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Travel Backpack Lite 40L

Travel Backpack Lite 40L

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Carry-On-Sized

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Easy to Pack

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Comfortable to Carry

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Built to Last

The lightweight, maximum-sized carry on for trips of a week or more.

Bring everything you need without checking a bag. The Travel Backpack Lite maxes out your carry on space, even on budget and international airlines.



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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 mesh organizer pockets
  • Padded, fleece-lined laptop sleeve
  • External water bottle pocket
  • Top pocket with key clip
  • Flat front pocket

Comfortable to Carry

  • 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
  • Straps tuck away for security

Built to Last

  • Made of 630D CORDURA re/cor™ RN6 nylon
  • Lockable 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

3.5 lb
1.59 kg

Fit

16-18" torsos

Hip Belt

29-62 in
74-157 cm

Electronics

Up to 16" laptop

Hardware

YKK zippers, Woojin buckles

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Reviews

4.8
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 9 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 7 Total 4 star reviews: 2 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
100%would recommend this product
9 reviews
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    Shauntel A.
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    Age 25 - 34
    Gender Female
    Height 5'6" - 5'8"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    I'm Confident It Can Easily Accommodate Enough for a 2-Week Trip

    The 40L backpack from the new lite collection truly lives up to its name. You can immediately sense the difference with its 1-pound lighter weight compared to the Travel Backpack Pro! This lighter load means less pressure on my back. Moreover, despite its reduced weight, this backpack doesn't sacrifice on space. I'm able to fit a substantial amount in both the main compartment and mesh compartments. Additionally, it has all the usual great Tortuga backpack features, such as the water bottle side pocket, front pocket and laptop area. You can also tuck the shoulder straps in at the back and carry the bag by the side handle. It's a straightforward and versatile choice for minimal organizers who simply need a lightweight backpack that gets the job done! I'm confident it can easily accommodate enough for a 2-week trip!

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    Oliver B.
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    Age 35 - 44
    Gender Male
    Height 6'+
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Simple, light and well built!

    The bag seems larger than its 40-liter capacity, likely because of its simple design. When I filled the main compartment with most of my belongings, I was pleasantly surprised by the extra space in the two mesh zipper pockets in the lid. I appreciate the straightforward design since I use many pouches and organizers. The shoulder straps are excellently padded for comfort. My 14-inch laptop fits comfortably in the sleeve, along with its charger. Overall, it's a simple, lightweight, and well-built bag that suits my needs perfectly.

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    Marisa
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    Age 25 - 34
    Gender Female
    Height 5'0" - 5'2"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Great option for the girls!!

    I am a big fan of the Travel Backpack Pro and this Lite version did not disappoint! It offers a remarkably light weight carrying experience, which makes it ideal for long term travel especially if you are smaller like me (5'2) The lighter shoulder straps and hip belt made it less bulky but still extremely comfortable! And the reduction in pockets allowed for a more spacious main compartment which I am a big fan of. I did a full review of both bags on my youtube channel if you are interested in finding out more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXkbh6Qg1Ns

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    Meg N.
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    Age 25 - 34
    Gender Female
    Height 5'0" - 5'2"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Fabulous backpack for all types of trips - short or long!

    After loving my Tortuga Setout for 5 years now, I was excited to try out the Backpack Lite for my two month adventure to Mexico & Colombia (& this included a wedding!). It easily fit everything I needed. The two mesh pockets are quite deep and fit all of my toiletry items (for showering, for makeup, for hair, etc). My Tortuga packing cubes fit perfectly in the main compartment with room left over for any other items you might need a home for. I love the laptop sleeve and I use it to store my wallet, passport, & important documents when they aren't in use. I love that all the zippers can be locked. I think this bag has just the right amount of organization, but still keeps things simple. It makes packing a breeze.

    I am 5'2" and have no issues wearing this around. The weight of the pack sits nicely on my hips.

    My only complaint is that I would love a 35L version as I love challenging myself to pack lighter & lighter :)

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    John F.
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    Age 65+
    Gender Male
    Height 5'9" - 5'11"
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    I love mine, but a few improvements would make it better!

    I purchased the previous 40L model a few years ago. The only real difference is the front pocket - mine is horizontal, not vertical, when the backpack is being worn. No big deal.

    I love the size - I used it for a 6-day trip to Santa Rosa, CA in October 2023 and a 2-week trip to Europe in December 2023 (Prague, Berlin, Budapest, Vienna, Frankfurt) and didn't use another piece of luggage on either trip (although I wore a 26-pocket ScottE Vest in Europe.) I also use it for business travel (usually 3 days or less) and carry a large company-issued laptop.

    My main complaint: weight management is (almost) completely absent. The backpack needs D-rings in the two top corners of the main compartment so that heavier objects can be restrained high and close to the wearer's back; this is a crucial element in backpacking. The ability to add aluminum stays would also be very welcome to improve fit when the backpack is heavy. (Mine weighed close to 40 lbs(!) on my European trip.)

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