This Travel Backpack Is the Perfect Carry-on, According to Hundreds of Amazon Reviews (Video)
Call off the search — we just found the perfect travel backpack to take with you on flights. And no, we’re talking about some flimsy two-pocket backpack that can just, like, fit a lot of stuff. We’re talking about a padded travel backpack that was specifically designed to double as a carry-on, thanks to its myriad of life-changing amenities, such as adjustable/removable straps and even a USB charging port. (You’re welcome.)
We found this little gem of a travel bag on Amazon where you can snag it for $50 in red. The AmazonBasics Carry-on Travel Backpack is lightweight and flexible, but yet durable, and features a padded internal laptop sleeve to keep your tech safe.
But perhaps the most impressive feature of this travel backpack is how it’s designed to essentially function as an unstructured suitcase. The main compartment opens up the same way a suitcase would, thanks to the nearly 360-degree zipper, and comes with a myriad of organizational pockets. Plus, the padded straps are adjustable, so you can wear it as either a backpack or a shoulder bag. Incredible!
To buy: amazon.com, $50
But don’t just take it from us. Take it from the Amazon reviews. Shopper Malapeet wrote in their five-star review of the AmazonBasics carry-on backpack, “I’ve traveled with this [bag] on 14 trips… Flying standby, I board last, which means there usually isn’t much space left in the overhead bins. This bag will fit small and large spaces. It even squeezed under the chair in front of me once!”
Amazon shopper K. J. Hastings absolutely loves the design, writing, “This is essentially a roller bag minus the wheels and in backpack form. I really liked it because it's just as tall as a roller bag but the space taken up by the wheels in a roller is instead a part of the bag, and the backpack makes it easier to carry and maneuver. I was able to fit five days’ worth of clothing and associated toiletries and entertainment options in easily.”