Recently I was planning my holiday travel to Japan for 16 days and was looking for something to replace my existing backpack which was Timbuk2 Phoenix Laptop Backpack it was a good sized backpack but it lack one important feature that was good back support on the handles.

Tips On Getting The Best Travel Carry On Backpack

Most airlines allow no larger than 22″ x 14″ x 9″ ( 55.88cm x 35.56cm x 22.86cm ) for carry on bags, it varies for different airlines. The airline that I was flying allows 21.25″ x 14.96″ x 9″ ( 54cm x 38cm x 23cm  ) and allow up to 7kg ( 15.42 lb ). Therefore when you are looking for a travel carry on backpack you want to find something that is within these sizes mention above.

I research for almost 3 days and found many options to choose from most of them lack one of features which I was looking for. When purchasing a travel bag I wanted these features in them which were

  • Lightweight
  • Has good suspension system for our back
  • Lumbar support to transfer the weight to our lumbar area instead of our shoulders
  • Water bottle holder on the sides
  • Water resistant
  • Easy accessible to pack my stuff
  • Affordable price

Most of the travel bags I found online range from $150 to $250+ and most of the travel bags I research on DOES NOT come with good suspension back system for long usage, trust me you want a good one when you are carrying your laptop and other travel stuff around. In the end I pick the Kelty Redwing 44-Liter Backpack, Black , it also comes in red , blue or brown as well.

Kelty Redwing 44-Liter Backpack

Dimensions: L x W x H: 22 x 15 x 12 Volume: 44 L / Weight: 3 lb 3 oz

Backpack Features:

  • Panel loading
  • Hydration compatible
  • Water bottle pockets
  • Side compression straps
  • Ice-axe loop
  • Daisy Chain
  • Zippered side pockets
  • Zippered stash pocket
  • Large front pocket with organization
  • Key fob
  • Carry handle
Suspension Features:
  • LightBeam single aluminum stay
  • HDPE frame sheet
  • Dynamic AirFlow back panel
  • AirMesh shoulder straps, waist belt, and lumbar
  • Hipbelt stabilizer straps
  • Scherer Cinch (US Pat#55,465,886)
  • Padded shoulder straps
  • Load-lifter/stabilizer straps
  • Sternum strap
  • Ventilating back panel
Dimensions:

  • Length: 22 in / 56 cm
  • Width: 15 in / 38 cm
  • Depth: 12 in / 31 cm
  • Volume: 2700 in3 / 44 L
  • Weight: 3 lb 3 oz / 1.4 kg
  • Suspension: Fixed
  • Torso Fit Range: 14.5 – 18.5 in / 37 – 47 cm
  • Hipbelt Fit Range: 28 – 46 in / 71 – 116 cm

My Honest Review:I would rate this bag 4.5/5 stars for many reasons. Firstly the materials use for the bag is great and strong. I travel a lot on planes and this makes a good backpack for carry-on or even school or work use. The suspension was great and was not painful after long use of this bag.

What I love most of this bag it the WIDE large front pocket that can be unzip fully for easy packing and access to everything. The side pockets is unique that has a hole behind it so you can put a long pole beside your bag with no problems.

So if you are looking for a travel backpack which maximize the carry-on on flights you want to get this backpack by clicking here for a great discount on Amazon.

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