Mission Workshop R6 Arkiv Field Pack

By: Mission Workshop
Front facing view of the Mission Workshop R6 Arkiv Field Pack

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Size Details
Capacity 20.5L
Capacity per Weight 14.6L
Weight 1.4kg 3lbs High
Capacity per Kg 14.6 Low
Dimensions 46x31x13cm 46x31x13in
Cubic Space 18538cm 18538in
Capacity Diff -1 Low
Airline Compatibility

✈️ 99% (197/199)

This bag can be used as a carry on in 99% of airlines.

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Our Thoughts

The R6 Arkiv Field Pack is a complicated pack to write about. This carry on is an essential backpack but has dozens of modular add-ons and ways to customize the capacity and compartments of this bag.

You can customize the bag for a digital nomad type trip, short work trips, or vacations by purchasing add ons and additional components.

This bag would be great if you were looking for a single-carry item for different use cases.

Modular Use Cases

I could use a modular bag for work trips. Clothes take up more space for work trips because I have to bring additional professional looking clothes. To fit all those extra clothes, I bring along a 40L bag. To stay minimalist as possible, I don't carry a separate laptop bag and use the 40L. The 40L is too large for just a laptop bag. It would be nice to be able to attach extra compartments to pack clothes that I could then remove later.

The R6 Arkiv Field Pack would also be great for photographers or musicians as you could add on additional components depending on what you had to bring.

The bag has a roll-top and flap down configuration, which is useful if you need a little extra packing space.

The bag and all the components are waterproof both inside and out.

This bag also won the Best Work Backpack from Carrology.

πŸ‘ Reasons to Buy

  • One of the customizable bags, if not the most, in the market. This feature gives the bag versatility.
  • The main compartment can be closed with a roll-top or flat-down closing.
  • Waterproof and highly durable.
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty.

πŸ€” Things to Consider

  • The inner lining isn't attached to the pouches. Pulling out things may tend to pull out the inner lining which can be annoying and hassle at times.
  • The top load design can be a bit of a hassle with shorter people because the main compartment can be too deep.
  • Can be heavy when multiple modular pouches are attached.

πŸ”Ž Reviews

Review: Mission Workshop R6 Arkiv Field Backpack is a versatile, component-based bag

"The construction of the Mission Workshop R6 Arkiv Field Backpack is top notch, and the modular system is flexible and innovative."

Mission Workshop R6 Arkiv Field Pack Video Review

"I’m impressed with the Arkiv Field Pack. It is well constructed, highly flexible and had a unique look all its own. I love the flexibility it offers and I have no doubt that, when using it, the pack will draw attention… in a good way."

Mission Workshop R6

"It looks great in most environments and will keep your contents dry. The Arkiv Field packs come in lots of configurations, to which you can add lots of modules, giving you LOTS of options. Our favorite though is the R6, letting you add side pockets and a flat front pocket."


Compression N
Expanded Capacity None
Opening Rolltop
Passport N
Passthrough N
Backpack S
Frame N
Handles 1
Hip Belt N
Shoulder Strap N
Sternum Strap N
Laptop 15
Hydration N
Main Compartments 3
Organizer N
Shoe Compartment N
Lash Points 0
Hard Shell False
Molle N
Rain-fly N
Water Bottle Holder 0
Water Resistant Y
Black Waxed Canvas

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, Air Wisconsin, AirAsiaX, Aircalin, Alaska Airlines, Alitalia, All Nipon Airways, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, American Eagle, 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, CommutAir, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, Croatia Air, Cubana de Aviacion, Czech Airlines, Delta 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, Hawaiian Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Icelandair, Indigo, InselAir, Interjet, Iran Air, Iran Aseman Air, Island Air, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Jet2, jetBlue Airways, Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Juneyao Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kulula, Kuwait Air, LATAM , LC PerΓΊ, Liat Airlines, Linea Aerea Amaszonas, Lion Air Group, LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Luxair, Mahan Air, Malaysia Airlines, Mango, Meridiana Fly, Mesa Airlines, 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, Ravn Alaska, Regional Express, Republic Airways, 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, Trans States, Travel Service Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ukraine International, United Airlines, 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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