The Travel Pack from Aer is the only bag you’ll ever need.
If you’ve ever been on a long journey or business trip, you will know the everything but the kitchen sink feeling you get when you pack. I know that I felt that way when I packed for CES last year. I struggled with finding just the right travel companions for my stuff and discovering that perfect balance between too much and just right. When I found the Travel Pack from Aer, I was both surprised and in awe about home many things it would hold. Made from of ballistic nylon, Travel Pack ensures that your things will make it to your destination damage free and well-preserved. It has beautifully padded shoulder straps and a sternum strap for additional support and comfort.
For starters, the Travel Pack meets the maximum requirements for both international and domestic airline travel. Therefore, you should be able to jump on a plane with this one bag and not have to worry about the airline losing your bag ever again. It measures 21.5″ x 13.5″ x 8.5″ and has a volume of 33L. This is a perfect size for me because it meets my airline’s requirements for carry-on baggage. This was most definitely a feature I was looking for. I hate the idea of my stuff getting lost or being tampered with and I’d much rather have it close by. This larger size carry-on backpack is ideal for this reason. My airline, like most, also have a weight limit on carry-on bags. In my case, it’s 35 pounds. Knowing this, I’m glad that the Travel Pack only weighs 3.9 pounds empty. My standard size suitcase weighs approximately 12 pounds empty and when you are trying to cram as much in as possible without going over the weight limit. I’m so glad to know that I can fit everything, including clothes, in Travel Pack. It will really make it easier to pack my checked bag.
Travel Pack has a unique design that includes a clamshell opening that is perfect for packing your clothes and other essentials. It opens more like a suitcase this way and gives you full access to the bag while you are packing. There is a separate place for your shoes (fits up to a man’s size 13), which can also be used for dirty laundry or even headphones, which is the way I plan on using it. In addition to the main suitcase-like compartment, there is an outer section that offers smart organization for all the basic pieces you need to carry with you as you travel.
Perhaps one of the nicest features of this bag is that it’s multifunctional. You can expand it to its full size as a carry-on or you can collapse it so that it works more as a day pack. This is why I wanted the Travel Pack for CES. First, I can use it as a traveling carry-on suitcase and then when I’m at the show, I can pack around my laptop and camera gear in it. This feature limits the amount of belongings and options I have to take with me, which is good because of airline weight limits.
As it turns out, the ultimate test for this backpack was packing and airline travel with the Travel Pack. I had many important items that I needed to carry with me on the plane including a fresh change of clothes, my laptop, tablet, and my DSLR. Through some careful planning and arranging of my belongings, I was able to successfully fit everything, including a very large package of medications and personal items, into the backpack. The bag made it through airline security just fine and I didn’t have any problems stowing it on the plane. I will end up repacking it for the actual convention so that I can keep give away items in the bag as I walk along. Even at 23+ pounds, the travel pack was very easy to carry around on my back.