Gear Test: Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L

Out in the real world, we’re thoroughly testing the Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L to evaluate its durability and functionality.

Highlights of the Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L

Initial Thoughts on the Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L

The Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L is a versatile workhorse for people on the go. Whether you’re a frequent flyer, photographer, or you just want an element of style and security, this backpack ticks all the boxes.

This pack has now been on about seven flights with me and will be enduring its first international trip shortly. I love the organization, the burly construction, and thoughtful features (like hidden zippers) that put me at ease while on the go. It doesn’t hurt that it looks fantastic.

Pros Cons
  • Expands when you need more space or can snap/zip shut for a slimmer profile
  • A little large for some planes
  • Great water bottle pockets
  • Storage cubes come separate and they’re not cheap
  • Tons of storage
  • Doesn’t look fancy or attract attention

See the Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L

What do you think of the Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L? Have you tested it yourself? Share your thoughts in a comment below.

Jon Rosenberg

Hi, I’m Jon Rosenberg! I’m a mountain runner, entrepreneur, mountain lover, and enthusiast for just about all things outdoors. I’m based in beautiful Pagosa Springs, Colorado at the foot of the incredibly rugged San Juan Mountains. You can find me running single-track trails above treeline or backpacking the Colorado Trail. Gear is my thing. I even own my own gear company! Review Policy: We do not accept payments or gifts from brands and vendors, and strive to provide unbiased, independent advice. Brands typically provide review samples which we return, and in some cases we purchase the item so we can keep using it long after the review.

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