Cotopaxi Cusco Backpack 26L

By: Cotopaxi
Front facing view of the Cotopaxi Cusco Backpack 26L

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Size Details
Capacity 26L
Capacity per Weight 37.1L
Weight 0.7kg 1.5lbs Low
Capacity per Kg 37.1 High
Dimensions 53x33x23cm 53x33x23in
Cubic Space 40227cm 40227in
Capacity Diff 14 High
Airline Compatibility

✈️ 65% (129/199)

This bag can be used as a carry on in 65% of airlines.

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Our Thoughts

The Cotopaxi Cusco Backpack 26L is a colorful and trendy backpack that stands out from the black and beige travel backpacks. Cotopaxi makes bags unlike any other. Cotopaxi must get design inspiration from mixing M&Ms and Skittles together.

Constructed with durable and water-resistant nylon and ripstop materials, this backpack is designed to stand up to the elements and the rigors of travel. The main compartment features a laptop sleeve and internal organizers to organize your items. The front pocket provides additional storage that is easy to access, which is ideal for things you need quick access to like passports or sunglasses.

The adjustable sternum and waist straps ensure the perfect fit, while the air mesh back panel and shoulder straps provide breathability in hot climates.

👍 Reasons to Buy

  • Sustainably made and each bag from the Del Día line ensures that no two bags looks exactly the same.
  • Highly functional and well-thought organization throughout the entire bag.
  • Can be used in different activities such as work, school, and/or outdoor trips because of its high functionality in general.
  • Truly comfortable to use.

🤔 Things to Consider

  • The designs from the Del Día line aren't for everyone.
  • The back padding offers minimal ventilation which might leave your back sweating.

🔎 Reviews

Outbound Reviewed: Cotopaxi's Cusco 26L Is the Ultimate Everyday Adventure Pack

"The Cusco's most valuable feature as an everyday work bag is a protective sleeve for your laptop and I definitely haven't seen another bag on the market with such a good looking laptop sleeve. The Cusco is full of features and convenient storage like this without being too busy or over-designed. There's a zippered pocket on top for keys, wallet, and other essentials, a mesh organizer in the outer compartment for pens and notebooks, and two water bottle pockets on either side."

A Backpack that Does Good (and Performs Well, Too)

"The Cusco 26L is a good-looking pack with a tight, spare design and two lash points that add leather detail and a functional option to expand the carry capabilities. For everyday use, it fits the bill. For a day trip, it’s large enough to hold your supplies. And, as a lifestyle pack that sells for under $100, supports a good cause, and has classic looks with subtle technical features, it’s a solid piece of gear."

Cotopaxi Cusco 26L Backpack Review

"The Cusco 26L is the perfect midsized backpack. It can fit up to a 15in laptop and the plethora of pockets make it easy to stay organized. The backpack is made out of a water resistant canvas material and saved my technology from being ruined while I was walking to my train station in the snow/rain. The shoulder straps are heavily padded, which is great for long hikes; and the adjustable chest, waist and shoulder straps have allowed Johnathon and I have both used this backpack interchangably with little to no issues. The overall tapered design is meant to provide comfort and move with your body, which is great when you need to sprint across the airport to make your connecting flight."


"The bag has a narrow cut, so it hugs your body and stays in place when you’re moving around. The straps are thick and padded, and a breathable back panel helps prevent a sweat spot from developing on your shirt. Inside there’s 26 liters of room—plenty for school books, or lunch and extra clotting on the trail—plus a padded sleeve that will fit up to a 15-inch laptop. The nylon/cotton canvas outer material is water resistant so you won’t ruin your computer if it starts raining and all the zippers are nicely accentuated with leather pulls."


Compression N
Expanded Capacity None
Opening TopZip
Passport N
Passthrough N
Backpack S
Frame S
Handles 1
Hip Belt N
Shoulder Strap N
Sternum Strap S
Laptop 15
Hydration N
Main Compartments 1
Organizer Y
Shoe Compartment N
Lash Points 1
Hard Shell False
Molle N
Rain-fly N
Water Bottle Holder 2
Water Resistant Y
100% repurposed 600D polyester

Compatible Airlines

Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Aeropostal Alas de Venezuela, Air Asia, Air Astana, Air Berlin (Closed), Air Canada, Air Caraibes, Air Europa, Air France, Air India, Air Koryo, Air Macau, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, Air Nostrum, Air Tahiti Nui, Air Transat, AirAsiaX, Aircalin, Alitalia, All Nipon Airways, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Atlas Global, Austrian, Avianca , Azerbaijan Airlines, Azul Airlines, Azul Linhas, Bahamasair, Bangkok Airways, Belavia, Biman Bangladesh, Boliviana de Aviacion, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Cambodia Angkor Air, Cape Air, Caribbean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, Croatia Air, Cubana de Aviacion, Czech Airlines, Dragonair, EL AL, Ethiopian Airlines, Eurowings, EVA Air, Fiji Airways, Finnair, Flair Air, Gol Linhas Aereas, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Indigo, Interjet, Iran Air, Iran Aseman Air, Japan Airlines, Jet Airways, Jet2, Jetstar Airways, Jetstar Asia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Kulula, Kuwait Air, LATAM , LOT Polish, Lufthansa, Mahan Air, Malaysia Airlines, Mango, Middle East Airlines, Monarch Airlines, Nordwind Airlines, Norwegian, Onur Air, Pakistan International, Peach, Pegasus Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Porter Airlines, Qantas Airways, Royal Air Morocco, Royal Jordanian, SAS Scandinavian, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Scoot, Sichuan Airlines, SilkAir, Silver Airways, Singapore Airlines, Sky Airlines, Skywest, Inc., South African Airways, SpiceJet, SriLankan Airlines, Swiss Int'l Air Lines, TAAG Angola, TAM Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, Thai Airways, Tiger Airways, Travel Service Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ural Airlines, uTair Airlines, Uzbekistan Air, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic, Vivaaerobus, WestJet, WOW Airlines

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