The Pakt Travel Backpack
The black Pakt backpack is made from a material that is sourced from recycled single-use plastic bottles, rPET. It has premium black padded shoulder straps, and black zippers.
The green Pakt backpack is made from a material that is sourced from recycled single-use plastic bottles, rPET. It has green premium padded shoulder straps and black zippers.
The back view of the Pakt backpack shows off the bag's premium padded shoulder straps, load lifters, removable sternum and hip straps.
A detail shot of the back of the bag show's off the only branding on the bag, which cannot be seen when the user is wearing the backpack.
When the Travel Backpack is opened, you can see that it has the same dual-compartment organization of The Pakt One duffel. You can pack both sides of the bag. One side has a mesh divider, and the other has a padded laptop sleeve.
A graphic calls out some of the 20 features on The Pakt Travel Backpack, including the padded laptop sleeve, the luggage pass-through, exterior water bottle pocket, and removable sternum and hip straps.
A graphic calls out some of the 20 features in the Pakt Travel Backpack, including the TSA pocket, the front exterior pockets, the waterproof pocket, secret security pocket, and load lifters.
Two travelers in New York City wear the unisex Pakt Travel Backpack. The bag is available in both black and green.
The green Pakt backpack is seen worn on the back of a bicylist in the streets of New York City. The backpack has saftey features such as the bike light attachment point to ensure that the user is visible on dark streets.
The accessory straps can be useful to secure a jacket to the exterior of the bag. The Pakt Travel Backpack has 8 lashing points for removable accessory straps.
The removeable hip strap transforms into a seperate bag which can be used as a daily carry at your destination. Users can wear it across their body like a sling, or at their waist like a fanny pack.
The padded laptop sleeve fits up to a 16 inch macbook laptop.
The exterior top pocket of the Pakt travel backpack has a zippered mesh pocket, the perfect size for a passport. There is also a key clip and a pen slot.
The back of the travel backpack has a luggage passthrough so that you can attach the backpack to the handles of your rolling luggage.
A view of the black backpack from the left side, with the contoured side handles. The male model has the hip straps and the sternum straps secured while the bag is on his back.
A three-quarter view of a female model with the green backpack on her back. She has the sternum straps and the hip straps secured.

The Pakt Travel Backpack

Sale price$315

Meet the Pakt Travel Backpack, a collaboration with gear-guru Chase Reeves, inspired by feedback from our community of travelers. The results? The best damn travel bag you’ll ever carry.

  • Carry-on size
  • Dual-compartment clamshell design
  • Perfect for overnight, business travel, weekend trips, and week-long trips
  • Backed by a lifetime warranty
  • Over 20 unique features, including an anti-theft pocket, a removable packable hip belt, a water-proof pocket for toiletries and leaky items, exterior water bottle pocket, and more!
Pakt accepts Coinbase, PayPal, Google Pay, and Apple Pay payment methods.
Man shown wearing the shoulder strap pouch.Man shown wearing the shoulder strap pouch up close.

Packed with over 20 features

"One hell of a travel companion for almost every situation imaginable"

The ultimate carry-on for a smooth and organized trip

Pack travel backpack being unzipped and opened.

The ultimate carry-on for a smooth and organized trip

  • The main compartment is divided into two, allowing you to pack each side like you would a hard suitcase
  • Easy access to all your on-the-go essentials through quick-access top loading zippers into the main compartment
  • A padded laptop compartment is easily accessed without having to dig through the contents of the bag
  • The top-loading waterproof pocket can be used to stow toiletries, keeping the rest of your items safe and dry
  • Use the luggage-pass to slide the bag onto the handles of a rolling suitcase

Trekking backpack comfort for everyday travel

Hiker shown wearing the travel backpack in green.

Trekking backpack comfort for everyday travel

The harness system was inspired by the comfort of trekking backpacks and designed to provide all-day carry support for all shapes and sizes. The premium padded shoulder straps and back panel has been carefully tested to provide maximum breathability and comfort while you’re hustling to your gate. Load lifters above the shoulders, and removable sternum straps were included for optimum weight distribution. When removed, the double-duty hip belt completely transforms into a standalone travel bag that can be worn as a hip pack or sling for exploring your destination.

Durable, water-resistant materials

Pack travel backpack shown in the rain.

Durable, water-resistant materials

This ultimate carry-on backpack is constructed with rPET, a fabric made from recycled single-use plastics. We’ve added a DWR (durable water-resistant) coating to this durable fabric to keep your valuables safe and dry while you’re on the move.  

Two men sitting in front of the ocean with the travel backpack.

Committed to responsible production and goods that stand the test of time.

Lifetime Guarantee

We stand behind the quality of our products for their entire lifespan with our lifetime warranty. If you ever have any issues with your bag we’ll take care of it. Period.

Earth-friendly materials

rPET is just as durable as nylon and has a lower carbon footprint than both nylon and organic cotton fabrics. As a company that is continuously optimizing our supply chain to decrease the environmental impact of our products, we’re thrilled to be using a recycled material for this pack.

Production that's personal

We only work with suppliers and manufacturers that we know and trust, and whose standards are just as high as our own.

Plastic-free packaging

All Pakt products are shipped in 100% plastic-free packaging: no bubble wrap, no plastic bags, no air pillows, and no Styrofoam. Our packaging proudly bears the SeaHive seal. SeaHive helps companies replace the plastic used in their packaging with earth-friendly materials so no extra plastic lands in the ocean.

How Luke and Jill travel with The Pakt Travel Backpack

Pakt on the go

See Pakt in the wild via posts from our community of those who #keeptravelsimple.

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Product details

  • 17 x 53 x 32 cm / 6.7 x 21 x 12.6 in
  • 4.5 lbs
  • 30 L capacity
  • 900D rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) exterior in Green or Black, Grey 150D polyester interior
  • Durable water resistant coating
  • Tough duraflex hardware
  • Heavy duty bar-tacks reinforce all handles and stress points
  • Lockable zipper heads on exterior zippers
  • Heavy duty zipper pulls and elements 
  • Subtle external labels

You can wipe, spot clean, or on occasion machine wash it at your own risk. Results may vary depending on machine and settings.

Customer Reviews

Based on 129 reviews
Brian Kai
My new best traveling companion

Have had a Pakt One for over four years. Still use regularly. Decided to try the Pakt Backpack and wow! Made my carry on trip such a breeze. These days with long lines at airport, having a backpack made all the difference in the world. Compartments are well thought out. The large compartments are shallower than Pakt one which requires some getting used to but I think in the end this is a better change for my back. Would be nice to have a smaller compartment on outside for my ear buds, phone, wallet etc but larger pouches were fine. Maybe a cinch closure for water bottle on side would be nice also as a smaller bottle can fall out. All in all it’s a wonderful bag and looking forward to many more trips with it. Thank you !

PS. I had a question about shipping and your team were quick to answer and were very helpful. Keep up the great customer service :)

Hunter Chumbley II
Perfect for travel, Great bag, Very durable

This bag is amazing and absolutely durable. I think Pakt spent a lot of time on the design and the material is great. If I could offer one bit of feedback, Pakt needs to offer this bag in two sizes. The current size and a 48L version. Otherwise hands down worth the price!

Anthony Robinson
Happy Customer

Very satisfied with the quality of the materials used in the pack. It will certainly serve its purpose for me long-term as I travel. It is large enough to fit most of what you need, and then some. I'm on my way to school this Fall, and I can't see myself traveling without it.

Sandie Beardsley
Awesome pack

I’m enjoying my new backpack, super comfortable, versatile, well-made. I’m very pleased with it!!!!


No, both the Black backpack and the Green backpack have the same materials, hardware, and finishes.

These straps are accessory straps, which are commonly mistaken for compression straps. These adjustable straps are included in order to secure all types of items to different locations on the exterior of the bag, to save space inside the bag. This is the perfect solution to piggy-back bulky jackets, tripods, and yoga mats onto your bag. 

If the straps are not securing anything and the bag is empty, the straps will easily come loose and may become unattached, as they require a certain level of tension to stay secure. When they’re not in use, simply remove them from the bag and stick them in a pocket for safekeeping. 

There are 8 attachment points to give you several options on where to secure items (on either side, or across the front of the bag), but we include just 1 pair of straps because we found that most people don’t need to attach more than one item at a time. 

If you’d like an additional pair, they're available for sale here.

The dedicated TSA pocket was designed for stashing and grabbing items you have to remove from your pockets before going through the security checkpoint at the airport. This pocket, as unassuming as it may appear, makes getting through TSA a breeze. 

Step 1 - Rather than using the plastic bins to pass your personal items through security, pull out the mesh pocket located on the padded back panel of the Pakt Travel Backpack and stow your passport, phone, keys, and wallet securely. We like to do this while waiting in line. 

Step 2 - Once through security, rather than join the scramble of travelers collecting their different belongings, you can quickly grab your bag and head to a comfortable spot to reorganize. The red label serves as a reminder to grab your laptop or anything that you had to send through the X-Ray separately.

We included an undetectable anti-theft pocket hidden in between the padded shoulder straps of the Pakt Travel Backpack. This is the perfect place to keep cash, passports, and valuables safe and hidden from sight. Lockable zipper heads on the main exterior zipper keeps items secure.

The backpack can be used as a carry-on for all major airlines, and will sometimes pass as a personal item. The bag fits perfectly in the overhead bin, and if it is not overpacked, it can fit under the seat in front of you in some major airlines.