Aer Travel Pack 2 vs The North Face Recon

  • Great for travel
  • Small and light
  • Durable material
  • Easy to carry on the go
  • Lots of pockets for organization
  • Great for daily use
  • Lots of storage space
  • Bright bike light loop for increased visibility at night
  • Twin side water bottle pockets
  • Front elastic straps for external gear storage

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Size

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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The North Face Recon
Size
I was so excited with this backpack as it had such a nice look to it, so many pockets that are great for everything, although it does not fit as much as I hoped. I use this backpack for school and can't rely on it fitting everything without me having to struggle with taking things out and putting th...

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
reddit.com/r/onebag
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The North Face Recon
The North Face Recon Review | Pack Hacker
.The North Face Recon | There’s still substantial space available, even with the other compartments packed
PositivePositive
6 months ago
packhacker.com
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Comfort

Aer Travel Pack 2
youtube
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
PositivePositive
Traveling Salseros
7 months ago
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The North Face Recon
youtube
The North Face Recon Review (2 Weeks of Use)
So overall really great bag. North Face Recon Thanks for keeping here at Pack Hacker your guide to smarter travel and we will see you in the next video.
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Pack Hacker Reviews
3 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
reddit.com/r/ManyBaggers
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The North Face Recon
Finally found a new EDC backpack after 8 years
I settled on **The North Face Recon** because I wanted the stretchy front pocket, good bottle holders, ability to fit a hydration bladder, and it had a good-enough amount of organization for me. I also appreciated that the bag is on the slimmer side and doesn't look so bloated. I also plan to make use of the orange loop points to tie up some shock cord when I need it.

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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The North Face Recon
Finally found a new EDC backpack after 8 years
I settled on **The North Face Recon** because I wanted the stretchy front pocket, good bottle holders, ability to fit a hydration bladder, and it had a good-enough amount of organization for me. I also appreciated that the bag is on the slimmer side and doesn't look so bloated. I also plan to make use of the orange loop points to tie up some shock cord when I need it.

Laptop

Aer Travel Pack 2
Aer tp2 X-pac vs Goruck gr2
I’ve been through an astonishing amount of review and it is now a fight between the Aer travel pack 2 X-Pac and the Goruck gr2. Well not really … being in Europe, the price of the goruck is just insane (with the taxes and shipment something along 500$ without hip belt, strap or kydex frame sheet replacement). Obviously and reasonably the Aer is the best option.
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LaSarciveSauvage
1 year ago
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The North Face Recon
Medium size pack that does it all (holds my 17 inch laptop!)
This pack is awesome, I was looking for a pack that would fit my 17 inch laptop, which this does with plenty of room to spare. It is versatile enough to be used for school, travel, or on all day hikes, without feeling giant. I spent many hours shopping for a pack that wasn't too big and yet met all ...
5/5
Michael
4 months ago
dickssportinggoods.com
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Commute

Aer Travel Pack 2
I am a huge sucker for organizing and small, cool (sometimes unnecessary) features. I've looked at a ton of bags, and narrowed it down to two bags. The Aer Travel Pack 2.
The North Face Recon
Great all around backpack and then some
This is a fantastic backpack. Very comfortable and has a surprising amount of room. I bike to campus and this bag can hold my lunch, laptop, gym shoes, chargers, rain slick for the bag, and I can just squeeze in a spare change of clothes (although I think I could fit it all more comfortably if I too...
5/5
Mike
1 year ago
rei.com
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Compartment

Aer Travel Pack 2
youtube
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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The North Face Recon
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The North Face Recon Review (2 Weeks of Use)
So overall really great bag. North Face Recon Thanks for keeping here at Pack Hacker your guide to smarter travel and we will see you in the next video.
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Pack Hacker Reviews
3 months ago
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