Aer Travel Pack Review: A Great Backpack for Urban One Bag Travel | Aersf

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:

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.


Auto Pilot says:

Great bag great detail in the demo. I like this bag a great deal. Thanks for the high quality presentation !Does this bag come in other sizes or colors?

Alex Moxon says:

Im traveling to Europe for an unknown amount of time definitely longer then 2 weeks. I will be doing laundry thats for sure, can you recommend this bag for the trip or another backpack, im going to be one backpack traveling.

The Niko Experience says:

What do you think about the fit for people with wider builds

MStar10 says:

Thanks for the video! I’ve really torn btw the Aer vs Minaal and even the Tom Bihn bags. I want a one bag travel for south east asia 3-6 month trip. Also, I think your con list was a bit weak – how about no rain cover or water-resistant zippers – why are only two water resistant? The straps seem thin for a one bag travel and last con is no organization in the main area (vs Minaal or Tom Bihn – excellent organization). I really wish Tom Bihn made a bag that looks as nice as the Aer as their quality and thoughtfulness are untouchable. But no such thing as a perfect bag I guess!! 🙁

Kevin K says:

Nice review! Do you think this is too big for an everyday carry?

sdnalyam says:

Minaal bag is superior​. Best carry on bag. Check it out.

Alexandra Hunter says:

Any chance that y’all will do a review on the Timbuk2 Wander Pack?

Harish Chouhan says:

Thanks for sharing this. This is the first video where I could properly see the laptop compartment. Thanks for that.
Can you please let me know that if the bag is full (for single bag travellers), could a laptop (inside a case) fit in the bag without too much pressure on the laptop?

M SS says:

GR2 or Aer?

Roman Anistratenko says:

can’t decide what to choose – this or nomatic (

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