Peak Designs Travel Bag

By: Peak Design
Front facing view of the Peak Designs Travel Bag

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Size Details
Capacity 30L
Capacity per Weight 14.3L
Weight 2.1kg 4.6lbs Avg
Capacity per Kg 14.3 Low
Dimensions 56x33x24cm 56x33x24in
Cubic Space 44352cm 44352in
Capacity Diff 14 High
Airline Compatibility

โœˆ๏ธ 38% (75/199)

This bag can be used as a carry on in 38% of airlines.

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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.

๐Ÿ‘ Reasons to Buy

  • Very solid materials.
  • Actually fits under some airline seats as a personal item.
  • The harness system is innovative and has an efficient hiding system.
  • Offers a lot of space and versatility due to its features.

๐Ÿค” Things to Consider

  • The bag is heavy on its own, which is normal when you use quality materials.
  • The side handles can be awkward to use.

๐Ÿ’ฌ 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.

๐Ÿ”Ž Reviews

Peak Design Travel Backpack Review

"The Peak Design Travel Backpack is nothing short of genius. Its innovative features and design make it a stand-out in our mind..."


"All in all, I think the Travel Backpack and accessories are all excellent value for money, and a great investment for those who need a highly functional, good looking travel backpack which is built to last a lifetime."

Review: Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L and 'Packing Tools' are pricey but versatile

"Overall, I really enjoy using this bag and think I'll be relying on it more to come in the future. The build quality is stellar, it's stylish but subdued and it offers a lot of possibilities in terms of approaching how you carry all your stuff with you."


"If you’re a serious traveler looking for a serious backpack, then you should definitely check out Peak Design’s Travel Backpack. Simply put, I think it blows other premium backpacks out of the water — even the Minaals, Outbreakers, and Nomatics."

Peak Design Travel Backpack 45 L: HONEST Review

"After using this bag on multiple trips including a weekend trip into the city, a multi-day car camping trip, and an extended trip via air travel, I can honestly say that this backpack can easily handle one bag travel and digital nomad life with ease, and it’s one of my favorite travel backpacks to date."


Expanded Capacity None
Opening Clamshell
Passport top
Passthrough Y
Backpack H
Frame N
Handles 5
Hip Belt H
Shoulder Strap N
Sternum Strap R
Laptop 15
Hydration N
Main Compartments 7
Organizer N
Shoe Compartment N
Lash Points 8
Hard Shell False
Molle N
Rain-fly N
Water Bottle Holder 0
Water Resistant Y
shell: Weatherproof 400D nylon canvasbottom: 900D nylonweatherproof zippers

Compatible Airlines

Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela, Air Astana, Air Berlin (Closed), Air Europa, Air Koryo, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, Air Nostrum, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, Aircalin, Alitalia, All Nipon Airways, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Atlas Global, Avianca , Azerbaijan Airlines, Azul Airlines, Azul Linhas, Bahamasair, Belavia, British Airways, Bulgaria Air, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cape Air, Caribbean Airlines, China Southern, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, Croatia Air, Cubana de Aviacion, EL AL, Finnair, Hainan Airlines, Iran Air, Iran Aseman Air, Jet2, Korean Air, Kuwait Air, Mango, Middle East Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Nordwind Airlines, Onur Air, Pakistan International, Pegasus Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas Airways, Royal Air Morocco, Royal Jordanian, SAS Scandinavian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, SilkAir, Silver Airways, Singapore Airlines, SpiceJet, SriLankan Airlines, TAAG Angola, TAM Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, Thai Airways, Travel Service Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ural Airlines, uTair Airlines, Uzbekistan Air, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin America, Vivaaerobus, WOW Airlines

Peak Designs Travel Bag Packing Lists

5 Weeks in Asian and Europe with Too Many Dress Shoes and a 17km Run
๐Ÿ“† 35 days
๐ŸŒŽ China, Japan, Taiwan, Austria, Germany, Spain, Portugal
๐Ÿ“œ 47 items
Carry-On Travel Backpack:
Peak Designs Travel Bag
Front facing view of the Peak Designs Travel Bag

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