With our return to normal life comes a return to air travel, which means waiting in long check-in lines, hefting heavy luggage, and squeezing into cramped seats. It’s a process that could be pretty trying even prior to our pandemic isolation, so we wouldn’t blame you if you’re feeling a bit hesitant about getting back on the horse.
But with the right bag at your side, the whole ordeal can be made a hell of a lot easier. Just take Aer’s Travel Pack 2 Small, for example. Beneath its durable 900D nylon exterior, it offers 28L of storage and a plethora of pockets to keep your essentials in order. So, in addition to a separate compartment for stashing shoes, it also features a padded 15.6″ laptop sleeve, a spacious flat-pack main compartment, a convenient quick access top pocket, as well as a number of smaller interior organizers. (And that’s not even mentioning the hideaway bottle holder.) Elsewhere, you’ll find that Aer has optimized the Travel Pack for long-term carrying comfort, fitting it with a padded mesh back panel, an internal framesheet, and a set of sternum and hip straps for added stability and comfort. If you’re looking for a backpack that’s truly a cut above the rest, buy it now for $200.