KS Ultralight Tao

By: KS Ultralight Gear
Front facing view of the KS Ultralight Tao
Size Details
Capacity 35L
Capacity per Weight 116.7L
Weight 0.3kg 0.7lbs Low
Capacity per Kg 116.7 High
Dimensions 71x30x18cm 71x30x18in
Cubic Space 38340cm 38340in
Capacity Diff 3 Avg
Airline Compatibility

✈️ 89% (176/199)

This bag can be used as a carry on in 89% of airlines.

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Our Thoughts

The KS Ultralight Tao by KS Ultralight Gear is one of the best minimalist travel carry-on backpacks on the market today. Standing at 71 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 18 inches deep, this backpack possesses an impressive 35-liter capacity. Furthermore, at a feather-light weight of just 0.3 pounds, it is unbelievably easy to carry around, making it perfect for those long travel days or outdoor adventures. And let's not forget, the Tao is compatible with a large majority of airlines, ensuring your need for a high-performing, compliant and reliable travel buddy is a cinch.

Constructed from X-Pac VX 07 YKK "waterproof zip" material, the Tao has been designed to withstand the elements, ensuring your belongings are kept safe and dry no matter what unexpected weather you might encounter during your travels. This high-quality durable material guarantees the pack's longevity, providing excellent value for money. Despite its intricate build, the Tao remains phenomenally light, not burdening the wearer with unnecessary heaviness.

It's also worth noting that the KS Ultralight Tao is not a one-size-fits-all backpack. It’s equipped with extremely comfortable shoulder straps, designed to minimize pressure and prevent shoulder pain even in long haul. This backpack ensures your comfort is not compromised in any way, making it your indispensable travel companion.

High praise was bestowed upon the KS Ultralight Tao by reviewers who have echoed sentiments of satisfaction. One particular reviewer lauded the Tao's superior construction, saying, "The pack is well made with reliable material that will surely last". Others marveled at how incredibly light the Tao is, weighing "less than a pound". These glowing testimonials surely attest to the quality, durability, and user-friendliness of the Tao, making it a top pick for travelers seeking a light, compact yet spacious, and comfortable carry-on backpack.

πŸ‘ Reasons to Buy

  • The pack is well made with reliable material that will surely last.
  • This pack is extremely light weighing less than a pound.
  • The shoulder straps are extremely comfortable.

πŸ€” Things to Consider

  • The hip belt can be a bit of a hassle to use.
  • There is no external storage.

πŸ”Ž Reviews

Quick Review: KS Ultralight Tao Pack

"Overall, I really like this pack. It is well built, looks good, and rides really well while carrying my stuff."


Compression N
Expanded Capacity None
Opening Other
Passport top
Passthrough N
Backpack S
Frame S
Handles 1
Hip Belt R
Shoulder Strap N
Sternum Strap R
Laptop 0
Hydration N
Main Compartments 2
Organizer N
Shoe Compartment N
Lash Points 6
Hard Shell False
Molle N
Rain-fly N
Water Bottle Holder 0
Water Resistant Y
X-pac VX 07YKK "waterproof zip"

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, Gol Linhas Aereas, Gulf Air, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, Indigo, InselAir, Interjet, Iran Air, Iran Aseman 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, 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, SpiceJet, Spring Airlines, SriLankan Airlines, 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

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