product/ 35L: Max-sized international carry on

35L: Max-sized international carry on

product/ Packs like a suitcase

Packs like a suitcase

product/ Padded hip belt transfers 80% of the weight away from your shoulders

Padded hip belt transfers 80% of the weight away from your shoulders

product/ Zip past everyone at baggage claim

Zip past everyone at baggage claim

product/ Keep everything organized

Keep everything organized

product/ Safely carries a 17” laptop, 9.7” tablet, and an e-reader

Safely carries a 17” laptop, 9.7” tablet, and an e-reader

product/ Stash a water bottle in the side pocket

Stash a water bottle in the side pocket

product/ Padded suspension system ensures a comfortable carry

Padded suspension system ensures a comfortable carry

product/ Tuck the shoulder straps away for protection

Tuck the shoulder straps away for protection

product/ Padded side carry handle

Padded side carry handle

product/ Organize the small stuff

Organize the small stuff

product/ Injection-molded foam straps conform to your body

Injection-molded foam straps conform to your body

product/ Stash your phone and boarding pass in the hip belt pockets while en route

Stash your phone and boarding pass in the hip belt pockets while en route

product/ Secure your stuff with lockable YKK zippers

Secure your stuff with lockable YKK zippers

product/ 35L: Max-sized international carry on, Black

35L: Max-sized international carry on, Black

product/ 45L: Maximum-sized US carry on

45L: Maximum-sized US carry on

product/ 35L: Max-sized international carry on, Heather Grey

35L: Max-sized international carry on, Heather Grey

product/ 35L: Max-sized international carry on, Heather Grey

35L: Max-sized international carry on, Heather Grey

product/ 45L: Max-sized US carry on, Heather Grey

45L: Max-sized US carry on, Heather Grey

product/ 45L: Max-sized US carry on, Heather Grey

45L: Max-sized US carry on, Heather Grey

Setout Backpack: Men's

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Description

The just-right carry on for city travelers

If you’ve tried dragging a suitcase with cheap plastic wheels over the cobblestone streets of Paris, you know why rolling luggage doesn’t work in a city.

Cylinder-shaped packs for "backpackers" aren'... Read more

If you’ve tried dragging a suitcase with cheap plastic wheels over the cobblestone streets of Paris, you know why rolling luggage doesn’t work in a city.

Cylinder-shaped packs for "backpackers" aren't much better. Since you pack them from the top, like a garbage bag, they leave your stuff a jumbled mess. They're also too big to be carried onto a plane, so you’re stuck with checked bag fees, the hassle of baggage claim, and the stress of lost luggage.

Tortuga helps travelers avoid the cost and hassle of checking luggage with carry on sized travel backpack. 

Packs Like a Suitcase

The Setout travel backpack packs like a suitcase and carries like a backpack. 

In the large main compartment, you’ll find plenty of space for your essentials. It’s front loading like a suitcase for easy access. No more dumping everything you own for a wrinkled t-shirt! Plus, there are handy mesh pockets to keep small essentials safe and maintain organization on the road. 

The top loading laptop sleeve can fit a 17” laptop. Better still, it’s cushioned and positioned against your back to keep your laptop safe and sound. No more worrying about your clothes knocking into your laptop. 

The Setout is available in two sizes: 35L and 45L. The 35L is a maximum-sized international carry on. The 45L is a maximum-sized US carry on. Always check with your airline's carry on rules before flying. If you’re ordering a carry on sized backpack from us for the first time, check your airline’s rules before ordering. 

Carries Like a Backpack

The Tortuga Setout suspension system is inspired by the best part of a hiking backpack. 

Like a regular backpack, the Tortuga Setout features adjustable shoulder straps. Like a hiking backpack, it also offers a hip belt and load lifters on the shoulder straps to distribute weight for maximum comfort. 

This makes the Setout an easy carry on sized travel pack to carry with you. It has the size of a rolling carry on, but you won’t feel like you’re hauling luggage on your back. 

Secure and Convenient

We know what it’s like to be in the middle of a new place on your own. You need to carry your luggage with peace of mind and ease of access. 

We designed our bag based on everything we wanted to see in a travel backpack. You’ll find an accessible front compartment with a pocket for all your essential items, from sunglasses to your passport. All those items are protected by lockable zippers. 

Oh, and there’s a water bottle pocket that keeps your water bottle in place. You know. It’s the little things in life. 

We Help Travelers Prepare for Their Next Adventure

We think travel should be easy. We also think packing shouldn’t be a chore. If you agree, you’ve come to the right place. Customers who order carry on sized travel backpacks get a free carry on packing list. Send us your email, we’ll send your packing list. It’s that easy.

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Specs
  • 45L

  • dimensions
  • 22" x 14" x 9”
  • volume
  • 45L
  • weight
  • 3.9 lbs
  • 35L

  • dimensions
  • 21.5” x 13.5” x 7.5”
  • volume
  • 35L
  • weight
  • 3.4 lbs
  • BOTH

  • laptop
  • 17” Macbook
  • tablet
  • 9.7”
  • fit
  • 17-19” torsos
  • outer material (black, navy)
  • 900D polyester from recycled plastic bottles
  • outer material (heather grey)
  • 900D polyester
  • coating
  • Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating
  • padding
  • Injection-molded foam and air mesh
  • zippers
  • Lockable YKK zippers
  • buckles
  • Duraflex buckles
  • origin
  • Made in China
  • 45L vs 35L
  • Which size is right for you?
Features
  • Carry on sized
  • Front loading
  • Padded, removable hip belt
  • Laptop and tablet sleeves
  • Hideaway shoulder straps
  • Weather resistant
  • Organization pockets
  • Load lifters
  • Lockable zippers
  • Lie-flat water bottle pocket
What Fits
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    Clothes for 1 week of travel or more

  • what fits inside icon

    17” Macbook, 9.7” tablet, and chargers

  • what fits inside icon

    Toiletries

  • what fits inside icon

    A few accessories, and your documents

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