Peak Designs Travel Bag Review

Peak Designs Travel Bag

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Spatial Stats

30L - 2.1kg - 24 x 34 x 56

Airline Compatibility

✈️ 92% (182/199)

This bag can be used as a carry on in 92% of airlines.

Our Thoughts

The peak designs travel backpack is one of the newest bags out there but has already racked up a lot of awards for being a quality bag with a lot of unique features.

The first cool feature is that the bag starts as the 35L bag but can expand into a 45L bag and collapse into a 30L bag. Bag size and weight restrictions change depending on your airline and destination, so having a bag that can changes sizes is great.

One thing I don't about my 35L bags is I can't use them for multi-bag trips because they are too small. Sometimes I need the extra 10L for ski gear or things like that.

Another important feature of the bag is the tuck-away shoulder straps and hidable hip belt. A lot of one bags are bundles of spaghetti with straps flying around when you move the bag around. I've seen bag straps get stuck on x-ray scanners or hit other travelers in the face. Not fun, ha.

I also want to point out this bag won a bunch of awards the year it was released. Best in Show at Carryology, Best in Show at Gear Junkie, and Best in Show at Gear Patrol in July 2018. That is very impressive.

πŸ‘ Reasons to Buy

  • Very solid materials.
  • Actually fits under some airline seats as a personal item.

πŸ€” Things to Consider

  • The bag is heavy on its own, which is normal when you use quality materials.

πŸ‘‹ Reviewers Have Said

  • The bag is so comfortable a reviewer said he'll probably always overpack. Ha, what a great problem to have.
  • One reviewer remarked the bag stands alone and is very high quality.


Laptop Sleeve No
Compartments 7
Passport top
Water Bottle 2 side
Organizer N
Organizer N
Sternum Strap R
Hip Belt H
Water Resistance Y
Rainfly N
Compression 1
Molle N
Lash Points 8
Backpack H
Shoulder Strap N
Hydration N
Passthrough Y

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Compatible Airlines

Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela, Air Asia, Air Astana, Air Baltic, Air Berlin (Closed), Air Canada, Air Caraibes, Air China, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Air Koryo, Air Macau, Air Malta, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, Air Niugini, Air Nostrum, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Air Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, AirAsiaX, Aircalin, Alitalia, All Nipon Airways, ANA, Asiana Airlines, ATA Airlines, Atlas Global, Austrian, Avianca , Azerbaijan Airlines, Azul Airlines, Azul Linhas, Bahamasair, Bangkok Airways, Belavia, Biman Bangladesh, Blue Air, Boliviana de Aviacion, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cape Air, Caribbean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cayman Airways, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, Croatia Air, Cubana de Aviacion, Czech Airlines, Dragonair, easyJet, EL AL, Emirates Airlines, Enter Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Eurowings, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Flair Air, flybe, Frontier Airlines, Gol Linhas Aereas, Gulf Air, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, Indigo, InselAir, Interjet, Iran Air, Iran Aseman Air, Island Air, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Jet2, Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Juneyao Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kulula, Kuwait Air, LATAM , LC PerΓΊ, Linea Aerea Amaszonas, Lion Air Group, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Luxair, Mahan Air, Malaysia Airlines, Mango, Meridiana Fly, Middle East Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Nordwind Airlines, Norwegian, Oman Air, Onur Air, Pakistan International, Peach, Pegasus Airlines, PenAir, Philippine Airlines, Porter Airlines, Qantas Airways, Qatar Airways, Regional Express, Royal Air Morocco, Royal Brunei Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Ryanair, S7, SAS Scandinavian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Scoot, Shandong Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, SilkAir, Silver Airways, Singapore Airlines, Sky Airlines, Skywest, Inc., South African Airways, Southwest Airlines, SpiceJet, Spirit Airlines, Spring Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, Sun Country, Sun Express, Swiss Int'l Air Lines, TAAG Angola, TAM Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, TAROM, Thai Airways, Thomson Airways, Tianjin Airlines (A320 & E190), Tianjin Airlines (E145), Tiger Airways, Travel Service Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ukraine International, Ural Airlines, uTair Airlines, Uzbekistan Air, Vietnam Airlines, VIM Airlines (Closed), Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Vivaaerobus, VivaColombia, Volaris, Volotea, WestJet, Wizz Air, WOW Airlines, Xiamen

Peak Designs Travel Bag Packing Lists

5 Weeks in Asian and Europe with Too Many Dress Shoes and a 17km Run
πŸ“† 35 days
🌎 China, Japan, Taiwan, Austria, Germany, Spain, Portugal
🌑️ 20 to 30 °C (68 to 86 °F)
πŸ“œ 47 items