Tortuga Travel Daypack Review & GIVEAWAY!

For the last couple of years, I have used the Tortuga Travel Daypack as my primary daypack. I use it in my daily life and bring it with me on all my trips. It is lightweight, packable, has a laptop compartment, and helps me stay organized. In fact, I love my Tortuga 20L packable daypack so much that I want YOU to have one too! That’s why we’ve decided to give one of these travel daypacks away for FREE to one of our loyal followers!

Click here to enter to win a FREE Tortuga Travel Daypack!

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At only 0.7 lbs (0.32 kg), the Tortuga Travel Daypack is so light you will barely notice it’s there. The outside of the bag is made from ripstop nylon, and the inside is made from ripstop polyester, both light but sturdy fabrics. Its dimensions are 17″ x 11″ x 6.5″ (43cm x 28cm x 17cm), and it folds into a small pouch with dimensions of 9″ x 8.5″ x 2″ (23cm x 22cm x 5cm). The backpack folds into itself, so you won’t have to worry about losing the pouch.

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The daypack packs into itself when you are not using it. (Photo from

While the daypack is extremely light, it is not devoid of space. When I go out for the day on my travels, I typically bring my camera, phone, wallet, book, jacket, water bottle, snack, and occasionally my laptop, and there’s always room for more.

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The daypack fits all your essentials for a day out on the town or in the mountains for a hike. (Photo from


When I look for a daypack, I look first and foremost at utility, and the Tortuga Travel Daypack delivers. In addition to the laptop sleeve in the main compartment, there are also compartments for your passport (or other small item like your phone) and several pens. Not pictured below is a small key clip on the inside of the main compartment so that you can keep your keys safe and easily accessible.

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On the outside of the daypack, you will find three mesh pockets – two on the sides, and one in front. The pockets on the side are great for storing a water bottle or other items you need easy access to, like your phone. The pocket on the front of the daypack is larger and perfect for storing taller items that may not fit inside the main compartment, such as a long umbrella, or other items you need easy access to, such as a guidebook or jacket.

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The straps and back of the daypack are lined with a mesh fabric that creates padding between the daypack and your body. This insures that the straps will never dig into your shoulders, even when you pack your daypack to the brim. The mesh fabric also helps cool your back, so you won’t find a pool of sweat on your back when you take your daypack off. I have gone on a 22 mile hike with this daypack, and while my knees had nearly given out by the end of the hike, I experienced no discomfort with my shoulders or back. The daypack also comes with a chest strap to further reduce any pain to your shoulders from carrying a heavy load.

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Overall I would give the Tortuga Travel Daypack a 10/10. If you would like to experience the utility and convenience of this daypack for yourself, click HERE by October 12, 2016 for a chance to win a FREE Tortuga Travel Daypack for yourself!

Do you have a favorite daypack? Tell us in the comments below!


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Recently left my job as an attorney to pursue the work-from-anywhere/travel-everywhere life. I blog about traveling the world with a full time job, confronting your travel addiction, and pursuing your passions without going broke. Traveled to 21 countries on 4 continents since March 2017 and 48 countries total. Next big adventure is hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro in February 2018.

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32 thoughts on “Tortuga Travel Daypack Review & GIVEAWAY!

  1. That looks so compact when its packed into itself! And seems to have enough space to accomodate large and small items of necessity. I’m sure you’re completely addicted to it. What a practical product for a giveaway!

  2. This looks like a great little backpack. I have my fingers and toes crossed for the giveaway however I think I will purchase one if I am not the lucky winner. Thanks for all the information on it 🙂

  3. I have been looking into getting a new day pack! So glad I saw this post. Great review, I will definitely be checking it out. I do a ton of traveling and hiking so it seems like it would be perfect for both!

    1. It is perfect for both of those things, Erica! I also use it in my daily life – sometimes I bring it to work, and sometimes I use it while I’m biking around the city 🙂

  4. Ah finding the perfect daybag can be such a struggle! This one looks great though – I love all the different pockets for organization. I’m really paranoid about pickpockets so I usually stick with a big purse that I can have my hand over at all times (lol the hover hand is a bit overkill, but it gives me peace of mind!).

  5. Compartments & organisational areas are one of the most important aspects in a daypack for me, as I tend to get frustrated when some items are out of reach! Also being lightweight, comfortable straps yet big enough to fit everything I need in it.

  6. Looks like an awesome daypack that I would love to take with me on my travels. I entered the contest! I tweeted it as well to score some extra entries, but I never received a confirmation that I received extra entries. Does this happen automatically w/o confirmation? Great post!

    1. Awesome – thanks for entering! Yes you will receive the extra entries automatically. You won’t receive a confirmation for each time you share on a social media platform. Good luck!!

  7. Looks like a great daypack to have you on you while on the road. I have entered the giveaway *fingers crossed* 🙂 , though I never really win anything lol.

  8. That is so incredibly light, wow!! I usually make my hubby the designated packhorse for family hiking, but as I often take a smaller pack to help with my camera stuff and the kids needs, this would be worth looking into. The fact that it folds down so small makes its excellent for travels!

  9. Wow, you know I just broke my bag strap a couple of days ago and this post comes right on time! I just read another bag pack review post on another blog and now I have a second choice. Will think about it all over again and choose wisely. Thank you

    1. Perfect timing, Vivian! Let me know if you have any other questions about this backpack and I’m happy to help in any way I can. 🙂 By the way – I’ve had this backpack for over 2 years now, with pretty heavy use, and no signs of the straps breaking or any damage to the backpack yet.

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