AER Go Pack vs Maxpedition Entity 27

  • Great for travel
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Easy to pack away when not in use
  • Durable fabric
  • Comfortable straps
  • Great for everyday use
  • Not too tactical looking
  • One shoulder strap only
  • Zippered side pockets are awkward
  • Easy to carry

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Size

AER Go Pack
Travel Bag Recommendations
All the bags you’ve mentioned (Minaal 3.0, Osprey Fairpoint and the Aer Travel Pack) are all going to be too big for day-to-day carrying imo. These are going to be more suitable for ‘true’ one bagging (ie when you travel without a checked bag). If you decide to opt against a checked bag, perhaps look at a packable day bag and one of your options above, or take a look at the Peak Design Travel Bag, as this is designed with photographers in mind, is effectively a big bucket of a bag, and can expand from 35-45l (although I think when expanded to the full 45l it is slightly too big for most airlines). For a daily carry, you ideally want to be looking at something 25l or less, even under 20l.
Maxpedition Entity 27
Maxpedition Entity 27
The Entity 27 has a lot of really great, well thought out features, but I think what really gets to me most are the details, like the tuck away stuff that really sets this bag apart. I know in the past I have been a bit harsh on Maxpedition because of their knotted paracord zipper pulls, but apparently they listened because the Entity series has giant, oversized zipper pulls that are easy to use, even with gloves on, and the zippers on the clamshell compartment and laptop compartment are lockable so you can secure those areas if need be, such as during travel. Also for traveling, there is an opening next to the CCW pocket that you can feed over the extending handle of a rolling suitcase so you don't have to carry it through an airport or train station and there are lock tabs for the main and laptop compartments, so you can lock the zippers closed when traveling
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4 months ago
multitool.org
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Comfort

AER Go Pack
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Aer Go Pack Review | Packable & Lightweight Daypack For One Bag Travel
So there you have it our review of the Aer Go Pack.
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Pack Hacker
4 months ago
youtube.com
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Maxpedition Entity 27
The 27L: Worth it!
I bought the 27L and have not been disappointed so far. As others have noted, one of the big, important selling features of Maxpedition's Entity line of bags is that they don't have that overwrought, tactical look. Only those familiar with the Maxpedition brand (or those that own one) would probably...
4/5
FWIW...
3 years ago
amazon.com
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