- Product Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 3.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B005BU2XNG
- Item model number: 6537975
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,387 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors) Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
- Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
Tortuga Travel Backpack - 44 Liter Carry-On-Sized, Travel Backpack
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- 100% Nylon
- BRING EVERYTHING YOU NEED WITHOUT CHECKING A BAG. The Tortuga is a maximum-sized carry on backpack measuring 22 x 14 x 9".
- KEEP YOUR BAG ORGANIZED AND YOUR STUFF WITHIN REACH. The Tortuga is front-loading, like a suitcase. Neatly pack your clothes and find what you need in your bag.
- PREVENT DISCOMFORT AND INJURY. The padded hip belt transfers 80% of your bag's weight from your shoulders to your hips for a more comfortable carry.
- NEVER GET ROBBED. All of the Tortuga's main compartments have lockable zippers to deter pickpockets.
- PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER. The padded laptop sleeve fits up to 17" computers, has a lockable zipper, and is easy to access at airport security.
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Bring Everything You Need Without Checking a Bag
Suitcases aren't made for world travel. Their cheap plastic wheels break easily on the cobblestone streets of Europe and dirt roads of less developed countries. Most backpacks aren't much better. They're designed for hikers and are too big to be carried onto a plane. Because they load from the top, your clothes are disorganized and hard to reach.
In 2009, we took a backpacking trip to Eastern Europe. The trip was a blast, but our bags were a disaster. We couldn't find the perfect travel backpack, so we made it: the Tortuga Travel Backpack.
Never pay airline baggage fees again. The Tortuga is a maximum-sized carry on backpack. The Tortuga measures 22x14x9", the default measurements for carry on luggage. (Always check your airline's guidelines before flying.)
Carries like a backpack; packs like a suitcase. The Tortuga is front-loading, like a suitcase, not top-loading, like a backpack. You can easily pack your bag and keep it organized as you travel.
Save your shoulders with the Tortuga's hip belt. The belt transfers up to 80% of your bag's weight from your shoulders to your hips. Because the hip belt and shoulder straps are fixed, the Tortuga will fit best if your torso is ~18-22" long. Please check the fit before ordering.
The Tortuga also has locking zippers, a laptop sleeve, exterior and interior pockets, air mesh back padding, and a cover to protect the straps while in transit.
Is the Tortuga Right for You?
The Tortuga was designed for international travelers, backpackers, study abroad students, and digital nomads who want to pack light for trips of 1 week to 1 year.
Seller Warranty DescriptionTo the original owner, the Tortuga Backpacks Warranty guarantees against defects in materials and craftsmanship for as long as you own the product. If your product fails due to a defect, we will repair it, replace it, or refund your money at our discretion depending on product availability.
Top Customer Reviews
I started with an Osprey Farpoint 70. I graduated to carry-on only & bought a Farpoint 40. Then I found Tortuga, so I returned the Osprey 40 and bought the Tortuga. Here's why.
1. Tortuga carries 4 more liters (1 gallon) of stuff, but still meets carry-on dimensions.
2. Tortuga has large hip pockets for easy access to passport, keys, money, cards, tickets, mobile phone.
3. Tortuga has side pockets that zip closed.
4. Tortuga has more organizing pockets & compartments.
5. Tortuga's square shape allows for more efficient packing
6. Tortuga is very well-padded and constructed. Noticeably more so than most other bags..
Although Tortuga is best for me, Osprey's suspension is more adjustable. When you add to this Osprey's slightly smaller size and rounded corners, Osprey's Farpoint 40 is a better choice for those with small frames. Tortuga is too hefty for my slim, 5'5" sister because the suspension is fixed.
I went to REI Coop & looked at Osprey's Porter 46. That's half a gallon more space than Tortuga, but the hip straps have no pockets and are very flimsy. There is no place to carry a water bottle. The back padding has no air passage. The shoulder straps are not well-padded. Not a worthy contender.Read more ›
From reviews I read this was designed for hostel/student travel.
1) It was designed to fit under a airline seat. Just barely but it saved $50 each way over the cost of Spirit airlines charge per overhead or checked in bagged. So I saved $100 first trip
2) It can transform from a compact suitcase to a backpack so you can adapt it the situation
3) Lots of pockets, and compartments, and accessible from many sides
4) Supposedly resistant to slashing by pickpockets. Didn't test that but had peace of mind.
Only thing I didn't like was advertising for Tortuga every where I like
Great for city-to-city bus travel.
NOT SUITABLE FOR: Overnight backpacking into the wilderness (no straps for tents or sleeping bags)
Used this pack on my 3 week trip to Europe (Italy, France, England) and loved it! So nice to only have to worry about one bag and not have to hassle with dragging a wheeled one on cobblestones streets or lifting it up the steps of the train. It could have fit a smidgen better but I am a 5'2'' woman with a short torso. ;) The padded hip belt was great and the small pockets there were so useful. The laptop sleeve was my favorite! Perfect for laptop, folders, or folded jacket - it packed down flat and was quick to reach with out opening up the entire bag. I was able to fit everything I needed into the bag and then some. My only complaints would be the chest strap should be a little longer and maybe have a slight bit of padding to make it more comfortable and to make the pleat on the large front pocket a little bigger or stretchier because when the main compartment is packed full - it makes the large pocket puckered and a bit unusable.
Other than that, I adore my Tortuga and plan to use it for many years to come!!
1. It's bulky and huge and the ugliest of em all.
2. The zippers aren't the best quality and I already see threads coming out of the pack. Not cool.
3, It's flimsy and the side pockets are cumbersome.
4. The internal compression straps don't really compress, they loosely hold together whatever is in the pack. The outside compression straps make the front look at a female private area.
Despite all of this, the bag really will get the job done. But maybe we shouldn't settle for just getting the job, consumers who pay over $199 for a backpack, we should get a little more. But from what I've seen, this has been the best. Certainly a oack for the heavier of packers and not the minimalist. Go for the osprey if you torso is under 19 inches and you don't travel much with a laptop.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Took this on a trip to Germany (work, alone), then (play, with wife) France, Belgium, Netherlands. The man diversion here was away from a roller bag. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Joshua James Young
It could use more space ifyou want to make sure that you're covered in regards to having 5 or 6 days worth of clothes.Published 24 days ago by Julia Loustalot
Well made. There is a pouch on the bottom, and the back cover is supposed to roll up and cram into that pouch when it is worn as a backpack. A tight fit but works. Read morePublished 25 days ago by R. S. Jones
I had been using the ebags weekender prior to finding this bag. I toured Europe with that bag and although it was excellent, it had little padding and my back hurt if I carried it... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Gab
Bought this pack for a trip to myanmar. I wanted a pack that I could keep with me at all times. The pack is well built and good materials are used.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I had hoped to use this in place of a carry on, but it holds much less.Published 1 month ago by Lady M
Way smaller than expected, but design has promise. I really don't believe that this size backback could be used for travel for more than one night if you have an extra pair of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jellyt