7 of the Best Carry-On Backpacks

* 01:07 Oppose this Invisible Carry-On Backpack- Best For work https://youtu.be/wADJmhAtWCQ

* 02:07 Kosan travel pack system – All in one system https://youtu.be/znby2fqI2iA

* 03:05 Arcido akra – Most comfortable https://youtu.be/HTwyIvKoO0k

* 04:16 Mission Workshop Radian – The biggest https://youtu.be/jtvH1xVCtb0

* 05:48 AER Travel Pack 2 – My Favorite (if you live in USA) https://youtu.be/DkPOfkyJdI4

* 06:54 Heimplanet Transit Line Travel Pack – My Favorite (if you live in EU) https://youtu.be/zo3lQh7Rb4A

* 08:20 Carryology x Trakke Storr SP – Most unique and high tech https://youtu.be/lhGu-0nAhJI

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Igor Fleury says:

Trakke is fugly

numbereightyseven says:

Calling a 2.5kg bag, suitable for carryon? Nope, that company’s just playing it’s customers for fools.

Mike D says:

6:00 I have the Aer DayPack, which is smaller. I find a) the zippers pulls are too loud, so I replaced with silent pulls, b) the lack of clam shell makes it difficult to carry anything more than a few notebooks.

I was surprised how much I dislike not having a clam shell approach, even for a daily office bag.

Pro: Discrete look, and convertible from messenger to backpack.

Overall: I’m looking at the Topo commuter brief case and Topo 3-day brief case.

Great video btw!

Asura says:

Could you review a round up of small walk around bags whenever you get the chance? Like the size of Bellroy Campus and Aer Fit, not the Bellroy Campus Plus and Aer Tech/Work bags (22L+).

Jonathan Lee says:

Hope you could try and review the Peak Design Travel Pack and consolidate its place among these bags

MaxxPhysics says:


zum zumiez says:

Hi Bo from Cyprus, how about the minaal 2.0? I am between the minaal and Heimplanet transit! What are your thoughts on evergoods civic travel bag , I’m diffing the look and use. Nice vids

Desy Cheng says:

Great Review!! Haha I’m planning for a trip to Hawaii and I have too many bags to choose from lol. I totally forgot about the Aer Travel Pack 2! I’ll most likely take that

Benoît Grogan-Avignon says:

I met the people behind Heimplanet in Hamburg last week and got to see the Transit pack in person. It is KILLER. I have a GR2 that I use for travel but now I think the Heimplanet one is better overall. WAY lighter, and much better suited for one bag travel. None of these bags were available when I got the GR2. Now that the GR bags have had a price hike, I would put my vote on the Heimplanet without question. Especially above the normal Trakke Storr. That said… the Evergoods travel pack… *drools*

Chris Ronan says:

The AER bag is getting so much attention that I’m thinking about buying one. Like you I have a bag farm. Tons of bags. But so many applications. I’m interested in the AER, the peak design and topo designs. Love your videos man. I am in that place where your equipment begins to own you rather than you owning it. So I’m looking for a back with quick access to my essentials will let you know how it goes. Chris

Дмитрий Николюк says:

Thanks for your massive review! What’s the water bottle? Asobu, I suggest?

gabe chen says:

Will you ever review leather backpacks? :O

Cecilio Navarro says:

Does anyone know if the Aer can fit a 32oz hydro flask ?

Bob Shuff says:

Great video. I just picked up a messenger bag today. I guess I’m a collector. Would you put any of the Tom Bihn bags in this category? I like my Aeronaut, but would like to try a Tri-Star or Western Flyer.

Bianca Rae De Leon says:

I want all of them

Elias R. says:

That Videofilter ist really exhausting

sagard911 says:

Nice video as always. Can you please review the ‘dnx digital nomad 35’ from outdoorshop123?

Aldo Acosta Vásquez says:

Always a great video.

kevin7jazz says:

I find the Alchemy Equipment AEL008 + AEL013 as a formidable solution in both style and functionality.

Bradley Antkiewicz says:

Hey Bo, have you reviewed any of the Nomatic backpacks? If so, what were your thoughts?

il m says:

Hi Bo , which foldable backpack do you use or would you suggest? Something budget friendly.

Anthony C Brown says:

Thank you for the great comparison. Unfortunately, many comparisons/reviews don’t speak to the bag design from a safety / tampering perspective. In a commuter situation with packed subways, having a bag with many openings facing towards potential thieves is a negative.

Also, too many externally facing openings also increases the chance of leaving and opening unzipped – increasing the chance of an item falling out.

Geoffrey Tang says:

Didn’t think I’d be buying a bag today but your comments on the Aer 2 made me go for it!

Been making do with a Mission Workshop Rambler but the top loading is annoying for travel.

Jose Manuel says:

I totally agree with you. To europeans as us, the Heimplanet is a very good option; import taxes are too much high, and its a quite nice bag.

v1d300 says:

Great overview. Thank you for this video.

manuelruanosika says:

You should really test the peak design travel pack! I have the everyday back pack and love it. Would really like your point of view on the travel pack!

4x4therapy says:

Great review Bo. Thank you for your help when I was looking for a bag I just purchased the AER travel pack 2 and am waiting for it to be delivered to Australia. I’m interested that you didn’t bring up a go-ruck during your review but don’t mind. I can see they have their downsides, e.g. weight and cost but interested in them to start rucking. Thanks once again. Maybe I will see you in your travels one day.

MaxxPhysics says:

The last one is your design?

Tan sin haw says:

Love this kind of videos, thumbs up.

Kaviar TV says:

You should review some anello amd herschel bags

kostas mpa says:

If you feel like you don`t have space to put them all somewhere,feel free to send me one Bo!i don’t have a preference!nice video as usual and with good info!

Hyuriim says:

Great video again, dynamique etc. Your quality is increasing video after video, keep going !
The sum up was a nice idea btw

kidbach says:

So, if people who collect sneakers are, “Sneakerheads” what do you call backpack collectors? (Hmmm…) I travel(usually 3 day overnighters) with a Osprey Nebula 34, but that AER is talking to me. Thanks for sharing, Bo.

Daniel Shackleford says:

Came to see if you’d posted this video yet, and I’m only 3 minutes late! haha. Good stuff as usual, Bo.

Patrick Le Rigolleur says:

Wo ist der GR0 ? 🙂

zeniacastrejon says:

Great video! I also have a small frame (5’2”) so I am super excited that GORUCK came out with an 18in 26L GR2. I hope you can get your hands on one and make a review as so far I cannot find any videos.

Noël Suministrado says:

TNF Overhaul 40. Still the best bar none.

deathblade says:

Thanks for this round up video – it’s pleasant and informative as always. I was wondering if you would do something like a “top xx bags of 2018” video.

Good to see Aer remains as one of your top choice. I decided to get the Aer Travel Pack 2 after seeing your review (and many other reviews of other bags).

While the bag is a little wide for my small body frame, it is a good compromise for a 10 day trip. I can’t wait to try it out!

Just curious though, have you heard of the North face Kabyte? I’ve been using it for a year and I like it a lot for its sleek and minimalistic looks. Would love to hear your views of it. 🙂

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