Let’s start with the obvious on the Aer Travel Pack—this bag is beautiful. Everything together makes this a great option for urban one bag travel. View our full review on Pack Hacker’s website: https://packhacker.com/travel-gear/aer/travel-pack/
As far as travel packs go, this is one of the slickest we’ve seen, with clean lines, a well-rounded design aesthetic, and a low profile. That low profile is due in large part to the compression straps that not only keep the bag closer to your back, but also make the bag feel lighter when you’re lugging a full load.
Although strength and beauty don’t always go hand-in-hand, this bag is a perfect balance between the two thanks to 1680D Ballistic Nylon construction. We’ve abused this bag quite a bit, and it still maintains a nice strong feel which leads us to believe it won’t leave you with an untimely rip, tear, or break.
At 13″ x 21″ x 8.5″ it’s not the biggest travel pack we’ve tested. But that doesn’t mean it’s small either, coming in a respectable 33 liters. And while volume won’t pose a problem if you’re trying to use the Aer Travel Pack as a carry-on, be aware of the empty weight (approximately 3.9 lbs) when flying on airlines with strictly enforced weight thresholds.
Ultimately, the Aer Travel Pack is a rock solid bag for the average traveler and weekend warrior. It’s not a true rough and tumble bag like some of the others we’ve tested, but it will do just fine on a photo tour of Berlin or a day-trip to Sydney’s Bondi Beach. As long as you’re not planning an adventure into the jungles of Borneo, or the slopes of the Matterhorn, the Aer Travel Pack should do an excellent job and then some.
In this video, Tom Wahlin of Pack Hacker reviews the Aer Travel Pack – a near-perfect bag for one bag urban travel.