Aer Travel Pack 2 vs Mountainsmith Mayhem 45

  • Great for travel
  • Small and light
  • Durable material
  • Easy to carry on the go
  • Lots of pockets for organization
  • Great for day hikes
  • Well made and attractive
  • Turquoise trim
  • A tad big for a women's strictly hiking day pack

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Carry-on

Aer Travel Pack 2
< 35L Backpack suggestions?
Seems they made the front compartment pretty thin to give more space to the central cavity. The Outbreaker is another option, but seems even more squared off and rollerbag on your back looking. * Aer Travel Pack 2 33L - Tied Second choice, seems to suffer from the same problem as the Tortuga Setout in terms of putting all the capacity into the center instead of the "EDC" compartments.
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tech_bagger
2 years ago
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Mountainsmith Mayhem 45
Patagonia Black Hole MLC 45 vs Tres 45
I carry a MLC 45 for all my travel. It works great. I've never had an issue with not being able to take it on a plane and I can fit it in the overhead bin on a CRJ 200. It can carry a ton and its comfortable.
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monsterinthewoods
1 year ago
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Comfort

Aer Travel Pack 2
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Aer Travel Pack 2 Small Review - GREAT Stylish 28L Travel Pack
Both all that being said, the smaller version of the travel pack 2 really lives up to the expectations I had for it after using the larger version for so long and if you're looking for something that's gon na be really durable, versatile have a great look and Work well for shorter trips or a day to day carry. I definitely recommend you check this one out and so I'm very curious to hear what you guys think of the smaller version of the travel pack too, and whether you like this trend of smaller and minimal travel bags that have been coming out, that work well for Shorter trips or for day to day use if there are any other options in the size range that you think would be good for me to check out. Please let me know in the comments - and I want to thank the company again for sending the bag
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Traveling Salseros
7 months ago
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Mountainsmith Mayhem 45
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Mountainsmith Mayhem 35 Backpack
So definitely some storage bonuses on the hip belt portion of the pack and it is a hydration compatible pack as well. So we do have a small port at the top here to route a hose through and there is an internal sleeve where you can store the reservoir, so extra bonus for the hydration system. There, a nice additional feature for the mayhem and there you have it for those gear, intensive trips for the day or those lightweight backpacking adventures, the mountain Smith
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Enwild
7 months ago
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Strap

Aer Travel Pack 2
User Reviews: Aer x Ministry of Supply Lunar Pack vs. Black Ember Shadow 26L
Regarding a tech pouch: I definitely miss having an admin panel for this bag like in other Aer bags (that’s probably my #1 con), but I find that between the quick access pocket, the two pockets in the main compartment, and the front pocket, there is definitely enough space to store your tech — it just won’t be all in one place, which may be cumbersome for some but isn’t a dealbreaker for me. I happen to own the Aer Slim Pouch which I bought to use with my Aer Travel Pack 2 (can you tell I like this brand?
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Sh00tL00ps
10 months ago
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Mountainsmith Mayhem 45
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Mountainsmith Mayhem 35 Backpack
So definitely some storage bonuses on the hip belt portion of the pack and it is a hydration compatible pack as well. So we do have a small port at the top here to route a hose through and there is an internal sleeve where you can store the reservoir, so extra bonus for the hydration system. There, a nice additional feature for the mayhem and there you have it for those gear, intensive trips for the day or those lightweight backpacking adventures, the mountain Smith
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Enwild
7 months ago
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Zipper

Aer Travel Pack 2
What are the downsides of the Aer Travel Pack 2?
I did end up buying another backpack (Mission Workshop Fitzroy) to try to mitigate having zippers be a possible point of failure, but as the Aer Travel Pack 2 is, I really appreciate that it has 4 compression buckles to take some of the strain away that a packed bag can put on the main zipper...
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ShiromoriTaketo
1 year ago
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Mountainsmith Mayhem 45
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Mountainsmith Women's Mayhem 45 WSD Internal Frame Backpack
It's the mountain Smith, women's mayhem, 45 wsd backpack call us with your questions or visit our store at bat country. Edge com subscribe to stay tuned and follow us for the latest in outdoor gear. Great deals and trail knowledge we're the gear specialists at backcountry, edge, awesome gear
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Enwild
7 months ago
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Compartment

Aer Travel Pack 2
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Aer Travel Pack 2 Small Review - GREAT Stylish 28L Travel Pack
Both all that being said, the smaller version of the travel pack 2 really lives up to the expectations I had for it after using the larger version for so long and if you're looking for something that's gon na be really durable, versatile have a great look and Work well for shorter trips or a day to day carry. I definitely recommend you check this one out and so I'm very curious to hear what you guys think of the smaller version of the travel pack too, and whether you like this trend of smaller and minimal travel bags that have been coming out, that work well for Shorter trips or for day to day use if there are any other options in the size range that you think would be good for me to check out. Please let me know in the comments - and I want to thank the company again for sending the bag
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Traveling Salseros
7 months ago
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Mountainsmith Mayhem 45
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Mountainsmith Mayhem 35 Backpack
So definitely some storage bonuses on the hip belt portion of the pack and it is a hydration compatible pack as well. So we do have a small port at the top here to route a hose through and there is an internal sleeve where you can store the reservoir, so extra bonus for the hydration system. There, a nice additional feature for the mayhem and there you have it for those gear, intensive trips for the day or those lightweight backpacking adventures, the mountain Smith
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Enwild
7 months ago
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