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Setout Divide Backpack

The expandable carry on for short trips


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For light packers and short trips, a full-sized carry on is too much bag. You need something compact with enough packing space for the essentials.

The Setout Divide is just the right size, whether you’re packing light for a weekend or a week.

Expand the backpack from 26L to 34L for extra packing space when you need it. Use the two-compartment layout to separate your clean clothes from dirty (or large pieces from small) to stay organized en route.

This Weekender Backpack Made Me Want to Stop Using My Rollaboard



  • Specs
  • 20” x 13” x 6” (expands to 8”)
  • 26L (expands to 34L)
  • 3.8 lbs
  • Laptop: 15”
  • Tablet: 9.7”
  • Fit: 17-19” torsos
  • Size + Fit Guide
  • Materials
  • 900D polyester
  • Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating
  • Injection molded foam
  • YKK zippers
  • Duraflex buckles
  • Made in China
  • Features
  • Internal mesh divider
  • Expandable main compartment
  • Luggage handle pass through
  • Hideaway shoulder straps
  • Padded, removable hip belt
  • Laptop and tablet sleeves
  • Weather resistant
  • Internal compression straps
  • Organization panel
  • Lockable zippers
  • Water bottle pocket


In Depth Product Features

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Carry On Sized

Zip past everyone at baggage claim. The Setout Divide qualifies as a carry on so you can travel like a pro. On some airplanes, it will even fit under the seat in front of you.

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Separate Clean From Dirty

The left half of the main compartment is a zippered mesh section. The right side is an open space with compression straps. Use the two halves to separate dirty clothes from clean clothes or shirts and pants from socks and underwear.

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Easy to Pack

The Setout Divide opens in the middle, like a book, to make packing on a bed or luggage stand easier. Compare that to packing a typical backpack, where you’re reaching down into a jumbled mess.

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Pack a Little More When Needed

The Divide’s main compartment expands an extra 2”. When expanded, you can pack 33% more stuff. If you don’t need the extra space, just close the expansion zipper to shrink your pack.

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The hip belt transfers 80% of the bag’s weight to your hips, taking the strain off your shoulders, while injection-molded shoulder straps conform to your body and even get more comfortable over time. Stash your phone and boarding pass in the hip belt pockets while en route.

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Use as a Personal Item

Carry your backpack along with a suitcase. Just slide the suitcase’s handle through the Divide’s pass through sleeve for a seamless trip to your gate.

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Protect Your Straps

Tuck the shoulder straps away for protection when carrying your bag down the aisle of the plane and stowing it in an overhead bin.

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Designed for 21st Century Travel

You don’t need to carry an extra bag for your electronics. The Divide safely holds a 15” laptop, a 9.7” tablet, and an ereader.

Behind the Design

When we surveyed our customers about their travel habits, they told us that, for short trips, a full-sized carry on is too much bag.

The travelers we surveyed take 2 to 3 times more domestic trips than international trips every year. Most of those trips are for less than a week.

We made the Setout Divide to be the ideal travel backpack for those shorter trips.

— Fred, Co-Founder

What Fits Inside

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Clothes for 3-5 days of travel

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15” laptop
9.7” tablet
and chargers

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A few accessories
and your documents

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