex buckles
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What's New?

The Packable Backpack is Tortuga’s newest day bag for light packers. The new backpack is light and packable but still comfortable to carry and durable enough for your travels. The Setout Packable Daypack was the previous version of this bag.

The new bag is based on five years of feedback and reviews of the Setout Packable Daypack.

At Tortuga, we believe in continual improvement. Each new generation of a product must be better than the last.

Your feedback and reviews told us that the Setout Packable Daypack’s biggest weakness was that the bottom of the bag could tear if dragged across rough surfaces. This is a common problem with the thin fabrics required to make packable bags. For the new version, our goal was to keep the bag light while improving durability.

The new Packable Backpack uses a more durable material, 70D nylon, plus an added abrasion-resistant coating.

The bottom panel is made of 70D ROBIC® ripstop nylon. This nylon is up to 50% stronger and 2.5x more tear-resistant than other nylon. The panel is then strengthened with an Extreema®-reinforced ripstop grid. Extreema® is a UHMWPE (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene) fiber with an extremely high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent tear strength, and high abrasion resistance. Your backpack won't rip or tear, no matter where you put it down.

What Hasn't Changed?

The improvements above add up to a better, stronger daypack. But the most important features of a Tortuga packable backpack haven’t changed.

Like all previous generations, the Packable Backpack is still:

  • Personal-item-sized
  • Lightweight
  • Packable
  • Comfortable to carry

Those four features are what make a great packable bag.

Learn more about the Packable Backpack.