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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Author: Diana Chen
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. Just got back from a month-long trip to Southeast Asia and currently prepping for Cuba.
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