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4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
32 Reviews

Travel Backpack 40L

$349
The maximum-sized carry on for trips of a week or more. Fits in the overhead bin.

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40L: Max-Sized Carry On
30L: Mid-Sized Carry On
Pack everything you need without checking a bag.

Get the space and organization of a suitcase with the comfort and flexibility of a hiking pack. The Travel Backpack 40L is carry-on-sized and fits in the overhead bin.

Specs

Type

Carry on (Fits in the overhead bin)

Trip Length

1 week or longer

Dimensions

21.7 x 13.8 x 7.9 in ​ (55 x 35 x 20 cm)

Volume

40L

Weight

4.5 lb (2.0 kg)

Hip Belt

34-62 in (86-157 cm)

Electronics

Up to 16" laptop and 12.9" tablet

Material

SHELL200 (Durable, waterproof sailcloth)

Hardware

YKK zippers, Woojin buckles
Carry-On-Sized

Carry-On-Sized

  • Pack for one week or more with room to spare
  • Meets international and US carry on size limits
  • Fits in the overhead bin
  • No checked luggage, no baggage fees
Easy to Pack

Easy to Pack

  • Front-loading for easy packing
  • Spacious main compartment with large mesh pocket
  • Padded, fleece-lined sleeves for your laptop and tablet
  • Deep front pocket with organizer panel and Kindle sleeve
  • Two external water bottle pockets
  • Top pocket with key clip
  • Flat front pocket
Comfortable to Carry

Comfortable to Carry

  • Easily adjusts to your height for a perfect fit
  • Hip belt takes 80% of the weight off of your shoulders
  • Thick, soft shoulder straps with foam padding
  • Hip belt (removable), sternum strap, and load lifters
Built to Last

Built to Last

  • Durable, waterproof fabric won’t rip or tear
  • Lockable, water-resistant zippers
  • Best-in-class buckles and hardware
  • Backed by our Worldwide Warranty

Build Your Travel Kit

  • Packing Cubes (Set of 3)

Reviews

4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
Based on 32 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 22 Total 4 star reviews: 8 Total 3 star reviews: 2 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
94%would recommend these products
32 reviews
  • AR Profile picture for Aaron R.
    Aaron R.
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    I recommend this product
    Age 25 - 34
    Gender Male
    Height 5'6" - 5'8"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Comfiest travel bag ever

    I've tried and tested all of Tortuga's gear, and this bag is possibly their best one yet. Amazing materials and brilliant organization make it worth the price, but I cannot emphasize just how comfortable it is. Once the bag is fully secured it feels like it becomes a part of you... even when fully packed out. I do wish the laptop compartment would open clam-shall style (like the discontinued Outbreaker did), but aside from that I can't complain about anything really. It's a world-class bag from a world-class company! Great work Tortuga! 🐢 🎒

    QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    ComfortRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    OrganizationRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Nicole Georgeen O.
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    I recommend this product
    Age 25 - 34
    Gender Female
    Height 5'6" - 5'8"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Minimalist One-Bag Air Travel Backpack

    TLDR: The Tortuga Travel 30L Backpack is ideal for minimalist, one-bag travel in varying environments. The bucket design gives you free-reign of how to pack, and allows for versatile trip usability. It's length is just short enough for shorter torso lengths, but I wish it was a tad shorter to qualify as personal item size.

    What I really like:

    1.) Comfort: The hip belts and load-lifters make this bag so comfortable to wear for extended times. As someone with lower back issues, I am accurately aware of poor load weight management in bags. Luckily this is a slam dunk in my book. Even though the bag itself has a higher weight, on the body you can't tell.

    2.) Style: The shape of the bag means that 30L is fits efficiently in a smaller footprint for commercial air travel. I also like the slight shine to the bag to help it be more distinguishable from other bags. This bag feels like a backpacker bag for comfort but looks at home for urban travel. Also the lighter cream interior color contrasts against my dark wardrobe and black tech gear, meaning I can find quickly what is my bag.

    3.) Design: I don't need a lot of specific organization pockets. So this bucket design allows me to customize my packing for whatever trip I'm doing. I do like the slim admin panel so I can put pens and travel docs in easy reach.

    4.) Size: 30L is an uncommon size for a travel bag. But it is a sweet spot size for minimalist travelers. I bought original the Tortuga Laptop Backpack at 27L, and found that is…

    QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    ComfortRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    OrganizationRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Geoff G.
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    I recommend this product
    Age 35 - 44
    Gender Male
    Height 5'9" - 5'11"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Sleeker, Slimmed-down Update to the Outbreaker

    I've been following Tortuga since using the Air backpack for a solo trip to England in 2015. They've gone through many iterations since then, and I've tried most of their packs including the Setout and Outbreaker. This latest update takes many elements of their other packs, and combines them into a slimmed down version of the Outbreaker while keeping many of the features Tortuga is known for. They kept the same clamshell design, while simplifying the front and laptop compartments and slimming down the carry system. It still has a lot of great organization, but is lighter, less busy, and still just as comfortable as the previous versions.

    QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    ComfortRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    OrganizationRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Danny P.
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    I recommend this product
    Age 25 - 34
    Gender Male
    Height 5'9" - 5'11"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Most Comfortable Travel Backpack?

    Check out my review of the Tortuga 40L Travel Backpack which is the latest travel bag from the company behind the Outbreaker and Setout Travel Backpacks (some of the most comfortable we have reviewed on the channel)

    QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    ComfortRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    OrganizationRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Oliver B.
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    I recommend this product
    Age 35 - 44
    Gender Male
    Height 6'+
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Built to travel the world and back

    A great premium quality backpack with a fantastic suspension system (the bag has yet to feel too heavy). The interior of the bag is spacious and easy to load. Great when paired with packing cubes.

    I was first attracted to the bag's minimalist and sleek design but its build quality shines through in use. It got tossed around quite a bit on its maiden voyage on buses in Central America and is still looking brand new.

    QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    ComfortRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    OrganizationRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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Travel Backpack 40L $349

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Size Guide
40L: Max-Sized Carry On
30L: Mid-Sized Carry On