Travel Backpack 40L

Travel Backpack 40L

Maximum-sized carry on for domestic, international, and budget airlines

Fits in the overhead bin

Easy to pack

External pockets

Organizer pocket

Electronics compartment to protect your laptop and tablet

Comfortable to carry

Padded hip belt takes 80% of your bag's weight off your shoulders

Best-in-class materials and hardware

Waterproof sailcloth keeps your clothes and computer dry

Packs like a suitcase for easy access and organization

Lockable zippers keep your stuff safe (lock not included)

Save 25+ water bottles and 1.25+ lb of CO2 with recycled polyester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
78 Reviews

Travel Backpack 40L

$350
The maximum-sized carry on for trips of a week or more. Fits in the overhead bin.
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.

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

  • 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

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

  • Durable, waterproof fabric won't rip or tear
  • Lockable, water-resistant zippers
  • Best-In-class buckles and hardware
  • Backed By Our Worldwide Warranty

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

Reviews

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 78 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 61 Total 4 star reviews: 11 Total 3 star reviews: 5 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 1
92%would recommend these products
78 reviews
  • DP Profile picture for David P.
    David P.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    New, Improved: The 2023 Tortuga V4 40L Travel Backpack compared to the Outbreaker 35L

    I’m a 61 year-old professor who regularly takes my digital office and electronics on national and international adventures. Even when I’m not traveling, I like keeping most of what I need in a single well-organized backpack. I’m convinced that a back-saving, easily-cleaned, secure, durable, well-organized, and simply elegant backpack like this one is the most comfortable and freeing way to travel for long periods.

    Last month, I replaced my well-travelled 35L Outbreaker with the new 40L V4, and am traveling with the new item now. The 35L remains like new after a couple years of backpacking and travel in planes, cars, trains, busses, boats, etc. But I wanted the extra 5L and the 1” flatter build to optimize the fit into international overhead bins. The new version is just as comfortable, well-organized, secure, and easy to clean as before, with some clear improvements. One nice addition is a small outside top pocket, which is great for easy access to oft-used items like sunglasses, earplugs, comb, and headphones. Some unnecessary things have been removed, such as a couple pen and card slots, pockets and dividers in the main compartment, and a redundant outside handle. Although suitable for adventurous treks, the V4 is even more passable than the Outbreaker as an adult professional’s non-hippy luggage. By staying on my back, it stays much cleaner than ground-level wheeled luggage that drags and bounces over floors, muddy sidewalks, and worse.

    The trick to getting the most out…

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    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
    9 months 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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    Nick
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    5 years of traveling with Tortuga!

    I've spent 5 years traveling with different iterations of the Tortuga travel backpack and I literally won't travel with anyone else. I travel for a living and have to be able to pack enough to live across multiple climates, and I have no problem fitting everything I need into my Tortuga. On top of that, it's comfortable and organizes well.

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    Connor
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    I recommend this product
    Age 25 - 34
    Gender Male
    Height 5'6" - 5'8"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    8 months ago
    Huge Upgrade!

    I tried out a dozen different travel backpacks over the past few years, and this 40L backpack has been a big upgrade.

    I normally take 50+ flights per year and have grown accustomed to carry-on only travel, so my top priority was finding a compact & organized backpack. There are other bags out there that fit this criteria, but the Tortuga’s comfortable harness system really put it a step above the rest. The back is well-padded, and the chest+hip straps do a great job distributing the weight of a full bag.

    I was initially afraid that the 40L backpack might be too big, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that it fit underneath an airplane seat while still being large enough for all my gear.

    The internal organization is thoughtfully placed without being too much, but it took me a couple trips to figure out the best way to use the smaller compartments. After slinging this backpack around Canada, England, Germany, and the US, I can honestly say that this is my new favorite carry-on bag.

    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
  • AN
    Albuquerque, N.
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    I recommend this product
    Age 65+
    Gender Female
    Height 5'3" - 5'5"
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    10 months ago
    Some things MUCH improved. Others not so much. Still same high quality.

    I have both the 35L and 45L Outbreakers which I really like, even with the extraneous bulk in them.

    But sometimes the 45 is too big and the 35 too little so I bought the new 40L since it is an in-between size.

    Things I like: the new suspension system is great! SUPER SUPER comfy to carry. The new silhouette feels more streamlined without the wasted bulk of the Outbreaker. At first the capacity of the main section seems smaller but with the top section being a little deeper it does hold the three packing cubes I use. I would still prefer the main compartment to have the depth instead of the top lid. I do miss some of the pockets that were eliminated but I have found suitable workarounds, so not a big deal. Overall quality continues to be outstanding. I use the wrap-the-straps-on-the-back trick to keep them from flopping around when necessary. The pack still does stand up without falling over, which I was happy to see. Water bottle holders are better.

    I have swapped out the hip belt pads for another brand which are not as bulky since I do not use the integrated pockets. I also sewed another grab handle on the bottom of the bag. Gives me something to hold onto when lifting into the overhead bin. I also put some colored tape on the ends of the main compartment zippers to help me distinguish them from the other zippers.

    MAJOR issue: the zippers on the back laptop section do not open far enough down. It makes it extremely difficult to access that compartment,…

    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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