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Outbreaker Backpack

The maximum-sized US carry on for big trips. Fits in the overhead bin.

Size Guide

Build Your Travel Kit

  • Outbreaker Daypack

  • Outbreaker Laptop Backpack


22 x 14 x 9"




5.1 lbs


16-20" torsos


17" Macbook


9.7" tablet

Outer Material

VX21 waterproof sailcloth


Ariaprene foam


Weather-resistant, lockable YKK zippers


Duraflex buckles


Made in China


Pack everything you need without checking a bag

Suitcases aren't made for city travel. Good luck dragging a heavy roller bag over cobblestone streets and up a few flights of stairs to your Airbnb.

Hiking backpacks aren't much better. They're too big to be carried on and too disorganized to work well as luggage.

You need a travel backpack that combines the best parts of suitcases and hiking bags without the drawbacks. You need a bag that packs like a suitcase and carries like a backpack.

Like a suitcase, a travel backpack is carry-on-sized, organized, and easy to access.

Travel Light

By traveling carry on only, you'll save money on baggage fees and never waste your time standing around at the baggage carousel hoping your bag shows up.

You'll just breeze through the airport and be on your way.

The Outbreaker comes in two sizes: 35L for maxing out international carry on limits and 45L for maxing out US carry on limits.

Stay Organized

A front-loading bag opens like a suitcase so you can organize your stuff and quickly grab whatever you need.

A travel backpack is comfortable and durable, like a hiking backpack.

Save Your Shoulders

Since you're carrying everything on your back, you need a good suspension system to manage the weight. The Outbreaker Backpack's height-adjustable shoulder straps adjust up or down for the perfect fit on your body. The hip belt will transfer 80% of your pack's weight from your shoulders to your hips to prevent neck and shoulder strain.

Built for the Road

Your bag must be built to make it around the world. The Outbreaker Backpack's VX21 sailcloth fabric was originally developed for racing boat sails. The waterproof fabric will protect your clothes and electronics and is tough enough to never rip or tear. The best-in-class YKK zippers won't break and give you additional weather protection.


"[A] nearly perfect blend of backpack and luggage" —The Wirecutter

  • Samantha L.

    Verified Reviewer

    "This bag is SO comfy and fits an unbelievable amount of my crap -- seriously, like a Mary Poppins bag."

  • Jeff W.

    Verified Reviewer

    "Amazing backpack that I overstuffed for a 6 month trip through 21 countries."

  • Amy D.

    Verified Reviewer

    "The suspension system was fantastic. It felt like I wasn't carrying anything. That's really saying something considering I have a ruptured disc in my lower back."


Opens from the front for organization and easy access.



Adjusts to your torso length for the perfect fit. The hip belt takes your pack's weight off of your shoulders.



Padded laptop and tablet sleeves.



Lockable zippers to keep your stuff safe.



Waterproof VX21 sailcloth keeps your clothes and electronics dry.


Build Your Travel Kit

  • Outbreaker Daypack

  • Outbreaker Laptop Backpack

About Tortuga

About Tortuga

Childhood best friends Fred Perrotta and Jeremy Cohen founded Tortuga in 2010. A backpacking trip to Eastern Europe inspired us to “scratch our own itch.” We couldn’t find the perfect travel backpack; so we made it.


Outbreaker Backpack $299
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