Wenzel has made traveling a little bit easier with the introduction of their new Traveler Pack. The TSA-legal travel pack boasts 49 liters of packable space and features a fully functional 10-liter daypack zipped on to the front. The backbone of the Traveler Pack is comprised of a sheet of high-density polyethylene with an aluminum stay; this provides support for heavy loads while maintaining comfort. In addition to a carrying handle, adjustable padded waist belt, shoulder straps and lumbar support are featured. These can be hidden behind a zippered panel when not in use. In addition to the main compartment, the Traveler Pack provides a separate zippered, padded laptop compartment and several smaller pockets for valuables and travel documents. To complete the pack, two mesh water bottle pockets, two zippered pockets and compression straps are attached to the pack sides. The attached daypack offers adjustable mesh shoulder straps in addition to a carrying loop. The daypack features an outside zippered compartment and gear loops in addition to a mesh divided main compartment. Manufactured from heavy duty polyester, the Traveler Pack weighs 3 pounds, 13 ounces and comes with a 10 year warranty.
For more than 120 years, Wenzel has been producing camping equipment for the outdoor enthusiast. By offering products to take the rough out of camping, they strive to get families outside to create memories that can last a lifetime. Wenzel has built their company with the belief that everyone “has the need to escape, the need to recharge and the need to connect”.
The author packed up and took the Wenzel Traveler Pack on a recent trip to Hawaii. The large main compartment easily swallowed up all the necessary clothes and shoes in addition to snorkeling gear and a beach towel. Since the trip was for pleasure only, sandals were placed in the laptop compartment. Outside zippered pockets were filled with a water bottle and a newspaper. The main compartment of the daypack held a toiletry bag and the outside pocket was packed with the author’s music system, glasses and Kindle. Once at the airport, the rear cover was unzipped and stowed. The shoulder straps were adjusted and the pack slipped on. With a light load, the waist belt was left in its handy pouch. The pack road well on the back and was simple to slip on and off. Once on the plane, the daypack was removed and the main pack stowed easily into the overhead bin. The daypack fit under the seat with room to spare. Once on the island the daypack was used daily for trips to the gym and the beach.
The Wenzel Traveler Pack makes travel easier by combining a daypack with a travel pack. Being able to carry your bag on your back is a plus, especially when visiting areas where conventional luggage would be a burden. It provides good value for the cost.
Wenzel Traveler Pack
- Size: 59 liters, 23’x 12” x 13”
- Color: Grey/ blue
- Cost: $74.95
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Disclosure: I received a sample of this product for purposes of this review, but the opinions expressed are my own.