Macpac Kahu AzTec® 22

By: Macpac
Front facing view of the Macpac Kahu AzTec® 22

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Size Details
Capacity 22L
Capacity per Weight 31.4L
Weight 0.7kg 1.5lbs Low
Capacity per Kg 31.4 Low
Dimensions 10x10x10cm 10x10x10in
Cubic Space 1000cm 1000in
Capacity Diff -21 Low
Airline Compatibility

✈️ 93% (184/199)

This bag can be used as a carry on in 93% of airlines.

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Our Thoughts

The Kahu 22 is more of a day pack rather than a carry-on. It is impressive we have a packing list from a digital nomad who uses such a small bag.

22 liters of capacity is very small. This carry-on is so tiny some airlines would allow this bag as a personal item.

One thing I really like about this bag is the smooth lines in front. Having a lot of front pockets and straps mean the bag sill easily catch on anything and everything.

This bag has such a cool smooth look to it. Love it.

πŸ‘ Reasons to Buy

  • Quality craftsmanship with reliable materials that would surely last.
  • Weather-resistant so when the weather turns sour your things inside would be safe.
  • Features a padded laptop sleeve that also stretches for bulkier laptops.

πŸ€” Things to Consider

  • Lacks side pockets for drink bottles.
  • Could use some extra external pockets for your small things.

πŸ’¬ Reviewers Have Said

  • "Words cannot describe how highly impressed I am with this bag. The materials used are very strong, build quality of the highest level. I knew that Macpac were reliable but this bag clearly defines what craftsmanship is about. Not only is this rucksack long lasting, it has a lifetime manufacturers guarantee. I love this rucksack and am compelled to tell everyone who is thinking of buying one."
  • "Well made daypack with useful pockets inside eg mobile, laptop, glasses, keys, USB sticks. Waist strap keeps pack in place when running for the bus. Had one of these packs before. Lasted six years. This one is better."
  • "Super comfortable, rugged, and holds a surprising amount."

πŸ”Ž Reviews

Macpac Kahu 22 V2 Backpack

"A long standing favourite in the Macpac range, the Kahu 22 is a simple day pack with a fresh modern design and multiple features that are right up to date. The pack is great for everyday use be it work, school or hiking. The internal organisation including a laptop sleeve and zippered security pocket make it ideal for commuting and the ability to carry up to A4 size folders is a great advantage for work use."


Compression N
Expanded Capacity None
Opening TopZip
Passport N
Passthrough N
Backpack S
Frame N
Handles 1
Hip Belt S
Shoulder Strap N
Sternum Strap S
Laptop 15
Hydration N
Main Compartments 2
Organizer N
Shoe Compartment N
Lash Points 1
Hard Shell False
Molle N
Rain-fly N
Water Bottle Holder 0
Water Resistant Y
Eco AzTec® 8 Canvas — 80% Polyester, 20% Cotton

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, Great Lakes Airlines, 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, Ravn Alaska, 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

Macpac Kahu AzTec® 22 Packing Lists

Minimalist Packing List from a Female One Bagger
πŸ“† 365 days
🌎 Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia
πŸ“œ 60 items
Carry-On Travel Backpack:
Macpac Kahu 22
Front facing view of the Macpac Kahu AzTec® 22

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