AER Go Pack vs Zpacks Arc Zip

  • Great for travel
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Easy to pack away when not in use
  • Durable fabric
  • Comfortable straps
  • Made for ultralight backpacking
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Easy to use
  • Great for ultralight backpacking, camping, or day hiking
  • Compresses down small enough to fit in a pocket or pack

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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.
Zpacks Arc Zip
My favorite backpack
This pack is so light and so comfortable. I'm can't properly articulate how much better it is than my last pack. My only caveat there is that I think you have to be a little more careful to distribute the weight evenly within the pack and be sure to cinch the belt evenly on both sides. Not a big dea...
Kate R.
1 year ago
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